Nature is my sanctuary and my place of comfort, where I feel most at home. I grew up with a strong emphasis on morals, integrity, humility, ingenuity, and family. Many of these lessons came through play, creation, and camping. When I think of my childhood my memories are filled with swimming in ice cold rivers, exploring mountains, and making fires. I can't imagine a future or a family of my own where nature does not play a significant role.
I am and will always be a big kid, and yes there is a big difference between maturity and acting like a kid. I will never give up my sense of wonder or be bogged down by seriousness. I want to be with someone that can laugh at themselves as often as they can at me.
Intonation: Confident and Reserved
I am old fashioned in many ways, chivalry is not dead… or sexist for that matter. The kitchen is a great place to experiment and relax. I'm looking for a girl who equally enjoys a night on the town, dragging the mattress into the living room and watching movies all day, sleeping in a tent, or under the stars if you're brave enough. Someone who embraces their imperfections and may be a little quirky.
I luv takin pict$ o me$elf in da mirror n po$in wit my ride. I think it $oooo hot when $exy $hawty$ give the camera their be$t duck face. I want to be rich and famou$ and have everyone adore me. $omeday my names going to be on a building or a clothing line, I haven't decided yet. YOLO... and I don't mean the county.
Now switch around the intonations and re-read a passage or two… Does it change your opinion of who I am?
(Disclaimer: the above is written with correct intonation stated.)
Right now I am concentrating on fitness. I have been running everyday since June 1st and have got myself up to a 5 mile run in under a month. I do at least a 5k each day and I have started biking regularly as well. My goal is to run 100 days in a row and I'm almost there!
UPDATE: I ran 102 days without missing even one. I still work out daily, but not always running. Over the 102 days I went from 263 lbs to 197 lbs. I am less weight right now than when I was 15 years old, and it is fantastic!
Committing to something and seeing it through.
Music: Lately I've been into indie type singer song writers but I have a pretty broad range in music. Some favorites, Dan Mills, Brett Dennen, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and of course the classics, The Doors, Zeppelin, Paul Simon, and Hendrix. I even listen to country and blue grass from time to time. Bonus points if you know Wagon Wheel is not a "Formerly Known as Hootie" song.
Shows: The Office and Scrubs are a couple of my all time favorites.
Movies: There's Something About Mary, Anchorman, etc...
Books: What I've read most recently has been poetry from a collection titled The Outlaw Bible to American Poetry. It is collection ranging from Ginsberg to Tupac and Kaufman to Bob Dylan, it is an amazing collection. I am also currently reading The Agony and The Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo (no not the ninja turtle, although that would be a good book).
-Backpacking equipment... no seriously, I might freeze to death without it.
-A positive outlook/Good sense of humor