I'm pretty easy going and connect with people easily. Here is a random list of things I like to do:
- Traveling, weekend road trips
- Listening (I'm a great listener and I'm always fascinated by how the same set of facts can be interpreted in an entirely different way by different people)
For example: President John Adams went fishing with his son one day.
His son: "Went fishing with my father—the most wonderful day of my life."
John Adams: "Went fishing with my son today—a day wasted."
- Conversations, debating ideas, sharing random tidbits of information about all sorts of things.
- Doing creative things. This could involve anything from fixing stuff around the house to writing computer programs. I just find creative work very satisfying.
My friends tell me I have a great sense of humor. I'm not the one cracking jokes all the time, but I'm pretty good at extracting humor out of everyday situations.
I believe in trying everything at least once. Many of the activities I now love are ones I never would have thought I'll enjoy or be good at. For example, kite boarding (the most fun water/wind sport ever!), and ballroom dancing. I also dabble in some sailing and kayaking.
I'm very interested in world history and international affairs (avid post reader and NPR junkie). I travel a lot for work and love to read up about the history of the places I visit. I guess that qualifies me as a nerd, but I don't mind :-). I've many interesting stories about the places I've visited. For example, did you know that most of the cars in South Korea are some shade of gray (usually black or white)? For some reason, people don't like to buy
cars of other colours. I've been told this is because they don't hold up resale value well.