If you want to know something I don't cover here, just ask. I'm not easily offended or startled. We're all adults here, right?
I'm generally a happy person. I try not to sweat the small stuff. (Life's too short). I'm into lots of things and curiosity leads to me being easily distracted on a regular basis. I can focus when I have to or when something's really interesting to me, but, left to my own devices, I might start out researching a place for dinner and wind up following that to a link on some ethnic food I've never heard of which then leads to a more thorough study of the ethnicity and culture that created the food and next thing I know, I'm trying to learn yet another alphabet. (I've learned American(latin), Polish(latin variant), Vietnamese (latin w/tonal specifications), Cyrillic (Russian), and Hangul (Korean) so far.) I want to learn the Thai alphabet since it's really pretty, but, it's also proven to be somewhat elusive to my ability to study it so far. I might eventually try to learn the Arabic alphabet as well (imagine using arabic letters as variables along side the arabic numbers we use for math... ok, maybe not).
I love to travel.
I think I'm already kind of rambling, but there's lots more to me than you'll see in a profile essay and I think it's worth getting to know me if any of the above makes you at all curious.
Yes, I have a good sense of humor.
Yes, I like dogs, cats, etc. though I don't have (or want) any of my own at the moment. (too hard to properly care for with my travel schedule)
Yes, I like beaches (though I'm more likely to head for the bottom of the ocean).
I like a wide variety of foods, especially flavorful ones like Thai, Korean, Moroccan, Mexican, Vietnamese, etc.
There's lots more, but, we have to have something to talk about when we meet, right?
Flying an airplane on instruments.
Teaching people to SCUBA dive.
Being a nerd's nerd.
Making people laugh at me and occasionally with me.
Though I can usually only do 2, maybe 3 of these things at a time.
Music -- totally eclectic all over the map. Almost anything that isn't country, rap, or elevator-music.
Food -- All over the map, literally. Love Thai, Korean, American BBQ, Ethiopean, Italian, Moroccan, Greek, Persian, Mexican, Japanese (though not into Sushi), Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay, Indonesian, Indian, Brazilian, Russian, and more.
International Cuisine (Thai, Korean, Mexican, Ethiopean, Moroccan, etc.)
Looking for ways to leverage that understanding and knowledge into an end to armed conflict.