1967 - I am born. Fireworks, angels with trumpets, sort of a big deal. It was in all the papers. Well, just the one local one actually.
1970 - I'm finally able to talk but realize I don't have that much to say.
1973 - Realize girls are different than boys. The biggest difference: cooties.
1976 - A girl breaks my heart for the first time. I vow to never ask a girl to "go with me" again.
1979 - Break my arm in the first baseball game of the year - Saddest.Kid.Ever.
1982 - Tell my friends I have sex for the first time.
1985 - Actually have sex for the first time.
1988 - Turn 21! This year is pretty much a blur.
1991 - Fall in love for the first time. Breaks my heart. Definite pattern starting.
1994 - Start a relationship that last 3 years.
1997 - End a relationship that lasted 3 years - you probably saw that coming.
2000 - Spend a month traveling the world, starting my love of travel.
2003 - Spend a year taking care of my cousins while their parents are in Iraq. Hard year.
2006 - Start playing for USA Baseball - get to play in Cuba.
2009 - Get engaged! I'm sure this will break my pattern of having my heart broken!
2016 - Or not. Yeah, so that didn't work out. And neither did the one after that. So here I am trying this out. It's tough. I want a long term relationship but I'd rather be alone than settle for something that isn't what I want (or what the other person wants). I want to find someone active and in similar size and shape but the key thing I'm looking for is someone I can count on and trust. Like my friend Eric says, "she needs to have your back". And I want a relationship where both people are equally invested and both give as much as they take. I guess, I'm looking for a partner - it shouldn't be this hard!
I love going to the theatre, especially musicals. I read every day - sometimes serious, sometimes just fun stuff (I've powered through the Game of Throne series the last month - good but long). I'm also reading The Signal and The Noise by the brilliant Nate Silver.
I love sushi but can enjoy most foods. Peanut butter is the food of the gods.