I am an outgoing, fun-seeking, curious, sarcastic, analytical, thoughtful, talkative good-listener. I like good food, cold ales, warm friends, and hot tea. I don't care for birthday greetings on Facebook, reality shows or Fox News.
I work in construction management. New hospital buildings are what's keeping the industry going these days, so I know a lot about OR's, medical gases and how wide a door you need for a stretcher. I started out as a structural engineer, and thought I would put a stop to the earthquake thing in SoCal. It turns out mother nature is more stubborn than I am. I was in San Diego for the last 3 years for a big project. Recently moved back to LA, and boy, am I glad to be back here. I feel much more in my element.
I am generally curious about anything and everything. Coupled with my profession, you can catch me checking out details and trying to figure out systems obsessively in every new building I enter – there must be a name for this disorder. I am a big fan of british humour, and live and breath on sarcasm. I am a good listener, and an engaged friend. I have been told that I help my friends see things in different lights when they trust me with their problems and concerns. I am lucky to have friends that support me the same way when I need them.
Insert the obligatory outdoor-lover text here. Sprinkle on some running, biking, swimming.
I am looking for someone who is well-travelled, open-minded, curious about different cultures, has an edgy sense of humor and loves music and arts. I also want to get active with my partner– hike, run, camp, dance, play tennis...I have discovered that I get along best with people who have strong ties with their families.
Here is what I like - since there is not enough space below:
MUSIC: Radiohead, Chick Corea, Pink Floyd, Debussy, KCRW, Brian Eno, Sugar Lumps, Vangelis, Gorillaz, Ravel, John Coltrane, Daft Punk, Rachmaninov, Too Many Dicks on the Dance Floor, Dream Theater, Eric Clapton, flamenco, Al di Meola, Talking Heads, Queen, Little Dragon, Mahler, Zeppelin, Groove Armada, Feist
SHOWS: This American Life, Greg Proops Podcast, The Moth, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Radiolab, Malcolm in the Middle, Community, the Daily Show, QI, the IT Crowd, Spaced, Green Wing, Flight of the Conchords
AUTHORS: Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Bukowski, Carl Sagan
F&B: Indian, Bourbon, Mediterranean, Pale Ales, Thai, Kolsch, French, soups, Gin, sushi, Vietnamese...well, everything :)
FILMS: Blade Runner, 2001 Space Odyssey, Goodbye Lenin, Inception, English Patient, Die Hard 1 & 3, Garden State, Senna, Dustin Hoffman films, MP's the Holy Grail, Coen Bros and period films
COMEDIANS: Fry & Laurie, Greg Proops, Mitchell & Webb, Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, Russell Peters