Ok now the to explain the Buddhist thing. I believe in their way of life, not so much the religion. I believe in kindness, compassion, harmony, but I'm well aware things don't always go that way. I've been a brawler of sorts but I never go out of my way for a fight, I'll only fight if something is worth defending.
I was trained as a chef and I love it... mostly. Co-worker/friends make it worthwhile but the hours I have are not the best.
Family heritage plays a bit in the things I do now and again. Such as the fact that I will sometimes wear a kilt when I go out to a bar. There's a fair bit of Irish and Scottish in me.
I am strong willed, adaptable, and surprisingly shy.
Going back to college after the summer for a second degree.
Making great use of plastic gloves, food wrap, and tape for on-the-fly bandages at work, because sometimes you just have to improvise.
Understanding people and am always willing to listen. However I'm also very honest.
Other random things:
Hiking, pool, bowling, woodcarving, therapeutic massage, and field-dressing open wounds, because sometimes my friends get a dumb idea and... lets just leave it at that.
I love Italian food, pastas, linguine, soups it's all delicious. Spicy foods also tend to allure me. Also being a cook means now and then I have the urge to try something very different as a meal. It doesn't always turn out the best but it was an adventure.
My relaxed work environment.
That despite all my flaws, faults, and troubles, how do I manage to make others laugh.
I always swore I would never have a kid, but now I have this energetic little daughter that gives me all sorts of trouble. Years from now I hope I'm still her hero.
This is something I was never prepared for, I hope I'm at least half the father my dad is.
There is not much about me that i consider private, except for things that should be kept private, you know, dating like etc.
I am very forgetful so If I do not respond for a while, it just means I forgot to do my normal check-ins.