“Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.” -Lao-Tzu
Summer in Vancouver is here, and I am excited about getting out & enjoying the city and the natural world beyond. I would like to meet a kind and intelligent woman to spend time with. Nerdiness, openness about vegetarianism, and enjoying movies are all plusses. I enjoy life on my own, but would love to meet my best friend and partner to share life with.
I believe in living simply and enjoying simple pleasures. I am honest & open, enjoy learning and sharing knowledge and skills. I’m a bit shy & introverted, but enjoy the company of friends. I’m responsible and loyal and usually on time. I’m trying to be a minimalist, but my home isn’t quite there yet. I am very sweet and affectionate. I care about animals, the environment, and equality.
For fun, I like to get around on my bike, walk on trails/the seawall, or do moderate hiking, go swimming, check out galleries and museums. I like to photograph insects and flowers. I really enjoy good movies and TV shows (especially Sci-Fi/fantasy), nature documentaries, and always have a book or two on the go. I'm working on getting into better shape. I enjoy camping and road trips. Board games.
Professionally, I provide freelance Macintosh support/consulting services to a variety of non-profit, small-business, and personal clients. I've built up a good reputation over the years and this keeps me busy at the moment. I am working on developing new lines of business on the side.
I'm really good at computer stuff: I've built PC's from scratch, know my way around UNIX, love Macs. I like home-improvement projects. I can make a nice stir-fry, tofu scramble, and vegan sushi rolls.
Science fiction/fantasy (Iain M. Banks, Greg Egan, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Frank Herbert, Tanith Lee), science (Dawkins, Diamond, Sagan etc.), history, simple living, veganism, environmentalism, zen philosophy/mindfulness.
Watching: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Homeland, Doctor Who
Loved: Buffy, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire, Deadwood, Star Trek (TNG most of all)
I really enjoy political thrillers: Bourne trilogy, Lives of Others, All the President's Men, etc.
Pretty much anything by James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Christopher Nolan. Up. Wall-E. Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Professional. Alien & Aliens.
Nature documentaries (anything with/by David Attenborough), good (interesting & informative) political stuff.
Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen
Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass
Loreena McKennitt, Mazzy Star, Portishead, Concrete Blonde, Sarah McLachlan, Enya
Sigur Ros, Joanna Newsom, Mumford & Sons, Gotye, Jose Gonzales, Alexi Murdoch, Rodrigo y Gabriela
Vegan. Buddhist Chinese cuisine. Po Kong, 3G, Loving Hut, Nuba.