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.
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.
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 have a subscription to The Economist, Spacing and The Walrus. Sometimes it takes me months to read them, I'm sad to admit.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bV3wiOZpa8&fb_source=message)
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.
-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.
-cooking...as much as possible
-environmentalism, community-building and volunteering
-playfulness, silliness, and laughing endlessly with friends and family
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