Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Time for some updates.
I spent 8 years in Portland, OR. Never thought I'd live in Oregon
having been born in Syracuse / grown up in north NJ / and gone to
college in PA. Never mind the fact that I was living in Miami in my
mid-20's at the time! But, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up
... advertising agency guy + athlete / sports nerd + a chance to
work at the agency that coined JUST DO IT = Opportunity that makes
you move to Oregon. I quickly learned its not pronounced Ore-gun. I
apologize now if I correct your pronunciation later.
Now, I'm back east (as of 6/13/14). Mom is thrilled. So thrilled
I've had to remind her that being back doesn't mean I'll be home
every weekend. But, she's starting to appreciate that (or at least
pretending with more frequency). I'm thrilled because I've got an
adorable 3-year old niece who loves her "Uncle Rynan" (yeah, that's
how she says my name currently). Update: as of 6/11/15 I now have a
nephew. Nice one year back on the east coast anniversary present.
I'm also excited to be surrounded by East Coasters again - and the
melting pot that is NYC. Doesn't hurt that the job opportunity that
awaits me is an exciting one. Nice to feel the enthusiasm I felt
the last time I made a big leap of faith 9 years ago.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm new to living in NYC. So, I'm sure there will be a lot of
re-acclimating to the northeast, trying to decide what part of town
to live in (chose Williamsburg), re-connecting with college friends
and old colleagues, embracing all the pro-sports teams in town and
seeing my family with significantly more frequency.
What I will be doing now that I arrived? Writing a select few
hoping you'll let me tag along - or that you'll point me in the
right direction for good food, a great beer, or a better subway
route - and hoping you won't mind when I can't take the lead in
suggesting a great place for us to meet for dinner. Promise I'll do
serious work to catch up with the goal of finding a few gems you've
yet to discover.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thankfully, my job - otherwise I wouldn't have this opportunity to
Spoiling my niece.
Shaving my head. Practice makes perfect!
Lots of more interesting stuff too ... rest assured. But, there's
no fun in giving it all away. Chances are you'll identify a few I
didn't even consider. Fingers crossed.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Probably my shaved head. Don't worry, I don't mind if it's not your
thing. We all have our preferences. I certainly do.
I'm well aware - and I'm thankful that others agree - that I'm not
very photogenic. Maybe it's the way the flash reflects off my
head?!? So, if you're on the fence, take a chance - it'll be worth
it. Worst case scenario is I buy you a drink and we share a
conversation about something we both have in common or can
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Reading: Moneyball, The Signal and the Noise, Men's Health
Movies: all over the map
Music: I like acoustic guitar and great lyrics - Matt Nathanson,
Jack Johnson, Glen Phillips, Dispatch, OAR, Amos Lee, The Black
Keys, Ben Harper, Mat Kearney ... and many many others. I'm sure
I'll be embarrassed I forgot a few very important ones (or maybe
that I included others above). Please share - there's nothing
better than new music. Or seeing live music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My (small) family (me, mom, brother)
2. A challenge
5. New experiences (wanted to say travel but who doesn't)
6. Shaving cream
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
About my family and about the family of my own I hope to
About what I'm good at today - and could be tomorrow.
Trying to eat cleaner and smarter / pushing myself physically. I
don't want to just be "old" with someone. I want to "grow old" with
someone - in age, not body or mind.
About how much a drag being single can occasionally be - but how
worth all the aggravation can be when you meet the right person or
make a new friend you'll have for life - or even share that one
moment, conversation, or laugh that makes it all worthwhile.
I'll say it - where I want to travel to next. Cannot get my last
big trip out of my head. Two summers ago I spent a month traveling
Europe for the first time. Traveled solo to Amsterdam, Berlin,
Prague, Munich, Interlaken, Florence, Cinque Terre, Nice,
Barcelona, Paris and London. Since, just a couple quick trips to
Amsterdam for work and around the U.S. For fun. More please. Oh
wait, let's add an April '15 trip to the Dominican that may have to
become an annual thing.
Yeah, I think about my career too ...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm sure this will be part of the fun of my new home ... TBD.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I embarrass easily ... but that doesn't mean it's not fun or funny.
While in Oregon I gained the ability to be self-deprecating.
Otherwise, my embarrassment could not only result from something I
did, but something you did - or the mere sight of some stranger
making an ass out of themselves. Or just tripping on the curb.
Guess I find myself inclined to share everyone's embarrassing
moment as if it was my own.
For example, I have a friend who can yodel - yeah you read that
right - head in hands immediately. Can't look. If I could turn off
my ears I would.
You should message me if
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You're intrigued by me (and what little I shared above).
I am ultimately looking for something serious.
You can show/teach/share something new - and are open to the same
You take care of your body.
STD free, like me.
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