Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
If Mount Rushmore were to be sculpted based on my four favorite
people, it would look like this: Garrison Keillor, John Denver,
Edward Abbey and Evel Knievel.
Keillor for being a great storyteller.
Denver for helping me fall in love with wild places.
Abbey for trying to protect them.
Knievel for being a fearless adrenaline junky before it was
I don't have a long term plan for my life...I have long term PLANS.
I have multiple possibilities as to which direction my life could
go. I usually follow the path that has the most heart, change
course when it doesn't...and things always seem to turn out
I absolutely love traveling, mostly by bike. I'm an avid cyclist
almost to the point of addiction. It's the most fun and liberating
thing I can think of to do. My bike gets me around town, to work
each day and is a freedom tool, taking me to amazing places all
around the world. I have mountain biked through Tibet and Nepal to
base camp on Mt. Everest, ridden from Cairo, Egypt through ten
countries to Capetown, South Africa and this past summer rode from
St. Petersburg to Barcelona, Spain. I have just began training to
bicycle from Cartegena, Columbia to the southern most tip of South
America from July - December.
Summer usually finds me bouncing around the desert southwest on my
bike as well.
I know. I know. Too much about bikes.
I am an environmental warrior, but not as militant as I once was,
however I try to leave the smallest mark on the world that I can
(see biking everywhere). Had I been born in the right decade, and
in the right place I'm sure I would have been a hippie. Currently
researching how to build my own tiny house so I can live/work
I have recently had the idea of taking that tiny house (or a camper
perhaps) down to the Florida Keys, then driving all the way up to
Seattle, all on back roads, and not passing through a town without
stopping and volunteering at least once, and accepting no money.
Mow a lawn, help trim trees, help a family move etc. I figure a bit
more good vibes out in the universe couldn't hurt any.
I am currently teaching Drawing and Painting at the high school
level-trying to show kids that there is more to life than
computers, video games and the great indoors, hoping I can get them
to realize that life is to be participated in and not viewed in the
palm of your hand. (amendment: I just resigned from this job
Here's where I am a hypocrite; I also freelance as a graphic
designer which puts me in front of a computer for several hours
each day. Jewelry is another fantastic way in which I can express
myself...and a way that I can make a nice chunk of money every now
and then...I'm talking real hand made stuff here...no beads on a
I have not owned a television for 10 years so if you are in to
watching lots of movies, tv, especially reality shows perhaps you
should exit now.
I'm not much for small talk, and like deeper conversations, and
enjoy having them with other people who are willing to question the
world and how "things" work. So, if you think that Noahs ark was
real, well, then this is your second warning to exit my profile. :
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working as an art teacher and trying to get my own apparel line off
the ground...a dream of mine for a while now. Traveling, looking
for the next thing to make me happy or make me money. Anything to
make my life feel meaningful...and different.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
drawing, painting, building things, riding a bicycle, rooting for
the underdog, being nice to people, talking to animals, working for
less than I deserve, being snarky to people who suck at customer
service, hiking where there are no trails, graphic design, camping,
sleeping on the ground, sleeping in a sleeping bag, and cooking
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not sure most people notice me at all. Stealthy...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Monkey Wrench Gang
The Kindness of Strangers
Into the Wild
To Kill a Mockingbird
Count of Monte Cristo
The Things They Carried
Dan Brown novels
The Shawshank Redemption
All the Indiana Jones movies
(I actually don't mind predictable chick flicks sometimes)
Bluegrass, folk, old rock I grew up with in high school
John Denver, Old Crow Medicine Show, Michael Franti, Boston, Bruce
Springstein, Michael Hearne, Joe Pug, just to name a few.
Wait wait don't tell me
Prairie Home Companion
The Young Turks
Mike O'meara podcast
Joe Rogen Podcast
Adam Carolla podcast
The Best Medicine podcast
Local foods, local restaurants
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
1. Why the hell 8 out of 10 girls on this website say they "love to
laugh." Who doesn't like laughing? Does the act of laughing define
you...or just make you human? That's what I'm currently thinking
2. What I am going to do next, professionally, to make me
happy/challenge me/scare the crap out of me.
3. Where I am going to travel next! I'm thinking about Australia
next summer, or perhaps the Pan American Highway.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Same as everyone else on this site...staying in, going out, blah
blah blah... : )
Ideally loading the car and heading out to wild places, to see
friends who live in interesting places.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I like monster trucks, even though I'm not a redneck. : ). The yin
to my environmental yang.
You should message me if
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...you have made it this far through my profile yet aren't appalled
by what you've read ...and if any of these shenanigans above find
...you want to travel (by bike) around the country or the
...you are athletic, fit, active & adventurous.
...if I message you first. It's just polite.
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