36Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Nature and green things make me happy. I'd rather run than walk. I'd rather be outside than indoors. I'd prefer to grow and forage for as much of my own food and ride my bicycle as often as possible. (I used to not even remember the last time I drove my car. Now, when I do drive, I drive an old 1983 Honda that gets 38mpg.) I enjoy the wind and the rain as much as the sun and the moon. I'd prefer to be dirty, but sure, I'll bathe.

I am a feminist. Ask me about it. I enjoy a good discussion about such things!

I'm working on changing the kind of work I do. Primitive skills and the ability to live in the wilderness is important to me. I'm steadily gaining experience to be a wilderness/outdoor/adventure instructor.

I think of myself as generally kind and compassionate, but I have discovered that some people should be avoided sometimes. Nonetheless, I think I've come to a point where I can accept the idiosyncracies of most people and let them be who they are without getting my knickers in a twist. I've been told I am patient and tolerant, possibly to a fault. I'm a realistic optimist, meaning that I see reality, and it seems to me that most things I would like to accomplish are possible. (Sometimes I get down, though, just like everybody else.)

I enjoy hanging out with friends, family, complete strangers, recent acquaintances, and, one might hope, you.

I eat green things, red things, yellow, purple, and orange things. I do not eat anything with a face. (No, that does not include Mr. Potatohead. Everyone knows the face can be removed first.
What I’m doing with my life
I used to work three jobs, around 50-60 hours per week, but I need to have time for the mountains and forests mere miles (kilometers) away. I manage to find time to socialize, though I would really like to socialize a lot more. If you would like a new climbing, hiking, backpacking, foraging, nature exploring buddy, send me a note!
I’m really good at
Sleeping: I can sleep almost anywhere. . . .
Cycling: I've raced competitively in both sanctioned and alley cat races.
Running: I used to be fast, but a knee injury, etc. etc. I still like to run and would love to run with you (mostly in the same place at the same time, but not necessarily at the same speed).
Creative thinking.
Trivial knowledge
The first things people usually notice about me
People say my blue eyes, but I'm not sure I believe them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Pojar & Mackinnon's book on plants of the Pacific Northwest, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky), A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bill Bryson), The Princess Bride (William Goldman), The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway), The Will to Change (bell hooks), Facing Mount Kenya (Jomo Kenyatta), and others.

Too many to mention.

Television (i.e., the internet):
(I don't really watch much television, and I don't even own a t.v.)
Downton Abbey, Hell on Wheels, Copper, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Elementary, . . .

There's a new show based on the Outlander series of novels. If you watch it, say hello! I would certainly be up for watching it together.

Too many to mention. I like a wide range of things depending on my mood.

Thai, Indian, ETHIOPIAN!!!
Six things I could never do without
My legs
Plants and the magic of chlorophyll!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make the world a better place for everybody.

I love everyone and everything! . . . However, I do reserve the right to make discerning judgments about this world and how I would like to participate in it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting by the phone . . . because it is in my pocket.
Really, it all depends, but hopefully there is something fun to do.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty good with children, I think. Once upon a time, I was thinking I might have some. I'm a little old for that now. . . . But I might could be convinced.
You should message me if
. . . you are still exploring the world and excited about the possibilities of life.
. . . you think I'm something like cute.
. . . you enjoy hiking, camping, cycling, and getting dirty.

Do you have tips for how to survive the OSU-pocalypse? Or the best vegetarian buffet in town?

And I only date women between the ages of 22.425 and 56 1/3. I like a woman who can deadlift her body weight in cantaloupes and has a vocal range spanning 5 if not 6 octaves. But, you know, if you're inclined, please inquire at your leisure.
The two of us