Although I am not completely fearless in trying new things eventually my curiosity overcomes my sense of potential embarrassment. My mind is usually going a mile a minute and I enjoy contemplating complex things even if there is not really a point... yet I am extremely practical, admiring ingenuity and efficiency. I have been told I on many occasions that I am a very smart person but I am also amongst the silliest in my group of friends. I am very laid back but am extremely passionate about the things I do... someone who does kind things for me and those I care about remain loyal friends for many, many years.
If you are active, smart, adventurous, funny, and grounded we will likely get along. I appreciate someone who knows about practical things such as fixing a plugged sink, cooking, figuring out why a small engine is not starting, or building something from scratch. I also enjoy a good philosophical argument. I would like to meet someone who knows themselves well enough to know what they want from a serious relationship, is upfront, and enjoys spending time together even if it is doing everyday things.
Things I like to do: hike, camp, kayak, canoe, bike, knit, crochet, sew, ballroom & latin dance, contra dance, belly dance, African dance, freestyle dance, sail, read, go to live music, swim, go to the beach, paint, printmaking, cook, bake, eat good food, beer tasting, wine tasting, cheese tasting, theater, play guitar, travel, try new food dishes, play softball, play volleyball, walk my dog, play sheepshead, play chess and other strategy board games, entertain friends, and other stuff that I can't think of right now.
Additional Note that I wish was unneccesary...
Please do not send me lewd sexual messages... It is not something I am interested in particpating. Thank you.
-making people feel comfortable in almost any situation
-engaging in interesting conversation
-analyzing complex problems
-teaching anyone who wishes to learn
-managing my finances
-I say what I really think
-I have a lot of energy
-I admire simple gestures of kindness
-My sarcasm and sometimes odd sense of humor
The Good Earth - Buck
Wild Seed - Butler
Labyrinths - Borges
Almost any well written novel... I try not to read these during the school year as I have a tendency to not put them down until they are finished...a good way to spend a rainy summer weekend.
Out of Africa
The Sound of Music
Rabbit Proof Fence
The Colbert Report
Rock, Indie, Folk, Old Country, 50's & 60's, Jazz, Big Band, Classical
Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Modest Mouse, Delta Spirit, Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Black Keys, Adele, Cornershop, Paul Simon, Patsy Cline... a wide variety of music appeals to me lately I have been listening to some latin and middle eastern music.
Spicy! Thai, Indian, Mexican, Italian, etc.
-Creating relationships between seemingly opposing things/ideas
-Ways to manage my work life most efficiently so I can have down time to relax
-Why people do and think what they do
-Ways to make all things come in uneven numbers
-you are looking for more that a short term sexual relationship
-you are looking for an silly smart person to join your group of friends
-Would like to hear about my trip to Guinea this December