Just kidding. I often wonder, though, how people find the jobs that they do; they hobbies they love. Their passions. It just goes to show that there's a lid for every pot, I guess. It's a good thing, too, 'cause it took a lot of pot fondling for me to finally figure out where my lid fit.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, I didn't get it sorted until I moved to the PNW a few years ago. It took me a bit of living to find this place, too. Following my undergrad years, I gamely hung my hat on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, a very "weird" town in Texas, a cosmopolitan Canadian outpost, the home of the Mudhens, a decidedly foggy town in Great Britain and a few other places before finally making it here - to Seattle.
And, all I can say is ... wow. For those of you grew up here to enjoy living and loving this place your entire life ... you lucky devils. I promise I will never litter and will leave it better than I found it, if in fact I ever leave.
Friends who know me best find me to be a bit of a contradiction. I'm a veteran, but I'm also a liberal. I'm educated in several disciplines, but I value substance over smarts. I work in a creative field, but I'm not overly sensitive. In other words, I can chop wood AND write a poem about chopping wood.
(This, however, is not as unique here as it is in other places. Seattle seems to be chock full of these ... pragmatic poets.)
Anyway. Now that I'm all settled in I feel like it's time to spread my wings a little, and by that I mean flap around awkwardly in a semi-public forum in an attempt to attract attention from the opposite sex.
To pretend that it's more sophisticated than that may be gilding the lily a bit. And, to imply that I'm new to online dating would be disingenuous. I've managed to make some really awesome friends via OKC and am committed to approaching people with a "friends first" attitude.
So! If you're looking for a one-night stand, I'm not your guy. Seriously.
If you want to write but don't know what to say, here are some Free Conversation Starters:
1. Ask me what it was like to meet Neil Armstrong and have him refuse to shake my hand.
2. Ask me what it was like to live with a bear as a pet.
3. Ask me about the time I saved a Playboy journalist from falling to his death.
4. Ask me about ... anything. Really. I can have a conversation about literally anything.