My plate is full and I'm feeling very content. I don't like games.
I love kids, particularly my own. They grow up too fast.
I love good comedy (not so much the Will Ferrell type). Santa Barbara sunsets, camping, river rafting, beach resorts, historical sites. Kind of a history nut. My favorite animals are horses and dolphins. I melt when I'm in the mountains -- places like Tahoe, Big Bear, Big Sur. I think about the differences people can make and the kind of world my kids will come to know. Ever hear of Ray Kurzweil and 'singularity'?
I enjoy bookstores and people watching. I enjoy talking politics and playing ping pong. I like historical novels, murder mysteries, some fantasy (Lord of the Rings), but haven't had much time to read.. I enjoy movies in the theatre and at home by the fire. I like all kinds of food . . . Exercise makes me feel good. I love to watch pelicans dive for food.
I enjoy/need deep and intelligent conversations and the wonderment of Cirque de Soleil
Things don't define me. I can plan and go with the flow. California has always been my home. I'm politically liberal and tend to side with the underdog. I see challenges as opportunities. I believe in looking inward, deeply and sincerely -- and becoming better because of it. I listen to NPR, U2, Elton John, Paul Simon, Marcus Miller, Fleetwood Mac, Jack Johnson, soft classical, funky jazz. I appreciate technology and yet I wonder if we can absorb the pace of innovation; I've worked in three startups, helped launch 4, but my passion is the nonprofit sector, particularly education.
I appreciate intelligence; curiosity; class, and the 'tee-shirt and blue jeans' look. I'm good with getting dressed up for the evening, but I generally prefer lower maintenance. I'm not the macho type. Chivalry is alive in me, but I also appreciate when a woman takes the initiative. I don't believe in a 'perfect' match. I'm interested in seeing how a friendship can evolve. Communication, honesty, and a willingness to know all sides of yourself are vital.