I play a lot of sports and try to spend as much time out on the water and up in the mountains as I possibly can. Surfing, sailing, ski touring, rock climbing, hiking, soccer, squash, cycling, dodgeball... these are some of my favorite things to do.
I also love playing, writing and recording music, and have had some of the most incredibly fun and creative times of my life recently, collaborating with a few amazingly talented friends.
Probably not surprising, then, that one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend is to grab a bunch of friends and a couple of guitars, road trip it with them down to Oregon, hit the waves, then cook up a good old-fashioned post-surf feast. Once the food coma has worn off, the natural conclusion to such a day is, of course, building a fire on the beach and sitting under the stars while enjoying some delicious Portland brews, playing some songs and meandering through alternately profound and hilarious discussions on life, the universe and everything.
Anyway, if that kind of thing sounds sort of alright, then I guess you should read on!
Unless, perhaps, you are troubled by one small caveat: I am not particularly interested in having kids.
Now I don't mean to be too presumptuous about what anyone is looking for here, or even to imply that I'm on some kind of a mission to settle down. But I do figure I should mention it, as a couple of otherwise incredible relationships have sadly ended because of this. It's not that I don't think it would be a very fulfilling and exciting thing to do. Rather, I just see so many equally fulfilling and exciting pursuits out there that appeal to me more, and other ways I feel I can give something back to society. And the whole white picket fence thing has never really been my idea of romance, anyway.
Okay! So, I'm glad we got that out of the way. Thought I should put it up front so I don't waste too much of anyone's time. Lots more below, if you aren't running for the hills (yet?)