41 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Always curious. What makes me happy is a good conversation over coffee or dinner, learning something new, exploring a new town or maybe just a new to me road, a good powder day, a new trail, getting outside for dawn or sunset or both, and just hanging out with new people or friends and family I've not seen in a while.
What I’m doing with my life
Keeping friends close, getting outside as much as I can, and mostly having fun in my chosen and diverse field. I've also managed quite a bit of travel lately including many parts of Taiwan and Japan.

The fall and winter priorities were weekends exploring Colorado, revisiting Kyoto and Nara Japan, and awesome ski trips to Hokkaido and Telluride with friends. Spring was a lot of mountain biking and motorcycle trips. June and July are about recentering with the my insatiable nature throwing some exploration in too.
I’m really good at
Balancing work travel and fun travel. Reading into a negotiation. Cutting to the chase. And occasionally putting my foot into my mouth...and not in a yoga sort of way.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am left handed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I eat sushi and udon noodles once a week if I can find them. I also like most mexican, italian, and thai to go along with my once a month burger or steak. I have a hard time ignoring chocolate chip cookies, blueberry pie, or peach cobbler, especially when any of these are paired with a scoop of ice cream.

I listen to classical while working, pop & hip hop while exercising, and quite a bit of classic rock and vinyl when it strikes me at home or on a road trip. I'll listen to anything live. Jack White seems to resonate in the car pretty well lately.

I will watch just about any movie with the right viewing companion. My latest favorite was The Life of Pi. I'm trying to finish off my list of classic fiction with Moby Dick before again trying to tackle the thick volumes of Russian literature. I also like history and am reading The Dechutes River Railroad War. I don't really watch tv but do delve into Netflix documentaries often.
The six things I could never do without
Water, Mountains, and Sunshine
Travel to different places and the interaction with different cultures and people that this brings
Changes in the weather
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where to meet up with my newly retired parents. Should I get another dog and when. How to put a Japanese bath in my house.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, a drive or motorcycle ride into the mountains for some air followed by a weekend of catching up on some exercise, catching up with friends, and then catching up on some relaxing.
You should message me if
New friends, activity partners, and interesting people are all welcome. I can barely sit still at work and am looking for someone who wants to get off the computer/phone and go do something...find a new cafe, walk into a happy hour, explore a new restaurant, ride a bike trail to coffee or a bakery, go find a bottle of wine, make each other fall off a chair from laughter...plan and execute a big adventure.