I am looking for someone more than a pretty face. I am amazed at the artist's eye. That viewpoint of seeing beauty in the simplest thing. I am also appreciative of the empathetic soul and the one who strives for a better world and a better self. And from time-to-time, just wants to not be so serious, and have a bit of fun.
I am a solver. I like to pull things apart, model them in my head, troubleshoot, and solve. And I am pretty good at it practically. This has been the defining model for my working life. As to the rest of my life, I tend to screw up as much as the next guy, though I strive not to. This time, seriously...
I feel settled, though I am often not in the same place. But wherever I go, I honestly try and make it feel like home. I go where the locals go, find the grocer, and the cool restaurant.
I lived for many years in Italy and San Francisco, but I am otherwise a local.
My memories of University Village involve, Ernst, Lamonts, and the Village lanes, though the alley at the HUB was more fun.
I would have tea, a tunafish sandwich, and a piece of apple pie with cheese and cinnamon sauce at the Last Exit on Brooklyn, while playing speed chess with my friends.
I have been a 1 percenter, for awhile. But I firmly consider myself a 99 percenter and believe that college is just too damn expensive.
I have gambled at the famous casino in Monte Carlo. I have had spaghetti with meat sauce in Bologna Italy. I have spent the night on Capri with my girl. I was in Nice for Carnival. I drank beer by the liter in Munich for Oktoberfest. I have eaten a brain ball sandwich just across the street from the Pyramids in Egypt. I have played poker with a bracelet holder. I have played bridge against world champions in their club in Naples, and I have played chess against the best player in the US and in the top 10 in the world. And I was winning... But then I lost.
Spiritually I am not about who and why so much as what. I believe that the universe is based on information, and really hope the neutrinos are going back in time. I believe in morality and that evil exists in the world. But I am not sure of its "cause". I have experienced the energy of love and learned everything in that moment.
I have turned down nearly every college that accepted me. Including Pepperdine, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and the UW with ROTC. I wasn't ready to go. I may never be ready to go.
But I don't mind. I have lived around the world. And everywhere I go, it is home. And it is nowhere more that than here in Seattle, where I now am, again. I didn't expect to be where I am today, but I never have. I am happy where I am, who I will be with, and where I will end up.