norm8
45 San Francisco, CA
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My self-summary
Ever try to cook something just for the sake of giving it a shot? Think marshmallows, tortillas or peanut brittle (but not at the same time).

I'm originally from Southern California and lived in Chicago for three years prior to moving to San Francisco. I think my first winter in Chicago was really something different and exciting. By the arrival of the third winter it wasn't very interesting at all - it was just cold! Otherwise an awesome city.

I've been in San Francisco for several years now and have been enjoying the variety of activities that living in the Bay Area has to offer - hiking, biking, restaurants, the occasional half-marathon. It's a fun place to live (and very different than SoCal). I recently went curling. It was fun but I don't think I'll be getting an invitation to the Olympic trials any time soon.

I generally maintain a healthy lifestyle and I'm a familiar face for the morning crowd at the gym. But I do have a weakness for ice cream.

I'm always up for an adventure (which is how I discovered Chicago). This might mean a hike, getting on the bike or heading somewhere fun.

Most recently I've been doing some volunteering making pies
I’m really good at
Snowboarding - I'm no expert but I'm working on it.

Cracking an egg with one hand?
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told that I put people at ease very quickly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I recently read "The Power of One." - a great story about a boy growing up in South Africa during World War II. I think it was also a movie.

I grew up listening to 50's and 60's with my dad. More recently, The Avett Brothers, Jaymay, Ingrid Michaelson, The Killers and Frank Turner(?!) seem to show up on my most frequented Pandora station. And who doesn't love the 80's?
The six things I could never do without
People's quirks, running shoes, my niece and nephew (you don't earn favorite uncle status overnight), Mexican food!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How more people should get reacquainted with Hall and Oates.

Why some jalapenos are so mild and some seem to set my mouth on fire!
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm not sure there is a typical Friday night. But it could be the usual suspects - dinner out, relax at home, gearing up for a big Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once asked Ric Ocasek (The Cars) if he was in a band. You're thinking "Who's Ric Ocasek?" - Exactly!
You should message me if
...you are intelligent, down-to-earth and like to laugh.

...you enjoy being active and outside.

...you are someone who enjoys an engaging conversation and someone who doesn't shy away from new challenges.

...you are someone I would be happy to be stuck in traffic with.

...You can tell me what I can do with these black walnuts I've acquired - they might be the foulest thing I've tasted.
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