i'm a berkeley grad (GO BEARS!) and an attorney by trade, but i've changed gears a bit recently...i love what i do for a living. ask me about it.
more than anything else, i value my relationships with family and friends. my parents are from great britain and are still (happily?) married after 45 years. i grew up catholic - not practicing now, but the catholic guilt remains. i spend a lot of time with my sister and my three nephews. i love them to pieces. i also feel really lucky to have great friends from every stage of my life. i've been friends with my best friend since we were five!
in terms of my passions-
music- i love how a song can transport you to a certain time and place. my tastes range from jt to depeche mode. i was a bit of a music snob back in the day, but then the spice girls hit the scene, and i couldn't hide my love for pop music anymore! just like heaven by the cure is still my favorite song of all time - it makes me smile on the inside and want to spin around in circles. i love to go to live shows, but find i don't do it as much anymore :-(
exercise - i work out four or five times a week. mostly body conditioning (i've got some guns!) and bikram yoga (i can be a hot, sweaty mess!). i tend to get a bit grumpy if i don't work out regularly, and i tend to make decisions about my social life based on whether there is a class i want to take in the morning.
sports - i love going to CAL, 49ers, and Giants games. still haven't made it out to see the sharks, but would like to. i'm a bit obsessed with the olympics (i prefer winter to summer), and most of the items on my bucket list are sports related-olympics, world cup, superbowl - in that order. i went to the world series this year (game 5). it was amazingly fun! i play golf (terribly) and i've recently picked up tennis. any interest in a match?
travel - like so many others on this site, i'm planning the next stamp for my passport (australia and new zealand). i have a general rule not to go to a place where i've already been - but i have had to break it a few times in the past few years - my friends keep getting married in places that i've already visited. damn them! i've traveled all over europe and central america and spent some time in the middle east.
i keep up on current events and i enjoy a good debate. the new york times, the pbs news hour, and npr are my daily sources of information. i'm hoping to get more involved in local policy/politics this summer.
i love to laugh and to make others laugh with my somewhat sarcastic sense of humor and occasional self-deprecating stories (you know, the whole british thing). i enjoy going to shows - aziz ansari was my last show - he was hilarious - made some great observations about the downsides of this on-line dating thing!
i love to dance (that is a huge understatement).
who i'm looking for - a kind, funny, smart, and perhaps irreverent man, who won't be embarrassed when i start singing into my finger microphone, and might start singing into his own (not required), who wants to travel the world, go to the gym or on a hike, and head to a show or a game. someone who can make me laugh and who will laugh at/with me! someone who values family and friends, can communicate his feelings, and is not afraid to open his heart to me.