After several years in the hotel business doing HR, I decided to leave and become an independent HR consultant which has been rewarding both personally and professionally. After three years of consulting, one of my larger clients has now lured me back into hotels which is where I am today. I enjoy traveling, eating out (I'll try most any food, but sushi is probably my favorite). I also eat at home and people claim I'm a very good cook, but I think they're just saying that so I'll keep cooking for them. I recently had an adventurous itch so for some strange reason, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane at 10,000 feet -- it was a rush like no other. I just finished running my fifth marathon last October and have another on the books in February. My goal is to qualify for Boston, however I'm still a ways off (but getting closer). When not running I try to hit the gym 1-2 times/week, play cards with friends, or meet up with friends/family to catch up and enjoy life.
A prior boss who I highly respected once asked me, "When was the last time, you did something for the first time?" and that always stuck with me. Unfortunately, I think we often find ourselves in routines. While some are necessary, I enjoy trying new things which are more enjoyable and memorable when experiencing them with someone special.
OKCupid is new to me, and I'm not sure what to expect, but my hope is to find a woman who is smart, loyal, positive-minded, and athletic with a good sense of humor and doesn't sweat the small stuff. Ideally, I would like the dating to evolve into a long-term relationship. I have no children, but like kids very much; I do have a small dog who is a lot of fun, and sometimes a pain (smile). So, that's a little about me. If you think we'd be a good match and want to grab a coffee, a beer, or an unagi roll, just let me know. Conversely, if you want to grab a coffee, a beer or an unagi roll, but are crazy and may one day drive a chop stick in my eye, it's probably better we not meet..........probably.
If you're still reading, drop me a note. We miss 100% of the shots we don't take. Faith is taking the first step, even when you can't see the entire staircase.
OK, here goes....my family and close friendships; my health; my life experiences; my personal freedom; my intellectual capital; and believing in a higher power. Not to get too serious, but at the end of the day, they all trump my laptop and cell phone.