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My self-summary
Hello! I'm a playful downtowner who doesn’t let a little snowflake stop me from getting out and enjoying the city. Unless you’re a persuasive little snowflake and then I’ll consider staying in and marathoning The Wire with you.

Things I’m into: BIKING! cafes, live music, visiting my parents in the Beaches, politics, the envi-ron- ment (Paris and Pittsburgh!), social justice, and the beat goes on…

I'm interested in investing in someone long-term. In other words: I’m ready for a mutually loving, affectionate, kind relationship—where we are enhanced by each other, and all of that grand stuff.

So if you are looking for more than just a bedroom romp…
What I’m doing with my life
I love my work. I run a small environmental and political not for profit. I am involved in a host of extra-curriculars, including bike advocacy and community building. I’m also ten bicep curls and a deep squat away from being a certified fitness instructor.

And…I'm getting better at that work-life balance thing (a bonus of older age, perhaps?).
I’m really good at
Dancing. Swing dancing. I also challenge your taste buds to a cook-off. My brother and I cook dinner for our folks 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.

I'm also good at doing this bendy thing with my fingers which makes me…flexible…or an escape artist.
The first things people usually notice about me
I like to make people laugh. I can be quite silly, and I love to laugh at myself. I'm friendly—I might even listen to your story about Aunt Netty and her three-legged cat Lester.

I've been told that I smile a lot. I have piles of energy, but I also love getting deep into discussion about everything from politics to neuroscience to whatever interests us. It’s all about finding someone who gives (and takes) good conversation.
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).

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.

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!
 much as possible
 Environmentalism, community-building and volunteering
 Playfulness, silliness, and laughing endlessly with friends and family
 Intimacy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The environment, politics, who are the 50 million people who have bought Nickelback albums?

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.
The two of us