I've traveled a lot and hope to continue doing so. I'm more apt to head north and explore a ruined castle on windswept moors than sit on the beach and drink pina coladas (though I've done my share of that as well).
I love to cook. Sharing a meal and a bottle of wine with friends is my idea of a perfect evening. I enjoy woodworking and have made several pieces of furniture as well as gifts for friends. I like the outdoors, but haven't been taking much advantage of the beauties of Oregon lately. I'd love to find someone to go on adventures with.
I'm not spiritual or religious. However I've burnt candles in churches for loved ones whom I knew did believe and I'll bow my head politely when you say grace.
I'm a liberal, but if you think 9/11 was an inside job or that drug companies are hiding a cure for cancer then we won't be a good match.
I can't stand snobs, or know it alls, or people who talk behind others' backs. I feel sarcasm should be reserved for people who truly warrant it, like Tea Partiers.
Learning one sentence in lots of language,
Finding a common area of interest with almost anyone,
And apparently making each line in a list longer than the previous.
I love jazz: particularly classic stuff like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk, but I also enjoy the blues, classical music, and 60s/70s rock. I have to admit I didn't know 75% of the people on The Grammys this year.
I enjoy both art house and blockbuster movies. Pretty much anything that is not ultra-violent or where people are mean to one another. Tampopo, 2001, Harold and Maude, and the Zaitoichi blind swordsman movies were some of my favorites. Lately I've enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty and Argo.
As to food, I'll eat anything and everything. But offal is pushing my limits, and the blood taco I ate from the food stand in a market in Mexico was truly disgusting.
Something to ponder
My smart phone
A shower and hot water