I am filled with apparent oxymorons (but hopefully, avoid being a moron): I am both easy-going and particular; love meeting people, socializing, and having dinner parties, but need quiet time alone; love to travel and move around, but like to have a home to come back to; I don't consider myself an "outdoor" person but I like wall-climbing, biking, and nothing gives me as much pleasure as skiing (well, almost nothing); I get over-involved in my work, but love my time off to travel or get away from work. I can be critical but not judgmental, open-minded and interested others' ideas and opinions—some appreciate this for my honest opinion.
I am kind of traditional, but I live an un-traditional lifestyle: I am fortunate to be able to afford to escape the corporate world to explore travel, skiing (and teaching skiing), creating startups, and develop my skills in photography.
I love stimulating, intellectual conversation. I love trying new things. And I love traveling (especially visiting my international friends, but I should see more of our own country, too).
Perhaps, most importantly, my god-daughter says I'm a better bedtime story-reader than her parents or her grandmother! :-D
I've lived most of my life in California (aside from a stint in Germany) and I am currently in Seattle, because that's where the flow of life brought me. I don't have strong roots here, though... I'll see where I flow to next. :-)
Let's start a conversation!
Book: Goedel, Escher, Bach (does anyone have a copy I can borrow)? I don't read enough, but I love to hear about others' opinions of books.
Food: All, esp Italian
Movies: Helvetica, Inception, Spinal Tap, Gattaca, Ronin, Memento, Alien, Blade Runner, Sixth Sense
TV: Modern Family, Friday Night Lights, Top Gear, Nova, Frontline, 60-minutes, Weeds, Parenthood, Entourage, Californication, Desperate Housewives, The Office, True Blood, Terms of Engagement, CSI(s), Arrested Development, Pushing Daisies
Music: almost anything live; most music, but especially World Music, Alternative, Progressive