I'm a single dad who enjoys spending time with my kids whenever I have them. They teach me to see things in a different light and I constantly marvel at their trichromatic viewpoint.
Do I have a life philosophy you ask? Why yes, yes I do! The idiomatic phrase "It is what it is" sums it up. It resonates with me because it indicates acceptance. Not to be confused with resignation... Acceptance removes the need to judge - ourselves, others, circumstances, etc., so, when life hands me lemons, I pucker up for as much time as I need, and then I'm done. I'm constantly working on reducing the puckering time. There are so many things in life to be grateful for so why bother dwelling on the stuff that gets you down, right? If we look for roses they'll always be there - it's just a matter of looking in the right places. Oh… and a pair of rose-colored glasses certainly helps.
I enjoy a good hike, but a good hike with great company, followed by a relaxing dinner afterwards… now that's my idea of a wonderful day. If you're patient enough to teach me yoga or won't be embarrassed when I accompany you to your yoga class, then I will eventually learn to be flexible. In return I will teach you to dance, if you don't already know how, and if you do then we can have philosophical discussions on how dancing is such a great metaphor for relationships.
I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes, but I tend to rely on a few favorites when I'm pressed for time. It would be nice to have a culinary coconspirator. You don't have to know how to cook... just be willing to conspire over carrots together.
Developing good designs, learning, growing and constantly seeking to expand my perspective on things.
Laughing as much as possible, and owning and embracing my quirky sense of humor.
connecting with others on a substantive level.
listening, analytical thinking, free association, being a good friend...
Music: Pretty eclectic - I'm into all kinds of blues, swing, indy,classical, r&b, and hip-hop. I especially like music I can dance to.
Shows: The Book of Mormon, Les Miserables, Wicked...
Food: fresh seafood, healthy food, organic whenever possible, food from around the world, and anything I cook myself.
The smell of rain, crackling fire, and thunderstorms. Although these are not in any of the above categories, I just felt like listing them here.
Also, I'm terrible at being pretentious.