I think happiness is a decision we make...not a thing we can find. I agree with the sentiment that life is not about waiting for the sun to shine....it is about learning to dance in the rain. I am an optimistic person who loves life and is looking for someone who has the same outlook. I love skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing and cycling. I grew up on the coast of Maine, and I love the ocean and nature. I like to explore new places, try new things, or just take pleasure in familiar rituals. I have climbed Kilimanjaro, done Outward Bound, dived with feeding sharks, raced cars, walked on the Great Wall and jumped out of planes. My To Do List includes bungee jumping, Kite surfing, flying in a glider and helicopter, and getting my pilot's license.
I value integrity and positive attitudes. I was raised to be a gentleman. I will hold the door for you and pull out your chair. I sometimes have an unconventional view of things, but I don't mind being in the minority. Actually, I automatically reassess my views if they are mainstream for fear I have unintentionally drunk the cultural "cool-aid." I am not easily swayed by convention or the opinions of others. I have a quirky...sometimes off the wall sense of humor. I can be a total goof-ball. I often feel like I'm an introvert, but everyone I know disagrees. I love children and have two young boys of my own. They do not live with me most of the time, but they are a big part of my life.
I am a healthy and active person. I also love to cook. My sister lived with me while she was attending culinary school in Boston and she got me hooked. I am no gourmet, but maybe we could share a glass of wine and make a nice dinner together. I don't watch sports on TV, unless the X-games or the Olympics are on. In fact, I have a hard time watching anything with commercials. I prefer movies or science and historical shows. Having grown up in Maine....I have mad skills at pyrotechnics and navigation.