kivamoed
50 Lake Oswego, United States
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My self-summary
Greetinz, men of OKc. What a fun place, huh? Maybe for the extroverts. I'm not an extrovert, but still a perfectly decent human being. In addition to being introverted and perfectly decent, I would describe myself as:

• A nature lover. I like hiking and nature photography. I moved to Portland from N. CA about 4 years ago, and my favorite places so far are Mt Rainier, Astoria, and the Gorge (of course.) I've made a few longer trips out to national parks, including Glacier National Park and Yellowstone/Tetons.

• A creative thinker. I work at a Portland web design agency as a UX Designer. That's kind of a strategist position where you get all the fun of thinking about new projects and none of the actual work required to make them functional. I have to keep reminding myself I am *supposed* to make things up for my job.

• A funny person. I like to joke around and laugh a lot. I think being happy is one of the greatest gifts you can give someone. Happy within reason, of course! Not unreasonable happiness.

Here are some exceptional qualities I'm looking for in a man:
• Great sense of humor
• Very smart
• Plenty liberal
• Likes hiking and nature
• Willing to lead but not a control freak
• Lives a healthy lifestyle

If you are into primal diet that's a plus. I'm really not at all strict with the diet, but I do cook with primal in mind. I'm fine with someone who is avoiding grains, sugar, alcohol, processed food, etc.
What I’m doing with my life
There's been a long process of moving/remodeling. Now just starting to see friends again and look for enjoyable activities that are not home improvement.
I’m really good at
... being a supportive friend. My friends are hugely important to me and I give them a lot of time and attention.
The first things people usually notice about me
Dimples & rockin' body!! Ha. Weirdly, people often tell me I'm very smart. I don't feel like a very smart person, although I do believe I'm always right, which is illogical when you think about it.

A friend told me once that what she appreciates in me is that I like everything to be aesthetically pleasing - even tupperware. That is kind of true; I'm sensitive to beauty and ugliness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Ray LaMontagne, Nick Drake, Phoenix

Movies: Moon; Pride & Prejudice 2008; Life of Brian.

Old TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Battlestar Galactica & House.

Current TV: Vikings, Your Pretty Face Is Going to HELL

Authors: Octavia Butler, Kage Backer, Ursula LeGuin

Novels: Engine Summer, Dune, Garden of Iden

Webcast: comediansincarsgettingcoffee

Food: Breakfast

Diet: Paleo

Venn Diagram: Junction of men I'm interested in and men that are interested in me.

Pie Diagram: Pie eaten vs Pie uneaten

Psychology: Positive (Happiness Advantage)

Mental State: Flow

National Park: Mt Rainier

Local Walk: Tryon Creek

Game: Words With Friends
The six things I could never do without
[5] Physical contact with other human beings
[4] The internetz
[3] Hot showers
[2] New Seasons
[1] The timer on the stove
[0] trees

Three things I could do without for the rest of my life...
[-1] the sound of a metal spoon scrapping against a ceramic bowl
[-2] people who honk at me because I've made them wait one extra second
[-3] This phrase in a profile "My kids have first dibs on my free time." Single fathers out there - you should be trying to convince me you DO have time for a romantic life, not telling me to get in line.

(I have to come back with some more complaints later)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lately I've been thinking about this radio broadcast: https://chriskresser.com/4-natural-alternatives-to-aspirin/

I ignored medical advice to take low dose aspirin therapy for years and now I feel vindicated. Currently taking fish oil and policosanol, drinking red wine, exercising, etc. No aspirin.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting excited about the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have nothing private to admit, but here is a video I really like

https://youtu.be/h50Q47W80ao
You should message me if
You live nearby and you are looking for a relationship. You are into a healthy lifestyle; no drugs or heavy drinking, plz. And you are amenable to meeting quickly, rather than having an email correspondence.

NOTE: I can't see who has "liked" me, so if you want me to know you've LIKE'd me you can subvert the system by sending a message that says "LIKE"
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