And this is long, so hold on to your butts.
But seriusly, I'm not like other guys. I bet a lot of us say that but you be the judge. And I don't mean that in a try-hard, hipster kind of way. I can carry a deep conversation or a banal one and enjoy either as the situation calls for, but I usually prefer the former. I love quotes and philosophy. I feel like an old soul. Not as in yelling at kids to get off my lawn and turn down their "music", but in that I think long term and not always for my own selfish interests; I am a big picture person and not the me, here, now kind that is so common. It makes me kind of cynical but I try to maintain a cautious optimism. And I am more fun than this making me sound, just keeping it real.
I believe that humor is crucial to happiness. It is one of humanity's saving graces. I like all jokes and anything else that makes me laugh. Even puns. Especially puns. Dad jokes? Bring 'em! The cornier the better. I am always trying to cultivate laughter be it with or at me. If laughter really is medicine then I must be a pharmacist (ba dum tsh!)
I like running and hiking, and for that reason I am loving this area! I do miss the Florida beaches though. I like to play tennis, but need a partner (hint hint). I like to read books but often get distracted by Wikapedia-ing something from said books, so the pace is slow. I love to cook. Especially for other people. Not having a kitchen makes that tough these days, but it has also made me a microwave wizard. I like all foods but barbecue is my favorite. I made it a point to stop at spots in St. Louis and Kansas City on my drive here from Florida. Where are the good barbecue joints around here anyways?