The stock stuff... I'm a Colorado native, and enjoy the outdoors, hiking, camping, snowboarding, cross country skiing and travel, especially going abroad whenever possible. Seeing and visiting new places has been at a more relaxed place recently, but will continue...
Past lives include being a teacher, spending several years in the nonprofit sector, and running my own business.
Some of my other interests include cooking, listening to weekend NPR programs, teaching myself new things, taking pictures, old photos, music - mostly listening, and digital creative projects. I like being inspired by what and who is around me.
I come from a big family. I have brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews and lots of everything in between.
I'm a bit of a geek - love my MacBook Pro. I do a fair bit of reading online - some techie stuff, some geo and map stuff, and quite a bit of news.
Friends have described me as laid back, a good friend, smart, thoughtful, a good listener, generous, willing to try new things and omoshiroii. I have a good sense of humor, and appreciate a bit of sarcasm. You'll have to add your own adjectives from here...
Teaching myself new things, skills, language, how to (re)build things, etc..
Being packed for a trip with only a few hours notice
Project planning and organizational puzzles
Taking pictures (not to be confused with photography)
Playing with my dog
Enjoying a bottle of wine with friends
Spending time in my hammock
I Enjoy movies, but don't go out to the movies enough.. no horror for me; action adventure is good, crime/mystery is good too. Indie movies where you meet the film-maker is always best. Midnight in Paris was good, Lincoln was really good too. I got to see The Last Waltz at a local theater and loved seeing that on the big screen again.
I had a TED Talks habit for quite a while but now attend local ignite events instead. Recently I discovered the bliss of Apple TV, Hulu, NetFlix and a 'modern' TV. For someone who's never had cable TV, I'm like a kid in a candy store.
Music - leaning towards more mellow stuff these days - I like RadioParadise.com a lot. That implies everything from Air and The Beatles to Wilco, X, Yo La Tengo and Warren Zevon. I'm not a music snob, safe to say. I went to see Hot Tuna recently, but don't go to shows a lot any more.
Food - some faves are Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, breakfast out at a diner - and the best one... "hey, what's that you're cookin' there?". Good news.. I am not that picky or finnicky. I'm not a terrible cook, and can follow a recipe. On the other hand, I'm not great at improvising with whatever is in the cupboard. Cooking is always more fun together. Can you cook?
the freedom to freelance
good miso soup
Most of all, having people around me who are interested in lots of things, in knowing more, in the world around us...
you're not a serial dater, game player or head case