33Manhattan, 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.

I need a distraction from the hub-bub that is life in the city. I get too focused on work and extra-curricular activities, and need people that are fun to hang out with, on either romantic or platonic levels (or somewhere in between). No commitments required unless we click and both want one. Casual dating and/or new friends = yes yes yes.

I don't have A list, so if you "like" me but don't message me, I have no idea who you are. :(
What I’m doing with my life
Working too much. Having a love affair with bicycles. Traveling. Trying vaguely to figure this shit out...

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 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 f'ing 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 or a cocktail 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
Focusing on whatever I'm doing at any given time. To the point of ignoring everything else in the world. This is detrimental to normal inter-personal relationships.
The first things people usually notice about me
Short hair. Or my often androgynous style.
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.
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?"
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!
The two of us