32 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I'll grant you access to my life thesis at some point after the 3rd date.
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it.

Just moved to NYC after 10 years in Portland, OR. Portland was great, but I should have left a few years back- and, (secret!), looking back it feels a bit like a bad dream... So happy to be back on the east coast...

Attempting to challenge my mind and body almost every day. Settling into life in the city. Consciously thinking about how I'm interacting with the world, and trying thoughtfully to make it a better place for all of us to live in, without trying to make those changes in a manner that will eventually burn me out from thinking/engaging in those types of things too much.

I'm (one of the many) young professionals in NYC who works- sometimes a bit too much. But I do cool stuff! Designing buildings is really nifty! And I work with great people in the architecture/engineering/construction industry! So while work is sometimes really stressful, it's also pretty darn rewarding.

When I'm not at work, I can usually be found doing one of the following: biking aimlessly around town (or out of town); walking long distances; attending a lecture; attending a political meeting; browsing books; reading- somewhere...; drinking tea; grabbing a pint of cider at the pub; chatting with strangers; chatting with friends; building things; gardening (/killing plants); contemplating the fact that I have too many hobbies and interests; trying to figure out "life as an adult".

Or I'm eating.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
In Portland, I was sometimes characterized as a bit offputting. Apparently that was because I'm from the east coast, generally direct, and confident..
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
After many years spent reading political non-fiction, I've rediscovered my voracious appetite for a good story- pretty much I've been reading whatever is recommended or on sale at Powell's (now- the Strand!) or whichever other bookstore I happen to stop in.

Food: Some foods hate me, but whatever- I can usually find a gluten free option almost anywhere. I could eat Thai every day, Indian is great, and of course anything made with fresh local veggies and fruits rocks my world. I've considered raising rabbits as a meat source, but haven't yet learned how to skin them....

Music? Turn it on, and I'll probably be bouncing my head around and singing in a few minutes, no matter what it is. Although to be quite honest I spend a lot of time listening to classic rock.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Will that structure stand up in an earthquake? What is the next thing I'm going to eat? Did I just say something that makes me look like an idiot? Am I about to say something that makes me look like an idiot? Are you flirting with me, or are we just having good conversation? What am I going to do with myself after work/this weekend? How is it that people are so awesome?
On a typical Friday night I am
"Typical Friday night?"


Possibly either at the gym/in the pool/on a bike ride, at home cooking, at the bar for happy hour, and whichever of the above, typically in bed pretty early because I'm exhausted after a long week. This question should ask about Saturdays. Or "your last worknight of the week".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Often I forget how old I am... then OKC reminds me.
You should message me if
You would like to engage in one of the following activities:
-Introducing me to one of the many wonders of the city. Art museum? Restaurant? Your favorite local bar? Etc.
-Bicycle ride!
-Beverage (adult or otherwise) on a patio in the sun.
-Dinner and the symphony!