Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
- I am the product of a nurse so Irish she still has the accent and
a photographer so Texan he'll never lose the accent. I love them,
love my brothers, love my dog, love my friends.
- I moved to Denver 7 years ago to play in the sun & mountains
as much as possible, while still maintaining gainful
- I used to be a world-traveling consultant and still mourn losing
my frequent flyer statuses.
- I'm very open-minded, laid back, non-judgmental, adaptable and
- Both friends and strangers confide in me. A lot.
- I'm a total skeptic and embrace alternative viewpoints.
- I hike, ski (not very well), backpack, mountain bike, snowshoe,
- I'm game for trying anything active with an -ing attached:
kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock-climbing, hang-gliding,
road-biking, high-lining, snowboarding... Introduce me to something
- I have found that I don't realize I'm afraid of something until
after I've done it.
- When communicating with someone who has a point (rather than a
fun story) I prefer the other person to state the point up front
and then provide supporting details.
- I care a whole, whole lot about my food, where it comes from and
how it was raised. The friends I find myself boasting about the
most run a disabled-veteran-owned sustainable organic farm in
Western NY and I think they totally kick ass.
- I debated putting periods on the ends of my bullet points above.
Did I do it right?
- I really love bullet points.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As far as how I pay my bills - I woke up one day, a little over 4
years ago, realized that I hated what I was doing for a living, and
made a big change. I recently started my journey into
self-employment and as I am in the start-up stage my free time and
income are severely limited. If things work out as planned, though,
I will have that which I crave the most - the freedom to do what I
want, when I want, how I want, where I want. I've gotten to that
stage where I'm confident in myself and my abilities and it's time
to cash in on that confidence.
For non-work ventures I'm coming off of a couple-year period where
I let regular physical activity slide a bit, due to illness and
injury. I'm hoping to avoid the injuries and am working on
regaining my physical fitness. I like to fling kettlebells around,
try my hand at inversion poses in yoga, and run with my dog.
Actually, "running" is an overstatement, it's more like a fast
march. On weekends I love to play in the mountains (see above). I
also feel most fantastic on a paleo/primal way of eating.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Rooting for the underdog.
Cooking up deliciousness.
Questioning convention and conventional wisdom.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I generally get people's attention with a sarcastic joke or
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - partial to more modern fiction.
Movies - I have nothing against movies, I just don't find myself
getting excited about going to see them. If anything, my Netflix
history is mostly documentaries.
Shows - I've been without cable for a few years until just
recently. And there's STILL not much worth watching in my opinion.
I have totally gotten into Game of Thrones and Orange is the New
Music - I go see a lot of live music. The audience for the shows I
go to tends to feature a lot of male facial hair. I dig it.
Food - I'm a seriously good home cook, and I prefer to follow a
more primal/paleo way of eating. You should know this bleeds into
much of my lifestyle.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Honestly, so long as I have my dog with me, and my friends and
family are ok, LET IT ALL JUST BURN TO THE GROUND! I am no ascetic
(and I have a ton of outdoor gear to prove it) but I'm not attached
to "things". Or "stuff." I don't do "collections." And man, I hate
But six things I really LIKE are:
1. Red wine
2. Rainbows/Thunderstorms/Snow/Mountains/Valleys/Water. Basically
all of nature.
3. National Geographic magazine
4. My passport
5. My dog
6. Bullet points
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Food and food politics. Sustainability. Work (just being honest).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Depends on the season and what my Saturday morning plans are
In the spring/summer/fall I prefer to be up in the mountains
sitting around a campfire drinking wine from a box and chatting
with friends. Winter is more likely to see me hosting friends at
home, making them try my latest culinary creation, and drinking
wine although in this scenario *probably* from a bottle.
I also enjoy a good dive bar and go see quite a lot of live music.
And every once in a while I'll pull out the Texas-gal and put on
some sequins and heels.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The only food substance on this planet I will not put in my mouth
is Mayonnaise. Hate the stuff. Also, I don't *get*
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