One of the questions they had here to help you write your profile was "Who or what makes you smile?" My friends would answer that with "EVERYTHING"! They tell me when I'm listening to a great band, playing a game, or just talking with friends, my smile and the amount of fun I'm having draws people in.
I'm new to the San Diego area, having recently moved from Lawrence, KS. Lawrence was recently rated one of the top 10 live music cities in the US, despite the fact it's a pretty small town. I miss all the choices I had there, and I'd like to find someone to explore the music here with. I don't just stand there and listen, either, I like to dance, and sometimes I even look like I know what I'm doing.
I love to entertain, hosting cookouts, meals, game nights, or whatever. I'm a fairly decent cook - when I travel I like to bring home recipes or at least ingredient lists, and try to recreate the flavors for my friends. Family and friends are important to me - which has been the hardest part of moving out here. I have a 19 year old daughter, who's living on her own back in KS, and I miss having the close contact with her that I've had.
I am enthusiastic about the things I enjoy, and invite others along - my core group of friends back home tell me they're falling apart because I'm not there to goad them into adventures, and because I've been the glue that holds a very diverse group together. I'm more of an instigator than an organizer though - organizing is what I do at work. When I'm off I like heading out with a general goal in mind and seeing how things turn out.
I have a professional side as well. I travel worldwide providing automation systems for shipping ports. Lately, I've spent a fair amount of time in Brazil, Colombia, and southern Mexico. I'm an engineer, though anything but a typical one. I've had a very diverse career, including a fair amount of work with artists and designers.
The woman I'm looking for is active and smart, has a wicked sense of humor, and is social without being a socialite. I've lived the last 18 years in what is primarily a college town, and I look and live a lot younger than I am, so my pictures tend to show me with younger people, but age is not a primary factor with me, although a young attitude is.
If I haven't piqued your interest by now, writing more would just bore you, so this is it. Hope to hear from you.