I'm a humanist with a mild Luddite bent. Aside from that, I'd describe myself as affable, spontaneous, moderately adventurous and relatively intelligent woman hoping to meet an action nerd!
I truly believe that smart is sexy, some social awkwardness is endearing, the ability to engage in meaningful conversation is vital.
I have an abiding fear of ignorance, intolerance, dogma and spiders.
I prefer to amass experience over material possessions, am not a fan of loud/obnoxious people (thus am rarely found in a bar unless to see a band), appreciate fine dining and real linen but love visiting mom & pop diners just as well.
My idea of a great vacation would be hiking/backpacking for a week or two, volunteering in the Galapagos/Nepal/Patagonia, or kayaking. My nightmare : Vegas!
I enjoy the challenge of do it yourself projects .
Aside from doing so for work, I have not traveled much. This is a situation I intend to remedy, so if you'd be a good guide or are in a similar position we'd get along famously. Better still if you appreciate anything from a trek to Everest base camp to visiting local small town festivals.
I detest winter, so I participate in the mountaineer division of snowshoe races to keep a bit more active than is my natural inclination when snow is present.
Being relatively new to the area, and certainly new to having free time with which to occupy myself I am looking forward to finding a kindred spirit.
Oh, I also have a job!
I never miss my favorite public radio shows, such as This American Life, A Prairie Home Companion and The Moth. I listen to a slew of science and food related podcasts as well.
Music: Neutral Milk Hotel, MGMT, They Might Be Giants, The Mountain Goats, Mumford and Son, Communist Daughter, Cake, Rancid (guilty pleasure), The Dead Milkmen, and Iron Horse's fun bluegrass covers. I'm open to most genres except country and rap/hip hop.
Films: Indie and documentaries! Waltz With Bashir, Beautiful By Accident, Milk Punch, Into the Abyss, Amelie. Comedies such as 4 Rooms, Office Space, The Big Lebowski, Bedazzled, A Serious Man, Dogma.
TV: In general, PBS, History and Nature type channels.
Specifically: Blackadder, Arrested Development, Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Red Dwarf, Downton Abbey, Nova, Nature. Occasional cooking or outdoor survival shows.
Food: Most things, provided I do not have to dismember them at the table (I can't even watch someone eating crabs or lobster). Local, sustainably produced foods are my favorites. Bananas gross me out.
A stack of books
Ruby Red Squirt
Wisconsin freshwater jellyfish.
Where I can find the best Reuben sandwich.
More realistically, you enjoy being in nature, aren't afraid to explore and get dirty while showing childlike enthusiasm. Yet you are equally are comfortable dressing and behaving like a grown up for an evening out.
You are smart as hell and not afraid to show it.
You think I might be interesting.
Also, you feel hunting is only OK as a means of providing food, NOT as a "sport". (Necessary disclaimer due to my present location)