As my tag line suggests, I’m vegetarian and have been since 1992 but you don't have to be. I'm happiest outdoors doing whatever but love cycling most of all. I also have a small addiction to listening my Audible books whenever, often on a bike ride or working in my garden.
I do a bit of volunteering but time is my most valuable commodity these days and I'm trying to cut back. My weekends usually leave on a ride (or skiing), working on my house/garden or heading out of town for the weekend. I don't watch much TV programming at all but still enjoy the occasional movie at home.
Animal lovers apply here! I have the menagerie at home with 3 cats, a big dog and my 4yo son half the time. I’m pretty settled in Oakland due to my home, business and son all in Oaktown so I’m looking to meet someone who either already lives 10-15 miles to Oakland or can at least imagine themselves living in the East Bay with an awesome guy with his own menagerie.
While I love my son very much, I have had a vasectomy and cannot have any additional children. While I love my son more than anything, I feel there's already too many people on this planet. Of course if you have your own kids (1-2), that’s great too.
I've been a cyclist (former racer) since a teenager and this continues to be my favorite outdoor activity. I also enjoy most other outdoor sports and would like to learn a new one if you’re willing to teach me.
In my life and actions I've always wanted to make the world a better place to live and I think I've found a way to do some of this through my work. I'm a partner at an engineering firm that prides itself in green/sustainable building systems. The work is very hard at times and constantly battles my efforts to "slow down", get back outdoors and remain "balanced".
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, A Beautiful Mind, The Departed, Field of Dreams, The Last of the Mohicans, LOTR, Matrix , The Power of One, Phenomenon, Philadelphia, Revenge, The Princess Bride, Powder, The Red Violin, The American President, Cinema Paradiso, Blade Runner, The English Patient, The Hangover, Moulin Rouge, The Departed, The Hobbit
Music: I listen to the most are Punk covers, skate punk, alternative but I'll listen to most types of music except country or opera. Rise Against, Bad Religion, GreenDay, Pennywise and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes frequently make my playlists.
Food: Vegetarian/Vegan food. Favorite is Mexican so I planted a huge avocado and lime tree in my back yard so I can make guac and margaritas whenever I like. I also love Indian, Thai, & Italian.
2. being outdoors
4. my pets
5. our planet
6. a really nice carbon road bike
How to design more sustainable building systems that consume less water & energy.
How to spend enough time at work to make a difference but leave enough for fun and stress cleansing time on my road bike.
I’m pretty busy these days and can’t reply back to all despite the bad karma this probably creates but will do my best to reply regardless. Happy hunting ladies!