( last login May 16, 2013 ad #81340)
I just relocated from DC to finish my undergrad in biology (environmental toxicology if the opportunity avails, which may mean a transfer to NC or CA). Excited to live near the mountains, breathe fresh air, run along the Rivanna, ride my bike everywhere, live a block from the farmer's market and have an enormous back yard fit for a king, a garden, and my dog. I'm excited to be in this quaint yet progressive town.
Above all, I am happy! I love to travel, explore and embark on new adventures, love to be outside taking in nature and enjoy biking, running, hiking, swimming in natural bodies of water, adventure races, kiteboarding and would love to get into climbing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. Staying in with my beau, making food and taking in a film is also quite nice. Being open-minded, understanding, giving, forgiving, and communicating clearly are qualities I value in myself and appreciate in others as well. I'm a blend of unconventional and old-fashioned and tend to keep things spicy not sleepy.
Books: Bhagavad Gita, Ishmael, Joseph Campbell, Abraham-Hicks, Ringing Cedars, various books on consciousness, spirituality, raw food, sustainability, plants, gardening, health
Music: Lily Allen, The XX, The Knife, Fever Ray, Bob Marley, Capleton, Pinback, Social Distortion, Neon Indian, Noah23, Bonobo, Ratatat, 80's, indie, Crystal Castles, Bassnectar, intelligent hip hop, Aseop Rock
Movies:Zeitgeist, Amalie, Food Inc, Forks over Knives, The Venus Project, I
Shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Battlestar Galactica
Food: Fresh spring water, all forms of cacao/chocolate, sprouts, avocados, hemp (seeds, milk, protein), honey, blueberries, almond butter, chia seeds, lots and lots of tea (tea lattes), kale, various greens, pretty much any organic fruit or veggie, kombucha, vegan steak & cheese from Spak Bros in PGH, anything spicy, Thai, Mexican, Indian, farmer's markets, annnnnnd durian!
The six things I could never do without:
:organic raw food + fresh green juice
I spend time thinking about:
A resource-based economy, sustainability, science, spirituality, traveling, school, the state of this planet (carrying capacity/degradation), creativity, love, having fun, haikus and living in a yurt (as a second home :).
I am honest, love to laugh and have fun (without alcohol), explore, reinvent myself, admit when I'm wrong (grow to be better), am empathetic, and enjoy every moment for what it is... would love a partner to share these same ideals.