I am an even-keeled, hardworking, creative, romantic. I strive to bring integrity to my relationships, and have a subtle and wry sense of humor. I run my own business, look forward to going to work every day, and am committed to the community that I live and work within.I'd rather be emulsifying garlic and olive oil than watching sports. In my free moments you might find me hunting down a recipe for cured Basque sausage, at a cafe with an espresso, a notebook and a drafting ruler, or searching out the Triangle's hidden culinary treasures. I am content spending time by myself, but I can also be a social butterfly, organizing friends and family to take part in meals, travel, and revelry. I have progressive political views but am not dogmatic in my ideals.