Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Just relocated to Portland from Toronto. I moved here for a new
job, but on the personal side I'm really looking forward to the
city as well. I've spent almost no time in the Pacific Northwest,
so I'm eager to explore this part of the country. I've also been in
transit for the last several years, so having a place I can call
home will feel nice.
I spent most of my adult life in Minneapolis. But, about six years
ago I moved to Bangalore, India for work. I spent a little over two
years in India working like a fiend and traveling like an even
bigger fiend. Bangalore then led me to a gig in Toronto, Canada
where I spent a little over three years. Toronto was great fun, and
I got to travel all over the Canadian countryside. But eventually I
decided it was time for a change (both personally and
professionally), and that's what brought me to Portland.
I like to laugh (who doesn't), and often do so at completely
inappropriate times. I have friends that I find endlessly
entertaining, and a family that I love. I tend to work a lot, but
for most of my career I've been challenged and entertained, so I've
been happy. Additionally, my job has allowed me to travel the
world, so I also feel quite lucky.
I have a sharp sense of humor (read: sarcastic) and believe that
you can find comedy in just about anything. I have an opinion about
virtually everything, but I'm adult enough to admit when my opinion
is completely ridiculous and/or obnoxious. I'm a bit of a nerd when
it comes to entertainment (movies, obscure music podcasts, the BBC,
Joss Whedon, etc).
I can be a bit of a loner; I'm the guy that goes to a party and
sits on a couch reading a magazine. I also have a really hard time
with small talk (seriously, does anybody like it?), and as such
tend to avoid it. That said, when I do get close to people, I love
spending time with them in ways both simple (think movie matinees
or drinks at a dive bar) and grand (think travel adventures around
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Working for the man. Slowly becoming the man, in point of fact,
though much to my chagrin. Trying to learn my way around Portland,
and the whole of the Pacific Northwest for that matter. Spending
hours staring at my over-sized world map concocting absurd travel
plans. Reading nerdy books. Trying to go for a run every single
day, but secretly hating it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing research, making plans, and getting those plans completed.
Snark. Talking loudly. Navigating airports. Packing for trips.
Reaching things on the top shelf. Buying shoes. Strolling around
museums. Discussing the merits of different travel books. Sneaking
into movies. Eating dessert, chewing gum, drinking cider (sometimes
all at the same time).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My height. On the plus side, that usually makes spotting me amongst
a crowd pretty easy. On the negative side, I bang my head into WAY
more stuff than I care to admit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Travel... places I want to go, when I want to go, and what I want
to do once I'm there. Furniture... replacing all the stuff I gave
away when I moved away to India (FYI ~ finding a good couch is
surprisingly hard). Retirement... scheming legal ways to start my
global-vagabond days just a little bit earlier. Napping... I swear
to god there is no place that I can't fall asleep.
You should message me if
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you have been to a museum, and enjoyed it.
you overuse parentheticals or ellipses (or both...)
you are in possession of a passport, and use it.
you have read a comic book, and enjoyed it.
you speak a second (third/fourth) language.
you read the news every day.
you think John Oliver is a genius.
you love gin and tonics.
you read the New York Times.
you like to kiss.
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