33 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
*I will be in San Francisco for a week end of July/early August because it's one of the dreamiest places in the world, and has some of the dreamiest men. Just saying.*

I'm rather short, but try to make up for it by jumping up and down a lot. I love dancing, lazing outside in parks in the summer, cooking up vegetables, and getting around all seasons by bike. I'm up with social, environmental, gender, et al justice and general lefty-stuff. Sometimes I get into raucous political arguments at parties but always end the night as friends.

Sometimes I look at the profiles of San Francisco men because I used to live there and miss it and dream of going back and goddamn you gents are fine. Not that Toronto guys aren't. You are also cute. Both so cute. Eugh.

*Except for when I'm in SF* 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
Filling my life with laughter, love, and learning. I have a wonderful but rather time consuming job at an environmental organization, where I often have to shake myself to believe I'm paid for this work. I am committed to community building and love getting involved where I live, and I volunteer in bits and pieces around the city, mostly on bike stuff.
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 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, The Usual Suspects, Lord of the Rings, anything with Buster Keaton and yes, I laughed quite heartily at the new 21 Jump Street.

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 in that I try not to eat meat or fish unless I know where it's come from and/or how it was harvested. But I try not to be a pretentious jerk about it.
The six things I could never do without
-my sweet, sweet bicycle
-dancing, walking, goodlifing, the occasional jog much as possible
-environmentalism, community-building and volunteering
-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
Bouncing around at different parties, shows, or events, laughing, learning, or debating the merits of health care loudly in a kitchen (it's happened more than once).
Otherwise, I may be:
-swing dancing
-curled in bed listening to the CBC 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.
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.