Florida Gator. Just finished my Masters at Georgia Tech while working in the Oil & Gas industry as an engineer in Houston. I am a family oriented guy and I prefer to relax with my friends in my free time. I love sports, particularly soccer, but anything active really, to drive my competitive nature. That being said, I'm a diehard Gators/Steelers/Penguins fan.
If it is fun, and involves some sort of competition, you won't have to ask me twice. I'll try pretty much anything at least once, so long as it doesn't render me incapable of trying it again. I live to see others laugh and smile, especially at my own expense. A successful day is one in which someone tells me I've made theirs.
I'm looking for a well-balanced girl who enjoys having a few beers to unwind... one who enjoys sports and wants to travel and has more than just selfies for their pictures...
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working as an engineer in Houston. I have my BS in
Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and my MS
from Georgia Tech. Outside of work I like to stay as active as
possible and play sports whenever the opportunity arises.
I’m really good at
remembering random things which unfortunately only seems to help me
in trivia and such. It occasionally comes in handy when I remember
birthdays, I suppose. All kidding aside, though, I've played soccer
since I was four, so I'd say I'm good at that but this really all
depends on the definition of "really good." But anyone can be
really good at anything if they've done it over 20 years.
Well...let's say "most" things. I've been trying to dunk a
basketball for 20 years and I'd have to say I haven't quite gotten
really good at that one yet. Perhaps I'm also really good at not
knowing when to stop typing for one of these responses...
The first things people usually notice about me
I honestly do not know the answer to this one.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
When I get the chance to read, I read to get away. I like fiction,
particularly about things that don't actually exist...fantasy, I
suppose: A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), Harry Potter,
Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, etc. I'm a bit of a nerd.
Something that hooks you to the point you have to choose between
getting sleep before work, or finding out what happens next. Give
me a physical book, though...haven't quite fell into the Kindle
phase yet. Something about actually turning a page...
As for movies, anything that makes me laugh is always a winner.
Always a good time for a comedy. My favorite movies are ones that
make you think. The kind of movie that you can't guess how it's
going to end halfway through the movie and even better are the ones
where there's room for debate on what really happened once it does
end. A few examples are Inception, Donnie Darko, The Prestige.
Also, there is never a bad time for a Disney/Pixar movie. Always
good, no matter how old you are.
I haven't gotten hooked on a lot of TV shows but my favorite is
definitely How I Met Your Mother.
I'm open to almost all music. It all really depends on my mood. I
guess you could label my main interest as "alternative," maybe? I
grew up with Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Foo
Fighters, etc. which I still enjoy, but I've drifted more toward
different sounds like Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons,
Bastille...that kind of stuff, but I listen to everything.
Finally, food...I like food; that's about all there is to know.
I'll try anything but the best gems are when you find small
family-owned restaurants. Those always have the best
food...especially any small place that serves breakfast all day.
The six things I could never do without
Family/Friends. Soccer. Orange Juice. Football Season. Sarcasm.
Some form of fun competition.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my future. Who doesn't? I do wonder what I'll be doing down the
road...family, friends, job. Where will I be? The usual, but I know
that I can control that. I don't dwell on the past. What has
happened can't be changed. Just keep swimming...
On a typical Friday night I am
spending time with friends. I'd prefer to be doing something more
relaxed but I can't say I always win out. Spending time with
friends almost always trumps a night alone on the couch...almost
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
there's an embarrassing story about a time when I gave blood that
I've told a lot of people but you'll only get it from me in
person...it is not to be documented...
You should message me if
you want to get to know me better. I tried (likely in vain) to put
some of my personality into these responses so if you want to find
out more, I'd be happy to oblige :) I always enjoy meeting new
people, so it would be great to chat!