A little more about me:
I love the outdoors. I believe in karma and have a number of case studies where "doing the right thing" came back to me (apparently, being a marrow donor goes a long way with the Man upstairs.) I'm one of the most laid back guys you'll ever meet but, at some point, I'll probably make you laugh until you cry. I enjoy working out. I joined a Crossfit gym in January and I hate. every. minute. of. it...but I keep going back!
I'm a professional. I'm a man. I wear suits to work. I don't own any "smedium" t-shirts with gothic print or rhinestones. When I wear a hat, I wear it facing forward. I don't wear sunglasses indoors (ie I won't embarrass you when I meet your friends and family). I'm a gentleman. I open doors. I pull out chairs. I tell you you look pretty.
I work a lot, but I think I have a good work-life balance. I also travel a lot...some for work, some for play. I work in Ohio but I still have a place in Tampa and I try to get back there regularly to see friends and family. They are great and they keep me humble. (So I come with references!)
I can be a complete romantic. My guilty pleasure movies are "Love, Actually" and "Definitely. Maybe."
I also can be a complete dork. I like guessing who does the voice-overs on TV commercials. I think the "@" symbol is the sign of the apocalypse. (Who decided that hitting "shift-2" was more efficient than typing "a" then "t"?) I think there are some things that nothing good ever follows. They include: "Sir, do you know why I pulled you over?", "Jaegermeister for everyone!" and "We need to talk" (I'm keeping a running list of these, so if you have any I can borrow, I'd love to hear them!)
Every time I think I have the world figured out (and I think I have a lot of it figured out) life throws me a curve ball to keep it interesting. (Oh, and if you haven't noticed, I often write in parentheticals).
I found this a few years ago and think it sums up a lot of my outlook on life:
I don't want fifteen minutes of fame.
I want a life.
I don't want to be a flash in the pan.
I want a career.
I don't want to grab all I can.
I want to selectively choose the best.
I don't want to sell a company.
I want to build one.
I don't want to date a model.
(OK, so I do want to date a model.
But the rest of my goals are long term.
The result of day-to-day determination.
Along the way, there will be moments of brilliance.
I am, after all, me.
But the moments will add up to something greater.
A record of excellence.
A plaque in the hall.
My name on a sandwich.
A family that's a team.
I'll never look back with regret.
I will always believe in the ideal.
I hope to be remembered, not recalled.
And I hope to make a difference.
A little more about you:
I'm looking for a girl who is both beautiful on the inside and on the outside (so having a profile photo is imperative). You should always have a bikini and a passport at the ready. You should be able to pull off a ball cap and pony tail just as easy as you can an evening gown and your favorite heels. You should know the difference between "you're" and "your" and "there" and "their." You should be comfortable in your own skin You should be equally confident on my arm as you are on the other side of the room. You should have a career, and ethics and a good relationship with your family. You should be great with kids, but have gotten to this point in your life without them. You should probably be younger than I am. You should not be "currently separated" (read: still married).
BOTTOM LINE: I'm looking for the coolest girl ever...And, if you're her, I'm serious about finding you. Basically, bring your "A" game, and I'll bring mine.
If you've read this far. Thank you.