A bit about me: People tell me I have a huge heart, though I sometimes lead with my intellect. My work affords me a pretty flexible lifestyle, and when I'm not working I tend to be fairly laid-back. I love adventures and long conversations, hiking, scuba diving, watching movies, riding motorcycles, reading books, and hanging out at Oskar Blues.
I am a people person, but I can make my own fun and am responsible for my own happiness. I've practiced martial arts for many years and I go on zen retreats from time to time, but I am focused on having a great life, not a spiritual path of deprivation and sacrifice. :-) I am committed to growth and practice, but as my zen teacher says, "If you have lost your sense of humor, you have surely lost your way."
A bit about who I'm looking to meet: She is generally happy and easy-going, but can still get things done when needed. She's self-aware, self-sufficient and capable. She enjoys the outdoors and wants to travel the world, but also enjoys time at home with friends or snuggling up together. She is interested in understanding the world, the culture, and the people around her and she'd like a partner to talk it all over with. There's a lot more, of course, but that might be a good start.
If you see yourself in any of that, I'd love to connect.
In the past I've worked on five continents in environments ranging from hotel conference rooms to work sites in the subarctic and the steppes of Asia, but recently my work has been in the US.
Movies: The Incredibles, Casablanca, Bend it Like Beckham
TV: Mad Men, 30 Rock, NCIS, Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers
Books: Iain M Banks, Jonah Lehrer, Terry Pratchett, Niall Ferguson, Steven Pinker
Food: Barbecue, Sushi, Burgers, Fish & Chips, Chinese
Good food & drink
And, since I've been on OKCupid:
Why are so many of the questions so over-simplified or bizarrely polarized:
"Which shade of gray is your favorite? A. Black B. White C. I hate all colors."
For most, I feel like some explanation is necessary. And for some I just can't find an answer I can work with.
Sharing a quiet evening at home.