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.
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.
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.
-Introducing me to one of the many wonders of the city. Art museum? Restaurant? Your favorite local bar? Etc.
-Beverage (adult or otherwise) on a patio in the sun.
-Dinner and the symphony!