Remember when it used to be uncool to be an IT guy? Yea, me neither. Ok, ok, the memories of unflattering khakis and Matrix fandom haven’t completely faded, but I’ve grown past a lot of the stereotypes in my years in the profession. Like discovering Saks, which has converted me into something of a stylish man. Winnipeg is probably far from getting its own, but it adds to the reasons I love to travel to the US. Although I can’t wait to go with someone more romantic than my paintball team—I’ve been an avid player for several years, and I train regularly for it at the gym as well as boxing 3 days a week. When I’m not being a jock (ha!) you’ll find me catching a show at the RWB, or trying to cram everything in at the Fringe Festival (well, as much as I can). Or baking. I’ll risk complete failure on a last-minute cheesecake for you, because if it works, it’ll be fantastic, and if it doesn’t, grocery store cupcakes aren’t so bad either. It’s worth it—like risking a flight home from LA to take a surfing lesson. I don’t want to miss out on anything, least of all finding that special someone. So I’m here. And I can’t wait to find her.
You’re comfortable curling up on the couch with Alfred Hitchcock and Orville Redenbacher. You're not afraid to try the new ethnic restaurant down the street, even if you can't tell what's on your plate. You know the difference between Mumbai and Dubai and can approximate their geographical location. Your microwave never flashes 12:00. You don't turn away when faced with a room full of people you've never met, and you’re as comfortable at a barbecue with the guys as a restaurant where there are more utensils than fingers on the table. You own a well-worn Fringer Pass. You'll drag me out of bed at 6am to go to the gym with you before work…and sometimes I’ll convince you to stay in bed just a few more hours. You’ll appreciate a stroll on the boardwalk on California’s Huntington Beach, even though we’ve both seen it before. The idea of a trip to Europe makes you want to research places we can add to the itinerary. Your motivation inspires the same in people around you. You’re my best friend, and the coolest girl I know.