I love adventuring and just about anything that involves being outdoors and in nature (including, but not limited to) hiking, camping, and cruising around on my bicycle (I'm not a hardcore cyclist, more like commuting to/from work and running errands - no spandex required kind of stuff). I make sure that I find time to do yoga regularly; I love me a good post-yoga buzz.
Seeing good live music can keep me giddy for a couple days after the show. I used to live a mile away from a venue that got some really good artists so I would find myself going to shows several times a month.
I'm a bit of a travel junkie and when I say travel I mean traveling and experiencing the culture, not being a tourist/running around from one site to another. I usually have the richest experiences in developing countries, though I definitely appreciate the comfort and beauty of the developed world. Hopefully one day I will be able to say I've touched down on all seven continents. (only one more to go!)
I'm light hearted, generally in a good mood, and quick to smile if I'm having a conversation. I enjoy making others laugh and doing thoughtful little things for the people in my life. It takes a lot to make me angry, in fact the last time I lost my shit was years ago. I laugh A LOT and I appreciate a person who can be funny without being mean. I am comfortable with who I am; I am feminine, without being a "girly girl".
I recently got back into volunteering and am pretty excited about it. I am trying to think of how I can live more simply so that I can give more to those in need and to organizations that I support.
I'm also into mindfulness/meditation, it is something that has had a profound effect on my life so if that weirds you out then we probably aren't going to be a good match.
-listening and asking questions
-appreciating the little things
-enhancing/ruining pictures by making faces in them
-taking care of/helping/nurturing others
-cuddles and kisses
Things I am passionate about
-helping those in need
-thwarting pretty much everything that Trump is pushing
movies-Coen brothers, Wes Anderson, and Taika Waititi flicks, indie stuff, Airplane!, documentaries
shows- Louis, Frisky Dingo, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Arrested Development, Archer, The Wire, Black Mirror, Invisibilia, Radiolab, Snap Judgment, This American Life, Dharma talks
music-too much to put here, but here's a smattering: My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes, Thievery Corporation, Elbow, Beach House, the New Pornographers, Neko Case, Grizzly Bear, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Sigur Ros, Wilco, Spoon, The National, Alt-J, The War on Drugs, music that makes me want to jump around and dance, I also have a penchant for really bad 80's music
food-almost everything (except pickled stuff)
-here's another nugget: ask an open-ended question/give me (or whoever you're writing to) a reason to respond
-you don't feel compelled to have a shirtless picture of yourself on here, it's great that you have a sculpted torso, but that is not on my list of must have's
-you think you might be able to make me laugh, which isn't terribly hard
-you're emotionally intelligent/available