My name is Brad and I'm just starting to get back out there and seeing what happens. As my profile says I'm an "Underwater Basket Weaver" but I've recently had to give that up because of the recession. Who knew the crafts market would fall so harshly? So, just for security's sake I've landed firmly in the insurance field and so far I'm really liking it.
I tend to have a sarcastic sense of humor and a very curious mind. I was the kid who got in trouble for always asking why? Which only made me ask "Why?" again. Ugh, it was a vicious cycle growing up. However, as a result I have amassed a plethora of useless knowledge. It also has enabled me to use words like "plethora" instead of "alot". Plus, it has made me handy in the middle of a round of Jeopardy. Sadly, that has yet to have any real world testing. I'm still waiting for all those hours reading Wikipedia to pay off. Fingers crossed!
I discovered my love of traveling when I was younger and still love spontaneous weekend trips to this day. Sometimes you can land in the best destinations when you don't really have a destination in mind. Usually that leads to interesting state parks and/or museums which in turn leads to more useless knowledge to stow away.... You ever notice that most tourist attractions are full of "Fun Fact" signs? Then you come back home expecting your friends to be like "Wow, That's interesting. I didn't know that". Instead you just end up saying "Nevermind, you had to be there". Regardless, I love to get away just for the sake of getting away. I don't need much more of a reason than that.
I'm also finding myself increasingly interested in taking part in community events. The "Color Me Rad 5K" run was really cool. I mean, how else would you like to spend a Saturday morning besides getting brightly colored dye thrown at you while you run? I know, right? You ever look at those pictures on Facebook of groups of people having fun at get-togethers and think you're boring? Yeah, me either. Still, I am out to be more active just so I can help a friend become more active as well. My own community outreach program. See? Brad cares.
So, I'm at the risk of having too long of a profile. So, if you even cracked a smile at any of this nonsense then you may want to message me. If nothing else we can arbitrarily exchange random stories about the pursuit of happiness. Wait... Even if you didn't crack a smile you still may want to message me because you seriously need to smile.
I can say that I am "good" at music. That sounded grammatically incorrect but oh well. I've developed a great passion for music throughout more than 12 years of playing guitar and I feel that I take it quite seriously. I have near perfect pitch which sounds great but it sometimes can be a curse since everything I hear I am figuring out the key etc. in my head. This includes songs on the radio to commercial jingles. "ba da.. Priceline Negotiator".. Ahh, get out of my head!
I also feel I'm an excellent writer. Excellent writer. Yeah, excellent writer. Sorry, Rainman came out to play. Seriously though, I feel that I can express myself better than most and I am quite skilled at putting mind to paper.
I would say people notice that I have a very inquisitive personality almost immediately. I rarely take things at face value and I like to know the "story" behind it all. I don't question everything but I do wonder about everything. I was one of those kids who wanted to know why the sky was blue and what caused the tides. I'm still like that which has led to having a wealth of useless general knowledge stored in my head.
I feel that way even more about music. I like lyrics that can be taken more than one way and may mean something different to different people. I also enjoy the conversations you can have about the meaning of a song or a movie.
Music In General
Healthy relationships (Both friends and dating)
(I find myself at a loss for a sixth one now.. Stay tuned)
Life is much too short to waste time playing mind games and never allowing yourself to actually get to know someone.
Anyone else feel the same way?