Hmm. Self summary. I guess it would be that I am in a good mood essentially every single day. Coworkers and friends often remark that they've never seen me in a bad mood - not that I'm hiding it or bottling it up either. I just love life and all it has to offer. Everything, in my mind, can be made to laugh at. ;)
I've rewritten this self-summary a few times and still don't really like it. It seems no one is entirely happy with their self-summary. I'm on here because I recently moved back to the area to find all of my friends married with children. That's fine and all, but they are always busy and essentially aren't allowed out anymore. (I secretly wonder if their wives don't trust the 'single guy!!'). So my social life and social circle is dwindling fast. I am NOT a fan of bars and wouldn't want to meet a significant other in one so that's out. As an engineer I work with essentially all men so meeting someone at/through work isn't likely to happen. Besides, I'm nerdy enough, I don't need a nerd gf/spouse too!!
So back to the "summary." I think it's pretty clear from my pics that my family and friends are a big part of my life. So when I think about my life and my passions they are clearly number one.
Beyond that, cooking probably comes in a very close second. A man's gotta eat, right!? I'm the type that will walk into the grocery store after work without a recipe in mind and just start grabbing stuff that looks good and worry about the final product when I finally reach the kitchen. Of course, this leads to the disposal sometimes eating more than I do, but it's as much the process as the final result that I enjoy so much.
If they paid better as professions I'd probably be a photographer or a woodworker. They don't, so I'm an engineer during the day. Don't worry I'm not THAT kind of engineer! I'm in sales, so I did all the math and science and nerdy stuff, but didn't want to sit in a lab with a slide rule and other nerds all day crunching numbers. One of my favorite quotes from any movie is from "Office Space": 'I talk to the customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills! Can't you see that??!! What the hell is the matter with you people!!??' That's my life, to some extent.
Mountain biking is also another passion but my back has been destroyed by years of abuse so I can't really do the fun trails as much anymore.
Well, back to the mundane. There is no drama in my life, in my immediate family or even my extended family. I think that may be why I'm still single at this age- so often it is apparent that people (intentionally or otherwise) involve so much chaos on their lives. For me, chaos is a massive deal breaker. I like to joke around- almost too much, especially for a professional in his mid thirties (still not used to using that description).
Someone told me there is movie out this Christmas about two people who agree to date, solely to fend off family questions about why they are single during the holidays. It sounds hilarious, and as it gets down to the wire I may be willing to consider this arrangement!!
Lastly, I recently took on a roommate who was down on her luck and in a bad place. She's been a friend for twenty years and is just that - a friend. I know some people get weirded out by people having roommates of the opposite sex, which is exactly why I am mentioning it now. It's temporary, she is employed full time and I agreed to let her use my extra bedroom with the understanding that this would only be for a few months. I know, I know- I might be a little naive. As one of my best friends put it, "Your heart is bigger than your brain, Brian."
I currently live on the water but am renting. Perhaps I'll buy a place this year, maybe next but the MBA puts a squeeze on the finances.
I've answered quite a few questions in the Q&A so if you want to know more take a look in there ... Or drop me a line (that isn't two or three (or four) words!
Good luck in your search!!