47 Minneapolis, United States
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My self-summary
Fun, smart, left-leaning, love kids? Read on!

I am a positive person with a (sometimes dry) sense of humor. I’m looking for a fellow optimist, someone who believes he matters and would like to share life's journey.

I’m a socially conscious person who considers herself a world citizen first, a U.S. citizen second. I enjoy being active, especially swimming and biking. I look forward to being a parent and am confident I will be a great mom.

My hope/expectation is that we are approximately the same age.

Think we might be a match? Please send me a message. Thanks!
What I’m doing with my life
I have a small architecture firm. My focus areas are sustainable design and affordable housing.

I'm in the process of editing my very first novel.

I anticipate becoming a mom in the coming year. My plan is to adopt via Minnesota Waiting Children.
I’m really good at
I’m good at connecting with people, both children and adults. I'm a creative thinker.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hmmm… I read quite a lot of fiction, but I would be happy to put the books on the shelf and share some real life adventures. ;-)

In addition to more typical U.S. movies, I have a soft spot Bollywood. "Lagaan" is great, "Peck on the Cheek" remains a favorite. (No worries, whatsoever, if you've never seen an Indian film.)

I like many varieties of ethnic cuisine. I enjoy cooking and hosting meals - my menus tend to favor vegetarian options.

While I watch very little t.v., it did play an interesting role in my work life in 2012.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I wrote the "I think about" list below a while ago - it's still worth checking out - but, I've decided to add 2 new OkCupid specific items for contemplation.

1) How can OkCupid rank someone as a 97% match for me when it's clear from just a couple of basic questions that the potential is actually much more likely 0%?

2) How can one convince the people who send messages without first reading a profile not to bother?

I think about balance (work-life balance is a personal challenge).
I think about the problems of the world (MPR news junky).
I think about people who have touched my life.
I think about the experience of getting older.
I think about the future.
I think about what’s for dinner.
I think about who you might be (and how to find you!).
On a typical Friday night I am
My nights vary. Friday night swims are great because the pool tends to be quiet. Sometimes I’m out with friends. Sometimes I’m hosting friends at home.
You should message me if
You think we complement one another.
You have a good joke you'd like to share or a burning question you would like to ask.
You're willing to offer some creative/constructive advice regarding my profile.
You think we'd be a great fit for testing out Arthur Aron's 36 questions.

Thanks for reading all the way through!