I've just moved back to the U.S. after roughly 10 years overseas and am trying to get settled in. I'm not really sure how this online dating stuff works...so forgive me if I make a faux pas or two. I'm not sure if you are supposed to wink, email, or "favorite"...so my apologies in advance if I do the wrong one, or in the wrong order. Feel free to let me know where I went wrong!
So...about myself...what to say? I'm an educated, motivated person who prefers to laugh as often as possible, while being able to zero in and focus when needed. I am laid back and generally easy going, but do have my limits with what I will deal with and how I will be treated. I grew up enjoying the outdoors, however I haven't been able to get out as much as I would like the past couple of years...its hard to do when living in Iraq, Beruit, and Mali. I'm hoping to change that here.
I've been told that I am charming, funny, mischievous, charismatic, and...sweet?!? (ok, I'll take it). I'm not so sure about any of those--particularly since everyone's tastes differ. At the end of it all, I'm just me--a genuine person without a lot of pretense. And if nothing else, life and my job have made me an interesting conversationalist--I can pretty much guarantee an interesting and entertaining evening--should we connect enough to get that far. If you are a fan of world affairs, then that is a plus! If you like to travel and experience other cultures, even better!
I'm not sure what else to write, so if you would like to know more, ask. Perhaps the below snippets of recent experiences I had in the country of Mali in West Africa will help give a bit more insight into who I am. Enjoy!
I'm not in Africa anymore Toto!!
Mali story #1: So I'm in Timbuktu and want to take a shower after a day of 125 degree heat. I turn on the shower and the water comes out black. I let it run...it's still black. So I think to myself, "I got naked for this?"
Mali story #2: So…while on lockdown as the coup d'etat unfolded in the streets of Bamako and the night was filled with AK fire in the streets around my house, I couldn’t help but think, “I wonder if KFC is open?” Is this wrong? (especially since the nearest KFC is probably in Lisbon…)
Mali story #3: I'm sitting in my car about to make a call, not knowing that a counter-coup is about to start one block from me...BAM (an explosion)...people start running...BAM, followed by several runs of machine gun fire...people are now fleeing in sheer panic. So I put the car in gear and get out of the area, but while driving think to myself "I wonder if the pizza guys will deliver tonight?". Inappropriate?