In addition to law (more about that below), I enjoy learning and reading about the sciences--including a love of science fiction--politics, and a lot of other things! Proud nerd since 1984 :). I'm a vegetarian and have been since 2009. I prefer living my life around and with other people, and I believe that experiences often (though not always) are better shared with someone close.
My friends would describe me as funny, intelligent, sensitive, and sweet. At heart, I'm a romantic. I crave intimacy, and I'm affectionate. I will do almost anything for my friends, family, and loved ones. Although I am very opinionated and independent, I deeply enjoy company. I can easily hold an intelligent conversation and am very open about my own life and experiences. Generally speaking, I am open minded, but I am pretty damn close to being a socialist and essentially cannot converse with most conservatives. So, if you watch Glenn Beck or listen to Rush and think, "That makes sense," I imagine we won't get along too well. I might also sort of believe that organized religion is the root of all evil... So there's that too.
I do not work to live, but I also do not live to work. I am somewhere in between: my work is very important to me and defines a large part of who I am. I count myself very fortunate in a profession the public views as full of charlatans, greed, and unhappiness.
I have the ability to break down almost anything into its basics in order to solve a problem.
I always try to stay supportive of friends and family through their worst, even when things suck for me.
Marathoning Netflix/Hulu on a lazy Saturday or Sunday. I also love being outside, particularly in beautiful San Diego!
Staring contests with my cat. I generally lose, especially because Thelma has a blue eye and a green eye. It's an unfair advantage. RIP/best wishes (fingers crossed) to Louise, who ran away in fall 2012 :(.
Favorite Books: All Quiet on the Western Front; The Brethren; Lord of the Rings (Whole Set); Ender's Game; Speaker for the Dead
Favorite Movies: Saving Private Ryan; The Matrix (just pretend Keanu is a better actor than he is); Ghostbusters 1 & 2; Lord of the Rings (again, Whole Set); Serenity; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; Tommy Boy; and a ton of others I can't think of right now
Favorite Music: I'm a hippie kid deep down, so I really love my parents' music. I'm routinely found listening to the Beatles, the Allman Brothers, and a lot of other 60s and 70s music and artists like Paul Simon or James Taylor. I also like some of the more modern stuff like Vampire Weekend and Silver Sun Pickups. Oooh, and Coldplay... I love Coldplay. I can't stand most rap or country.
Favorite Foods: Thai, Ethiopian (seriously, holy crap), Mexican, Italian, Indian, and pretty much anything and everything vegetarian. But I hate eggplant and olives and blue cheese so so much.
Family (we are very close)
Love and intimacy
Hope for the future
I also spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the human race. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut. And part of me still does. I majored in physics and studied astronomy in college. I hope we can all get to space some day and explore the stars.
I also wonder when we will all stop killing each other and stop being so ignorant and intolerant. I know this sounds generic and idealistic, but I hope we all think about these things regularly.
I am looking for a sweet, intelligent, and cute woman who has her ambitions and cares about society and human rights--things that are really important to me. I want someone who can challenge my views and can teach me something new--someone who will help me become a better person; someone sensitive who will be there for me when things are tough. I prefer a vegetarian or vegan, but if you still eat meat that's fine. And let's be clear: I am interested in building a relationship, so please be emotionally available.
All seriousness aside, a great sense of humor is completely necessary. I am a sarcastic SOB. Can you handle it?