Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
R_P_S_Shoot had meant to be Rock,Paper,Scissor,Shoot but those
pesky character limits foiled that plan. Either way, who would have
thought that just those four, quick, little words during an intense
round of RPS could have had such a dramatic impact on my life and
others… yes there’s a story behind this but come on, a gentleman
never plays ‘rock,paper,scissor’ and tells! Well, at least not in
this section of my profile, just see below in the ‘most private
thing I’m willing to admit section” for that story.
So my answer to the typical question of ‘where are you from?’ is
slightly more complicated to answer than most, having moved around
a fair amount. But the quick highlights range from England &
Belgium for over a decade, then on to NYC, a spell in CT for prep
school, a little turn in Ohio then a fantastic five years in
Chicago back to NYC and now to the DC area… so far it's been great
getting to know our Nation's Capital more. All this moving around
has pretty much left me with me no distinctive accent (other than
when I travel outside the US of course) but I can whip out an
English or Irish accent (along with some others) on demand if need
The most fulfilling and exciting part of moving and traveling
around so much is being exposed to a variety of people and
opportunities. When it comes to sports I would much rather be
playing them than watching it on TV (except for Team USA at the
World Cup) and I have played my fair share of them. The latest
sport I've been throwing myself into is golf and I am totally
hooked but soccer, tennis and squash have been main stays for many
years. I also thrive on releasing my creative energy where for the
most part of my high school and college career I would channel that
energy into ceramics (wheel throwing to be exact) and I have been
able to get back into it in spurts here and there but miss doing it
on a regular basis.
In terms of me and what I am looking for, compared to most guys I
actually don’t have a ‘physical type’ that I gravitate towards,
naturally there needs to be a level of attraction to find each
other sexy but chemistry for me depends on a few other facets. The
girl who grabs my attention the most, is someone who can smile with
their eyes, whose laughter can be heard all around the room, holds
their end of the conversation with almost anyone and ‘gets down’ on
the dance floor (is there a non-cheesy way of saying that?) I am
looking for someone who finds it exciting to cover a lot of ground
in a weekend between friends and activities where there may be
multiple wardrobe changes ranging from shorts/t-shirt by the water,
onto some sort of athletic attire then perhaps followed by
something more dressy just to mix it up. Seems so simple.... right?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My path has definitely been a non-traditional route, and as cheesy
as it sounds, several years ago I had two distinct paths I could
have gone and I picked the one MUCH less traveled (like we are
talking way over grown needing a machete to carve out my own path
less traveled) but it has made all the difference.......thank you
Mr. Frost. But the most important, or most rewarding, part for me
is seeing the direct impact my results have been able to make on
My career to date has included a wide range of roles/projects, all
in the in the Non-profit sector, with each one challenging and
pushing me...but I love a good challenge. One of my proudest
achievements is starting an After-School Youth Program on the South
Side of Chicago that is centered around education and sports. And
yes, pleased to report it is still thriving today!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Word search games, random bits of facts/knowledge, figuring out how
things works or problem solving (seriously,test me!) and usually
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Well, I have not asked anyone in a while….. but I would guess I
tend to smile a lot, I like to laugh and make others laugh as well.
Also, that I look 'young' for my age. Oh and I have a firm
handshake... yeah... this happens allll at once!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Power of One, Obama’s book “Audacity of Hope” “Dreams from
my Father” and Outliers (love Malcolm Gladwell). Was not sure where
else to put this... but NPR's This AM life is just fantastic.
Movies: Best recent movie i have seen, Argo. but some classics i
enjoy, Good Will Hunting, Shawshank redemption, Saving Private
Ryan, Garden State, Braveheart, Wedding Crashers, Old School…and
pretty much all the Bourne series.
Shows: Modern Family, Arrested Development, the office, House, Sons
of Anarchy (yes, it’s a guy thing), True Blood, Mad Men, Homeland,
Games of Thrones (so addicting)…while the movies have been
suffering a little, scripted shows are definitely hitting new
Music: I like it all, Rap/Classic Rock/alternative/some
country/80’s/90’s toss in some 70/s for the fun of it. I need to
give a big shout out to Pandora…who just makes finding all sorts of
new artist/songs so much easier and fun. Pumped up kicks,
fantastic, Magnetic Zero’s and 40 days…very fun.
Food: i love Mexican food (ike great authentic taco or enchiladas)
Thai food (spicy noodles or green curry) Indian (lamb vindaloo)
Italian Food (although it needs to be at least good but hopefully
great Italian food. There is just way too much so-so Italian food)
Of course, I love great Bar-b-que...the one thing I will not do,
McDonald's or fast food in general... and yes this would be a deal
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* Good friends (because they are there for you and vice
* Laughter (this can be fun, sexy and just feels good!)
* Great food (tasting amazing food is just sublime)
* Interesting conversation (exercise for the brain, simulating and
* Gadgets (love all the new fun tech toys)
* The ocean (so beautiful and love being in my boat on the water)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My practical side: thinking about what challenges I would like to
tackle next. I have been very good at developing and executing
personal five years plans but my contract renewal is coming up!! On
top of that, I am always searching for ways to improve and make
things more efficient, myself included.
My less practical side: the next time I can be enjoying time on my
boat, drifting across the water, feet up, sun in my face, beverage
of choice in hand, music filling the air all to be able to ponder
life's great mysteries like.....”who do NYC cab drivers talk to ALL
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
This varies so so much its hard to pick a typical night, but they
do fall into some usual buckets. Like,
Working: (yes I do have to work weekends sometimes) fortunately I
love what I do and it can be fun with the group of people I work
Laid back: I am completely fine with catching up on my DVR and
either take out or trying my hand at some cooking...and of course a
beverage of choice, great wine or cold beer.
Fun times: I love seeing live music and always want more of it my
my life...anything from big concerts or great cover bands at local
bars but most likely....there would also be dancing involved... or
more recently I have been seeing some great live comedy shows, they
are a blast.
You should message me if
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okay.... I feel like i have written way too much! So i guess simply
put, if you think it would be fun to meet up and explore the
city....shoot me a message.
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