42Grants Pass, United States
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My self-summary
hmmm... how to summarize my life wittily into an elevator speech essentially.... here goes:

I'm a Bay Area native - 6th gen. Californian. That means I'm laid back and am pretty outgoing. I've recently moved to stunning S. Oregon, into a cabin on the same river I guided on years ago.

I ride bikes, scheme long adventures, play guitar, pretend to do yoga, check out lots of books on amazing things from the library and then don't read them.

I dance on my bike, in my car and on the dance floor - even if no one else is... I sing off key, I re-arrange furniture when people aren't looking and dim lights in public places. I say hi to DJs and always stash my stuff instead of using coatchecks. I tend to walk away from large groups and sometimes people follow me.

I'm always picking things up off the street - but after that scabies incident 12 years ago, I no longer just start wearing them.

I notice grammatical mistakes that others make, and then make them as well...

And I'm always looking for down to earth, fun (and handsome) folk to adventure (and there are many ways to adventure) in life with and hopefully have a sweet connection that can develop into more.
What I’m doing with my life
Settling into my new job teaching 5th grade at a charter waldorf school... I have a new amazing home, some kittens and three day weekends every week.

I must say that i wish my self care routine were more polished - I'm figuring riding bikes, hiking and camping count for exercise... maybe? And I practice guitar... almost... every day....

Scheming ways to fit in kayaking trips, backpacking and camping weekends and day hikes.

and taking naps when I can. (which ain't often)
I’m really good at
tearing through a good book, rocking a huge day long hike, whipping up a good meal, planning trip logistics for domestic and international adventure travel, making out for hours on end and overbooking myself, evidently.
The first things people usually notice about me
my smile, laugh and twinkle in my eyes...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
favorites are hard for me...

books i've liked RECENTLY: Chew, Y the Last Man, Year of the Flood, The World Without Us... (notice a theme?)

I also dig star charts, hiking books, field guides, herb books, and crafting manuals...

movies i've enjoyed: Cabin in the Woods (hey Joss!), I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (oh madonna) , Xanadu (oh Olivia), The Game (oh David Fincher), Donnie Darko, Charade (oh Audrey), Women on the Verge... and The Skin I'm In (oh Pedro), Let the Right One In (oh vampires).... brainless but fun kung fu, entertaining action, scary horror, actually funny comedies (no Hangover, please)...

Directors: Wong Kar Wai, Tsui Hark, Hitchcock, Joss Whedon, Almodavar.

shows: if there's more than one season, I can't do it... isn't there more to life? That said I'll stop in my tracks for some RuPaul.

music that's been stuck on play these days: Gorgon City, Basement Jaxx - Junto, Caribou, the new Bjork, Flume, Iron and Wine, DJ Koze, Little Dragon, Nicolas Jaar, You + Me.

food: totally love Brussel Sprouts and bacon, a thick Mac and cheese and or butternut squash soup - its cold out there fellas!
Six things I could never do without
the great outdoors and a way to get to it
time with my kid
my library card - they're my favorite non-profit.
my truck - i have to drive everywhere down here
this planet we're on
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future... our planet... places to travel... massive adventure trips... men... what to teach my kids tomorrow....
On a typical Friday night I am
These days? Most likely I'm sleeping - either at my place by the river or in a campground or the back of my truck or at a friend's place... just depends if I'm staying in town or not...

A typical Saturday involves a wander to the river, perhaps a hike, most likely the farmer's market and perhaps some chores... or if I'm real lucky a nap with a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
gurl... I've got all kinds of things. Ask away.
You should message me if
you're interesting / interested.
you're cute / funny / fun / adventurous...
if homesteading / gardening / hiking / boating/ surfing / adventuring / hanging out sounds fun....

and if you're open to wanting to spend time.....
The two of us