54 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I think I have a general positive and optimistic outlook on life. A balance between physically active and relaxed activities is ideal to me.
Fun stuff includes hiking and exploring new places, bicycling, motorcycle and skiing.

The best anyone can probably do in this space is create a snap shot of themselves and see if that sparks an interest. One of the quotes that I like to help keep some perspective is, "Don't let perfect become the enemy of the good." -Voltaire
What I’m doing with my life
Well, what's been going on lately.......I like my job in mechanical engineering / design and find it rewarding. I respect honesty, integrity, low drama. I have made a point to go to more concerts in the last few years. Some of the memorable shows were U2, The Shins, Snow Patrol, Civil Twilight, Avett Brothers, Keb Mo, Coldplay, Mat Kearney, Michael Franti, Boxer Rebellion. Good music for me comes from a variety of genre's. Most of it for me lately comes from the alternative, indie, rock categories. The comedy at the "Helium Comedy Club" has been really funny; I like to go there for the healing power of laughter on occasion. I have traveled much of the United States, including Hawaii and been to Canada and Mexico. I am planning a trip to western Europe soon. I still have a lot of adventures on the "bucket list" to complete.
I’m really good at
This sections content could so easily come accross as arrogant and cocky, my high end skills and attributes must be demonstrated and experienced. :-)
The first things people usually notice about me
I have not interviewed people about what they notice first about me.
This question is out of left field to me.
If I had to speculate, it could be my calm, commanding, Jedi like presence. :-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books by Tom Clancey, David Baldacci, John Grisham, Clive Cussler, Earnest Hemingway, Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlam, Joseph Conrad, Carl Haaisen.

Movies - Braveheart, Grand Budapest Hotel, Skyfall, The Bourne movies, Hubble 3D, movies by Coen Brothers, Farley Brothers, Marvel Studios, DC, Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Judd Apatow.

Food - Thai, Mexican, Japanese, South American, BBQ, fresh NW

Shows - I don't watch a lot of tv, more into movies and occasional Blazer and GB Packer games and watching a few series on dvd. I did like Seinfeld, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Portlandia and Game of Thrones I watch when the seasons get on dvd.
I believe that most reality tv is a show case for the demise and decay of modern western civilization..
The six things I could never do without
My daughter
My senses and cogent cognitive function
The comfort of home
Humor and laughing
....and what will you do without FREEDOM

Of course, never over rated -
Food (that I like)
Sleep...once in awhile
The birds, and yes the bees
Career / income
My motorcycle
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Living in the present....with random thoughts of the future.
The vast possibilities and secrets of the cosmos.
The orgin and meaning of life.
My next big vacation and its details.
Project completion details and schedules.
What is the most fun I can have next weekend that goes well with the weather forecast.
On a typical Friday night I am
Firday is a moving target for activities. Sometimes chilling at home with a movie. Sometimes out to dinner and or music with friends. Sometimes some sweet liquor to ease the pain of a rigorous week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Private!? It won't be private for long on the world wide web! I once saw the movie, "The Notebook".
You should message me if
.......you think a good amount of our interests align, you like good music, humor and active fun. You like exploring new places in Portland and beyond. You excpect to find a connection that escalates your enjoyment of life.
I also don't have visibility to the "like"feature to this site, so it takes sending a message to achieve any communication or interest.