Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am originally from Spokane and after college in Bellingham I have
settled in Seattle. I suppose after living here for 3 years I am
considered a Seattle-ite, though besides wearing wool socks and
refusing to use an umbrella, I still feel like a tourist more often
I feel that having a great sense of humor and the ability to laugh
at ones self is a must in life and long lasting relationships. I
grew up watching my grandparents get into a tiff and then being
able to laugh about it immediately afterwards, subverting the
seriousness of the argument they just had. This ability for self
reflection and humility is at the core of my identity and how I
relate to others.
I am an active person who gets out and does "things." I am an avid
snow skier, and climber. I also enjoy bike riding (road and
mountain), running, hiking, rafting, and my new-found love,
canyoneering (I would throw camping in, but that is generally a
given with the aforementioned list). I am looking for someone who
is interested in doing at least some of these things with me and my
friends. Please don't be scared away if you only do one or none of
them. All I ask is that you are game to try and have a good
I want to learn new things too. I would love for someone else to
show me a new hobby or sport that I haven't tried yet. I'll try
just about anything. (warning my karaoke voice is terrible, but
with enough beers I may even do that. You have been warned.)
I also enjoy going to Sounders games (I go to drink, I go to
sing... Don't worry the crowd drowns my voice out.), watching
movies (though not too many lately), going out with friends,
reading a book at a coffee shop or waking up late and making a nice
breakfast. Travel is another passion that I have. I have traveled
to many places in the US and Europe. I am hoping to add a few more
continents to that list and I like having company when visiting new
If any of this sounds interesting or you simply finished reading my
novel, I'd love to hear from you.
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now I am in year 2 of remodeling a house with my family,
working full time at a great company and trying to travel/ get
outside as much as possible.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I suppose the first thing people notice about me when I am not
wearing a hat is that I am a little thin in the hair department. In
general I find it to be a positive thing. I haven't paid for a
haircut in 4 years, it's really easy to maintain, and I won't have
a problem being Jean Luc Picard for Halloween (I just need to get a
Aside from that, my smile. I smile a lot, but I think people notice
it more because I am usually looking them in the eye when I do.
This is not something I have always done. I was visiting Seattle
when I was younger (I'm originally from Spokane) and wandering
around Pike Place Market and a stranger looked me in the eye and
smiled. I blushed a little, and then got the biggest grin on my
face (I was only 14 and she was a beautiful Woman). I was unable to
shake it for the rest of the day. That one encounter changed my day
and my life. The way I approach everyone now, including strangers,
is by looking them in the eye and smiling (sometimes I smirk). I
know, I know, some native seattleites find this unnerving and
downright scary, but as long as I initiate the smile I usually get
a good response. Who knows, maybe I changed their day too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love cooking and will eat almost anything that is made with fresh
and tasty ingredients. I'll eat burgers and hot dogs too, I just
prefer fresh home cooked meals.
Movies: Fight Club (of course), Dune, Iron Man, The Big Lebowski,
Brick (definitely check this one out).
Books: Born to Run, Dune (the series), Freakanomics, anything by
Steven Ambrose, Ender's Game, Game of Thrones.
TV: Daily Show, Walking Dead, Bones, Castle.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) A camera (whether I am good or not I love taking photos)
2) Good Beer (Beer is delicious and it was perfected by monks who
needed it to cope with all sorts of hardships)
3) Friends (As much as I want to be independent I still need their
love and support)
4) Family (I wasn't an immaculate conception, plus they are pretty
5) Mountains (May sound silly to some, but snow covered peaks
during a sunset can't be beat)
6) The Daily Show (thank you for taking all of the BS and putting
it into perspective)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why Chapstick is such an indespensible item in the list of six
things people can't do without.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends or leaving for a trip.
You should message me if
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