A quote I have seen attributed to Dr. Seuss seems apropos: "We’re all a little weird. And life is weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness -- and call it love." And that, really, is all I am looking for in life: someone to be weird with.
And I am especially strange according to Portland standards: I am neither hippie nor hipster: I cultivate neither raised consciousness nor ironic facial hair; I create neither ecstatic dance nor hand-crafted artisanal bitters for $30 cocktail snobbery. I bathe daily.
My general strangeness:
I am a smart-ass; I am goofy. I like semicolons; I like dashes (and parentheses) -- and overly long ellipses................. I like art galleries, browsing in book stores, gardening, cafes, and long, aimless walks. I read constantly, usually several books at a time. I do crossword puzzles in my head, without writing the answers in. I like doing things with my hands, which is why I am usually to be found wearing at least one Band-Aid....
I love to cook, and am quite good at it, but rarely put much effort into it just for myself. Having someone around to cook for (or better yet, with) would be a truly wonderful thing. I am, however, extremely committed to being vegetarian (for ethical reasons) and I would find it *very* difficult to date someone who did not share these ideals. FYI.
I am not very good at taking myself seriously. I am a news junkie, a science fiction geek, and an obsessive collector of knowledge of any sort.
I am endlessly fascinated by words. And light. And people. And small, mysterious objects whose purpose or function is not readily apparent.
I like a game of (very bad) tennis or a bike ride/hike just as much as I like an evening spent on the couch in front of a movie or with a book. I enjoy travel (and have traveled extensively), but this is my 37th address in 20 cities in 11 states and 2 countries, and I am really hoping to stay put for a while. I love my home, my cat, my work, my new city, my friends new and old, and everything about my life -- all I lack is a companion to share the adventure with.