Warning: I have a highly attuned and much coveted "beard-dar". I know that you secretly own more than 3 cats, live in a van down by the river, or have a beard yourself. I'm on to you. Please refer to my Journal entry for further information/refinement.
My life has been in state of beautiful growth and flux lately. After seven years living on a sailboat in the Puget Sound, I have just recently moved into a terrestrially-sequestered containment unit: ie, an apartment named “LandLandia”. Life as a liveaboard sailor was grand and served me well while in graduate school, but I have an “adult” job (software… not porn. Perv.) and the apartment serves many other amazing desires. I get to have my upright bass within my own dwelling, for one, and get back into practicing daily.
I love riding my bike. It is my main transport around the city, and an excellent tool for socialization, exercise, fun, blowing off steam, and death-defying antics. Also, bike camping. I run a fair amount, and I try to get in some "self-ass-kicking" three or so times a week.
Other major passions in my life including a daily mysticism/meditation practice (centered around Raja Yoga right now), motorcycle riding, sailing, playing music (upright and electric bass, jazz), and a serous martial arts practice ... I'll not get into so many details here, but there is a single thread throughout my passions that I have distilled. Have passion!
I enjoy cooking wholesome foods with lots of veggies and simple ingredients. I like to take good care of my body, including good fuel. Preparing and sharing food with people I care about can be very powerful and cherished experience. I have a number of tattoos (~25 hours worth) and piercings. Partners need to be cool with that, though ideally have some body art of their own.