I’m a very involved parent of two girls (9 & 10, 50%) but can’t make any more. Feel free to bring your own to the party though! Stable, respectful coparenting relationship with my ex. I also have a cat named Lulu and you must earn her love.
I’ve got a solid career that keeps improving. I love what I do and they take great care of me so I’ve got no reason to wander.
I never got fat and I vow to always stay in decent shape. I’m not a ripped gym rat Abercrombie boy, but I’m proud of the fact that I still have visible abs at age 43. I eat well and stay active. I certainly don’t require physical perfection but I do appreciate someone who values the same approach to life. Do not go gentle into that good night.
Motorcycles are my hobby and I’m passionate about them. Please be ok with that! I’m a safe and respectful rider though — I do it for how it makes me feel, not for an image or reputation or whatever. I’d love to bring you along or help you learn to ride on your own but it’s not a requirement!
In short, I'm ready (and eager) for the real deal. I love getting out, finding good food, having some drinks, etc., but I also really look forward to those jammie nights together on the couch surfing Netflix. It's a balance.
In the mean time, I've become pretty good at being single again and I think I can be a pretty good date! From throwing on a suit and going out downtown to a motorcycle ride in the mountains, I'm down. I make a mean Manhattan and I will cook for you!
I've been overseas a few times in the last couple years, and it rekindled my love of travel. Get your passport ready because we'll be planning something.
I got suckered into taking a Myers-Briggs test at a Canada Day party (yeah, that's right) and I'll be damned if it didn't absolutely nail me. Every. Single. Line. ISTP.
I thoroughly enjoy riding motorcycles, and I'd love to have you on the back for those early morning runs up the Angeles Crest for breakfast at Newcomb's Ranch or a sunset ride up the PCH. I'm mature enough (finally) not to ride like a hooligan everywhere I go and I'm not out to impress anybody or overcompensate for anything. Let's just enjoy the fresh air and the view!
I spend a lot of time with my girls doing fun family-type stuff. We go to museums, hike, cook, hit the beach like bosses, travel a bit, and generally goof off as much as possible.
I love to get outdoors when I can. It used to be for lengthy backcountry adventures, but lately it's been more along the lines of family camping with friends, a fun day hike, or a bottle of wine in the park. These days it tends more toward the quick getaway rather than the epic adventure. Weekend car camping is awesome.
Figuring it out.
Getting out of town for the weekend and doing something random with little or no plan.
Relaxing. Chilling. Spooning. Listening.
Solving problems, from emotional ones to that weird noise your car makes.
Parenting, which is my biggest passion and greatest challenge.
Also probably, shortly thereafter, my work ethic. I know that's a weird one, but I'm proud of it. I get it from my dad :). The flip side of that coin is that I can have a hard time slowing down and relaxing, unless there's someone there to encourage me (hint, hint).
Better Call Saul!
Netflix roped me in and I may need to get into some sort of rehab program. However, I'm all caught up on Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, which has me wanting to do my hair better and drink more whiskey...but not smoke...or philander, at least not to such an extent.
Really great burgers and other red meat-related dishes. Pub-style fish & chips. I freakin' LOVE brussels sprouts. Good veggie food. Not super into sushi, but if I like you enough I can pretend. Train me! I recently ate octopus soup, and finished my bowl, because it was the socially-appropriate thing to do under the circumstances. I feel I am capable of anything now.
Most recent: The Martian, Wonderland Avenue, Monster, Crazy from the Heat. Richard Feynman (#1), Jon Krakauer, Carl Hiaasen. Sometimes things like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the Hunger Games trilogy to satisfy my pop-culture-y side. I recently wrote my high school English teacher asking for a reading list, so I can read the classics for pleasure instead of under duress this time around (update: holy crap he gave me a list that's going to keep me busy for years!).
There's always one big book that I'm reading to my girls, and currently it's The Lord of the Rings.
Royal Blood! Zep, Stones, Jimi, Ben Folds, Morrissey, The Smiths, The Cure, Duran Duran (extra points if you know where they got the name), LMFAO, Chemical Brothers, Ween, TMBG, Weezer, Beck, eminem, Dr. Dre & Snop Dogg, Jay-Z, Willie, Waylon, Kris, King Missile, New Duncan Imperials...
The Conet Project (not really music, but the weirdest, most mesmerizing, most intriguing thing ever)
Kids in the Hall (My pen!!!)
- The outdoors
- Red meat
- A comfortable helmet
(Of course my kids, family, air, food, water, shelter, and all that kind of stuff that people like to list here but that doesn't reveal anything about my personality)
...you have a sense of humor and you're not afraid to use it.
...you are an intelligent, friendly, fit, self-confident woman with an active life of her own but room to share it. Energy and passion are important to me, as are emotional maturity and honesty. Be independent but need me at the same time.
And ladies! You're not the only ones who get lame one-word messages. C'mon -- just because you wield all the power doesn't mean you shouldn't put some effort in!