31Spokane, United States
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My self-summary
I moved to Spokane a couple of years ago for work from school for way too long out east. South Idaho is my home, but I love it here. I lam looking for someone to enjoy the outdoors, go on silly adventures, cause a raucous, and generally have a bad-ass time with. Couch potatoes need not apply.

I enjoy doing an abundance of crazy things. I have been a mountain guide, rock climbing instructor, sailing instructor, hiking group leader, outdoor educator, and general vagabond. I worked running a climbing gym and a cooked for my own catering service once upon a time in grad school. I would totally/sort of plan to live in a van (old-school westfalia) down by the river (awesome, no?).

Right now, (when not working) I wrench on my motorcycle and bicycle all across town. I aim to at least rock climb or do yoga weekly if not more (they sort of are the same thing). They let me now make big-boy decisions (who thought THAT was a good idea??), and so I am trying to not muck it up too direly. And then there is my psychotic/adorable dog who thinks she deserves the limelight all of the freaking time. And has the puppy face to prove it
What I’m doing with my life
In earnest:
I am a resident in internal medicine, with goals to pursue fellowship in pulmonology/critical care and ethics.

With levity:
Too much school, too much work, but finally to take over the world! (the same thing we do every night, Pinky!)
I don't have a set schedule, and live for the excitement of change. Really, I want to have fun, help people, and enjoy the shit out of life

A travel-a-holic, I feel most at home in the outdoors
Impromptu trips
Camino de Santiago, anyone?
I’m really good at
Procrastinating. Making coffee, beer, and bread. Driving long distances.

Cooking. All types of food. Just saying, but I make a mean ratatouille.

Unrelated, but there isnt much in the world that a good whisky can't cure.

Inappropriate dirty jokes.
The first things people usually notice about me
Bags under my eyes. Work lately has been quite hectic. Alas. But you can sleep when you're dead...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Mostly, lately, I read medical literature (not really pleasure reading, but damn necessary). Currently finishing Atul Gawande's Being Mortal. Side note: he is one of my modern-day heroes

The Giving Tree might be my favorite book. Ever. Another side note, did you know Shel Silverstein wrote the lyrics to 'A Boy Named Sue'?!!

I don't watch a Tom of tv or movies, but when I do, it is a lot of the like of BSG, firefly, west wing, the man in the high castle, or documentaries or re-watching planet earth. Also the new Star Trek iterations. I would self-identify as a nature and sci-fi nerd

Music: Close to everything. My Pandora playlists consist of: Wailin' Jennys. Bluegrass. Irish rock, Country, and all of those terrible 80s/90s songs everyone around has to sing to when they come on. And then there are the Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer collaborations, and Willy. Volbeat and Gemini syndrome are current favorites right now.

I live for good local food, and make that a point daily. I also try to limit my ecological footprint. So more of the veggies compared to meats if I can. But bacon...
Six things I could never do without
Good food. Hot sauce. My bicycle/motorcycle. Travel. Coffee. Cowboy boots, aka leather slippers for your whole foot that you can wear to work without people calling you out on the fact (well, mostly)
(underscored - people to share the above with - except the boots, get your own!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Medicine? Philosophy. Life. Metaphysics. Yoga and rock climbing. Biking and beer. Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika. They're all related, somehow...
On a typical Friday night I am
What is this, 'typical'? I might be either working in an ER, drinking a beer, or out canoeing. Can't really decide...

Maybe all three?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I tend to delve into heady conversation rather quickly, and am an unabashed geek. When I was a kid, my aunt's favorite baseball player was Matty Gookus, and so she called me by the same. My mom shortened it to 'Gookus', then transformed that to 'Geekus', then simply to 'Geek.' ...might explain a few things.
You should message me if
You are fun, witty, are not afraid to try new things, live on coffee, enjoy being in the company of others, and are at home in the outdoors and romps around town.

Humor. You have it.

You think we share interests and would get along. We should start over a coffee, beer or glass of wine, and see where we go from there.
The two of us