tortuga31
45 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
I like deep conversations, but don't take myself too seriously. I'm certainly not too proud to laugh at myself; I have a sarcastic and sometimes silly sense of humor. I believe in Jesus, and being active in a healthy Christian community is important to me. I highly value being real and speaking the truth in love. I'm easy-going, patient, inquisitive, and enjoy learning new things. I had wanted to learn all about building a house. So when I moved to Portland some years ago, I jumped at the chance to take a break from software and work for my cousin building a house start to finish. I know a little Espanol, and would maybe like to learn more. I'm somewhat allergic to most large dog breeds.

I'm searching for a best friend with chemistry and sparks, that I connect with on emotional, spiritual, and intellectual levels.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a great job doing software for a humanitarian aid non-profit. For fun I like live music, hiking, cross-country skiing, strategy board games, and live theater. For regular exercise I had to give up running and switched to biking, but I'm loving it!
I’m really good at
Understanding other points of view. Sleeping in. Noticing details. Keeping promises.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Jars of Clay, U2, Black Keys, Beatles, anything Jack White, Enter the Worship Circle, Blind Boys of Alabama, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Avett Brothers, Little Hurricane, Civil Wars, Nickel Creek, Johnny Cash, Derek Webb, Beck, Norah Jones, Queen, and .........

Authors: C.S. Lewis, Donald Miller, Henry Cloud.

Shows: Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Parenthood, Nat Geo channel.

Movies: O Brother Where Art Thou, Inception, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Cold Mountain, Walk the Line, Ferris Bueller, Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight, Royal Tenenbaums, Gladiator, documentaries, most anything with a good intelligent story/script.

Food: I just like trying a variety of new places and dishes, and I never get tired of good Italian.
The six things I could never do without
Dark chocolate
Good music
Jesus
Authentic Christian community
Family
Coffee
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Wondering how things work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a young kid, I was terrified of Santa Claus. We didn't have a chimney, but I made sure all the windows and doors were secure and locked on Christmas Eve.
You should message me if
You are self-aware, fairly comfortable in your own skin, and your relationship with Jesus is important to you.
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