I live in West Des Moines and work in Ames. But i've lived most of my life in small towns - minus a short stint in Dallas, TX. I really like living in Des Moines, but I hate winter. I don't hate snow, just hate the bone chilling cold of Jan. & Feb..
So maybe a few of the things I like to do might help to "summarize me" a little more.
-I like doing outside stuff - camping, kayaking, hiking, a little golf, riding my motorcycle and bike
-I ride at least a couple days of RAGBRAI every year (ridden in 16 of them)
-I like working in my yard, landscaping, gardening, hunting, almost no fishing (which is way less than I used to as a kid and really miss it).
-I like technology, but sometimes I hate that I'm so tied to it.
-I used to read a lot - I hardly do anymore - seems like there's always something else I should be doing - but I miss it.
- I stay busy. I don't sit around or lay around much. I do like a lazy day on the couch once in a while but it's usually a forced event due to too some over zealous bartender goal to over serve me the night before. ;) I think that's the main reason I love vacation - I get away and can't do anything but relax. :)
-I used to own a party bus business. When I sold it I had six buses. It was a lot of fun, a lot of work and was a good business AND I'm happy to be done it.
I have two kids - my daughter is 8 and my son is 6. I LOVE being a dad, and I LOVE spending time with them - I have them for a week every other week.
About me: I'm a cup-half-full person. I smile a lot, laugh a lot and I like people around me to be the same. I've really started trying to surround myself with positive people.
I work hard and I play hard. Love to travel - just back from a week in the Virgin Islands.
Kidding - totally kidding.
I don't know, maybe my height or green eyes?
You tell me. :)
I like almost all original HBO, Netflix and Showtime shows: House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Family Guy, Archer, I watch a couple cooking shows, myth busters sometimes... I don't really watch a lot of TV. I DVR a lot of shows so they're there if I get inspired.
I like Jazz when I cook, techno when I clean the house, house and trance while I work at my desk and classic rock in the shower. Also blues, old school country, and funk. I like live music in small bars - not really a fan of big venue concerts - I've been to tons, but I'm kinda over it. Unless you drop major cash your just watching it on the screen anyway - and I can do that at home with free beer and my couch. :)
I do like outdoor music fests and concerts at outdoor amphitheaters.
I like to cook - I'm not terrible at it either. I love pasta, vegetables, seafood and side salads with my meal. I like spicy things and my favorite delivery is Chinese.
A cold beer while I grill
Teaching my kids new things
The little things (simple pleasures)
Laughing - A Lot
My DVR (I hate commercials)
Non-Kids weeks: maybe a happy-hour drink with friends or just home relaxing after the week - saving myself for a productive weekend or a Saturday night out.