Oddly enough, I just rediscovered this 10-year-old profile while trawling about on a different site last week. (The pictures of me in the goofy tie and with the cell phone are recent. The others are not.)
My marriage ended relatively recently. I can't claim to be fully combobulated, and I'm not entirely sure what to do with myself now. I suppose I'm looking to rediscover what it means to start a new relationship again.
So, I'm a renewed gym rat and about two months from my old Army physique after dropping A LOT of weight. I enjoy progressive politics, baseball, stupid Internet videos, Facebook, science fiction, Hunter S. Thompson and wonky Freakonomics nonfiction, and cooking. I cook often at home -- Thai, sushi, Italian, satay, Korean barbecue, what have you. Hooray for the Dekalb Farmers Market -- my favorite place close to home. I'm good for a jihad into Gwinnett County on occasion for good sushi or authentic fried plantains.
I moved here seven years ago from Boston to write for the AJC, and left the paper in 2008 to pursue an MBA at Georgia Tech. I still write from time to time, but I spend most of my time as a business consultant. My life experiences have been ... well, odd. I have an unusual ethnic mix -- Obama-esque -- and I've been dragged from pillar to post by my work over the years. The right woman for me would probably have an appreciation for adventure.
I think I'm hoping Match.com will be a way to meet people who may otherwise lay outside my usual social circle. I'm looking for someone I can connect with emotionally and intellectually. I take great pride in being the sort of person anyone can talk with, but I'm really hoping to find someone I want to listen to.