I think my generic summary would be very different from my truest "core" self. If I say I'm a happily married, sane, well-educated, environmental engineer, I practically put myself asleep, not to mention boring most of the women I would best get along with. My other side is as a long haired, athletic, self-effacing, helpless romantic and hedonist, with a barbed wit who writes bloodly awful poetry without apology. I'm looking for a woman who is confident, open minded, and able to laugh with and at others and herself with equal abandon.
I am sarcastic, smart, and silly
This year I decided that 20 years as an environmental engineer is enough, and that I have enough time for a second career. I recently completed anatomy, physiology, and microbiology classes and if they are any indication, it looks like I have the interest and aptitude for a second career in medicine. Looking forward to the learning ahead and in getting myself into a career where i can help people more directly, rather than pushing papers all day....
So the things that I do (reasonably well) include a lot of physical activites. I play sports, bike, hike, camp and am very active. While my ideal partner would likely be a "verb" too, I'm not a constantly rolling stone. After playing hard, nothing I love more than curling up and relaxing with a good movie.
I also think I have been a good environmental engineer. I combined my years as a grass roots banging on doors/radical environmentalist with many years of engineering practice and understanding of the industry's needs in trying to bring the sides together to make the world a little bit better place.
Lastly-I think I'm told I'm an excellent strategist. Combine this with my stubborness and my friends think I'm an ideal contestant for Survivor. However, mostly I only get to use this when playing games and sports.
I like alternative music, and have a soft spot for some of the 80s punk and new wave stuff. My palette is pretty broad and goes way back to classical music, 20th century big band and jazz, and proceeds into today attempt to stay current (Dr Dogg, Mumford and Sons, Darwin Deez are recent Ipod additions). My radio dial never really strays from NPR. I am well read, but don't read nearly as much these days as I did historically. Mostly I think, because I read and write all day on the job and am looking to balance that out at night. When I read, I read a lot of mystery (Steven King, Dean Koontz), sci fi/fantasy (Gaiman, Dune and Lord of the Rings series) and silly stuff (like Tom Robbins). Recent books include The Passage by Justin Cronin, Lady Chatterly's Lover, and Sex at Dawn.
As for food-I have pretty broad palette for good food, which is one of the reasons I love the bay area. Sushi is high on the list. I love a lot of international food. Fruits and veggies that come from the farmers market (nothing better than a tomatoe fresh off the vine and nothing worse than some hard thing from the supermarket). I tend to eat simple hearty fare, as opposed to the restaraunts where the garnish size exceeds the food size. I'm a substance over flash kinda guy.
The Sierras (especially Tuolumne Meadows)