I grew up an army brat and enjoyed moving every 3-5 years. It was like an opportunity to reinvent myself every few years. So I’ve caught the wanderlust bug and continue to travel. I once hit 23 countries in 30 days. I feel traveling helps challenge my assumptions and think about things differently. I value being open-minded
I’m straightforward. I’m pretty well read. I read the news daily. I will try out random. Even if I don’t stick with them long term I find a lot of the things open up opportunities. Last year I auditioned for a choir because I thought the experience of auditioning would be cool. Somehow they decided I was good enough to join. I ended up going for 9 months culminating in a trip to sing at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
Talking to strangers - last time I was at the airport I met a soil scientist who told me about the different types of iron in the soil and how it is accessible to plants and a Georgia tech student who for some reason was surprised that I knew about the electromagnetic spectrum despite the fact that I told him I was a chemical engineer. Maybe he just doesn't chat science with random strangers enough.
Juggling - only 3 but I figure that's more than most. I only learned because I wanted to juggle on my slackline, but I could never combine the two skills.
Being happy - I think you can find happiness anywhere if you look for it. One of the things I learned while moving place to place.
I'm not good at:
Being able to suggest good restaurants to visitors. I don't eat out enough
The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean
Watershipdown by Richard Adams
Miles From Nowhere by Barbara Savage
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Since I read the news about as much as I read books:
Avatar the Last Airbender
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Take Me to Church by Hozier
Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
Perfect by Pink
Heavy in Your Arms by Florence and the Machine
Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns
Classical Gas by Mason Williams
Death, Sex and Money
Running (when I’m not injured), so now I'm rowing
Planning my next adventure
The way our environment shapes our experience.
I love chocolate covered strawberries. I will buy chocolate strawberries at the grocery store even though they are a rip off and also buy plain strawberries and chocolate so I can make my own once I’ve eaten the store bought ones.
One of the most common questions I get asked at work is: How old are you?
I am a middle child
You like friendly debates
Du sprichst Deutsch
You value a healthy lifestyle
You like to read and can suggest a good book. Or have read any of the books I listed as favorites.
You think that living abroad for a time would be pretty cool
I’m generally looking for a more serious relationship. Not rushing into anything, but I’m paying a little more attention to how someone might be a good fit longer term.
Just FYI - I have two non-negotiable deal breakers:
- Smoking - includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes etc.
- Being anti-gay