I couldn't live without goofy, clever humor. Think The Princess Bride or anything Monty Python, or even Mystery Science Theater. I often make myself laugh just walking the lakes and observing life. Yes, my brain is a continual dialogue (not monologue...there are always the characters and voices I make up for the people I see running through my head).
I'm definitely an adventurer. By that I mean spending several nights in the wilderness far from cell phone service. Or taking the bus as far away as I can so I'm forced to bike home. Two wheels is my preferred means of travel. I also love to run, lift weights, take my dog hiking, read just about anything (existentialism, cosmology, good horror - like Clive Barker), write a little, play some PS3...the list goes on. Rock climbing is new interest (the fake kind so far...soon to progress to real rocks). I love to stay active and keep a long list of things to do. The summer list is longer than the winter one, but a good pair of snow shoes can get you many places.
I'm always learning also. I love cosmology, astronomy, theoretical physics, philosophy, and am learning about mindfulness meditation. The way my brain works (for example): I'll wonder why a star I see is twinkling red and read up on the astronomy which leads to reading about the curvature of the earth which leads to Paleolithic art and primate evolution to chemosynthetic life in the ocean and so on.
I spent a few years in the South getting my Master's in Sociology and landed a job here while still finishing my thesis and never looked back. I'm a Social Scientist by trade, and many other things by night (that kinda makes me sound like a super hero, so I'll just go with it). My work is rife with new challenges frequently which requires me to learn and grow. I'm a consultant in the non-profit and education realm. Let's talk about the state of public education in the US!
A perfect evening for me after a hard day's work is a solid workout followed by a dog walk in the snow, a healthy meal, and some reading that really makes me think before bed. I tend to fall asleep reading a book or listening to something on Youtube (lectures, podcasts).
Politically liberal but not all that interested in politics (love the Daily Show however). Can quote a lot of South Park and Family Guy, and Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. I get stupid pop songs stuck in my head often and have to listen to them over and over to make them go away. Man crushes include Leo, Ed Norton, Sam Harris, and a few others I'll share later.
I like people who are smart but are able to be a bit goofy. I'm interested in finding someone to build a meaningful, healthy relationship with. I have my life together and am mentally healthy and appreciate those qualities in others also.