I've been there, done that many a time but that doesn’t make me jaded. I have finally found my equilibrium in PDX. Like most people, I like to go out (dinner, bars, etc.), but prefer to temper the "out" with afternoons at Powell's, tackling a saag masala recipe from scratch, or cozying up on the sofa for a movie marathon. And with spring fully upon the city, much time will be spent in the yard keeping weeds at bay and propping up the garden.
I love to craft: how many people do you know who can take a fleece and make it into something? I have a lot of nervous energy which I try to utilize or else bad, bad things will happen. Which could be rather interesting depending on one's fortitude.
My personality is rather pacific yet not so mellow that I let the world pass me by. I can respect the gentle humanity in the everyday but recognize that I don't have to succumb to it. Life has so much to offer that I find there is no reason not to embrace it.
I am looking for someone who can keep me on my toes (figuratively, mind you!). A person who can appreciate the mundane but knows that it isn't a death knell. I also appreciate someone who loves working with his hands: I don’t necessarily care what it is but I have found that creativity in a partner is important. Something I have discovered in the last few years is that I look for mind expansion with great communication. If you cannot express yourself, look somewhere else.
I know the difference between الحمص and حماس.
I can tell you how to do something awful with your mother's dog in Croatian. that, and ask for ice cream.
I am steadfast, quirky, and true