OTR_Andrew
43Lynnwood, United States
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My self-summary
I'm well educated but tend to speak simply.
To me, Life is about balance - it is about finding harmony.

I am supportive/nuturing by nature. Helping others allows me to reflect and grow for myself. I listen and genuinely want to understand my partner; their passions broaden my imagination and fuel dreams. Don't get me wrong, I have lots of opinions and plenty to share too.

Sharing experiences is important to me. I am a social creature and have a wonderful set of friends. However, I want to have moments that selfishly belong to only you and I. I want to listen to a speech and then discuss how it affected you verse me. Yes, I need my alone time too. I'll be sure to get it as needed and happy to let you know when it is needed.

Touch is also vital to me. I move slowly in this aspect. That is one barrier I am working on which can be frustrating on both sides. Trust me though, I'm well worth it in the end and you might as well enjoy a good laugh as I struggle to figure out the when of it all. I'm perfectly fine with public displays of affection, I just get a bit paranoid at taking the first steps and worry about making someone feel uncomfortable before they are ready.

I am quite mutable. I am just as comfortable taking the reigns or sitting in a passanger seat. It's second nature for me to fill the roll that's needed. My motto has become "it is what it is" by which I mean accepting the truth and being flexible. From there, you can channel passion to make a difference or needed change.

I am still learning to accept gifts.

I tend toward sarcasm and use hyperbole EVERWHERE simply because some things are so absurd that just saying them out loud is fun.

I tend to stay up late to unwind while my body keeps gets up early for work (even on the weekends - ugh, not cool at all).

I'm happiest in jeans and a T-shirt but can look stylish all dressed up - that's important and fun from time to time (I can enjoy strolling through ties and dress shirts for interesting patterns). I love grocery shopping but almost need to be dragged into a department store (no, this isn't contrary to what I said moments ago, I just take advantage when I'm already in a clothing store).

I have a hard time falling asleep in silence. I fix that with old time radio shows or music from the computer or a TV on. If this bothers you, I've got an easy fix - an mp3 player and earbuds.

Did I mention movie quotes are like water and air to me?

I don't like "pasta" but there are plenty of dishes that taste wonderful - like fettucini alfredo or beef stroganoff on fresh egg noodles. Basically, my father used to make "spis-getti" by frying up some hamburger and dumping a can of sauce in the pot - bleck!

I don't mind someone who enjoys a few drinks but no thank you to smoking or drugs.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in the midst of settling into my house (still). Things are a bit sparse as I try and figure out what is the right furniture, look, and budget that creates a home.
I'm settling into my "new, new job" and learning new mechanisms to cope with a different management style than I've worked with before. No longer am I coordinating tech projects, designing policies, establish best practices, but I've got a team once again that I'm able to support and help grow professionally.
I’m really good at
... standing on a soapbox and voicing my opinion once I've found something I believe is "right."
I'm also good at learning a little about everything.
... and wanting to know how/why things work.
... caring about others.
... wearing my heart on my sleeve.
... coaching.
... my job. I want more than just getting by, I want to be making things better for the long run.
... being pig-headed or a wee bit stubborn.
The first things people usually notice about me
is I've got sparkly blue eyes (or so I'm told).
They may also note that I don't shut up once I've started talking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: comics, sci-fi & fantasy, trivia - Robert Jordan, GRR Martin, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Spider-Man, Batman, Star Wars expanded universe - I happen to be a slow reader - usually a few pages a night. I do a bit better with pod casts.

Movies: thrillers, comedies, action sci-fi, rom-com, - Amistad, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Dodgeball, Van Wilder, Young Frakenstein, Spaceballs, Undercover Brother, Clue, You've Got Mail, 50 First Dates, Blazing Saddles, Shaun of the Dead, The Court Jester, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog, Batman Begins, Dr. Stragelove

TV: police dramas, comedies, sci-fi - Leverage, Psych, Stargate Universe, Castle, Eureka, Terra Nova, White Collar, NCIS, Dr. Who, The Closer, The Daily Show, Boston Legal, Farscape, Sports Night, Firefly

Music: OTR, oldies, easy, rock, folk - Billy Joel, Bad Company, CCR, Danny Kaye, Eric Clapton, Frank Turner, Four Tops, Gordon Lightfoot, Greenday, Huey Lewis & the News, Irish Rovers, Ice-T, Jerry Reed, Jim Croce, Joshua Raidin, Pink, Public Enemy, Spoon, Susan Tedeschi, They Might Be Giants, Wolfe Tones, Nero Wolfe, Fat Man, Philip Marlowe, Richard Diamond, Sam Spade

Food: Thai, Mexican, Chinese, sushi, teriyaki, German
Six things I could never do without
my close circle of friends - they are support & love and encouragement
laughing - jokes & movies & and a good story or three
Magic the Gather cards - time around friends and creativity!
Baxter the cat - he's got to be one part dog, not only is he self sufficient but he's 100% loving (currently finding some way to make due without him after 16 years)
a kitchen - to cook Bald Bill's tacos or any other tasty creation
my computer / phone - some way to research and stay connected
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... family, work, and games.

I'm close to my family and thanks to my siblings, there are 3 newborns to occupy thoughts and wonder and amazement.

I spend a bit of time lately wondering if I'm going to get a chance to decompress and just "veg" for a while - got to recharge those batteries 'ya know.
On a typical Friday night I am
out with the boys playing cards. Then we road-trip into Seattle for a variety of new late-nite dining experiences.
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