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My self-summary
Hello! I'm a playful downtowner who loves getting around all seasons by bike, sit in cafes, visit my parents in the Beaches, and am down with politics, environment, social justice, gender issues, and all that good stuff.

I run a small environmental and political not for profit and I love my work. I'm involved in a host of "extra curriculars" including: bike advocacy and community building, training in organizing and movement building, and supporting other organizations in learning how to fundraise. I am also currently training to be a fitness instructor - while being active doesn't govern my life, it is important to me.

With this, hanging with my awesome family and friends, sitting in my apt in my underwear watching Call the Midwife on Netflix and doing sudoku, I have a pretty full and tasty life. I like to put that out there because it makes my schedule an unholy mess.

I'm interested in investing in someone over the longer term. In other words, I've cracked open my heart and am ready for a mutually loving, affectionate, kind relationship (we are each enhanced by the other, and all that). So if you are just looking for a bedroom romp, as lovely as that sounds, I ain't the cat for you.
What I’m doing with my life
I find it hard to believe I get paid to do what I do, In my organization, I do everything from writing the strategic plan to buying post-it notes. While I love my work, I'm getting better at that work-life balance thing (a bonus of older age, perhaps?), and am generally better at accepting that I'm going to cock things up every once in a while.
I’m really good at
Well, I like dancing. Swing dancing in particular floats my boat, though I'm just as likely to be burnin' it up at some outdoor live music and am on a one-woman mission to get Toronto to dance. I'm told I'm funny, and good at being a little bit off the wall. I'm also good at doing this bendy thing with my fingers which some think is cool. Or gross. Whatever.

I make tasty food and absolutely love to cook. My brother and I cook our folks dinner a few times a month, usually from a different country each time. Ethiopia, Italy, and el salvadore were delicious. Kiribati and east Timor were...different.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to make people laugh, can be quite silly, and love to laugh myself. I hope that the first thing people notice is that I'm friendly. I've also been told that I smile a lot. And I have piles of energy, but also love getting deep into discussion on everything from politics to how the world is falling apart to neuroscience (if I have a conversation partner who will explain it to me).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Don't Think of an Elephant by Geoge Lakoff, The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Colorblind by Tim Wise, Just War by Howard Zinn, Opening Up by Tristan Taormino, All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews, The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood, Anything by Alice Munroe. This Crazy Time by Tzephorah Berman.

I read the news, and especially the regularly disheartening reports about climate change (I'm that guy at a party). I also had a subscription to The Economist but it would take me weeks to read and a new one would arrive every week and mock me and I soon couldn't face the piles of stories waiting to be consumed. So that was the end of that. But I still subscribe to Spacing and The Walrus.

Blazing Saddles, Away From Her, Downfall, Waltz with Bashir, Dr. Strangelove, The Usual Suspects, Lord of the Rings, anything with Buster Keaton, and I really liked the new Ghostbusters, despite some problems.

Leon Bridges, Souljazz Orchestra, Basia Bulat, Sarah Harmer, Beatles, Motown, Joel Plaskett, Hayden, Gordon Lightfoot, Charles Bradley (aka the "screaming eagle of soul"), Lemon Bucket Orkestra, big band jazz, most kinds of live music and...Anything that facilitates groovin' (this, for example:

Local, seasonal veggies and fruit, cheese, beans, spicy curries of any kind, and a home cooked meal with a friend or family.
I'm a mostly-vegetarian but won't say no to momma's roasted chicken dinner and matzoh ball soup.
Six things I could never do without
-my sweet, sweet bicycle. I fall in love every single time I get on it.
-physical activity: dancing, walking, Goodlife fitness classes, the occasional jog. I also want to try rock climbing, and am afraid of yoga, even though I know it's good fo rme. much as possible
-environmentalism, community-building and volunteering
-playfulness, silliness, and laughing endlessly with friends and family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The environment, politics, how we communicate with each other, how I can sneak more high fives into my daily life, what you are thinking about right now.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting with friends and getting all deep on feelings and stuff
Sweaty, fun dancing
Otherwise, I may be:
-making tasty food and high fiving myself for making tasty food
-curled in bed listening to the Canadaland and doing sudoku (aka brain crack). These days, I am burning my way through X Files and The Good Wife
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sometimes like to dress up and go out in public. I recently dressed in a onesie with a friend and we rode bikes and lounged in the park. It was glorious. I also own a sparkly pink bike cape. Not so private since I wear it to work while cycling through the financial district. It makes Torontonians panic because they don't want to be rude and stare.
You should message me if
You have a sense of humour, are looking for someone in a serious way, have at least some of your sh#t together (that can look different for everyone), and find me someone funny/charming/alluringly strange.
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