Now that you know why i am on here, a little about me. My friends would call me funny, loyal, compassionate, genuine, trustworthy, and Intelligent, all without being cocky. I have a big heart and like spending time with people I care about. I can be competitive, but know that winning is not everything. You gotta have fun, right? I like to do many things and often refer to myself as a Jack of all Trades; not always the best, but will give it a shot anyways. I can easily fit into any social situation and engage in insightful conversation or talk sports with the best of them. I laugh at stupid jokes (some of them my own) and consider myself a bit goofy. I can be nerdy at times, but it's balanced with athleticism, confidence, and a can do demeanor.
I have lived in the DC area for nearly six years and I love it. I bought my own place near Shirlington a couple years ago and love the area. There is so much to do, from running the trails, going to festivals, exploring the monuments, kayaking down the Potomac or hiking in the Shenandoahs, the DC area really does have it all.
One thing I hold in high regard is that I did not grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth and my accomplishments are my own. Everything I have is because of hard work, desire, and dedication, and not because I was handed it on a silver platter. It is my hope that these qualities are attractive to my partner.
On a lighter note, I like to think of myself as a bit of a foodie and love trying new things. I enjoy going to beer festivals and wine tastings, although I will not claim to be an aficionado or snob. I seek to explore and expand my cultural understanding. I also consider myself a pretty good cook and can usually whip up something tasty in a pinch. I usually test out my creations on my coworkers and I have yet to receive a disappointing critique (and I do ask for them). I love playing sports and love summer softball leagues (I usually play in a couple leagues during the summer). Hiking, Bicycling, BBQing and going to the beach are all at the top of my list.
I have done a lot in my lifetime, I have traveled the world, served in combat, acted in movies, saved lives, stopped bar fights, met celebrities, had politicians sing to me (true story), become a homeowner and now I am looking for someone to share the rest of my adventures with.
If I sound like someone you might like to meet, let me know and maybe we can meet up for a drink.