If your search for your soulmate can be described as a search for your best friend, a desire to fall in love, and a goal to live realistically ever after;
If you believe building relationships is more important than building a career, a portfolio, or a wardrobe;
If you describe yourself as a doer, not a watcher;
If your first ride in an airplane was a skydiving excursion, and your first passport stamp is a 3rd world country;
If your first trip across the big pond included 7 countries, 8 airports, and 4 weeks of chasing your best friends around Europe;
If you'd rather go big than go home;
If your life philosophy includes any of these case studies, then we'll get along just fine :)
My dad is second generation Polish, my mom is second generation Slovak, so I guess I'm third generation awesome :-). Not sure where the olive toned skin came from...
When asked the inevitable "what do you do?" question that most Washingtonians ask within the first 45 seconds of meeting you, I quickly respond "Oh, I do triathlon. You?". I'm also an avid cyclist, so I can be found on my road bike or mountain bike on most weekends. I also started to do Bikram Yoga during the week.
All joking aside, I'm a structural engineer - which means I work with architects to design the structure of buildings. If the wind blows, if the earth shakes, if snow starts piling up on the roof, if a room is intended to hold 100 people sitting in a cube farm, it's my job to make sure the building structure can accommodate it, with some capacity left over just to be on the safe side. To the engineer, the glass isn't half full or half empty, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. My job also includes some historical preservation/renovation/adaptive reuse, which is always interesting. Although I LOVE telling people about what I do and the projects with which I'm involved, my job hardly defines who I am.
Movies: Back to the Future is the only thing that comes to mind at the moment. That, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Shows: Do I lose points if I say South Park?
Music: A wide variety.
Food: Pizza. Definitely pizza. And Thai.
2. My friends & family.
3. My bike.
4. A job.
6. A few sunny and 72 degree days in the Spring and Fall.
And the private admission? Although it wasn't exactly a conscious effort, I once equated my age in years to the total number of Danish butter cookies consumed in one 8-hour workday.
-you're willing to tell me three things I'd have to do on a first date that would make you never want to speak to me again :)
-you're looking for a heart of gold but don't want to dig very far or get your hands too dirty in the process.
-you think chivalry still holds a place in today's modern world.
-if you've purged all of the "self portraits taken while looking in a mirror" pics in your profile. If you haven't, sorry, we're not going to work out. "It's not you, it's me...".