I also have a great appreciation for the theater and arts: going to the symphony, neighborhood art walks. Love live music and comedy, yet tend to get the biggest laughs just hanging out with friends and family. My two biggest passions are hiking and traveling (I lived in Europe for three years). I'm looking for someone who shares similar interests and is always up for exploring new ones that come along. I also like my down time and hope that you do as well. We don't need to share every interest in common but what is important is that we are each willing to support each other in life's adventures that we each pursue.
I believe that the keys to a great relationship are open communication and trust. Each person must be willing to talk openly and directly about their issues and concerns. One must never assume the other person should know how one feels. I can only know how I feel and you can only know how you feel and open communication is a key for the relationship grow.
I also feel that a great relationship is not easy, in fact it will be one of the most challenging things one ever does in life, yet it also will have the greatest rewards for nothing really worth having in life is easy. True commitment takes sacrifice, dedication, accecptance, and understanding. I like to be challenged and will challenge the person I am with but in a supportive and positive way. I believe life is a lot about self improvement and self discovery, it's not about keeping up with the Joneses (who ever they are:) or being better then others, it's about being better then you are now or who you use to be.
Remembering the year various songs that came out in the 80s and the artist (we all have odd abilities)
Seattle has such cool neighborhoods. I'm partial to Fremont & Ballard. Love greasy spoon joints like The Dish, Beth's, Brown Bag Cafe. As far as travel, I've been all over Europe,particularly partial to Eastern countries like Bulgaria & Hungary. Also been to Israel and Afghanistan.
Favorite Stuff in random order: Ethnic food, stand up comedy/improve, Field of Dreams (grew up in Iowa), neighborhood art walks, BoDeans, Simple Minds, Everybody Loves Raymond (haven't found a good comedy since this show went off the air so I still watch re-runs), Breakfast Club, hot sauna, U2, PaperBoys, Monty Python, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Langhorn Slim, Nova, PBS, Frontline, 80s & 90s dance music, amazing mtn views during a long hike. Real Estate Investing & Money Management
As far as latest reads: The Long Walk, Mandela-My Prisoner My Friend, Games Without Rules, Wealth Poverty & Politics An International Perspective, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions,
How predominent people in the STEM fields come up with the theories and ideas they do regarding our physical world. Blows my mind. Are they really that intelligent or is much of it just luck. And how can I contribute more to my field of study.
Contemplating this online dating thing, it's like a necessary evil. It's part job searching and hoping to get the interview; part clothes shopping, it's fun to try on new outfits but the size just isn't right or it looked good on the rack but not on me; part social/human behavior experiment with no conclusions, no patterns, mostly contradictory results. What's your take on it?