Time for a rewrite.... or at least it will be when I finally get the energy.
At the moment I have a few small projects going on. I feel like I'm pretty well established in my career. I enjoy it and it, for now, appears to enjoy me.
My number one project at the moment is fitness. I'm possibly hanging around on the "mildly obsessed" side of things, but I do think of it as a hobby that I really really enjoy.
As a Side note, I was actually interviewed by the CBC Radio today with respect to one aspect of my hobby, so I guess that might mean I'm kinda good at it. The reporter was all like "wow you're an inspiration", "you're changing lives" and all sorts of really complimentary stuff that made me blush a little. Just sayin' other people think I'm awesome... I kinda just think I'm a dude who enjoys stuff.
You know that feeling you get when you get your hands on a complete season of a really good show and you keep popping just one more episode in the DVD player until you realize that you've watched way more than you should have? That's kinda what I've got going on with fitnessy stuff right now.
If running, working out, yoga, swimming, sweating, sprinting, dancing and the like sounds boring to you then you'll probably think I'm a bit of a loser. I'm OK with that (though I think we prefer the term "geek" now)
I do some other things though (you get really tired working out all the time)... I like the sofa+netflix game. I read, I write, I blog, I make websites, video games, shoot films, giggle at cute pictures of puppies on the internet, try to get out of the house as often as possible... (Tough Mudder this Sunday!)
OH! On the subject of getting out of the house I've adopted a personal "say yes" policy. Which means that if one of my friends invites me to do something that sounds neat.. or mildly interesting... or even just somethign I've never done before.. I'm honor bound to say "YES".
It's actually an amazing policy and I'm kicking myself for not having been like this years ago! Life is so much better when you say yes to stuff!
In recent months I've agreed to do all sorts of fun and adventurous things... gone to a "nerdy burlesque" show where all the dancers were dressed like nintendo characters, gone to see all sorts of Asian and Japanese fight movies (complete with subtitles and kinda dodgy cinemas)... agreed to run a half-marathon, tried hot-yoga, have gone dancing until six AM numerous times, signed up for a "pole dancing" lesson (it really hurts!) I booked a Mexican vacation with about 2 weeks notice flown down to North Carolina for a beach vacation, participated in a facebook programming contest (and finished in the top 10), went to a day rave at cherry beach, ran the warrior dash, I actually organized tough mudder for everyone else, volunteered for a handful of different charities ... literally a tonne of other stuff - it's a really long list.
So uhh... yeah ... as far as life goes I guess I'm kinda just lovin' it.
Oh! I *tried* to read 50 shades of Grey but got to the beginning chapter five before I realized that I'd rather gouge my own eyes out with a spoon than read another word. A few months later I tried to give it another chance and got another two chapters ... the first sex bit happens in chapter 7. All rosebud nipples and throbbing down there. Ughh... still terrible even with sexy bits.
Shows - I don't have TV anymore, since getting rid of cable & PVR I just don't have the stomach to sit through commercials. I do have NetFlix so sometimes kill time with that, but nothing new, current etc... I kinda prefer it this way. I have so much more free time without TV. YAY ME!
Music - House. Other stuff.
Food - Meat.
Then, recently, I've been finding myself out at house music-y type places dancing my face off. There may or may not be copious amounts of alcohol involved in that... usually "may"
Then a quick nap and off to the gym Saturday morning.
Oh! I love also romantic comedies.
At the core of what I'm looking for, it's something serious and long term. At the same time I understand that it all starts with "hi", a bit of chat, a bit of banter and, a bit of banter.
Nothing wrong with the fun bits! But weeks of flirting, and banter, then trying to schedule something, with every step of the way a risk of the whole interaction falling apart for one reason or another (mostly boredom) only to have the whole thing fall completely flat on the first date due to the dreaded "no chemistry"... well you know... I get it... that's dating but I've got a really low interest in games and timewasting SO
You should probably message me if you're "totally willing!" to meet someone. You're willing to do it sooner rather than later. You're active, fit, slim, energetic, optimistic, happy, nice, pretty, think I sound awesome, think I look so good that you've kinda sorta maybe got a butterfly or two... and so on.
You shouldn't message me if you're just dipping a toe into this whole online dating thing. I'm happy to go on dates and meet people and chat and all that... I don't even really count a pleasant evening out as "wasted" but I am growing weary of immature dates who aren't serious about finding someone.
Sorry I don't mean to sound a pessimist I'm really not! Just you know, if you're not serious, pick one of those "yo u wna huk up" guys or something.