PNW guy, Portland to be precise, with all the idiosyncrasies that come with it. I work out five days a week, but grew up nerdy. How nerdy you ask? I started the chess team in elementary school, middle school and high school. Our high school team was kind of... special, no one wanted to look geeky, so our entire team consisted of wrestlers, football and basketball players. We entered exactly one competition, collectively it was decided that the chess world wasn't quite ready for us.
I traded my chess tutor for flying lessons, but weights have never replaced books. Well, now days it’s often audiobooks. Whether its Vegas or Mumbai I always work hard to assimilate, Las Vegas natives in particular love pointing out I am very "Manhattan" or "Portland." I find the constant shock in the voices of non-locals hilarious when they hear you can hike and snowboard here.
I'm always up for a good time, but now days that rarely means going to nightclubs. I've done it, enjoyed it, sometimes I even loved it... though not usually the next morning. I still hit the infrequent lounge even though I have the tolerance of an agitated baby seal. I spend my days finding creative ways to help brands create an impact through impressions and my nights trying to explain the evening heat to my dog.
I'm here looking for someone humble, intelligent, quirky, that owns their imperfections and more than anything, someone that can surprise me. If you read this and connected with it, don't be afraid. I'm warm, no, I mean I'm professionally warm to people, so even if what you say comes off awkwardly you'll end up feeling good about it. Recently I watched and loved We Bought a Zoo. In it Matt Damon tells his son "sometimes all you need is just 20 seconds of embarrassing bravery, and I promise you something great will come of it." Be brave; don't think about it just say the first thing that comes into your mind.
PS. Thank you for the feedback, lol I realize the pictures are less than spectacular. I believe we took six pictures in sixteen countries the last time out. Some of us just aren't picture takers. :)