"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did."
The quote above is from Mark Twain...or was it Homer Simpson...either way it’s my new motto. So what does it mean to me? It means that I'm open to new things, ideas, and experiences. I'm saying Yes to any kind of adventure that comes along. Want to go to Belize this weekend? Yes. Want to try escargot? Yes. Want to wrestle rabid grizzly bears? Uh...OK maybe not all adventures.
When I'm not avoiding wrestling grizzly bears, I can be found working on my new house, experimenting with secret recipes in the kitchen, or honing my golf game. I'm in management (people and projects) in the corporate world and career-driven, but my job does not consume me even though I want success in every aspect of my life. I generally prefer beer to wine, but I'm awed when wine is properly paired with food. I remember my "pleases" and "thank yous" and never take anyone for granted. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat the wait staff at a restaurant.
I am a smart, confident, and witty guy. I'm honest and a straight shooter and can't stand drama unless it is on an HBO show. I can fit in just about anywhere and can rock a suit just as easily as jeans and a t-shirt. Spontaneity is preferred over lots of planning. I'm pretty laid back but have a passion for learning and experiencing new things. I love the rush I feel when I discover something new that I enjoy. This includes travel and visiting new places. I have a strong desire to explore the world with a partner. I work out often and plan on trying a "mud run" soon. Mostly I'm just looking for an excuse to play in the mud. Want to join me?
I believe there should be some conversation and a meeting, like for coffee or a jog, so we can be comfortable with each other before going on an actual date. On conversation, I prefer talking on the phone rather than texting. I realize that texting is the norm now, and I don't mind at all if its quick messages or some flirting, but I'd prefer to hear your voice.
As far as the date itself, there are so many options - museums, dinners, concerts, sporting events, plays, shooting, work outs, and so on. I will do my best to surprise you and make it memorable.