Me - Quirky, outgoing, nerdy, quick on my feet and intelligent. I love: travel, movies, new/interesting beers (pale to IPAs), reading, foodie, hiking, legos/nanoblocks, researching history (WWII specifically), or finding fun/interesting festivals or museums to check out. I got into SCUBA diving over a year ago and fell in love with it. I've done 150+ dives and am working on my assistant instructor certification. I have all of the other interesting certifications to go with it as well (shipwreck, nitrox, deep, night, limited visibility).
I hang out all over the city (which to a non-native is everything from The Woodlands, Cypress, Sugarland to Galveston and Kemah.) I do live north of the city though. I love to travel, and am working my way around the country/world as time/money allow.
I moved to Texas over Labor Day 2012 and explored most of Houston and Texas seeing more than most see in 20 years.
**Several people have commented on my questions having a sexual slant.......I have thought about pursing a PhD in sexuality mostly specializing in human trafficking/sex workers. I have traveled extensively, often alone, making this also a safety concern for myself. I have done volunteer work for more then 15 years and am certified as a rape and domestic violence counselor in 3 states.
I live an extremely fun semi-nomadic lifestyle. I figure it is cheaper to live in different jumping off points to explore different parts of the world. I have lived and traveled both coasts before moving to Houston in 2012. Seattle was next until I landed my dream job in Houston recently. SOOO I guess I will be in Houston for a few more years. I still tend to live pretty simply. I usually move with only what fits in my car. Buying my dive gear was a pretty big deal. In the future I plan to live overseas. Berlin Germany stole my heart and I would love to live in eastern Europe for a while. Diving also has added a few places to visit/live as well.
I'm an analyst by trade -- and extremely good at what I do. You name it for the most part I am qualified to analyze it. When I lived in DC I worked in business development in Naval Aviation and Warfare as a govt contractor (like 80% of DC). I have quite a few good stories and certainly miss some of the crazy stuff. Originally from DC, it will always be home.
- Exploring cities/adventure/planning great trips
- Getting people out of their comfort zones
- Making people feel comfortable and opening up
- Analytical Problem Solving
Movies - American President (Politics is perception and perception is people's reality), Primal Fear (Norton's best and Laura Linney is awesome!) or the Illusionist. Ironman and the Avengers too. Because of LA , I notice lots of little technical aspects of movies from being around the industry.
Music -- Everything from Jazz to Techno, though more upbeat. Everything but the Girl is my favorite band, other favorites include Janet Jackson, Madonna, Billy Joel, Genesis, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi.
I have seen a ridiculous number of concerts/shows while in Houston(and somehow have become sorta a regular at HOB): Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society (Big Band), Avenue Q, Suicide Girls Burlesque, Kathleen Madigan, Tran Siberian Orchestra (2x), BB King, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, Boney James, Matchbox 20, The Goo Goo Dolls, STOMP, Courtney Love, Sugar Ray, Fastball, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Maroon 5, Cher, Pat Benetar, Odd Ball Comedy Festival, Bill Cosby, Kevin Nealon, and Houston Symphony's 50 Years of James Bond and Beyond and Luck Be A Lady: A Night of Frank Sinatra, 100 Years of Broadway and Lindsey Sterling and the list keeps going.......Upcoming tickets include Billy Joel, Trombone Shorty, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Symphony
Food - I am very much a foodie and enjoy everything from high end experiences to holes in the wall. I love sushi but hate the smell of cooked fish, nor am I a huge fan of pasta. I love spicy and cultural foods! Tapas is by far the best style to eat.