My humor skews towards the dry and sarcastic, referential and the like, but I appreciate all senses of humor. Laughter is a must. I tend to speak my mind and can be rather blunt and honest at times. I read a lot and it has made me fairly opinionated. I keep my thoughts to myself mostly, but I'm known to mutter a sarcastic comment under my breath.
Please feel free to engage me in conversation. Because I'm kinda shy, I don't reach out much, even if I'm intrigued, but I love some good intellectual stimulation. So ask me a question. No topics off limits. I read the news daily and I'm generally internationally aware and I tend to think of myself as progressive. There's something about American politics and world affairs that I find fascinating and keeping up with different opinions and thoughts of the daily news is very entertaining (in a depressing train wreck kind of way) for me. You can learn from everything and everyone, good or bad.
As I age and get older I'm more appreciative of who I am. I know that I'm weird and unique. I'm one of a kind. I'm not that worried about what others think of me, but I do my best to put on a good front. I'm a little concerned that I may be a bit too pessimistic or cynical for my own good, but I'm a long term optimist, fascinated with the future. It's both exciting and terrifying. Also I do follow basic hygiene and proper grammar.
I'm a carnivore who was raised on steak and potatoes, but I enjoy salads and greens too. Sushi and japanese food are my favorite! I have a habit of eating out for lunch, I avoid fast food and try to eat mostly healthy. I enjoy cooking for myself occasionally and others as well and am trying to do more of it this year. Nothing beats a home cooked meal. Want to join me in the kitchen?
I have a passion for travel and I'd love to meet a fellow explorer, someone with a curiosity about the world around them. I enjoy immersing myself in new cultures and seeing how the rest of the world lives. Plus, the food is generally pretty fantastic. Variety is the spice of life and I enjoy trying different things. I'll try anything once (I think). If you haven't been anywhere, that's ok. Where would you like to go? There's always a new sight to see somewhere, some new experience to learn from.
For the second half of 2009 I joined an organization called Up with People and was able to travel the world with 85 young adults from around the world, performing community service and a two-hour concert, living in a new city each week. Having stoked my lust for travel and culture, in 2011 I was fortunate enough to again travel for 7 months abroad on my own, exploring Europe, Asia and Australasia. In all, 23 countries. I can't wait to return and see the rest. I'm only getting started! Where have you been? How full is your passport?
I love a good adrenalin rush. Maybe you do too? It'd be cool to meet someone who's not afraid to fall out of a perfectly good airplane at 15K feet or bungee jump off of a bridge or ride a spinning, curving roller coaster. Trip to a theme park or water park perhaps? Even if it is only a few times a year.
Though I have a degree in film production, I'm not currently using it. It stemmed from a past and current love of film and media in general. Though quality media are rare, there are many films and tv shows and video games that I enjoy. Maybe we could have a netflix night. Or you could be my Player 2? Maybe you could be first controller too. A night in together or with a few friends is far more my style than a noisy crowded bar. Unless it's a video arcade bar.
I am curious, funny, and awkward. I'm a proud geek and a hopeless romantic. I love the idea of love and all the good and bad that comes with it. I may be a romantic at heart I don't outwardly show it much. But for now I'm just looking to meet new people, ease into new friendships and see where it goes. Though I lack confidence in myself at times (as I'm sure we all do), I know who I am and I'm comfortable in my own skin. I love all my friends dearly. Though I'm a bit love shy I'm confident there's someone for me. I've been riding life solo for this long and it's been a great trip, but it'd be interesting and pretty great to meet a companion for the ride. What do you think?