My recent history could make for a long novel, but the short story is that I've been dating on and off in the year and a half following a (very) long term relationship. I'm adjusting to solitary living and all the craziness that entails. I'm at the point now where I'm cutting ties with the monotonous existence and pursuing adventure in all areas of my life. I sold my house, moved downtown, replaced my car, bought a boat, changed jobs...and the list goes on. I figure, it's an exciting and eventful time in my life, why not share it with a fun-loving chica?
A little background on me...
I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and went to school at the UW-Madison for business. After graduation, I came straight to Indianapolis for work. I've been at the same place now for about 10 years, and in that time, bounced around to several different roles and got a Masters degree from Purdue. I now manage a program team for the Harrier fighter jet, and spend my days talking to Marine Corp officials and various arms of the US Government procurement organization. It's an interesting job and one that I find enjoyable mostly because of the people I work with.
Despite the resume above, I do exist outside of work, but lately haven't had much time to enjoy old hobbies like downhill skiing, tennis, wood working, and metal working. When I owned a house, I spent most of my time working on renovations. I pride myself on being handy and rarely encounter something I can't do or fix (just sayin'; and yes, that's a challenge). The job and workout regimen still remain, but I recently moved to a apartment downtown and freed up more time for friends and old hobbies.
Like my headline says, I'm interested in finding a friend who enjoys hanging out, boating, working out together, and other random spur-of-the-moment activities. I'm looking for friends first, but I acknowledge that a romantic relationship might spring from a friendship. Establishing a romantic bond is important to me, but I'd rather not put that pressure on a relationship from the outset.
If you think you'd enjoy hanging out, going boating, chatting by the pool on sunny days, dancing, and trying random new things, hit me up.
Also, in case there's any confusion, my profile name is not a cute innuendo; it's just an observation about my apparent early midlife crisis :)
***One last thing. I have very few disqualifiers, but homophobia is one of them. If you have a bias against gay people or are otherwise insecure around them, we probably won't get along. I'm secure in my sexuality, so having friends of all different sexual orientations/identities is perfectly fine with me. I also consider myself an ally and advocate for LGBT rights, so if you choose to engage me in a debate on the topic, expect my responses to be passionate and grounded in facts.
PBS stuff: Frontline, This Old House, Antiques Roadshow, and anything else interesting or educational
Netflix stuff: Dexter, Hell on Wheels, Californication, Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders, An Idiot Abroad, and random comedy specials. I love Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, Kevin James, Louis CK, Margret Cho, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Tosh, Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, and the legends like Bill Cosby (*sigh*), Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, George Carlin, and Mitch Hedberg.
HBO stuff: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boardwalk Empire, Life's Too Short
Other stuff: Seinfeld, Frasier, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours Mysteries (gotta love the ones where Keith Morrison narrates; so dramatic 😂), and any WWII documentaries.
I'd list movies, but there are way too many. I don't have many favorite books. I *do* like the classics, but I honestly prefer to see them performed on stage. That being said, To Kill a Mockingbird and Death of a Salesman are my favorites.