33Montpelier, United States
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My self-summary
In some ways I am like an old man (go to bed early, not a huge fan of bars) and in others I am like a kid (love riding bikes, I'm really loud when excited, even less a fan of bars). I hope it balances out, but I think "acting your age" is silly and overrated.

I haven't lied to anyone I care about in a long time. What I've found is that it makes things easier, the only hard part is making sure you aren't you aren't lying to yourself.

I'm intrigued by intelligence and value it as well as honesty and the ability to speak your mind in a real conversation. I appreciate low maintenance women who are comfortable hanging out with the guys and just as comfortable in work pants as they are in a dress. Materialism and superficiality are not sexy. Integrity and honesty are most important.

I want to homestead on my own land in Vermont with living roof, natural building processes. I'm happy to build and so are some friends. I know this is what I want but I'm open to tweaks both big and small. What are your ideas?

I like camping, swimming, biking, hiking and of course skiing. Also I really like watching Boston teams. Go Sox!

ENTP for those interested.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a middle school teacher getting ready to start my third year. I know after working with kids for so long it's where I should be. That doesn't mean it's always easy though. This summer I'm going on a 27 day road trip to see as many national parks and old friends as possible. I eventually am going to buy my own uncultivated land and build a sustainable low impact house here in VT. VT is my home.
I’m really good at
Skiing, karaoke, and trivia not necessarily in that order. I make an awesome apple pie from scratch (my mom's recipe). I have also been told I am good with kids which is important since I am a teacher. Also I'm great at being clumsy... and of course modesty.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm loud and silly. I've noticed almost every woman on this site says her size is the first thing (I'm short or I'm tall etc). It's weird that height is so impactful
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Great Gatsby, Perdido Street Station, Dune, Children of Men, The Shawshank Redemption, Ravenous, Dark City, The Big Lebowski, Christopher Nolan films, Scorsese films, Eastwood films, Di Sica films, Tarkovsky films, Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Band of Brothers, Futurama, Trailer Park Boys, Louie, Metalocalypse, Survivorman, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, Lou Reed, Jimmy Cliff, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Daft Punk, Nirvana, Radiohead, The Pixies, Del the Funky Homosapien, The Gorillaz, Girls' Generation and Arnold Palmer half & half, steak, French fries and apple pie. There is a lot more too.
Six things I could never do without
Skis, bicycle, a copy of Lord of the Rings, music, someone to talk, argue, joke with, food and water. My kayak... that's 6 right?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make kids think, how to make people laugh. How the world is falling apart, politically and environmentally but that's no fun. History in general and how we got here. Life, death, the point of it all and how to achieve what I want within it all. I also think a lot about the nature of AI and what it means to be a person. Is it skin and blood or feelings and thoughts? What kind of rights would these theoretical machines get? Probably none and that might start a war that we would lose. But I digress...
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends or just taking it easy. I don't like routine so I switch it up. I like going to bars I guess but really only for one drink or if its with a bunch of good friends or for a special occasion.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am wearing only a t shirt and underwear in that camping profile pic.
You should message me if
You think I seem worthwhile, or cool or funny or you just want to. Why not really? I am most interested in making a lasting real partnership/connection so bonus points if that's your eventual goal, but if not I always like friends of all sorts too.
The two of us