I moved to Seattle when I was out of work and got a job offer and needed to continue to support my (many) (adopted) kids. I came back to Cleveland when I realized they were, in fact, not following me out there, and the economy had picked up enough here that I could get a new job. I'm going back some day. When the kids are grown at the latest. I was very happy in the Northwest, but yes, when there I regularly talked up the good things about Cleveland.
Someone said I look stern in my photos on here, but I'm not going to bother to wrestle some up which show me as the happy smiling person my friends say I am. (I also had a date tell me they didn't look like me, but I looked at them and thought they did. But geez, I guess they are a little bit old. I still think accurate. I have short hair now, and those jeans are more patched. I'll try to get someone to take new pictures. My selfies are often the stern ones.)
Love to ride a bike. Any kind, anywhere. My user-name on here is kind of a zen/bicycling reference,
I am playful, kinetic, and gregarious.
I am an activist in the "everybody can look however the hell they want" movement. I love people. I love queer people. I love freaky people. I love interesting people. I consider myself freaky, and would like to think I'm interesting.
That I am kind of quiet (it's an illusion that will be broken when I get to know you a little better, it's just that I am trying to listen to get to know you, where you are coming from, what you are like, first. Though I'm thinking that may be more true in larger groups. If I'm excited I'll talk.)
Food: Veggie food that isn't fake versions of meat-food. Grains, beans and veggies. Rice. Curries. Ethiopian/Eritrean. Red wines, dark beers and sour ales.
Movies: I prefer something with an edge. Excitement or thought. Though fun can be fun.
Books: I don't even know. I can always go back and re-read Vonnegut, or older science fiction, but I like a wide variety. I go to the library and always come back with something.
Shows: I didn't even have a "shows" section for a long time. I don't watch anything new. I caught up on a bunch of the standard geeky fare eventually. Buffy, Firefly, Dr. Who. (Not actually caught up on the Dr. anymore.)
Warm days (or at least the promise that they will return.)
Also if you like riding bikes, music, art, beverages, dancing, activity, whatever. Getting out and doing things. You aren't looking for the one to complete your life, but just want to enjoy life a bit more, and with company.