33 Brighton, MA
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My self-summary
I'm in Portland for the summer and I'm only just starting to meet people in the city. I have a tendency to get caught up in work and neglect being social... so. I'm hoping to to find someone compatible to spend some time with.

I'm trying to figure out what to do with myself, and have been for a while. Consequently I'm having a rather interesting life, which is good. I've gone to three colleges and had as many majors. I had a nice office job in Boston for several years, doing sales stuff for an architecture company. It wasn't what I wanted though, so I saved some money and left. Since then I've climbed a number of mountains, bussed around the country, and learned more about sailing than I planned to.

I am in Portland, single, and looking for people
What I’m doing with my life
Working at an online retailer in the back bay. Living in Allston.
I’m really good at
Really? Kind of self indulgent? I play the piano, and I can juggle blind-folded. I'm also really quick at naming songs after a second or two. Also, omelets.
The first things people usually notice about me
Leather jacket that doesn't fit? Combination of seriousness and silliness always fighting inside me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Borges, Chaucer, "Atheist Lit" (Dennet, Dawkins), Douglas Adams. - Also a lot of non-fiction. Books about math, sailing, and biographies of Richard Feynman.

Movies: Children of Men, 28 Days Later,Serenity, Dark Knight, Lars and the Real Girl, Moon, The Prestige

Music: Zero 7, Air, Daft Punk, The One AM Radio, Feist, Lady GaGa, Thievery Corporation, Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Justice, Bach, Royksopp, - lots more
The six things I could never do without
Safe place to sleep, chips, ear protection, human contact, the smell of the air on a warm Summer day, the feeling that I'm moving toward what's out there.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I always have music running in my head- no mp3 player for me. And knots... sailing leads one to a study of knots, and I'm usually practicing with rope that's in my head. Other than that there's the day to day sort of thoughts, planning of what I'm going to do. But beyond that I like to have a quiet mind, I mean... what is there to really /think/ about a sunset?
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully? In town, exploring the city, and meeting interesting people.

Likely? Doing deck checks, assessing the current anchor setup in anticipation of the next day's weather. Then hanging out on deck alone, looking at the city, watching the colors of the sky.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In high-school we took these personality tests, and there were four main categories one could fall into. Each category had a little icon-guy. I wanted to be in the group represented by the hang-gliding icon-guy. When I got my pamphlet back, I was in the group represented by the icon at a desk holding a calculator. Fuck.

A decade later I was hiking a desert mountain all alone in New Mexico. I was off trail and didn't have enough water, and I was trying to figure out how long it would take me to get back. I kept wishing I had a calculator. Then I remembered the personality test and felt like a geek.

Later it occurred to me, that yes, I wanted a calculator, but I was also mountain climbing, so maybe that test wasn't very accurate at all.
You should message me if
If I'm interesting to you, or if you think you'd be interesting to me.