So, I'm pretty boring, I guess, but not necessarily in a bad way. I like to eat and drink well, even if it is cheeseburgers and beer. I have some adequate equipment in my kitchen, and I'm not afraid to use it. Doing this with family and friends is one of the things I really enjoy. I have cool friends, most of which I've known for a while, and some that I've known since I was 4 or 5. I don't think I make friends easily, but I seem to have a lot of long term relationships with cool people. I also really like to play golf, and I've been doing that since I was 10 or so. It keeps me outside and enables me to have an otherwise (mostly) harmless competitive outlet.
Of course I like to travel, but who doesn't? I had a jones for it when I was young, and I learned German when I was growing up because it was the most widely spoken language in Europe (population-wise) besides English. When I travel I like to fit in as best as I can, and I tend to learn as much as I can of the language and culture of a place before I get there because I would prefer to be as polite and unobtrusive as possible. This explains my marginal competency in French and current interest in learning Spanish. If I had it to do again I would have learned Spanish first, but we all make silly decisions when we are young. I am fortunate to have been to the places I have seen, and I am always planning to head somewhere else. I am probably not going to learn Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, or Cambodian. One has to draw the line somewhere.
I live in Lakeland, but I'm originally from Ohio. My office happens to be here, so it was convenient. It is still more of a commute than I want, though. When I lived in Connecticut after I got out of my undergrad, I had 7 minutes to work if I missed the light in town. Now, it is almost 30 minutes into the office, and I live in the same pitiful town. It is the worst drive of my job, and I drive all over the Southeast (Orlando is a close second). Ideally I would live somewhere that I wouldn't have to drive much at all, and I have looked into moving closer to Tampa.
So, yeah, I guess that's about it. If you've read this far and want to know more, just send me a message. I don't bite. Not hard, anyway.
A good pair of comfortable shoes
The freedom and convenience that a car provides
A place to come home to, even though I do like being on the road
A cup of coffee in the morning. Not espresso, not some chi-chi coffee drink that takes 30 minutes to order at Starbucks, but a solid cup of coffee.