58Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a rusted-to-the-bone Oregonian who intentionally choses to live here.

I prefer challenges over repetition, adventure more than predictability, depth of character over friendliness. I love to travel and have visited 32 other countries totaling about 25 months. My favorites are New Zealand, Austria, and Ireland for the excellent combination of super friendly, considerate, intelligent people and beautiful scenery.

OkCupid says I'm more into sports than most guys: that's misleading. Sure, I like to play volleyball, go bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, skiing, hiking, scuba, etc. But I have less than zero interest in watching sports. (Unless I'm waiting for the court.)

I am complex, crazy, and trusting
What I’m doing with my life
Exploring neglected aspects of my character. I was way too serious for "useless" things like painting, drawing, and pottery in school. Now I'm blending art with science, like making movies, 3-D modeling of objects, made a set of ceramic baking dishes, interior design, and challenging solid culinary skills with the perfect soufflé and lemon meringue pie (separately).
I’m really good at
Knowing right from wrong; being true to myself; discovering the good people. Correctly judging a restaurant or hotel from the outside—in every country I've been to.
The first things people usually notice about me
missing five limbs, third eye, belly button fuzz, and a lisp. Oh, and that damn cowlick.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Cinema: 2001: A Space Odyssey for its many levels of meaning and impressively high production values (in 1968!)

Musical artists: R.E.M., Aaron Meyer and Bill Lamb, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jimmy Buffet, Cirque du Soleil, Carly Simon, Meat Loaf, A-ha, Blues Traveler, Cyndi Lauper, Keiko Matsui, No Doubt

Food: Vegetarian, Thai, Greek, Italian, Indian; definitely not British, Polynesian, and S.A.D. (Standard American Diet: burgers, chips, cheez whiz, hot dogs, etc.)
Six things I could never do without
practical footwear for whatever adventure is, uh, at foot; purpose and meaning; imagination; humor, well developed; the certainty of mathematics.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how the flight characteristics of unladen African and English Swallows is related to parliamentary procedure, whether hummingbirds will ever develop civilization, what people did before toilet paper and towels, and what my cat really thinks of me.
On a typical Friday night I am
lately it's been revising the script of a feature length movie in development for a couple years with a core of five people, all quite unlike me, except we're one mind for "telling the story well." Adversity and disagreements provide amazingly creative work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm reluctant to advertise my faults
You should message me if
... you hate country music and are open-minded, already have everything you need in life, thoroughly enjoy being outdoors—especially in the rain, enjoy scuba (particularly in the northwest), aren't out of shape, and aren't allergic to felines.
The two of us