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My self-summary
Just moved back to Massachusetts after a few years out west (Texas, Nevada and California). Haven't had a chance to update my profile yet... So take everything below with a grain of salt since I'm no longer living in Lake Tahoe.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the hospitality business (along with half the people in this town I think). I would not say I am passionate about what I do for work but it pays the bills and gives me the freedom to move almost anywhere I put my mind to, so that parts good.
I’m really good at
I enjoy good conversation (meaning talking about more than the weather). Good food, the outdoors, snowboarding, exploring the great Tahoe area and beyond. Oh and did I mention snowboarding?!?
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a bit on the tall side and pretty lean too. People often ask me if I'm Russian or German (no and only a little). So I guess picture a tall Russian or German. I may look a little intense if you catch me deep in thought but I assure you I'm a friendly guy and I'm probably thinking of something really interesting that I would be more than happy to converse with you about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read mostly non-fiction history, biography and popular science type books. But I do enjoy a good novel as well. Kurt Vonnegut was my favorite fiction author but now I think Steinbeck has dethroned him after I went on a bit of a kick reading Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden to psych me up to move out west. Also like Kerouac, Camus, Hemingway and a smattering of others.

As far as television goes I like absurd comedies like early season The Simpsons, MTVs The State (from the early 90s) for recent comedies Portlandia, East Bound and Down, Arrested Development don't really watch much broadcast television but if you're really into 30 Rock or Community you won't have to twist my arm to get me to watch it with you.

I really prefer intense dramas of the HBO post-modern variety where main characters actually might die. Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Sopranos and Treme are great.

Also really weird out there documentaries fascinate me. Things like The Wonderful and Wild Whites of West Virginia, Life on the Mesa, Dark Days and most of the journalism videos on www.vice.com

For food I like a good steak but can enjoy vegetarian cuisine as well. Really not crazy about most fake meat so if you're a vegetarian lets just make meals that are supposed to be made with vegetables instead of faking meat. Sushi is great, Vietnamese Pho Soup is a favorite and I'll never turn down a good falafel. I guess here is a good place to mention I like to sample lots of quality micro-brew beers and I'm a bit of a coffee snob.
Six things I could never do without
My bicycle
Huge collection of music w/ decent speakers.
Being able to get in touch with friends and family when I need them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My place in the universe.
What's that song stuck in my head.
What crazy awesome people I haven't met yet, but will. (you could be one of those!)
On a typical Friday night I am
Too soon to tell what a typical Friday night in Tahoe will be for me. Back in San Antonio it was going to see music at bars, going on big collective bike rides (sort of like critical mass) or having friends over to the apartment to hang out and be lazy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Back when I was a little kid my neighbors made fun of my big head calling me Tomato Head. Luckily I grew into it, I think (maybe people are just more polite now?).
You should message me if
You're a reasonably laid back girl whose default state of being isn't super stressed or crazy (I can handle small doses of those but not constant). You want to go out and explore new restaurants, go hiking, skiing/snowboarding or even better suggest things I haven't done before. Reading a few blurbs on a profile don't really describe a person well so if I've piqued your interest message me to get a better feel and maybe we can meet up and see if we click.
The two of us