i'm cute, i'm smart, i'm talented; i have lovely friends, a wonderful house, the schmoopiest dogs, a contented life. i know when to be a kid, i know when to be a grown up; i have my stuff together but i'm still far from perfect. i really love the life i've been fortunate to have and i'm grateful every day for it. for the most part, i like being single.
i speak my mind; i am honest and direct but also kind. i am warm and i am sincere and i am affectionate. i am very generous with my time and i genuinely enjoy helping people, especially those whom i love. i am fiercely loyal but not blindly so. i am spontaneous and i am passionate about the things that matter to me. i like getting pretty and i like roughing it. i am a good talker and i am a very good listener. i do not like to fail. i am a lot of things that may surprise people—even after years of knowing me—but hopefully the surprises are sweet ones. i don't fit neatly into any one box and i need someone who not only accepts that but really loves that about me. i never expect more from someone than they can expect from me.
i'm not specifically looking for a serious relationship right now. if it happens, i'd be shocked and i'd probably be down, but it's not my the focus of my life. i'd love to meet someone to hang out with, have fun with, etc.
things that i love: :: the scent of my dogs & their paws :: hi/lo brow :: unabashed enthusiasm :: imperfections :: days-of-the-week underwear :: *winks* :: cleverness :: marmalade :: sweater vests (& boys who can rock them) :: 3rd dates :: potential :: thrills :: spontaneity :: anecdotes :: bons mot :: most cliche designery things :: the great outdoors :: the great indoors :: badminton & croquet :: making lists :: making out :: helping out :: sponging up information :: roadtrips :: boats ::. 45s on the range ::hands & holding them :: the new :: the old ::
What is something that people are surprised to find out about you? hands down: my age. fairly close second: that i love sports movies and docs, and that everything i know about sports i learned by watching sports movies and docs.
What kind of person are you attracted to? smart, kind, considerate, has it going on. someone who wants to hang in there with me, even when the going gets tough. especially when the going gets tough.
Where else have you lived and what brought you to Portland? grew up in santa barbara, educated in philly and l.a, toughened up in nyc, and softened up in pdx.
The Thing I hate about Portland is? it's a small town. The thing I love about Portland is? it's a small town.
I want to make a t-shirt that says black heart.
When I feel like shit, i snuggle with my dogs.