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I'm an east coast girl through and through who loves Northern California. I've been here 14 years but never find the landscape any less dramatic every time I see it. There are so many sunny, beautiful days and on any one of them it kills me to be inside. Hiking/backpacking, swimming and climbing are my favorite activities. I've also been taking a woodworking class for about the past year (my current project is a chair... I'm not totally sure how it'll turn out yet but even if i screw it up completely I'm loving the learning process :)). UPDATE: my chair is finished and kick-ass awesome!
I like to be active. I used to lead a run club but a foot injury turned me into a swimmer. I now swim whenever I can (I'm a member of the masters swim team and just joined a synchronized swimming team) and can't imagine giving it up. And I've taken on rock climbing and I'm totally addicted!! (and pretty good, i think. ;)). But don't get me wrong, I definitely know how to relax, too... a crossword in the park or a horror movie and homemade popcorn on a rainy day.
I'm an art gallery director so, consequently, go to a fair amount of art openings and events. But I don't take myself too seriously. I'm goofy and clumsy and sarcastic. My idea of a good time is boardgames with friends or bowling.
I'd like to find someone who enjoys outdoor activities like climbing or hiking or camping or kayaking (I'm not good at it but i love it) or something else that I don't do but would be willing to teach/share with me (I'm always open to new things). And someone who is ok with doing dorky things with me like history walks and cribbage games and ghost tours. I love a sense of humor. Also a sense of exuberance -- an openness of personality. Patience, honesty, integrity... all obviously important.
I've been described as warm, generous, non-judgmental, funny, sincere, goofy, sarcastic. The more you get to know me, the more you'll see.
I hope this glimpse of me is helpful.
I was IMing a friend the other day about a daydream I had about my Mr. Right. I thought I'd share...
me: i had a weird little moment at the auction last night.
i saw this guy walking around.
he wasn't anything super special.
but he was tall and slim and had wild dark hair and scruff.
not toooo good looking to be cocky. ;)
anyway i had this total daydream about what i imagined him to be like.
and in doing so, i kind of envisioned part of the type of guy/relationship i'm looking for/want.
Friend: which is?
one with a lot of pizza and sex?
me: well i can't really put it into words. it was a daydream. but...
he was just really kind and goofy and super smart.
and really funny in a dorky sort of way.
he was enthusiastic about things.
happy, too. but not in an unrealistic hippie sort of way.
with lots of integrity (but not in a self-righteous way).
but mostly that we could talk and talk and talk about anything. and we made each other laugh a lot.
me: but what really really hit me.
Friend: sounds nice
me: was that he was super super kind to me.
just adored me. but was so sweet to me.
Friend: you do deserve it
And I not so secretly want a trad-leading boyfriend who can take me climbing every weekend and who's fantastic in bed. :) (like... really into sex and climbing.)