This is supposed to be the catchy section that lures you into reading more, but though I know who I am, it still never really gets easier summarizing ones self. I sometimes feel that the best things about me are an oxymoron, but also the perfect balance for the right person.
If you read on, you'll get an intro to who I am or who I believe I am. :)
I like to keep busy, but know how to relax.
I'm frugal where it matters, but know when to splurge and generally don't turn down adventures. I enjoy being around a lot of people at once, but appreciate one on one time as well. I love to get dirty, but enjoy cleaning up nice as well. I'm a creature of comfort that enjoys breaking out of my own box whenever possible.
I moved around a lot in my twenties trying to establish my career (up and down the west coast) and am enjoying living here but visit home (Minneapolis) quite a bit.
The easiest way to describe my work is CSI. I am a story-teller and jokester to the core and this field gives me prime material from the various situations I have encountered.
The job suits me quite well and I love what I do which makes work not always feel like... well, work! On a more serious note, it also gives me daily reminders about the fragility of live, and how good I really have it in life.
Otherwise, activities that I choose to do in my free time would include playing hockey, watching sports, enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, general adventures, photography, appreciating music, camping and backpacking (a plus if you know the difference) fantasy footballing, exploring Oregon while I am here, bonfires, yard games, cribbage, card games, motorcycling, playing instruments, eating cheese, free styling in the kitchen/cooking, family, enjoying the fall, bicycling, bundling up, shooting pool, slinging darts, appreciating a good flavor on my palate, and working. I also love hands-on projects which includes designing and then building it.
I am big on self-improvement and that includes learning that there is a difference between "selling yourself" which is what I am trying to do here :) and arrogance. The former is a challenge accepted for me while the latter is a complete turn-off in myself and in others. That being said, most people have a lot of fun when they're around me. Sometimes people even pee a little from laughing. You've been warned.