I am easy going, complex, and fun-loving.
I'm a very passionate person.
I'm very open minded, and appreciate people who are not afraid to engage their brains, regardless of a differences of opinions - just have a sense of humor about yourself and life.
I was born and raised in the UK, and have lived all over the world. I am intrigued by cultures, and love checking out new places and people.
I would really like to meet someone special who shares a drive in life, hopefully for the ocean, beaches and mountains. i love cities too, but need balance of being in the water, or snowboarding down a beautiful mountain too. For fun I like surfing, climbing, yoga, snowboarding, travel, music/dance, photography/art/design, humor, close friends & family, and film/movies.
I'm an IT consultant. It gives me great freedom and I get to work with great clients.
I'm trying to reduce my carbon foot print, so trying to practice a gentler lifestyle.
Friends also tell me i have good self-awareness and emotional intelligence. I feel those qualities help me to be calm under pressure. (i fair well in stormy weather.)
i really enjoy autobiographies. just read Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier, Along the Way by Emilo Estevez and Martin Sheen, and Life by Keith Richards.
this year i also got really into Don Winslow, especially Savages and Kings of Cool.
Just finished reading "Long on Adventure" by John Long. very inspiring to say the least.
"How to breathe underwater" by Julie Orringer - wow!
I love so many movies, ranging from art house to commerical. i'm a movie-slut for sure - as are both my brothers. Just saw Skyfall, the new Bond film. It is a great reboot of a classic series (go Brits with style! - yes, i do like wearing a suit). Although late to watch it, i just saw Tsotsi (2005). Not sure how i didn't see that one because it was amazing. Others include Fight Club, Bridesmaids, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, Seven Samuari, Lucky Number Sleven, American Beauty, Treasure of the Sierra Padre, M, The Piano...i could go on...
Music: This is a long winded topic, but i'll try to be brief. If stuck on an island and given only 3 artists to listen to it would be Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Marley and Elvis. Huh? Yup, kind of diverse. i love dance music too, and the electronica list would drag. feel free to ask, for i love talking and sharing music. i grew up with punk, so that also holds a dear spot in my library.
I tend towards spicy food in general. love tons of veg and fruit. if having to be specific, most asian food works well for me.
Organic options :-)
Love Central Kitchen, Flour and Water, Heirloom, Slow Club, Plow. Just went to Sumiya in Santa Clara - great izakaya in the bay area!
i'll ignore the "six things" and add the almond croissant and 24 hour cold brewed coffee at Coffeebar SF. i don't know if they're really "can't live without", but they are damn good!