As my tag line might suggest, I’m vegetarian and have been since 1992. I enjoy doing nearly anything outdoors but some of my favorite things to do outside would be cycling, and the occasional trip into the back country (backpacking, skiing. I also like to feed the grey matter with fun like the Commonwealth Club lectures, my Audible books, etc.; I love Audible.com! and after years of mostly non-fiction, I'm now leaning towards 50/50 split.
I enjoyed volunteered at animal shelters in the past and found it to be very rewarding but I don't have the time these days. I enjoy working on my house, but I'd much rather be doing something athletic outdoors for fun. I’ll gladly do a motorcycle or cycling road trip as a vacation. I also enjoy growing fresh organic veggies in my back yard and making trips to home depot (my new toy store) shopping for improvement projects on the house.
I love local live bands in a small venue, a small outdoor bar/cafe, a nice restaurant, or the theater, I sorely miss the Parkway speakeasy theater down the road but the new owners for the El Cerrito are still maintaining most of what made the originals great and I plan to visit "The New Parkway" soon. I listen to a wide range of music but lately I've been into the surf/skate/punk genre (Rise against, Bad Religion, Green Day, Pennywise, Sublime); occasionally I relax to something softer like Toad the Wet Sprocket or most recently local artist Drea Roemer (http://drea-music.com/). I watch very little TV these days except for movies and only thing that I subscribe to these days is the daily show.
**Full disclosure that I have a full house at home with 3 cats, 2 dogs and occasionally my 2yo son stays with me on evenings/weekends at what my family calls “the zoo”. I have a short bike ride to work, I own a home in Oakland and my son lives very close so I’m hoping to meet someone w ho either already lives close to Oakland or would be willing to live <10-15 miles to DT Oakland.
While I love my son very much I want to be upfront that I cannot have any additional children (vasectomy) and probably don't want to father any more. My feeling is that there's already too many people on this planet and if I DID ever have another child it would only be through adoption of an older child NEEDING a new home and my spouse wanted to share this role with me. I of course would also be open to meeting a woman who already has kids.