I'm traveling to Goteborg, Sweden for two weeks this summer, so if you're Swedish and wondering why I viewed your profile, now you know. :)
I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading, and learning languages. I love to try new hole-in-the-wall restaurants and people-watch, and when I travel, I like to visit non-touristy places where I can interact with local folks.
I've done my share of globe-trotting, and I served four months in West Africa with the Peace Corps, until civil war broke out and I was evacuated by helicopter.
As for my ethnicity, my father is Lebanese and my mother is Jewish. Quite a mix, huh?
I have worked as a public-school teacher in inner-city Los Angeles for seventeen years (six years in elementary and eleven in high school).
These two paragraphs don't sum me up; I'm a complex dude.
Musically, I like a lot of hard rock and music from the 60's and 70's, but I'm open to other types of music as well. The Beatles are an all-time favorite.
3. Hiking in the mountains - mostly the Verdugos, the San Gabriels, and Griffith Park.
4. A good internet connection.
5. My daily newspaper.
6. Faire l'amour.
A lot of women on OkCupid say they're searching for a "partner in crime." Why does this website attract so many female criminals? :)
I've also thought a lot about my future and what other career I might find as fulfilling as my current one. I give a lot of thought to world issues, such as the wars in South Sudan, Central African Republic, and, especially, Syria and Iraq.
Lastly, and perhaps most relevant, will I find a down-to-earth, smart, passionate, warm, sexy woman to be my lover and life partner before I qualify for AARP membership?
* If you're sitting in an internet cafe in Lagos with a fake profile and hijacked photos of some 25-year-old Czech beauty queen, e-mail me to say hello, and tell me what Nigerian band or musician you like the most. Oh, and shame on you.