I have a deep love and respect for my family and friends, and I also love meeting new people. I make inappropriate jokes, but only at the most appropriate of times. I appreciate clever (or stupid) sarcasm and a good dose of irony. Sometimes I am serious and contemplative, and other times I am dorky and silly. And I (almost) always welcome fun distractions and spontaneous adventures.
I'm a lawyer (the "good" kind), and I help people get their disability benefits (when they really are disabled). I am passionate about social justice and equal treatment of all people, and I try my best to pursue those ideals in my career. I don't like games, of the type that are played by one person against another person. I do like games, of the type that can be played mutually...like scrabble or boggle (any word-based game will suffice). I'm pretty laid back and easygoing, a little introverted at times, and I really appreciate a good sense of humor.
Random list of things I love (in no particular order, and not exhaustive): the Phillies; lots of different kinds of music (iTunes tells me that I like indie, alt-country, folk, jazz, old school hip hop, punk, new wave, singer-songwriter, oldies...); photography; indie and documentary films; vegetarian restaurants; dive bars; aimless walks; honeysuckle; great books; yoga; live music; unexpectedly awesome late nights.
Basically, I'm kind of quirky, pretty nerdy, devoted to creating a more compassionate society, and I'd like to meet someone to share my quirks, nerdiness and passions with. I am looking for someone who has a great sense of humor, appreciates the quirks in others and has a few of his own, and is passionate about the work that he does (whether job-wise or in some other capacity - passion for SOMETHING is important to me). My ideal match would probably be pretty liberal, as far as social/political values, but he certainly doesn't have to agree with me on every point. Someone who is intelligent and has opinions about things that matter would be preferred. It would also help if he is not super-serious all the time; it's a good thing to be able to laugh at one's self and not get too caught up in silly daily dramas (of course, the ability to be serious when appropriate is also appreciated). There are few things I absolutely must have in a relationship, but my must-haves include honesty, compassion, supportiveness and a willingness to be open with me.
Thanks for taking the time to read through my ramblings, and fee free to email or IM me if you'd like to get to know me more!