Over the past few years i've noticed a trend between my friends and I... I'm starting to grow out of a life-style that they still find more-than-appealing. For instance, in the past an average saturday night would consist of me strolling over to one of my friends houses, having a few (or more) drinks while watching them get completely sloshed and acting like wild buffoons (I'll admit that I'd occasionally join in on the drunken-buffooness). Apparently, that used to pass as entertainment for me! However, now i'd rather spend a saturday night at home, cooking dinner and reading a good book, or heading to a local coffee shop and attempting to strike up a conversation with someone about anything other than sports, (not-so) reality-tv, cars or how 'off the hook' it was 3 nights ago when they got completely smashed and fell off the balcony at their apartment.
(steps off satirical soapbox)
So what do I do now that I'm not exercising my liver every weekend? Well, for starters I read. Ya know...books! On an average month I consume 4-10 books on subjects which range from horticulture to the holocaust, physics, history, nutrition, cooking, ..., and of course fiction. Never underestimate the power of allusion! Vonnegut, heller, palahniuk, weisel, hemmingway, ... they're all worth a look. When my eyes tire of looking at words I put down the books and pick up my guitar which lives, quite contently, next to me on the couch. As it turns out i have just about zero talent for playing the guitar, which is fine because i have absolutely no ambition to become a rock star. I think living on a bus with 4 guys who all smell like rock-and-roll would get to me pretty quickly. And to think of it...i don't even know the lyrics to tiny dancer. So as you can see, it just wouldn't work out. With the rising thermometer I'm once again beginning to spend time on my bike. I'm thinking of doing the MS-150 again this year (the picture of me which contains a bike is from the finish line of the MS-150). Certain body parts are threatening to protest the charitable act. Indolence is not an option! Okay, enough about me and what i do...
So what am I looking for? Someone with copious personality, a lack of stagnation, mad chess-skills (i'm still looking for a girl who can beat me at chess), an open-mind and a kind heart which just so happens to be covered by an amazing rack. Okay, the last one was a joke (did anyone laugh? (if not lighten up!)) and is non-negotiable. ;-)
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Horse-riding into the sunset towards my hand-built cabin where we will nestle next to the fireplace and eat whatever wild animal it is that I saw fit to slaughter for the sake of our digestion. Or maybe we could just discuss life over a cup of coffee and a game of dirty-scrabble.