***Update Jan 2016***
I now have a newborn baby around the house, so my free time is pretty limited. All I can be mentally present for right now outside of prior obligations is fwb and hook-ups. There's a season for work and a season for relaxing, and all that. Even the season for work needs the occasional play break though, so if you're looking for the same let's talk.
I'm also interested in meeting other open marriage/poly parents, and exchanging tips on staying sane and fulfilled.
I moved to Seattle from the east coast a few years ago. I absolutely love the quirky, intellectual vibe that this town emits. People aren't afraid to care about things, and act silly! That said, there's much more of the world that I'd like to see, and would eventually like a partner and companion to explore with me. An early lesson I learned after moving out here is that avalanches are a legitimate concern when hiking through Cascades as opposed to mountains out east. They are awe-inspiring, but I never want to see one up close again!
My passions include activism, traveling, hiking, and appreciating how freaking amazing the world is. If you're looking for anything more than short-term dating, you should be socially/politically active. I get frustrated with people who aren't willing to fight in their own way to create a better tomorrow.
I straddle the line between INFP and ENFP. I love socializing, but definitely need recharge time afterwards.
One interesting thing about me is that if a person is important, I associate a color with them. This has turned into a fun game for many a friend.
Music: Justin Townes Earl, Mariachi El Bronx, Justice, Asa, The XX, Aloe Blacc, Maria McKee, Dan Auerbach, Guy Clark... there's a long, varied list.
TV: Battlestar Galactica (I could watch it over and over, love the characters), Rome, Attack on Titan.
Food: Sushi, Thai, Mexican, Indian... to be honest, pretty much anything :) . I have been making an effort to eat less meat, though.
Books: The Dispossessed - Ursula Le Guin. Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell. Debt: the First 5000 Years and Towards and Anthropological Theory of Value - David Graeber. I had a Twitter conversation with him in which we riffed on Walt Disney's life as an allegory for the inherent contradiction of utopian futurism in a capitalist economic system. If you understand why this made my week, we will get along quite well. Violence - Slavoj Zizek. Fateful Triangle - Noam Chomsky. Ray Kurzweil - How to Create a Mind. I'm just getting started on Marx's Grundrisse.
-I tend to fall for smart, creative, free-thinking types. If you are the aforementioned and curvy (thick, toned thighs and a nice butt drive me wild), I will likely be very into you.
-You'd like to try this on a date: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/no-37-big-wedding-or-small.html