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My self-summary
I moved to San Francisco almost four years ago for work, and find myself loving the city more and more every day. I’m originally from the Midwest, but moved here after spending 7 years in Colorado.

I love to travel. I've been all over the world and have every intention on continuing to visit more incredible places whenever I have the chance. It's not just about the places you go, but the people you meet. I know I'm a better person from the people I've encountered on my travels, even those I met only briefly or thought didn't affect me.

At home, I like to go out and have a few drinks and great conversation, explore the city, relax at the park, take a trip to wine country even the occasional "over the top night." I have a great group of friends and weekends nearly always find us together either finding a new event or festival, exploring a new restaurant or bar or generally getting up to no good.

That said, I also like to be able to relax and just enjoy a quiet evening vegging at home. I LOVE to cook and lately have been know to cook for large groups of people totally on a whim.

I've also gotten really into the gym lately, but it's by no means an obsession. I also just started taking cello lessons.

I work an 8-5 professional job and while I used to say I’m very career focused, I’m also at a point where I want to spend more time working to live and not living to work. None of this is to say that my career is unimportant to me or that I don’t intend to continue to climb the corporate ladder and all that… it’s just that I’ve caught myself being so consumed by career success that I stop enjoying life. I also used to be a big time politics junky, and still try to keep up with what’s going on, but I’ve gotten so exhausted by the endless back and forth and general stupidity of our politicians that it’s not something I focus on as much as I once did. Although, I did go door to door in Reno for the Obama campaign to help him win Nevada and it was an incredible experience.

I'm always willing to learn and try new things... everyone has something to teach us right? And of course, I'm always happy to teach about what I know. That said, I'll admit to being a bit stubborn unless I'm shown hard facts and data.

I'm super type "A" and pretty ADHD, which means a few things: 1. My ambition sometimes gets in the way of appreciating the small things in life, 2. I get really put off by people who don't take responsibility for their own lives, 3. I am a bizarre mix of super extroverted and shy and 4. I tend to be too aggressive and honest about what exactly I want (which can change pretty frequently). I'm also pretty steadfast in my beliefs but I love being challenged. I'm an ENTP.

Also, I love science. I was the kid who took things apart and almost burned down the house trying to build 'experiments.' I'm driven by data and facts and things that can be proven. However, my educational background is decidedly NOT in science and it was only recently, after dating a scientist to be honest, that I realized just how much I'm drawn to it. I've actually debated taking some science classes at a college in the City just for fun. Take me on a date to Night Life at Cal Academy and you'll totally win me over! :)
What I’m doing with my life
Right now just trying to enjoy the city and taking time to stop and smell the roses and meet some great new people. I really need to get up to Tahoe more often than I do, and am planning to get my SCUBA certification sooner than later.
I’m really good at
Debating for hours. Finding middle ground. Finding an adventure in the seemingly mundane. Plotting how I plan to survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
The first things people usually notice about me
My willingness to say whatever is on my mind. Or perhaps that despite my job in PR, that I can be totally politically incorrect!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: Sushi, or a great steak and of course, wine.
Movie: Goonies is my all time favorite, and I'm also very partial to Empire Records. That said, I'm a huge horror movie junky. Also really enjoy Sci Fi.
Books: Don’t judge me that recently I’ve been reading way too much young adult fiction! I blew through the Hunger Games books in 3 days and polished off all the Sookie Stackhouse novels, finally got around to reading all the Harry Potter books and am just starting A Song of Ice and Fire. I also love Dan Brown, read all of The Girl Who [Verbed] the [Noun] books, Classics, even some History or bizarre theory books.
Music: Huge 80's fan. Also, love anything with a good melody and great lyrics.
Six things I could never do without
Caffeine, intelligence, passport, great friends, motivation, curiosity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything! I think way too much. You name it, I've probably obsessed about it at some point.
On a typical Friday night I am
Who knows?! Often I'm just relaxing at home after a busy week. But, I could be at a work function or out and about. Friday's are sort of my "I've just got to see" days.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a hopeless romantic. Yeah, I try to be all ambivalent when it comes to meeting a great guy but aren’t we all kind of hoping to meet Mr. Right?
You should message me if
You're a great guy looking to meet like-minded people. I’m really looking for someone with a good head on his shoulders. Someone who has a passion for life, a sense of adventure and the ability to have a deep conversation but can also be totally goofy at times. Please be serious, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Be stable in your life and not into all the typical drama and trauma.
The two of us