I enjoy getting outside whenever possible whether that be taking a walk down through the local neighborhood or venturing over to Tahoe, Napa or any other parts of this dynamic state. I'm not that great of skier, but I have a lot of fun everytime I go up to Lake Tahoe even though I come home battered, bruised and down a little money too:)
I have an awesome family that I live too far away from, but I communicate with them often and fly back to see them as much as I can. I'm the youngest of four (brother and two sisters). We are a loud bunch when we get together and you must have a thick skin because someone is usually getting teased (but in a good way). Even though we are spread out, we try to keep in touch as much as possible and plan a family vacation every now and then.
I consider myself to be pretty down to earth and laid back guy. I try not to get too worked up over anything. I have come to learn that trust, respect, honesty and compassion are very important in relationships and are qualities that I would truly appreciate out of anyone. Communication is also huge in making any relationship work. I don't play games and I think the waiting to call somebody for 2 days and play it cool just seems silly. If I like you, you will know it and I will treat you the right way. I'm just looking for someone that is "normal", has their head screwed on straight and has a positive attitude about dating and life in general. My biggest turn off is snobbishness. And if you are nice to me but awful to the waiter, that probably says something.
I've read a ton of great profiles on this site. It sounds like everyone wants to find someone that wants to go on a safari in Africa, hike the Inca trail, go scuba diving with reef sharks in Fiji, see the pyramids in Egypt or have wine along the Champs de Elysses in France. All of those things sound fantastic and those are all things that I would love to do with a significant other as well and nothing beats the growth you get from travel. Though at the end of the day I think the real thing that most people are looking for is someone that they are comfortable enough with to put on their favorite pj's, order chinese food and watch their favorite show on Tivo and feel totally happy and content huddled up next to that person. That is what I'm looking for too. If you have a great family, friends, a career that makes you happy and a great dog, then that is just sugar on top:)
Ok, I'm going to turn in my man card now. Maybe if I watch a few hours of football I will be granted it back! Good luck finding what you are looking for.
Books: This is where I leave you, City of Thieves, Count of Monte Cristo, Up in the Air, Game of Thrones
Music: Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Who, Rolling Stones, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Mark Seymour, Radiohead, Coldplay, DMB, Rusted Root, Big Head Todd and the Monsters
My passport and the aisle seat (long legs)
A large bed with a ridiculous amount of pillows