I am a classic INFP, for anyone who subscribes to such things.
I'd love to meet someone who is into bicycling, hiking, and camping, I've got a great little ultra-light tent for bikepacking, and I've been looking for an excuse to get up to the apostle islands sometime this year.
Also, all the most important things in life... cooking amazing meals, cuddling, picking out avocados, not sweating the small stuff, and giving exceptional back massages.
I don't really watch television, or own one, and I spent 2001 through 2010 without even a netflix subscription (I am really quite awful at pop-trivia games). I really love podcasts... radiolab, nightvale, mysterious universe, the moth, etc... Also, I just discovered this: http://www.filmsforaction.org/walloffilms/
One of my greatest passions is cooking. I try to prepare everything from scratch, and love trying new recipes and alternative grains... I have also been known to brew my own kombucha and belong to a raw-milk co-op. I was a vegetarian for 7 years, but cook with organic meat from time to time now.
Most of what I listen to right now is indie rock, folk, and psych folk. Midlake, Fredrik, Inara George and the Bird and the Bee, Elvis Perkins, Sun Kil Moon, Iron and Wine, Grizzly Bear, New Pornographers, Fleet Foxes, Destroyer, Beirut, Rufus Wainwright, Kishi Bashi, Andrew Bird, Beach House, the Shins, Modest Mouse, Norah Jones, Jason Lytle and Grandaddy, Joanna Newsom, Lambchop, Architecture in Helsinki, The Hidden Cameras, Noah and the Whale, Sparklehorse, Immaculate Machine, Okkervile River, Neko Case....
Life long favs include lots of New Wave, Elvis Costello, Bowie, Cave, Cohen, Reed, and my one true musical love, David Byrne.
How to be a spiritual being without necessarily believing in the metaphysical... I enjoy reading about Buddhism, Taoism, and philosophy, practicing meditation and yoga, trying to create my own personal mythology of the world... so much of life is just a reflection of how we choose to perceive ourselves and our world.
I am really not the kind of person who wants or needs to be impressed, I like kindness, sincerity, and warmth in those close to me.
Spring is almost upon us! Time for adventures, picnics, camping trips! It is the perfect time to jump back into the dating world. I recently took up rock climbing, and could use some climbing partners. I'd also never turn down a bike ride :).
I am on the edge of Humboldt Park and Wicker Park, and live near the blue-line, plus my work necessitates a car, so distance really isn't an issue for meeting people, as long as it is within Chicago proper.