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My self-summary
I just took a personality test - I am INTP

Do you know your personality type? Are these things accurate?

I am equal parts easy going and intense. While I can sit still for long hours I prefer to be moving. I pursue interests vigorously and I have a lot of them.

I have a strong inclination toward helping others. When I use my skills and experience in that way it is hugely satisfying.
What I’m doing with my life
I am having a blast raising my incredible kids. They are with me part time. The rest of the time shall be spent creating happy memories I can savor when I'm an old man.
I’m really good at
[ recent edit: shitty spelling, yikes! ]

I was recently told I was a good listener! I'll take that as a +1 for personal improvement. I do enjoy listening but have only recently been working on improving that particular skill set.

Teaching: I love teaching classes on topics I know well. Among other things, I teach people how to fly airplanes, which I find exhilarating. It is satisfying to engage with people through the process of learning; I get jazzed assisting others in achieving their goals.

Fixing things: Since childhood I was always taking things apart to see how they work. I usually couldn't get them back together in a way that was functional, but I've improved that over the years.

This may explain why I will try to fix most anything. Had a broken clutch in the wilderness of Colorado so I pulled out the engine, biked to town with the broken part. Found a guy to weld it for a 6 pack of beer. Put it all back together - it actually worked. I wished right then I had kept one of those beers.

Making breakfast: best meal of the day. Bagels are an important staple. I love making waffles and omelettes, too. One time I made me and my SO fresh picked fiddlehead omelettes. Should have heeded the "DO NOT PICK FIDDLEHEADS" sign as we were both sick later that day. I still like fiddleheads, though.

Mountain biking: Among my more radical adventures was cycling to the peak of a 14,000 foot mountain. The downhill ride was 3 hours! I love mountain biking because it offers so many ways to access nature.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have been told I have long eyelashes. You'd have to be pretty close to notice that, I guess.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've read an eclectic array of books such as:

* Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
* Intelligent Life in the Universe
* No One Here Gets Out Alive
* Eat Pray Love
* Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
* A prayer for Owen Meany
* The Little Prince
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
* lots of "self help", LOL!
* many more ...
too many kids books to list (I especially love the Sandra Boynton ones)

I seldom watch TV. I am fascinated by space, the sea, nature's awesomeness. Sometimes I watch that sort of programming.

Much of my information consumption is online (TED, reddit, news, etc). I've not subscribed to cable programming in a very long time. Most of my work is done online as a Web programmer and consultant. Tech is awesome; the benefits to society are obvious. For all of tech's upsides though, nature is always better. Lately I haven't been getting enough nature. I want more nature, dammit. Just went sledding today. Sledding is great but snowboarding would be more fun. I love x-country skiing and snowshoeing, too. I'd probably like backcountry skiing, too but I've not done that in these hills yet.

Wallace and Grommet movies are great. I like a variety in movies. Something that keeps you thinking. Almost anything with aliens or about aliens. I have a fascination with alien movies. I don't think that makes me weird. You decide for yourself. What was that alien movie where the aliens were stuck in South Africa? I liked that one. Moon was pretty awesome - though there weren't really any aliens. (Thank you to the pretty lady that reminded me the movie was called, "District 9". Did you like it?)

For music, I am enjoying David Gray, Sade, Pink Floyd, Annie Lennox, The Cure (old skool!), Sarah Mclaughlin (cheesy? No, sexy voice), some piano, all kinds of solo guitar work, and dash of classical, some hip hop or rap, (why do I like Eminem? Not sure), CSN, Zeppelin, any and all jazz/funk/infusion. I love sax and most saxy music. The most sax I have ever had was during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Nice!

Food? Veggies (all of 'em) , Thai, any pasta, pizza (of course), I enjoy cooking with lots of spice. Breakfast is a specialty. I like pickled things and salt. I drink coffee from every corner of the planet. I buy it fresh, grind it fresh, brew it fresh and prefer it hot and black. My life was changed for the better when I found the Aeropress single cup brewer. Coffee is amazing when done right. Get one for yourself. You're welcome!
Six things I could never do without
My kiddos, airplanes, coffee, nature, a mind which loves to learn, someone to be close with
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can be a better person in relating to those who depend on me, those I'm friendly with and those I've not yet met.

I also think about how much life can be packed into a single year. It is so exciting to think of the possibilities for the future
On a typical Friday night I am
Fridays alternate between enjoying the company of my super cool kids and complete freedom to do as I please. There isn't a typical. I'll stay in to build something interesting or practice guitar or skip town to see friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I spent most of my life not really knowing who I am. I've learned some interesting things about people that have motivated me to dig deep and try to figure myself out. It has also sparked a curiosity in hearing more about your life and what you have learned along the way.

There, I have scared the others off! Now it is just you, so please send a note if you want to.
You should message me if
You've read this far ...

I am a responsible guy with roots in the area. I want to engage with cool people who share similar interests and attributes. Lets do something awesome together!

I am not here looking for hookups, even though that can be fun. Social and intellectual stimulation will be a win for me.

I'll snow board, snowshoe, x-country ski, bike, blade, yoga, boat or sit for coffee just to talk. Whatever!

If I sent you a message - please reply, even with bad news! I like to hear it.

Talk to you soon!
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