This profile needs to be updated as I wrote it several years ago. But I've been in a long period of ambivalence about dating so I've not put much thought into presentation here.
I've been in Seattle for several years now, and I'm starting to feel at home with my network of friends, like the group of troublemakers I had back in Texas. People that share political ideals and are also good drinking buddies and hiking partners.
It was quite a twisted road that brought me here from Texas. While I loved the northwest and Seattle from my first time here, protesting the WTO, it's taken time to collect all the pieces to make a full life: work, friends, home, meaningful passions. Now I hope to be more available for a partner to share with.
I'm looking for: Someone who cares about the world and is willing to do something about it, but still takes the time for herself and those around her. Someone who is independent but not afraid to love. Someone with an open and adventurous mind...and a body that follows. Someone who can share or at least admire a radical critique of this world and a willingness to work for change. And likes dancing.
Edit: You'll also have to tolerate my transition period from being a professional computer geek to being a nurse. This transition is taking longer than I'd planned and has had higher financial and emotional costs. Onward through the fog!
A word on polyamory:
I hope to someday find a long lasting primary relationship. Whether that relationship is poly or monogamous is not as important as the connection I'm hoping to find.
My housemates think I'm an awesome cook (they told me I should write that) and I think I make great bread.
Edit: Lost the beard
Having said that, heh, I'll make a short and incomplete list.
Music: asian underground, funk, world music, folk, and some punk... like the Clash and Gang of Four. So old school. As someone else said, 'there is life beyond Joe Strummer.' But is it worth living? heh. I've got a djembe but it's been too long since I've been to a drum circle. If my schedule permitted, I'd be in our local labor chorus, singing those old Utah Phillips songs that Ani Difranco so wonderfully re-mixed.
Media: I'm almost always reading something, even if I should be concentrating on school. I have a TV but I only play what I download.
Sometimes it's a quiet night reading or writing. I do try to use the time to relax and unwind but don't feel the pressure to 'make something happen' as I did when I was younger.
I have NO IDEA why the damn survey doesn't think I'm horny - unless it's my determination to not compromise values for cheap thrills, darnit. OkCupid must have some bad procedures somewhere.