ShoesClues
54 Duvall, United States
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My self-summary
Fun, thoughtful, kind, genuine, creative, subtly romantic, and intelligent with a quirky sense of humor. Closet extrovert with introvert leanings.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
Exploring ways to be more present. It's a simple concept, but living it consistently is not quite as simple.

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.
I’m really good at
thinking about practicing yoga, then procrastinating until that thought goes away.

connecting with others on a substantive level.

listening, analytical thinking, free association, being a good friend...
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm quick to smile and laugh?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books and films: I love them, but would rather share my interests in conversation. Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" is high on my list.

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.
The six things I could never do without
family & friends
warm embrace
meditation
chocolate
music
dance
I spend a lot of time thinking about
emptying my mind and being a watcher of my thoughts... …unless it's about good sushi, then I'm watching me watch the sushi.
On a typical Friday night I am
out dancing, at a comedy club or play, having dinner with friends, veg'ing out, etc. It all depends on my mood…
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When there's good music on, I'll be dancing when I'm cooking.

Also, I'm terrible at being pretentious.
You should message me if
you believe, as I do, that the mind is like a parachute - it works best when open.
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