It's difficult to wrap me up into any single package. I have lived in a lot of Acronyms and Abbreviations. KC to ATL via NYC, that sort of thing. I have 4 college degrees, the most interesting of which tends to be in Culinary Arts. Especially since I don't work in the industry/field. I have a pretty diverse list of active interests and hobbies, some of which are Hiking, Cooking, Nerdy Technical Stuff, Road Trips, Movies, and Scuba Diving. I appreciate Art in general whether it is fine art in a Museum to Tattoos and Graffiti to Hillbilly Folk Art... I try to see the beauty in everything.
I tend to follow passions in a somewhat excessive manner. I love to cook/eat so I went to a prestigious culinary school in NYC. I enjoy art and chaos which lead me to Burning Man. I enjoyed scuba diving, so I became a Certified Divemaster. I wanted to learn more about owning/running a business so I got my MBA. That being said, I do believe you should take all things in moderation... including excess and moderation. I will also do things for the story/experience... like trying new foods or climbing a mountain. It may not always be enjoyable at the time, but it keeps life interesting.
I rarely take much seriously. I tend to be a bit sarcastic, and curmudgeonly. People laugh a lot when they are around me. Which is good, cause laughter can be an awesome sound. It can also sound like a choking horse. I can make fun of just about anything and usually do. (Including myself) I'm perfectly happy in a balcony seat at the theatre, heckling stand-up bears. I think sarcasm is a perfect indicator for intelligence and I appreciate it in others as well. If you can't laugh at yourself, other people, and the world around you... we likely won't get along. We may even hate each other... which could be it's own kind of fun I suppose. I don't think I've met my Arch Nemesis(es?) yet.
I'm the kind of person who gets excited about other people's passions. Even if it's something I have no interest in normally, I frequently find myself learning and helping my friends with their passions and goals. I really love to see others succeed. This is starting to sound like an infomercial... but wait there's more...
Personality wise, I am apparently an Extroverted-Introvert. I really enjoy being around people, I just need to do it in moderation. Generally, I like my relationships to be those comfortable "just works" kinda relationships where you just enjoy someones company, and you don't spend time worrying about saying the wrong thing, or offending the other person. I'm pretty much a no drama kinda guy.
As to the kind of girl I'm looking for? I've dated such a diverse group of women over the years, I'm pretty much open minded. I don't really get hung up on looks. Race, Age, Waist Size, Cup Size, these are not the most important things. You could be so beautiful you stop traffic but if you can't hold a conversation with both hands, I'm not interested. Because you never know who/what you will connect with, I only have a few general requirements. I want someone interesting, intelligent, and creative, with a sense of humour. I'm a firm (*snicker*) believer that you have to stimulate the mind before you can stimulate the body.
If you want a further idea who I am, then go read some questions, I've explained a good bit of them...