( last login May 12, 2013 ad #10439)
Last updated: 5/1/13
Peacocking isn't my thing, so instead, I've often relied on my more complex, enigmatic nature proving sufficiently magnetic to others of like mind. And yet, my desire isn't to be a mystery, but to be known, understood, and appeciated; likewise, to know, understand, and appreciate what it's like deep inside you.
- Beer belly: no;
- Clean hands: yes;
- Napkin in lap: yes;
- Licking fingers: no;
- Watch TV sports: no;
- Cursing: on occasion;
- Underwear: boxer briefs;
- Need to discuss my work: no;
- Pad: live in a house on my own;
- Wine: yes. Mixed: yes. Beer: no;
- Need to constantly talk about myself: no;
- Enneagram: type 4 (termed the "Romantic");
- Tarot major arcana, single card: High Priestess;
- MBPI: IXXX (strong introvert, X=balanced on rest);
How did I become a veggie: I happened to be one of those highly sensitive little kids you'll see or hear of from time to time who at around the age of 5-6 question where meat comes from. Simultaneously endowed with a stubborn, strong will, once I found out where it *did* come from, I became extremely upset, and from that point on, simply refused despite enormous pressures to ever eat it again (my parents did successfully trick me a few times until I caught on). So, I've been at least a vegetarian since age 5 (no one else in my family is). Today, I'm less than a 100% strict vegan (I think it's virtually impossible to be 100% in today's world) but I am more than a strict vegetarian as I avoid as many animal byproducts as I can.
I'm a native of D.C. and spent most of my life in that area. I'm on a temporary stint here in Harpers Ferry (takes me about an hour to get back to D.C.), and plan to move back to Maryland in the next year or so.
I've 3 cats, one a mostly feral that followed one of my other cats home, and who came to entrust me because he saw that other cats did. The other two, I adopted from MCHS.
Realizing humanity's present-day enormous, and unfortunately largely negative impact on the planet, in my day to day life, I try to make my presence here a positive sum gain -- mainly by advocating for animals and environmental causes, and helping animals with whom I come into contact (and many who don't) have a better life as a result of mine.
Some of my many interests (not in order of import):
- movie buff;
- music buff;
- tarot cards;
- warm weather;
- personal growth;
- cool, old technology
- modern architecture;
- going for walks or hikes;
- healthy living and longevity;
- chess, scrabble, Jenga, pool playing;
- have interest in trying yoga and fencing.
Of the old tech one above, for instance, for fun and learning, I'm always restoring some kind of old machine, such as a jukebox or arcade machine. I've completed and sold one Wurlitzer, and am working on 2 AMI's. I've completed one Asteroids arcade game, and am finishing a 2nd, multi-arcade machine.
Some of the people I've admired in one way or another, at one time or another: Joseph Campbell for following one's bliss; Siddhartha for being one's bliss; Carl Jung for understanding one's bliss; Ayn Rand for the importance of values; Jim Morrison for the importance of balancing one's shadow side; Nikola Tesla for his untapped potential + underappreciated brilliance; Frank Lloyd Wright for Falling Water, Taliesin, and the Johnson Wax building; Michael Mountain for his Best Friends work.
You should message me if you're vegan or vegetarian by reason of belief. What an extraordinary feat, really, and something only humans can do. Although I've dated omnivores, the area of food + ethics choices leads to major differences in *values* that manifest in too many ways, creating distance instead of intimacy. I'm at a point now where I'd like minimal obstacles to intimacy, and that means having veggie and environmental values in common. Sadly, I realize this excludes most of humanity.
I reply to all emails and will let you know if not interested, and because I think veg people should give each other a helping hand in the difficult process of finding compatible others, I'll even give feedback if desired. As body size is an uncomfortable area to respond to, I'll say now that going from past experiences, I can be attracted to those 180lbs and under, down to about 110lbs. I'm in the middle at 145.
Thank you for reading my profile!