Here is some stuff about me!
Things I like to do;
a. I rock / mountain climb (upper 5.10s sport / trad for those of you in to these types of things). I love climbing, the freedom and adventure, as well as the camaraderie and trust between climbing partners. I highly recommend that everyone climb at least one mountain in their lives!
b. Spearfishing / Freediving. Any random morning or afternoon you might find me swimming out of La Jolla or one of the Jetties looking to put some fresh fish or lobster (during the season) on the table for dinner. I love how calm it is to be in the ocean, especially as the sun comes up or goes down. And of course it's beautiful under the water and so much fun to explore!
c. Reading. I bought a Kindle earlier this year, and freaking love it! I was one of those people who carried books around all the time and now I can have a TON of them with me all the time! Yes please!
d. Road Biking, I'm still getting in to this one and have a love / hate relationship with this one but it is quickly growing on me. Before you ask, yes, I have the bike shorts. I usually throw on board shorts over them though, call me modest.
My Goals and Aspirations;
This is a tough one, there are a lot of things that I'm working on doing, but I guess I'll list one professional and one personal.
Professional; I'm working toward getting a full time Instructor position in a paramedic academy. Teaching full time and working in the field part time would be my ideal job situation, preferably as a tenured professor at a community college paramedic program. I'm also in the process of setting up a website with the goal of hosting video lectures to help paramedic interns through school.
Personal; I haven't started yet but I would like to learn another language! I spent some time growing up in Canada and French was mandatory, I don't remember much but I've always wished that I had stuck with it. Sometime this year I plan on starting to learn a language.
Additionally I'm planning on climbing all the 14,000ft. mountains in California!
So that's me according to a randomly selected subset of things about me! Send me a message and we can talk about other things like long walks on the beach and puppies and sunsets and flowers... Or the environment and space travel and art and exercise and movies... Or books and philosophy and religion and TV and sports... Or all of the above! Take your pick!
Ok that was all a lie, I'm 6ft. The first thing you probably noticed about me was the egregious lie I just told you about my height.
In To The Wild, Einstein (biography), 1984, Breakfast of Champions, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Kite Runner, Things Fall Apart, Tinkers, The Imperfectionists, Clean, The House of Dr. Dee, The Climb, In Defense of Self, A Brief History of Nearly Everything, Decision Points, This Side of Paradise, The Last Lecture, Freedom, A Brief History of Time.
My favorite author is Ernest Hemmingway, and my favorite book is For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Ummm, did I mention I like to read?
Movies; Boondock Saints, Armageddon, Gladiator, The American President, Adam, Top Gun, The Peacemakers. Lots more but off the top of my head those are some good ones.
I like all music. A cop out answer if there ever where one, sure. But I'm not kidding. I listen to country (Lady A, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry), alternative*ish* (The Decembrists, Brandi Carlile), Rock (Dream Theater, Paramore, Metric, Eric Clapton, U2), Bluse (Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King), and many more!
Food; see music.
My sleeping bag and camping / climbing / hiking gear. (yeah I'm counting that as one, what?!)
My truck, it's nothing special, but I love her.
My stethoscope (I'm a nerd, but I have the best stethoscope ever which I constructed form the best pieces of other stethoscopes so it is a hybrid / zombie / superstethescope!
Out and about.
At home reading.
I forgot what we were talking about.