My name is Steve, and I'm a pretty happy guy. I've had some amazing experiences in my life and look forward to many amazing ones in the future. Right now, the main thing missing from my life is an incredible person to share those experiences with!
I am a huge fan of storytelling. I'm an avid reader, though unfortunately less consistently than when I was younger (life always seems too busy now!). I really enjoy aural storytelling. I'm a bit of an NPR nerd, and This American Life and Snap Judgement are two of my favorite series. I'm a big fan of movies and TV shows that feature unique, interesting stories rather than cheap laughs or big explosions - though those things can be fun on occasion as well ;-).
Music is a constant companion in my life. Anytime I'm not listening to someone speak, I've probably got music playing. I enjoy a pretty diverse range of music. Though my collection is primarily focused on indie rock/pop, it varies from the quiet, contemplative stuff of Nick Drake, Iron & Wine, and Explosions in the Sky to some poppier stuff like Architecture in Helsinki, She & Him, or Belle & Sebastian to some punk like Face to Face, No Use for a Name, or MxPx. I've taught myself a little guitar, but haven't worked at it enough to play more than fractions of several songs. lol
I am a runner, and now that I live so close to great paths, I've gotten back into the best shape I've been since college, which I'm really excited about. I hope to work my way up to a marathon sometime next year though I still have a ways to go!
I am a gamer as well and love games that allow me to create something. I am currently playing a pen & paper RPG with some college buddies online because we now live spread all over the country. It's a great way to stay in touch, and I love the collaborative storytelling element of it. We've been playing the same campaign for over two years now and there is quite a history with the characters we've created. I'm also a big fan of building games like Minecraft. It's a fun and simple way to do a little bit of design, and it's amazing see the things other people create.
Finally, I love experiencing new things and new cultures. I love to travel. There is nothing like seeing the diversity of life throughout the world to open your eyes.
I am not necessarily looking for someone who shares ALL of my interests and passions, but someone who has passions of their own and can at least tolerate mine. :-P