I collect original theatrical release movie posters, among other movie memorabilia.
Right now, I have four posters framed on my bedroom wall, each that can tell you a little about me.
The one closest to my heart. Patrick Swayze is my hero in this movie. Social dancing is my number one hobby (I go out almost every night of the week), When you have a good partner, a strong connection, and let the music dissolve two people into one, there's really no other feeling like it. I perform and compete in salsa, argentine tango, and bachata, and regularly dance blues, zouk, kizomba, west coast swing, waltz, foxtrot, merengue, cha cha, texas two step, contra, line dancing (hell yeah Cotton Eyed Joe!). Part of me wants to run away to Argentina to be a tango singer and dancer.
One of the biggest items on my bucket list is to perform the routine from the movie, complete with the lift. That lift is how I motivate myself to get to the gym 4-5 times per week, I not-so-secretly keep track of my weightlifts under the codename "operationdirtydancing."
Raiders of the Lost Ark
I love adventuring, seeing new places, trying new things! I'm probably on some watchlist for visiting countries like Cuba and Myanmar - the latter where I did probably my most Indiana Jones-esque thing, ballooning over the temples in Bagan. Or maybe it would be when I was caving in Israel, exploring the pitch black caves where people hid from the Romans way back when. I am so incredibly jealous of that blogger that just finished visiting every country in the world. Anyone want to go on the Amazing Race?
I can channel Patrick Swayze one minute and Stephen Hawking the next. I am DEFINITELY a bit of a nerd. I LOVE, LOVE science, math, philosophy; one of my favorite past times is playing board games. I can quote almost the entirety of the Princess Bride and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I came SO close to getting on Who Wants to be a Millionaire a few years ago...just missed one question! Stupid Wonderbread balloons :(
In many areas of life I am a realist - I have a good job that I enjoy, I'm one of those practical guys that knows his credit score and follows current events, and am under no delusions that there aren't a lot of things wrong with the world.
But I am a romantic at heart, and cynics need not apply! If we go out, at some point I will likely bring out my guitar and sing to you, I will plan a picnic in the middle of nowhere, I will surprise you on a friday afternoon with a weekend away, I will write you a poem, I will cook you dinner at home and ask you to dance with me on my balcony. I know that the Disney story we were told growing up isn't real, but I want to be part of a couple that makes people think, even if just for a moment, that you know, maybe there is some truth to that.