a few random things about me...
i grew up in a very small blue-collar town with very few options but very kind, friendly people. it seems to take a lifetime to catch up on all that i missed in the way of culture growing up.
i ran (and finished) the London Marathon.
i love to learn and wish i had more time to improve my spanish. i plan to take another immersion class sometime soon (the first one was in costa rica for a month). i am starting to seriously plan a trip to cuba. i am afraid if i put it off much longer something will happen before i get there that will open it up to rampant US style commercialism, ick. i refuse to eat at any and all chain restaurants while on vacation (and try to avoid whenever possible at home).
i have been laid off 3 times and each time i have taken at least 6 months to a year off. i am a staunch supporter of the european vacation policies (2 weeks, really???). i also advocate a 4 day work week, at least for me, it is a much more balanced approach to life in my humble yet erudite opinion (i worked for myself for a while).
i enjoy meeting new people, comedy clubs, live music of all kinds (preferablly in small venues), theater, opera (on occassion) camping, hiking, iyengar yoga, horseback riding, sculling, open water kayaking, snorkeling, exploring new places, hanging out with sweetest dog there ever was, slow lazy weekend brunches, taking community college classes for fun, organizing (especially other peoples stuff), gardening (i grow kale for my morning protein smoothies), and parentheticals (but not capitals).
i wish i was more motivated to meditate because i think the results can be amazing. i try to eat healthy and take care of myself. all in all i am pretty down to earth and low maintenance.
i am looking for a politically left-leaning person who is comfortable with all kinds of people and in their own skin, bonus points for being a dog-loving, outdoorsy type and HUGE bonus points if you like to cook or are well traveled. basically, i want a connection, a spark, physical and mental. it isn't important to me that we share all of each other's interests, just respect and a certain admiration