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).
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 love gin and tonics.
you read the New York Times.
you like to kiss.