47Palo Alto, United States
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My self-summary
I admire people who are real, curious, intelligent, creative, honest, kind, who enjoy other cultures and people, and who bring out the best in other people.

I have lived in the Bay Area since 2003. I grew up in Colorado with brief stints in Louisiana, California and Utah, then came out to California for school and stayed! I'm now in the Bay Area and really like it here. I have family scattered all over (Colorado, Iceland, Miami, DC, Wisconsin) but it sure is to visit the nieces and nephews when I'm in the area!

In terms of what I'm looking for, nice means a lot. :) Other than that, I'm open as long as there is chemistry and we like being around each other...
What I’m doing with my life
Over the years, I've been involved in lots of hobbies, anything ranging from rocketry to photography, marksmanship (I have a coworker that just won Top Shot), and cooking. I've tried diving and archery but am by no means expert. I find snorkeling pretty amazing when I'm in a tropical reef area. Hawaiian reefs are amazing! The last couple of years I've had the opportunity to do lots of hiking/camping/canoeing, volunteering with a youth group with my church...
I’m really good at
downing a can of A&W diet root beer on a hot day...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Fountainhead, Ender's Game, Gandhi and the Dali Lama's autobiographies, Get Fuzzy (sorry, the comic strip just makes me laugh!), Howl's Moving Castle, lots by Ray Bradbury, Tolkein, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Jeff Shaara's WW2 series.

Movies/Shows: Stardust, Princess Bride, Shakespeare in Love, Hellboy, lots of action stuff, Shaun of the Dead, Les Miserables, Man & Superman, Dark Knight. Raising Arizona has to be one of my all time favorites. :)

Food: Malaysian, Burmese, Ethipoian, Persian, authentic Chinese, crepes, Texas brisket, feijoada, and those yummy Brazilian cheese rolls.

Blues, Cranberries, Alison Krauss, Cowboy Junkies, Dire Straits, Paul Simon, Gipsy Kings, Lenny Kravitz, Moby, Peter Murphy, the Beatles' Blackbird...
Six things I could never do without
5 mangos and the internet. I think that would about cover it...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
just about anything... :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with some friends or maybe going to a show
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was a towhead when I was a kid...
You should message me if
you're OK with a guy who doesn't watch sports/TV all the time... :)
The two of us