I suppose I'm not really the boy next door, unless the boy next door was a ponytailed, tennis-playing computer geek.
I'm a Pittsburgh transplant; moved here in '99, and can't imagine living anywhere but Seattle. Okay, maybe Melbourne.
I play a lot of tennis, ski and bike a little, like to swim but rarely do. I'm the sweatiest tennis player I know. I haven't had a gym membership in several years, but manage to stay reasonably fit.
I have the world's best dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Milo who keeps me sane. I'm allergic to cats. So is he, I think.
I love to cook, and occasionally do it well. I love experimenting, which can be hit-or-miss, but usually closer to hit. I'm better at the big meals rather than the daily cooking. I love having friends over for an evening of cooking, eating & drinking -- especially now that it's grilling season.
I appreciate craft -- I roast my own coffee, enjoy making pasta from scratch, and sometimes make my own ginger beer. I've even made an end table and the shelves that are in my living room. I'd love to learn to weld.
I love to travel. Anywhere with a beach to lay on, a pool to swim in, a court to play on, or a culture to experience.
I just took the Myers-Briggs test. I'm an INTP -- it was a surprisingly accurate description, some of which scared the pants off of me as I start thinking about dating. It also suggested that my possible matches are Barack Obama (ENFJ) and Steve Jobs (ENTJ). I'm pretty sure neither one is available though, hence this profile.
I'm just getting back into the swing of things after a marriage that ended unexpectedly and a rather long healing period that followed. I was really not looking forward to dating again, and avoided it as long as I could. But so far, I'm enjoying my time here on okcupid. I like chatting with people online and meeting them in person. Maybe some of those will become friends; maybe one of those will become something more. In the meantime, I'll try and enjoy the ride.
I generally like my life, and am looking to share it with someone who likes his. I'd like to find someone who is passionate about his life, and wants to share it with me as much as I would share mine with him, as much as we'd create a life together. Someone who is brighter than the average bulb, and at least somewhat in shape. Someone to talk about possibly having kids with. I'm not sure how a cat lover or vegan would work into that plan, but who really knows? Life is strange and that's what makes it exciting.