Six months ago, I took a new job and moved here to San Francisco. I've been lucky to meet some outstanding friends, I love my place, I've got a great job, and find myself happy in this new lifestyle. To me there's nothing missing being single, but I know there's a lot to enjoy as a couple too. So here goes:
I try to make the most of a city that is so steeped in art and performance. I like dance, theater, museums, and fashion. When I'm creating, I get into painting, ceramics, photography, writing, and design. I'm learning to sew.
I like being active. I love long, aimless walks. I think it's a great way to discover things about the city, and an excellent time to think or talk. I run. Most good days start with a good run for me.
I like nature and farmer's markets. I don't eat beef, but otherwise I'm interested in most food adventures. I grew up with food co-op parents and worked in natural food and organics during college, so I get a kick out of food with a pedigree. I'm not very versed in tasting notes, but I do like wine and hope to keep learning more. I have definite respect for anyone who makes a solid****ail. I love cooking too, especially with friends.
I like to learn and I listen to a lot of radio shows and podcasts; Radiolab, Stuff You Missed in History Class, This American Life, and Marketplace are a few of my favorites. Books make me happy too. When I get really deep into a story, I'll sometimes ration the the last few chapters of a book and sort of savor it.
I smile a lot and laugh pretty easily. I like to dance. I like puns and bad jokes. I like dressing up. I like Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, David Rakoff and David Sedaris. I'm more silly than sarcastic.
Family is very important to me. Mine isn't nearby, so I prioritize staying in close touch on the phone. My eight year old niece is hands down one of my favorite people.
Travel is a big idea for me. When I got my passport upon graduating college, I set the goal for myself that I would fill all the pages. I did, and I expect I'll always want more of the world. It's a desire that drove my career choices for years, in fact. Though I'm really happy to call one city my home these days, I will always have a traveler's heart. Every year I take at least one trip to a place I've never been before, this year in April I'm visiting Nicaragua and Costa Rica. (Have you been? I love to hear trip tips.)
I'm independent but definitely a romantic. I want to fall in love, but I'm not in a hurry in a relationship in any respect. I'm not looking to date a bunch of guys. It's ok for some people, but I find that my mind is only truly on one person at a time. I'll try my best to be straightforward with you, and I value honesty a lot.