georgepup
49 Chicago, United States
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What I’m doing with my life
I am working on creating a balance between my work life and my social life. I have a very challenging and exciting career, that keeps me busy, but I am open to meet someone special to make that balance a reality in my life.

Spent a wonderful two weeks hiking the Amalfi Coast in the fall of 2013, and want to spend more vacations on active adventures, like; biking in Croatia or Sicily, seeing the sky light up with the mind-blowing colors of the Northern Lights in Finland in the dead of winter.

I just came back from a solo trip to Vienna. I had a blast exploring Austria.

Be Silly
Be Honest
Be Kind - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Recently Vietnam and Cambodia have been caught in my thoughts. Thinking about biking in these places in 2016.

Mornings are special to me; I absolutely love the quiet, as my day begins. I spend each morning (weather permitting) out on my deck with coffee and a book, welcoming in the day. I especially enjoy when I have the opportunity to see the moon bidding it's farewell, and the sun peeking out at the same time.

"Dwell in the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." Marcus Aurelius
I’m really good at
Making morning coffee in my french press.

Supporting my favorite team the Boston Red Sox!

Making my colleagues laugh in tough situations.

Supporting my family and friends in any and all endeavors they pursue.

I am also good at enjoying when the sky is blue and sunny!

I have recently become obsessed with Jamie Oliver's Milk Chicken, and make it as much as I can.

Finding dogs in my everyday travels to pat and talk to... :)
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably, that I am petite (5ft 1inch), but it might be my vast array of specs that I wear depending on my mood... Could be my blue eyes...I'll let you make up your own mind...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read a good mystery, either British or Nordic in genre. I am a die hard BBC America fan, but also love Masterpiece Theater. The channel constantly changes on my satellite radio so I can't give any specifics, but music is definitely important to me! Authors I enjoy: Ann Cleeves, Rob Bell, Jussi Adler-Olsen. Deepak Chopra (a random assortment).

Movies that I tend to enjoy are foreign or independent in nature. A few of my most favorite movies include - Den skaldede frisor (Danish), Lost in Translation, Amelie, Cairo Time, Breaking Away (yes, I love this movie) and Wedding Crashers (Can't explain it - but I laughed so much).

I am a foodie... I love to stay in and cook and entertain, but I also enjoy finding new places to try here in Chicago. It would be great to find a man to cook with, (in and out of the kitchen.) :) Fell in love with the devil's food cake at The Dutch in NYC, and just had the chicken for two at the NoMad....how did they create such magic? What is it about the meatballs at RPM Italian? Sometimes, I day dream about the most fantastic sandwich I have ever eaten, in Paris, walking around Montmartre. It was simple, but perfection :) I recently enjoyed the Kobe sliders at The Bar at the Pennisula, amazing! Tito's Hammock at the Tiny Lounge is a great way to celebrate summer.

Cookbooks are at the bedside, and of course the newest issue of Bon Appetit. The first page I read in Bon Appetit is the last page of the magazine. Yes, it is weird, I can't explain it.
The six things I could never do without
1. Morning cup of coffee
2. Library card
3. Running shoes
4. Glasses/contacts
5. Iphone/Mac
6. Passport
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I want to go on vacation!!! And then what I would do, and where I would eat on this escape...

A great glass of Pinot Noir....

When I practice kindness and compassion in my every day life, my overall outlook improves and I connect with people in away that it is more remarkable than I could have imagined. I have come to treasure these two gifts in my life.

The sheer genius behind the development of dental floss.... :)

The first cappuccino I had in Naples, Italy looking out at Mt. Vesuvius and watching the sunset over the Mediterranean.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually doing something casual, and low-key. Grabbing a bite after work with colleagues or simple dinner at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Okay, my car's name is Gustav.
You should message me if
You are truly single; both legally and psychologically. You are interested in finding your life partner and you are open to both joy and adventure in your life.
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