On a more serious note, I am a survivor of several waspy intellectual puppy mills. Now I'm equally equipped to deconstruct Derrida and roll a joint. I mostly like nerdy stuff: books, art, long wee hours talks on transcendence of the ironic currency in the postmodern cultural space. When It all gets to be too much, I escape into the wild. Take long silent hikes, befriend mountain folk and bake pie. Go figure!
For the introspective self-disclosure part: I am an extract from the Old Country with a somewhat tangled geographic trajectory. I've lived most of my life in US (alternating between the Northeast and CA) with a brief stunt in Israel. So, I left my heart in.... many places but Israel got the better of it.
Being Jewish... is a messy, complicated subject but one that is bound to come up early on. Partly because I chose to work for Jewish nonprofits, but mostly because, when not "hair-raising" exasperating, my people are so damn entertaining.
As I am settling in this jolly oyster of a city, I would like to meet kindred spirits, sharing in my precarious poise between wanderlust and tenacity. I am ultimately looking to build a life with someone based on shared values rather than interests. So don't be discouraged if I snooze during your Trekkie references. In turn, I won't expect you to recite Martin Buber as pillow talk. So long as we share graphic visions of sailing the Mediterranean and solving the Jewish question.