Now that you know why i am on here, a little about me. My friends would call me funny, loyal, compassionate, genuine, trustworthy, and Intelligent, all without being cocky. I have a big heart and like spending time with people I care about. I can be competitive, but know that winning is not everything. You gotta have fun, right? I like to do many things and often refer to myself as a Jack of all Trades; not always the best, but will give it a shot anyways. I can easily fit into any social situation and engage in insightful conversation or talk sports with the best of them. I laugh at stupid jokes (some of them my own) and consider myself a bit goofy. I can be nerdy at times, but it's balanced with athleticism, confidence, and a can do demeanor.
I have lived in the DC area for almost eight years and I love it. I own my own place near Shirlington and cannot imagine a better to live. There is so much to do, from biking the trails, going to festivals, exploring the monuments, kayaking down the Potomac or hiking in the Shenandoahs, the DC area really does have it all.
One thing I hold in high regard is that I did not grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth and my accomplishments are my own. Everything I have is because of hard work, desire, and dedication, and not because I was handed it on a silver platter. It is my hope that these qualities are attractive to my partner.
On a lighter note, I like to think of myself as a bit of a foodie and love trying new things. I enjoy going to beer festivals and wine tastings, although I will not claim to be an aficionado or snob. I seek to explore and expand my cultural understanding. I also consider myself a pretty good cook and can usually whip up something tasty in a pinch. I usually test out my creations on my coworkers and I have yet to receive a disappointing critique (and I do ask for them). I love playing sports and love summer softball leagues (I usually play in a couple leagues during the summer). Hiking, kayaking, bicycling, BBQing and going to the beach are all at the top of my list.
I have done a lot in my lifetime, I have traveled the world, served in the military, acted in movies, saved lives, stopped bar fights, met celebrities, had politicians sing to me (true story), become a homeowner and now I am looking for someone to share the rest of my adventures with.
If I sound like someone you might like to meet, let me know and maybe we can meet up for a drink and talk.
My Meyers Briggs: ENFP
That said, I have decided I am not a good gardener as every time I have started an herb garden (because I love cooking) the squirrels have seen to it to sabotage my efforts and eat my plants.
2. A gym, although I am no shredded bodybuilder or claim to be the expert in all things fitness related, I have been going to the gym almost daily for most of my adult life.
3. Outdoor activities, hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring, playing sports, and just all around trying to have fun.
4. Food, I do consider myself a bit of a foodie, and I love checking out new restaurants and then trying to copy what I ate when I get home. :)
5. Beer (I've been brewing my own beer for a couple years now and it is way better than the stuff you can buy in the store). :)
6. Coffee (might need some right now!)