What would I say about myself. . . I'm pretty strong willed and opinionated, yet compassionate, passionate, and a great listener. Loving, quick to laugh, and focussed. Though I enjoy engaging in conventional activities, I'm far from conventional. I'm just as comfortable sitting in front of the fire knitting, as I am in my high healed boots, or with my chain saw (though I don't have much use for it these days since moving to the East Bay). I've lots of my own things going on, but have always valued strong connections/friendships/partnership and make them a priority in my life.
I'm originally from the NE, have lived in the NW, Midwest, and overseas. I've got an edge to me, with a great sense of humor (silly, absurd, sarcastic). It's not for everyone, but if you get it, you get it!
I love silence and raucous laughter. I love alone time alternating with people time. I much prefer one on one, or small groups of people to crowds, unless I'm out dancing where I'm totally in my element. I have energy to burn which I do working out: pilates, dancing (funk, hip hop, salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia) biking, hiking. I recently started rock climbing and see myself continuing. Who wants to go climbing?! I am a physical and affectionate person. I am youthful and playful. Love exploring by bike in the Bay area!
I can't say I don't drink, but its pretty few and far between and I prefer to spend time with others who drink little, or on occasion. I know that might make me sound kind of square, but I am far from it. Trust me, I can be plenty boisterous without the use of substances.
I am a self-employed Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach and Teacher. Slowly establishing myself here in the Bay area. In the mean time, I am utilizing my other hyper organizational talents and working as a personal assistant and small business developer.
Music is a long diverse list. Old school funk, hip hop, break beats, Michael Franti, Latin/salsa, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, bachata, reggaeton, folk, big band, Ella and Louis, Adele. Really anything that makes me want to sing, or dance. Barry White!
Love watching films mostly foreign, indie, intelligent. Love funny, but finding funny and intelligent can be challenging. The English are good for that with their sarcastic humor and sense of the absurd. Annie Hall, My Life As a Dog, Little Miss Sunshine, Skakespeare in Love.
Often go by actors these days: Kate Winslett, Toni Colette, Cate Blanchett, Sean Penn, James Franco, Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem being a few of my favorite actors. The list could go on. Love movie dates....seriously, I am a sucker for romance. Holding hands at the movies (or cuddling up on the coach after a long day for a movie) is still my idea of romantic!
I haven't been a television watcher for twenty years. Really, I don't even get reception. That said, a friend did convince me to check out Orange is the new Black on Netflix...
Books. . . .I'm out of the loop on what is new and good in the fiction world. I could use some suggestions. I read a lot of books on alternative health and healing. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (anything by Junot Diaz). Love John Krackauer's books, historical fiction, books that take place in an area I have lived, or traveled to. I just read a novel called "Secrets of the Sea" set in Tasmania. I have been intrigued with Tasmania for a long time. Its on the list of places I would like to go. Most recent book that has really affected me is called Cutting for Stone. I am about to read it again.
Being a dancer is not a requirement, though it would be something fun to share. Just be prepared to engage with me fully on the dance floor of life.
Stars are flattering, but I like a man who is willing to make a first move with a sincere effort.