I'm a social scientist, an extroverted introvert, an athletic nerd, a mystic atheist, an emotional intellectual, and a serious jokester with a quick yet subtle wit. Full disclosure, I can occasionally be intuitively aloof.
Some things less dichotomous: I'm weird. I'm happy. I'm kind. I speak my mind freely. I'm crazy lucky. Crazy. Lucky.
Relationship-wise, I'm into quirky/goofy/weird, smart, and strong women who have passion for something and who are comfortable in their own skin. I dig the connection/chemistry thing and have truly loved many different types so it's always hard for me to demand some aspect or another. That said, I would love to find someone who didn't flinch at the idea of a 10-20mile day hike or some other moderate level of physical activity. I'm a sucker for witty banter, metaphysical discourse, and meaningful conversations. If you are confident, authentic, passionate, and generally kind, there's a decent chance I'll fall for you.
As far as hobbies: too too many so I'm just going to list as many as I can while holding my breath: hiking, snowboarding, scuba diving, photography, aquarium ecosystems, stained glass, live music, computer geekery...damn, I thought I was a faster typer than that, but that was the deal.
Travelling. My travels usually start with some ridiculous story about how the journey almost didn't happen. They tend towards exhausting/exhilarating though you might be able to talk me into a day at an all-inclusive resort to top off a week of hiking in a rain-forest. Usually on the way in, the planes and trains and their respective stations are where my sleep debts are forgiven. But on the way out, things are different, not much more I can say about that if you don't understand. I've trekked through the Himalaya's, the Sierras, a great many a rain forest, and every desert within Arizona(in a row). I've kayaked through the Everglades and scuba dived throughout the Keys, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Monterrey bay and Los Cenotes. I've driven cross country twice and backpacked through Greece, Peru, Costa Rica, Nepal, Tibet, and China. Listing it out like that makes me want to start planning the next. Deciding between Wonderland Trail, Colorado trail, Lost Coast, suggestions?
So. Now that you've checked out my pictures and read everything thusly, I just want to say that I'm down with the email pre-screen thing for a bit. But I'd get so much more out of seeing the fire in your eyes when you talk about your passion(s), hearing how you think in unedited realtime, finding out what makes you laugh, and then making you laugh. I think you'll have a much better sense of who I am that way too. So let's be digital for a while, but then I'm going to ask you to be analog at a cafe, trailhead, or some after hours museum event. You've been warned.