I once lived in a cave 500 miles above the Arctic Circle for two weeks.
I ran a marathon without training for it. When people ask me what my time was I usually reply, “Including the hour I spent throwing up in the medical tent?”
I revert to acting like I’m eight years old almost every time I see a dog.
I enjoy running in the rain.
I read the dictionary when I was a young. Telling a classmate, “A geek is a circus performer whose act involves biting the head off a live chicken or snake.” really didn’t help my cause.
As a kid I wanted to be either a Mountie, a Marine, or a Garbage Man. At the time I really didn’t understand being a Mountie meant I would have to live in Canada. Riding on the back of a garbage truck seemed so cool back then. That really only left one option.
My heroes are my Father and Ted Williams. Both Marines. Both tough as hell. Nobody worked harder than my Dad, but Ted had a better batting average. (Ted never chaperoned school field trips, taught me how to light a fire with two sticks, or took me fishing, which is why my Dad is the man.)
My Grandfather was a professional clown. I’ve been known to make a balloon animal or two. (No, I can’t make you a bicycle.)
I hold doors for people and help women with their coats because that’s the way I was raised.
I pick jobs with uniforms so I don’t have to worry what to wear to work.
I prefer to eat someplace where the locals go, and I can get a good meal, rather than go to the newest trendy hot spot.
I’d rather read a book than watch TV, but I love movies.
I have a rule against eating seafood in a land-locked state or country.
I’m a meticulous planner, but I have more fun when I do things by the seat of my pants.
I’ll do almost anything for a laugh.
My friends have described me as hard working, and reliable. A serious guy who doesn’t take himself too seriously. I might be guilty of working too much, but I get satisfaction from what I do, and I enjoy the thrill of the unexpected on a day to day basis. I hope to spend more time traveling in the near future, visiting the friends I have made around the world. I’m always looking for a new adventure, and I’d like to meet someone to share some of those adventures with.