Awright...here's the breakdown:
GEOGRAPHICAL: North Dakota kid who has been thoroughly and irredeemably Chicagoified. Well-travelled but not world-weary. Willing to go anywhere w/good food and a steady supply of cool water. Looking for a gal who knows her way around a globe and doesn't shy away from the unfamiliar. Major weakness for gal who speak w/subtitles.
EMOTIONAL: Even-tempered, basically happy despite the state of affairs today. Unabashed rationalist (read: no hissy fits in Bed, Bath & Beyond because theres no periwinkle shower curtain to match the box of my favorite shade of TP. I admit to getting choked up at schmaltzy Kodak/Hallmark commercials. Looking for a gal who is, like me, generally stable, especially when things get bumpy or when we get off at the wrong exit.
CEREBRAL: Fully-functional brain (i may ask a really poignant question as we fall out of bed at 6 or 7AM) i love science and language. Looking for a gal who is curious about lots of stuff and will not crumble when faced with my masterful Connect-Four strategies. Etymologies are sexy, and I *love* a gal who can make me laugh. I enjoy spending the evening cooking scrumptious food and eating it.
PHYSICAL: Strong athletic build (i play a mean game of volleyball...indoor or beach). I sport all major appendages, and am always willing to try any physical activity as long as its with the understanding that the score is secondary to the game. I enjoy pedaling and people who enjoy pedaling.
SOCIAL. After being front and center for years Im just as happy at a pub as at a formal event, provided that Im with interesting, open-minded people. I love long walks, especially when taken by people who annoy me. I do love concerts, museums,and the whole laundry list of stuff everyone else loves to do in Chicago (really)! I tend to sing in the shower. Ineluctable aversion to magicians, braggarts, and Paris Hilton. Am looking for a woman who likes herself and life.