Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
OK, a little background:
I moved to Minnesota from the east coast after grad school in the
90's and adopted this place. I love the outdoors. Depending on the
season, you might find me outside the cities rock climbing, hiking,
or sometimes canoeing in warm months. Cross-country skiing and some
ice climbing come into play in the winter (though there was more
indoor climbing at VE last winter). It's hard to believe I've been
climbing and xc sking since the mid-90s. I'm much better at
climbing than skiing.
In town, I could be biking to Seward for my groceries or running
along the river. I like to eat out quite a lot in town. My
restaurant choices have shifted toward organic, local fare or
ethnic cuisine (it's a bonus if I find both together).
Evenings when I'm out, I enjoy movies, plays, and live music. I'm
particularly fond of the Riverview and the Guthrie. My musical
tastes are broad, encompassing classical, swing, modern, bluegrass,
but not country except very old work. At home, I like to read. I'm
not a TV fan, though Netflix can suck me in. I am an NPR
member/junkie for news and The Current.
There'd been a shift in focus for me about 3 years ago to give some
additional support to my family. I've spent more weekends in town
as a result. One positive result has been my ability to put a bit
more energy into my community. This is evolving for me, but a more
supportive, sustainable community is a desire.
I do like travel oriented vacations, sometimes for outdoor
activities like rock climbing, sometimes simply to visit some part
of the world with culture that's new to me.
That's a brief glimpse at what I like, what do I say about me? I'm
more of a listener than a talker. I keep close relationships with
family and friends. I'm approachable and pretty open in one on one
conversations. I find writing what I am, rather than what I like,
well... awkward. :-)
For the present, I'll say, if you'd like to know something about
me, drop me a note and ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I've been learning about raw food and incorporating more of that in
my diet. I've been moving toward a more vegetarian diet, but don't
have plans to move there exclusively.
I mentioned sustainability earlier. I've been making incremental
changes in my own life and home: some LED lighting, more biking
errands, no lawn chemicals. Bike commuting to work is less frequent
this year with the Warner Road bridge still down, but it still
I'm working on learning Spanish. Update: I'm taking a break from
Spanish for the Summer of 15 and brushing up my French. My brain
isn't that of a language savant and can't process two foreign
languages at once. I may switch to Spanish again in the Fall.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Figuring things out. An engineering PhD and 20 years of research
will do that to ya.
Physical activities: be it climbing, running, biking,
canoeing/kayaking and the like, I enjoy being outside. I'm a decent
Ultimate player, more from persistence than great skill. This
summer (15) I've rediscovered the peace and coolness long nighttime
runs along the river. Weekly "long" runs for me are 10 to 12 miles
if you happen to run.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Twinkling eyes so I've been told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I got hooked on the Patrick O'brian novels a few years ago and tore
through them. I'm currently reading some non-fiction on raw food
and non-violent communication.
For online video, I'll admit that my friend's 10 year old son is
getting me hooked on the series, "Avatar The last Airbender."
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Family and friends, perhaps not creative, but true.
2. Good, fresh food.
3. Time outdoors with some fun activity and friends.
4. My iPhone is becoming eerily indispensable
5. I hope the MPR transmitters never break.
6. I love the NYT crosswords, but need help to get past
There's my stab at six. The first three are paramount, the latter
three good to have.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friday nights are a good time for me to go out for a meal with one
or two friends, maybe find some entertainment around town. If I
haven't planned anything, it's a good time to work in one of my
8-12 mile runs along the river.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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With the right partner, I'd like to create a family.
And... I sing in my car.
You should message me if
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..you'd like to know more about me or tell me about yourself; or
perhaps you're looking for someone to do some mutually loved
Rock climbers get bonus points, but that's certainly not a
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