43Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Just relocated to Portland from Toronto. I moved here for a new job, but on the personal side I'm really looking forward to the city as well. I've spent almost no time in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm eager to explore this part of the country. I've also been in transit for the last several years, so having a place I can call home will feel nice.

I spent most of my adult life in Minneapolis. But, about six years ago I moved to Bangalore, India for work. I spent a little over two years in India working like a fiend and traveling like an even bigger fiend. Bangalore then led me to a gig in Toronto, Canada where I spent a little over three years. Toronto was great fun, and I got to travel all over the Canadian countryside. But eventually I decided it was time for a change (both personally and professionally), and that's what brought me to Portland.

I like to laugh (who doesn't), and often do so at completely inappropriate times. I have friends that I find endlessly entertaining, and a family that I love. I tend to work a lot, but for most of my career I've been challenged and entertained, so I've been happy. Additionally, my job has allowed me to travel the world, so I also feel quite lucky.

I have a sharp sense of humor (read: sarcastic) and believe that you can find comedy in just about anything. I have an opinion about virtually everything, but I'm adult enough to admit when my opinion is completely ridiculous and/or obnoxious. I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to entertainment (movies, obscure music podcasts, the BBC, Joss Whedon, etc).

I can be a bit of a loner; I'm the guy that goes to a party and sits on a couch reading a magazine. I also have a really hard time with small talk (seriously, does anybody like it?), and as such tend to avoid it. That said, when I do get close to people, I love spending time with them in ways both simple (think movie matinees or drinks at a dive bar) and grand (think travel adventures around the globe).
What I’m doing with my life
Working for the man. Slowly becoming the man, in point of fact, though much to my chagrin. Trying to learn my way around Portland, and the whole of the Pacific Northwest for that matter. Spending hours staring at my over-sized world map concocting absurd travel plans. Reading nerdy books. Trying to go for a run every single day, but secretly hating it.
I’m really good at
Doing research, making plans, and getting those plans completed. Snark. Talking loudly. Navigating airports. Packing for trips. Reaching things on the top shelf. Buying shoes. Strolling around museums. Discussing the merits of different travel books. Sneaking into movies. Eating dessert, chewing gum, drinking cider (sometimes all at the same time).
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. On the plus side, that usually makes spotting me amongst a crowd pretty easy. On the negative side, I bang my head into WAY more stuff than I care to admit.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Travel... places I want to go, when I want to go, and what I want to do once I'm there. Furniture... replacing all the stuff I gave away when I moved away to India (FYI ~ finding a good couch is surprisingly hard). Retirement... scheming legal ways to start my global-vagabond days just a little bit earlier. Napping... I swear to god there is no place that I can't fall asleep.
You should message me if
you have been to a museum, and enjoyed it.
you overuse parentheticals or ellipses (or both...)
you are in possession of a passport, and use it.
you have read a comic book, and enjoyed it.
you speak a second (third/fourth) language.
you read the news every day.
you think John Oliver is a genius.
you volunteer.
you love gin and tonics.
you read the New York Times.
you like to kiss.
The two of us