My name is Brad and I'm just starting to get back out there and seeing what happens. As my profile says I'm an "Underwater Basket Weaver" but I've recently had to give that up because of the recession. Who knew the crafts market would fall so harshly? So, just for security's sake I've landed firmly in the insurance field and so far I'm really liking it.
I tend to have a sarcastic sense of humor and a very curious mind. I was the kid who got in trouble for always asking why? Which only made me ask "Why?" again. Ugh, it was a vicious cycle growing up. However, as a result I have amassed a plethora of useless knowledge. It also has enabled me to use words like "plethora" instead of "alot". Plus, it has made me handy in the middle of a round of Jeopardy. Sadly, that has yet to have any real world testing. I'm still waiting for all those hours reading Wikipedia to pay off. Fingers crossed!
I discovered my love of traveling when I was younger and still love spontaneous weekend trips to this day. Sometimes you can land in the best destinations when you don't really have a destination in mind. Usually that leads to interesting state parks and/or museums which in turn leads to more useless knowledge to stow away.... You ever notice that most tourist attractions are full of "Fun Fact" signs? Then you come back home expecting your friends to be like "Wow, That's interesting. I didn't know that". Instead you just end up saying "Nevermind, you had to be there". Regardless, I love to get away just for the sake of getting away. I don't need much more of a reason than that.
I'm also finding myself increasingly interested in taking part in community events. The "Color Me Rad 5K" run was really cool. I mean, how else would you like to spend a Saturday morning besides getting brightly colored dye thrown at you while you run? I know, right? You ever look at those pictures on Facebook of groups of people having fun at get-togethers and think you're boring? Yeah, me either. Still, I am out to be more active just so I can help a friend become more active as well. My own community outreach program. See? Brad cares.
So, I'm at the risk of having too long of a profile. So, if you even cracked a smile at any of this nonsense then you may want to message me. If nothing else we can arbitrarily exchange random stories about the pursuit of happiness. Wait... Even if you didn't crack a smile you still may want to message me because you seriously need to smile.