I like going out with friends to live music, bars, comedy clubs, museums, baseball games, and exploring new places around town. I value physical fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.
I love traveling and visiting foreign places seems to be becoming more addicting and intoxicating with each new trip.
I'm up to 20 countries and five continents after my Spain, Portugal, & Morocco trip last May.
I'm an introvert that really enjoys being around people. That statement is not as contradictory as it appears...
Because of these traits (or maybe in spite of?) I have a lot of friends on the opposite end of the introvert-extrovert spectrum.
Although I do not get to see my family as often as I would like due to being 200 miles away, I'm very close with my family and value that aspect of my life highly. As George Burns said “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
In other words, I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.
I’m always planning my next trip abroad and am always looking for new things to learn/try. I occasionally do some freelance writing and would love to do more creative nonfiction writing.
Being open minded and learning new things quickly.
Sports. I played every sport I could while growing up and still love playing/watching them. I've been doing crossfit for about three years now and love it. I played tennis in college and still play whenever I get the chance.
Writing. My dream job would be travel writing!
Right now my favorite writers are David Foster Wallace, Dostoevsky, Rushdie, Marquez, Joyce, Roberto Balano, Marukami, Alice Munro, Pynchon, Delillo, Rachel Kushner, Jhumpa Lahiri, William Gass, Jennifer Egan, Pessoa, Jose Saramago, Joan Didion, & Kafka. When I'm not in the mood to put in the effort (or not feeling pretentious enough) to read these writers, I'll probably be reading someone like Chuck Palahniuk or Kurt Vonnegut. I also really enjoy Malcolm Gladwell & Michael Lewis for my information acquiring reading.
Bands/artists: Japandroids, The Hold Steady, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, Nirvana, Frank Turner, The Pixies, The Velvet Underground, The Replacements, The Walkmen, Pearl Jam, Green Day, The National, Metallica, Gaslight Anthem, Spoon, My Bloody Valentine, Box Car Racer, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, Our Lady Peace, NIN, The Dead Kennedy's, Social Distortion, Talking Heads, The Distillers, Radiohead, Fiona Apple, Sonic Youth, Sublime, LCD Sound System, Vampire Weekend. Deftones....
TV: Game of Thrones, True Detective, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Californication, Black Mirror, Scrubs, Big Bang Theory, Girls, The Sopranos, Sherlock (the UK version).
Movies: Lost in Translation, City of God, Boyhood, The Big Lebowski, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Sandlot, Before Sunrise, The Departed, The Matrix, Her, Ex Machina, Rounders, Inception, Old School, Manhattan, The Prestige, Into the Wild, The End of the Tour, Major League, Almost Famous, Good Will Hunting
I'm young, I want to do things I can't when I'm older. No regrets and all that...
That, or doing the same thing I do every other night...Trying to take over the world.
More seriously: I am looking for someone who never settles for where they are and that understands that life is the sum of all experiences.
Applicants must be addicted to education. It's a lifelong endeavor and it's our reason for being. An intriguing mind will always be more to me than the most intense physical attraction.