Continuing with my deviations from common stereotypes, I don't like beer and could care less about any professional sports team. I do love playing sports though, and play hockey every week and try to climb at the gym whenever I have time and can find an available climbing partner. I also enjoy skiing, biking, running, scuba, martial arts, and a variety of other activities. This past winter (Mar. 2013) I went on a 2+ week trip to Europe skiing 9 days in France, Switzerland, and Italy. We got some AMAZING skiing in - hopefully there will be time next year for a similar trip. I also just got back from Maui (Dec. 2013) where I was working on my windsurfing skills a bit. Finding someone who shares my interest in physical activities/sports/exercise would be ideal, even if we like to do different things.
My place can be a bit messy, but my finances are not. The TV has not been on for years. I try to stay pretty healthy - the dentist is always raving about my teeth, but I could definitely stand to eat less meat and more vegetables. Many have told me that I am a good listener - perhaps I just like solving problems so much that it makes me pay attention more :) I rarely get angry, which makes me good at dealing with problems and working out issues.
I have high expectations of myself and the people I care about. I don't strive to be different for the sake of being different, it just usually turns out that way. I'm attracted to women that are smart and creative and can laugh at themselves and the insanity of the world around us. I want to find someone I will never get tired of talking to for the next 50 years, even after we get tired of doing other things - someone I can learn from and someone who will learn from me. I generally run in the opposite direction when I see lots of makeup, hypocrisy, and entitlement complexes.
Note*** If I wrote you a short message, it is not due to lack of interest. I'm just attempting to leave out all the "your profile sounds great - we have a lot in common - etc". If all that weren't true, I wouldn't have sent any email at all. :)