Disclaimer: I don't wax my chest. I am not on IMDB.
Still interested? Fantastic!
I was born and raised in Ohio, then moved to Hawai'i for 9 years (BA from the University of Hawai'i) where I fell in love with the food, music, people and culture of the islands. Went back to school in San Francisco, getting my second degree (BSN), and moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago. Never thought I'd stay, but I find the energy, culture, arts, beauty (and beautifully ugly) aspects of the city to be awe-inspiring.
Looking to develop a romantic relationship where we can have a good conversation, laugh (I've got a witty, sometimes dry, usually sarcastic sense of humor), try new activities, restaurants and places. Or catch a show at the Wiltern or the Hollywood Bowl. Or go to Yamashiro's Farmers Market. Or do the DTLA Artwalk. Or a cinespia movie. Or hike. Or bike. Or drive. Or whatever spontaneously hits us at the moment! (you get the picture) If it leads to romance, all the better!
I'm genuine, calm, warm-hearted and love connecting with people.
I bike (would like to get back into road racing), hike, enjoy photography--taking photos and admiring the work of "real" photographers. (Margaret Bourke White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Julius Shulman, Joel Sternfeld, William Christenberry, Robert Frank, Walker Evans, Jeff Brouws, Dennis Hopper, Henry Wessel, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Martin Parr, Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore, Garry Winogrand etc.). Enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, trying anything new and exciting. Love discovering new music. Lust for mid-century modern design and architecture, and have a quirky interest in vintage roadside Americana and urban decay. ("What are you taking a picture of?" That beautiful 1950s neon sign!) I'm a map geek, and carefully plan road trips where my car never turns onto an interstate. Oh, and a weather geek too...I will drive out of my way just to experience a thunderstorm.
A few things I'm good at:
..listening. And sharing good stories.
...good at my job. Enjoy the combination of science, technical skills and compassion in my line of work.
...being a loyal friend and committed partner.
...setting goals and obtaining them.
...catching stray cats
...spotting nasty UGG boots in my periphery
...getting speeding tickets on the 101
Music & Movies
Music: Wilco, Husker Du, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, The Pogues, Interpol, Tom Waits, The White Stripes, Hole, Roxy Music, Ray Lamontagne, Billy Bragg, Band of Horses (my current obsession), Beirut, Damien Jurado, Thievery Corporation, Beastie Boys, Cat Power, Bob Mould, Peter Murphy, Cowboy Junkies, Jane's Addiction, The Gipsy Kings, k.d. lang, Concrete Blonde, Minor Threat, Miles Davis, Mazzy Star, The Doors, Dead Can Dance, Iggy Pop, Chet Baker, Carter Beauford, David Byrne, Dropkick Murphys, Naked Raygun, Radiohead, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Lucinda Williams, Dead Kennedys, Natalie Merchant, Henry Rollins, Indigo Girls, KCRW... to name a few...
Shows/Movies: The King's Speech, Lost in Translation, Memento, Requiem for a Dream, Winged Migration, Fargo, Do The Right Thing, Blue Velvet, Blade Runner, Office Space, Amelie, The Departed, Boyz N the Hood, City of God, Children of Men, Raising Arizona, American Beauty, Pulp Fiction, No Country For Old Men, The Fighter, Star Wars, Goodfellas, Batman: The Dark Knight, Taxi Driver, The Big Lebowski, The Princess Bride, Chris Rock, Louis C.K., The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Beetlejuice, The Lives of Others, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, The Wrestler, Traffic, L.A. Confidential, There Will Be Blood, The Empire Strikes Back, Fight Club, Wallace and Gromit, Monty Python, Repo Man, True Romance, The Daily Show, The Wire, Breaking Bad (!!), Frontline, The Riches, Arrested Development, Family Guy, Rescue Me...to name a few more...