Basically, I'm like MacGyver. I'm trained as an engineer, but I can change your oil, rescue you from a crevasse and fix a flat. I know the difference between Jackson Pollock and Michael Jackson. Generally speaking, I have mad skilz in the kitchen, I make a great risotto, excellent butternut squash lasagna and really good lentil soup. I probably should have been a chef, but who wants to work on the weekends?
I stay active, yoga, running, biking, hiking, skiing, climbing, basically whatever is in season. Just got an alpine touring setup too, totally stoked about that. I'm really interested in meeting someone who maintains an active lifestyle. I don't stay in shape to stay in shape, but rather so I'm always up for anything. I do enjoy racing bikes as a diversion though.
I believe in continuously learning and expanding your horizons, so I'm always interested in learning about a new viewpoint. Some people say I'm condescending. That means I talk down to them, but I think that's just because I'm tall.
I'm an INTJ. I like to joke around and I'm generally the ironic/sarcastic type (at this point you either think this is funny or I sound like a douche), so maybe you don't get it. I don't take anything too seriously, but I can be intense.
As far as meeting people, it seems like I've always been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now I'm in Corvallis, so maybe it just seems like the wrong place, but it is actually really nice here.
Riding bikes and running
Cooking (not baking)
Climbing (ladders, rocks, stairs, mountains)
Noticing the little things
Assembling furniture from IKEA.
Trivia and any kind of word games
My eyes are very blue.
Authors: Chuck Klosterman, Malcomb Gladwell, Jared Diamond, Michael Lewis, Saint Augustine
Periodicals: Outside, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Skeptic, Foreign Affairs, Alpinist, Harpers.
Movies: Platoon, The Big Lebowski (anything Coen brothers), Exit Through the Gift Shop, Fletch, Being John Malkovic, Better Off Dead, Death Proof
Music: The Clash, Sonic Youth, Murder City Devils, The Black Keys, Pavement, DJ Shadow, Spoon, Queens of the Stone Age, Beirut, Arcade Fire, Pretty Lights, Neil young.
TV: Frontline, The Wire, Dexter, Trailer Park Boys
Food: Avocados, any type of fish or seafood.
1. My sister
3. A bicycle (orange Serotta)
4. Set of nice cookware (All Clad)
5. A good read
Hiking the John Muir trail
Finding that special someone to go to Hawaii with me
I have no tattoos