Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
If you looked at my photos before reading my profile, you will have
noticed that I am not standing in front of any dead animals, not
holding a gun, not in front of a motorcycle and no selfies of
myself standing in front of my bathroom mirror with my shirt off.
Instead, I am either biking/hiking up a mountain, eating a tasty
meal or traveling to some fun place, all the while smiling without
Modern day inventor/creative type, who has figured out how to
balance a pragmatic method to work with a spontaneous approach to
life. Have always been self-employed, which provides ample
opportunity to control my schedule, have fun and explore life in my
immediate surroundings, as well as, get off the beaten path to
discover places that require an effort to get to, especially a hot
spring to soak in. Been in Portland 9+ years and regularly wear
hiking boots and fleece for the emergency hike whenever possible.
Prior, lived in Manhattan, wore black and survived the downtown
life for 21 years.
Have acquired a diversity of life skills that allows me to cook a
meal without a recipe, parallel park into any spot,
bargain/negotiate most of life’s situations and make sure I get
plenty of sleep to be prepared for whatever is put in front of me.
I’m comfortable being in the middle of the city or in the middle of
nowhere, but challenged when in surburbia. Keep in shape with all
of the usual outdoor Portland activities. Have minimal baggage,
work/play hard and have a flexible schedule that only has to make
sure there's food for my cats.
Have the NY Times delivered to my door every morning, ride my bike
everywhere, can fix anything around the house, own all the
requisite camping equipment and strive to live a simple,
uncluttered life. Everyday I get to ask questions, experiment, make
lots of mistakes and enjoy the results. My work and play are
totality combined where I could say I’m obsessive in a positive way
about this exploration of life thing.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Starting to wonder if it's time to take the fenders of my bike.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Can and will fix/build most things around the house. I’m the guy
you want on a deserted island. Think fusion of the Professor and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
99 Ways to Open a Beer Bottle Without a Bottle Opener, a book I
wrote that was recently published. Read the NY Times (actual paper)
every morning and will gladly share crossword puzzle.
I don't have a favorite food, rather I will try everything twice.
If it has a texture or spicy or brightly colored even better. Will
eat a mango whenever it's ripe.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The present, my creativity, internal enthusiasm, healthy knees,
complex passwords that are simple to remember and garlic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When is the sun coming out?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Could be out with you on a fun date.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are a professional woman, who loves her work, enjoys an urban
existence, can be a companion, a muse and yet appreciates time
alone. I find myself most attracted to smart, verbal types who
speak their mind, who have an internal sense of equilibrium,
enthusiasm and loves dark chocolate. For me, opposites definitely
Plus, your photos are current and you live in Portland, not the
burbs, Hood River or thinking of moving to Portland.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.