I have found a lot more peace in introspection, and much more fun in living a thoughtful, examined life. Give me something to learn, practice, and perfect, and I couldn't be happier!
I'm looking for the joy and intimacy of communicating one-on-one with the right person, listening to their passions and sharing stories. If it involves a healthy dose of absurd humor, I'll enjoy your company all the more.
Three months into the new gig and I've already been tapped to facilitate a break-out session at our big fall conference. I'm doing research on emotional intelligence and active learning strategies. It's been an excellent career change for me!
Back in grad school, I would host dinner parties and cook for my friends. A long-time female friend commented that I would make an excellent wife for someone someday, haha!
I really like movies, especially "good" movies. But I don't watch them often. The last movie I really liked was Mad Max: Fury Road. I loved the elderly matriarchal biker gang; the one woman reminded me of my grandma, you know, the one who says I'm a catch?
Dance Hall Girls by The Duhks
Trusty Chords by Hot Water Music
Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist by the Weakerthans
Disconnected by Face to Face
Sorrow by Bad Religion
A Speculative Fiction by Propagandhi
If that's the case, the last one is my Mazda3. It's been a wonderful companion on a couple of cross-country road trips.
Sometimes I'm pretending I'm a wealthy arts patron and taking in some theater (I saw Wicked last spring, it was amazing!)
Sometimes I'm at one of my favorite places in Minnesota: Target Field.
Sometimes I'm in bed because I've got a date with my bicycle or my yoga mat at sunrise.
And sometimes I'm staying up super late getting super nerdy playing nerd games with my nerd friends at the nerd shop :D
... you're into board games and/or are nerd-curious and/or interested in dismantling the "boys club" feel of nerdy hobbies.
... you're passionate about something that you'd like to share with me, and/or the idea of learning new things together with your partner is attractive.
... you are Carmen Sandiego. (Hey, a man's gotta dream, right?)