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My self-summary
Just looking for friendship, I've been in a relationship for five years with an amazing woman. I actually thought this account was inactive, but then randomly I got an e-mail from someone. And I can't figure out how to hide my profile, so....

Anyway, I'm always interested in meeting new people. Feel free to e-mail if you are just looking for a friend or need someone to snowboard with at DMR.

I'm a pretty simple guy at heart. For me, happiness isn't about having all the things you want. It's about needing less things in the first place. It's about appreciating the simplest of pleasures -- a good hug, a good laugh, the smell of the trees at the top of a favorite running trail.

Staying fit is a big part of my life. I believe in Michael Pollan's simple advice: "Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." But yes, that was probably me you saw eating the huge plate of nachos at Steamworks the other night. Or the entire package of frosted Halloween cookies. Oh well, nobody's perfect.

I exercise everyday -- you'll know if I ever miss a day because I'll be really grumpy.

I'm a liberal thinker, open-minded, and non-religious. I respect people of faith, and also look forward to the day when 'atheist' is not considered a bad word.

I speak Russian, Slovenian, Portuguese, and Spanish -- but not out loud.

Favorite author: Philip Roth. Favorite Muppet: Kermit. Favorite yoga pose: tree pose.

Turn-ons: intelligence, athleticism, confidence. I'm a big believer in polarity -- if you're exactly like me, we'll be great friends. But for us to have real chemistry, there needs to be at least one thing about you that makes me say "I can't believe I'm dating someone who...." I'm quiet, shy, introverted, and risk-averse, so I need a woman with a bit of a wild side to keep me on my toes.

Turn-offs: superficiality, ignorance, infidelity. If you wrote "my favorite lip gloss" on the list of things you could never live without, we're done here. Of course, maybe that will be the thing that makes me say "I can't believe I'm dating this person..."

I am funny, athletic, and intuitive.
What I’m doing with my life
Staying present, breathing, learning. Growing, evolving, improving. Searching, seeking, wishing, hoping. Being patient and grateful.

I work with college students -- they keep me young and energized. For fun, I love an early morning trail run or a long bike ride. During the winter, you'll find me snowboarding up at Purg.
I’m really good at
Thinking of new things to do with tofu. Listening. Sleeping. Being happy without lots of things that other people consider "necessities." Quoting cryptically from movies ("Anybody want a peanut?"). Telling jokes at inappropriate times. Making fun of stupid people.
The first things people usually notice about me
The fact that I'm unbelievably good looking. Seriously, women ride their bikes into parked cars when I walk down the street.

Okay, maybe not. I think people usually notice that I'm quiet. I'm shy, especially in large groups or with people I don't know. So I probably won't amaze you the first time we meet. If I'm lucky, you'll walk away thinking I'm mysterious, or some crap like that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Shantaram, The Razor's Edge, Middlesex, The Five Love Languages, Lolita, everything by Eckhart Tolle, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice, Blindness, everything by Philip Roth, Confederacy of Dunces, Lonesome Dove, Guns Germs & Steel, Moby Dick, The World According to Garp, The Great Gatsby, Catcher in the Rye, The Hours, Life of Pi, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Alchemist, everything by Ayn Rand.

Movies: The Muppet Movie, The Big Lebowski, Waiting, Office Space, Love Actually, Juno, Fight Club, Best in Show.

Food: Water, energy bars, bananas, oatmeal. Anything organic. Anything homemade. I'm a big fan of fatfreevegan.com for recipes. I make my own granola, bread, guacamole, pesto sauce, etc. Basically I like simple food, low on the food chain, and I try to enjoy foods in their natural state, or as close to it as possible. Don't worry, I won't judge you for being a blood-thirsty carnivore who pollutes their body with toxins, all for the sake of gluttonous pleasure. More likely, I'll probably sit there watching you eat, drooling and looking like the sad dog under the table who knows he's not getting any of what you're eating. Unless it's steak, Serious Texas, or anything with bacon or frosting (or both), in which case screw this diet, I'm eating it.
Six things I could never do without
1. Exercise.
2. The current issue of the New Yorker.
3. Sunshine.
4. Fresh air.
5. Love.
6. Healthy food.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How can I live more simply? Which mountain trail should I run to the top of this morning? If I lick the blender blade after I've made a smoothie, is there any chance that some residual electrical current will spontaneously cause the blade to chop off my tongue? Do I really need to buy that? Do I really need any of the stuff I've already bought? Does my multi-vitamin really do anything for me? Is there any way to make fruits and vegetables taste like bacon?
On a typical Friday night I am
Ask me what I'm doing on a typical Saturday morning and you'll get a way more interesting answer. I'm a morning person. I might have a beer at happy hour on Friday evening, but my real adventures are always during the day.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be a porn star. Okay, that's not true....I still am a porn star.

Seriously, who is going to admit private things on OkCupid?
You should message me if
You can amaze me with your mind...you can run to the top of Animas Mountain...you can pitch a tent in the dark...you have a bit of a wild side...you have a golden retriever...
The two of us