41Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an introvert. And an extrovert. I collect hobbies and develop obsessions with them. My current obsessions are surfing and woodworking. I love anything adventurous or outdoors, and could be completely content to hike, ski, kayak or surf every day of my life. I want to build a cabin in Alaska and retire there. I'm always cooking and will pickle or ferment anything in sight. I'm a total beer snob and think my newest obsession might be brewing beer. Not that I think I can make better beer than some of our amazing breweries around here, but because I think DIY is really fun.

I'm from Florida and moved to the anti-Florida (Portland) at the first chance I had. I avoid having drama in my life and like to keep things mellow and happy. More than anything, I try not to take myself very seriously.
What I’m doing with my life
I work incredibly hard at my job, and play even harder. And occasionally I play hooky in order to go play outside. It's important to me to do good work in the world and have a positive impact.
I’m really good at
listening, drinking beer, being empathetic, getting excited about nature, being a nice person, cooking and eating, the art of conversation, starting books that I don't finish, learning things and then forgetting them, overusing the word 'epic.'
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm probably either smiling or laughing. Sometimes even both at the same time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I devour books, but suck at remembering them. I'm in 2 different book clubs--one for fiction and the other for non-fiction. I recently read and loved The Orphan Master's Son. Seriously, you should stop reading this profile and go read that book. But maybe message me first.

For TV: I'm currently obsessed with Homeland. Also love Breaking Bad, The Wire, Dexter, and that's all that I have time for. Please don't tell me about other good TV....I know that I should be watching Battlestar Galatica, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Big Love, and tons of other shows, but I just don't have time.

I love The National, Frank Black, the Pixies, Mike Ness, Cat Power, and tons of other music.

I'm probably the least picky eater on the planet and like just about every type of cuisine. Mostly I like real food, but sometimes corporate food really hits the spot (I'm talking to you, Hot and Spicy Cheetos). I love cooking and sharing good food with friends.
Six things I could never do without
Spending time outdoors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
surfing, food, and beer. Also politics. And my family, especially my beloved nieces and nephews.
On a typical Friday night I am
exhausted from the week, having beers with friends, and psyched for weekend adventures.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm scared of cats. And I'm shocked that I just admitted that to the internet. I mean, really, who's scared of cats? I just find them weird and a bit frightening. Sorry, cat lovers.
You should message me if
I don't like telling people what they should do, so whatever.
The two of us