My world is simple and I have worked extremely hard to keep it that way. I have no house, no kids, no real family obligations. Rent is often considered throwing money away --- in my world it is a choice to be able to pick up and move when I want and call someone when something breaks and ask them to take care of it. Mortgages are not what I am against -- it's EVERYTHING else that comes with a house I have no interest in. My world can fit in my car if need be, and I can move to another state within a week's notice. (It is how I landed in Texas.)
My current position and company are laying the groundwork for me to be able to move out of the country, if I choose. If I stay Seattle with be the next city I call home. I have built a life that in the next year or 2 will fully turn into something I can telecommute....SO the world is my oyster and I intend to keep it that way.
I am looking for someone with a free spirit who has built a life that allows for so. I started SCUBA diving for my 30th and plan to get my pilot's license for my 40th. It is possible I will own a plane before a house/condo. My dive gear is the most expensive thing I own.
When I am not working I am diving. I am an assistant instructor with 200+ dives in roughly 2 years. I've converted a few new divers to dive obsessed :) My next trip is cage diving with great whites. I am also planning to head to China to dive the sunken city and the great wall of china. (Yes you can dive it too).
- Exploring cities/adventure/planning great trips
- Getting people out of their comfort zones
- Making people feel comfortable and opening up
- Analytical Problem Solving
Movies - American President (Politics is perception and perception is people's reality), Primal Fear (Norton's best and Laura Linney is awesome!) or the Illusionist. Ironman and the Avengers too. Because of LA , I notice lots of little technical aspects of movies from being around the industry.
Music -- Everything from Jazz to Techno, though more upbeat. Everything but the Girl is my favorite band, other favorites include Janet Jackson, Madonna, Billy Joel, Genesis, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi.
I have seen a ridiculous number of concerts/shows while in Houston(and somehow have become sorta a regular at HOB): Trombone Shorty, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society (Big Band), Avenue Q, Suicide Girls Burlesque, Kathleen Madigan, Tran Siberian Orchestra (2x), BB King, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, Boney James, Matchbox 20, The Goo Goo Dolls, STOMP, Courtney Love, Sugar Ray, Fastball, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Maroon 5, Cher, Pat Benetar, Odd Ball Comedy Festival, Bill Cosby, Kevin Nealon, and Houston Symphony's 50 Years of James Bond and Beyond and Luck Be A Lady: A Night of Frank Sinatra, 100 Years of Broadway and Lindsey Sterling, Billy Joel, Madonna and Trombone Shorty. Currently I have tickets for: The Goo Goo Dolls, Joan Jet, Hall and Oats, Bryan Adams and Janet Jackson.
Food - I am very much a foodie and enjoy everything from high end experiences to holes in the wall. I love sushi but hate the smell of cooked fish, nor am I a huge fan of pasta. I love spicy and cultural foods! Tapas is by far the best style to eat.