Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an easy going, down to earth, practical idealist. An outdoorsy
girl who needs to get out in the woods often, whether that be
camping, hiking, paddling, skiing, you name it. I spend a lot of
time getting my hands dirty in the garden, but I clean up well and
enjoy going out for drinks or dinner. I try not to take myself too
I like to travel when I get the chance. I was a Peace Corps
volunteer in a little muslim village in West Africa, and I've
visited some other cool places if you want to trade stories.
I'm looking for a smart, creative, and sometimes funny guy to share
life's adventures with.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work for an environmental nonprofit and I'm going back to school
for a degree in environmental engineering. I geek out over green
infrastructure and urban ecology.
This quote resonates with me:
"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were
merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the
morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a
desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan
the day." –E.B. White
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. I can put myself in other people's shoes and see
multiple sides of an issue.
Making delicious berry jam and pickled green beans from my garden.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I get compliments on my smile, and I'm kinda tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Usually fiction. The River Why, Water for Elephants,
Poisonwood Bible …
I have an old TV, but I don’t like to have it on very much. I'll
pick a series and watch it on Netflix. The Wire, Arrested
Development, Mad Men, Justified, Battlestar Galactica, Orange Is
The New Black.
Movies: all kinds. Comedies, dramas, documentaries, etc. In
addition to the good ones, sometimes the worst movies are the best,
like Troll 2.
Music: The Wood Brothers, Tinariwen and Thao & The Get Down
Stay Down are favorites lately. Also The Be Good Tanyas, Ray
LaMontagne, Khaled, Cesaria Evora, Amadou & Miriam, Otis
Redding, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash, and cheesy hip hop/dance songs
that get stuck in your head.
Food: I like fresh, spicy food and trying new things. Portland has
such a bounty of good restaurants. Cooking at home is great too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Water, air, my bike, friends, chocolate, and forested mountains
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-Where do I want to go backpacking next summer?
-What's the next house or garden project?
-Am I completely insane to go back to school right now?
-How can I be a better anti-racist ally?
-Will we get some spring snow on Mt Hood?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Meeting friends for happy hour or dinner, going to see a show, or
relaxing at home after a long week-- putting something on the grill
in the summer or getting toasty by the woodstove on winter nights.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ummm, well... I suck at trivia and remembering actors' names. More
private info is best shared in person, not on a website.
You should message me if
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You want to meet for coffee or happy hour, take a walk, go for a
bike ride ...
You think we might click.
You care about making the world a little bit better place in your
Bonus points if you don't take shirtless selfies in the bathroom
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