I am not ready to call myself Old and Wise just yet, but I also feel like I'm slowly pulling away from Young and Stupid.
OK...I'm not really an International Felon (at least, not anymore), but it's kind of a funny story! If you ask me about it, I might be willing to share.
I was bitten by the Travel Bug a few years ago, and after 26+ countries I am still trying to find a vaccine. I will get to 7 continents before I die. 4 down, three to go. And those other ones that are just really big islands.
Update: Since returning home after my last long trip, I am focused now on getting some roots planted. Somewhere. That means finding a better job than the one I have now, buying a house, and doing the "grown-up" thing. That said, I still take shorter trips whenever I can. I just work them around work vacations now like most others.
I love weekend roadtrips, snowboarding, rollerblading, rock climbing, camping, 4-wheeling, and just hanging out at my family's mountain cabin in front of the fire for the weekend, reading, or writing a book, or having a few drinks with a few friends.
I hate to sit down to dinner on Sunday and feel like I've wasted the weekend.
And speaking of dinner, I like my vegetables raw and crunchy, my pasta al dente, and my beer cold.
I enjoy going out to dinner, or staying in and pretending I know how to cook. I can follow a recipe, but usually wing it. Will you be my taste tester? I like wine, but don't know how to pick a good bottle. Two-Buck Chuck (from TJ's) anyone?
My date will make me laugh as often as I make her laugh. Her presence will bring a smile to everyone's face. She is a natural beauty, but in a down-to-Earth, girl-next-door, kind of way. She is honest. She keeps herself healthy and fit because that is her lifestyle.
She knows the difference between "you're" & "your," and "there," "their," & "they're," and uses them correctly when writing an email.
She is a girl next door type who isn't afraid to go camping with me on the weekends in the woods, and can still come home and shower and change and turn heads when we go out to dinner in the city.
Having said all that, I don't really have a "type" of woman that I date. I am attracted to what I am attracted to, and that is ever changing.
I am kind, charming, and well-travelled