My first instinct with most things is usually to be lighthearted and a little bit silly. I do take my life seriously, but I rarely take myself too seriously. One of my sisters says that I am the “most laid-back Type A personality on the planet.” Not sure if it is meant as a compliment…
Life is good. My job is rewarding, I have a great (albeit quirky) family, I have had the same friends since I was a kid, I exercise every day, and I’m always trying to learn new things. My interests tend to be unusually diverse - finance and economics make me giddy but so do comic books, music and science. There is always some creative passion project I’m working on - currently it’s a self-awareness iPhone app I’m designing for my daughter.
The past year has been a big transition for me. After almost 20-years as a single parent, my daughter Maddy is now living on her own and I’m figuring out what the next stage of my life looks like. At the same time I’m exploring my new free-time, most of my friends are starting their families, so in addition to finding romance I’m open to meeting new friends for adventures.
The best relationships are built on a foundation of friendship so I’d rather meet-up and get to know each other than be pen-pals.
In a few years I'd like to focus full-time on starting my own software company… or to retire to a lake house to write for a living. We’ll see.
Movies: Anything except for serious period pieces (particularly elizabethan). I have no clue why I loathe them so much.
TV: Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Castle, The Flashl, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
Music: A few favorites from my most recent playlist: Bright Eyes, Iron and Wine, The Avett Brothers, The Decemberists, The Head and the Heart, The Shins, and Mumford and Sons.
New running shoes
My peeps (family and friends, not the marshmallow candy)
My titanium microcomputer (it keeps me going)
Puzzles to solve
If this site allowed me to only message one person per month, would I still send the message I’m writing?
Oh, and apparently I use emoticons...
If someday you might want to be one of those couples on House Hunters International.
If you are Claire Dunphy and you are looking for your Phil.