How are you? I am fine.
In what seems to be a yearly tradition of updating this profile once I've moved to a new city, here we go again!
I not-so-recently moved back to Calgary, having accepted a job offer out here, after my school/work tour of duty on the west coast. I grew up here so it's great to be back, though literally everyone I've talked to points out the insanity of preferring the prairies to Vancouver.
While I am educated and have carved out a professional life that I enjoy, relatively few of my goals are actually career-oriented. More accurately, I tend to work in order to support my hobbies and all those things I like to do in my free time. Sadly, the nature of my job keeps me relatively busy, though I've been able to combat that with a mixture of day-dreams and choosing nearly-dead work computers to hinder my progress. I'm on my fourth now.
Since I teased you with the above comment regarding hobbies and interests, now seems as good a time as any to dive into more detail. I love being outdoors and will generally jump at the opportunity to head out to the mountains or the untamed wilds of Alberta. What I do once I actually get out there is anybody's guess, though camping, hiking, shooting (bows/firemarms) or aimless wandering are pretty safe bets.
Beyond that, I love to read, watch movies, see friends, lounge about in pubs and tinker with everything from my truck to various half-finished home renovations. I also don't mind a round of spirited debate, which I will almost assuredly lose, regardless of subject matter.
Interesting facts about me:
- I believe myself invincible at Mario Kart in all forms. I first put this on my profile over two years ago and have yet to be beaten. I'm not the only one that remembers a mis-spent youth of Mario Kart at all hours, am I?
- I used to do a stellar Kermit the Frog impression where he waves his arms and yells while running in circles. Still do.
- I was once bitten by an abnormally large marmot. The superpowers from this encounter have yet to manifest.
- Geocaching seems really fun, though I've yet to actually find one. Since moving to Calgary I've tried a couple more times with no success. This makes me question the reality of geocaching and whether it isn't just a huge social experiment by some tremendous jerk with a lot of time on his hands.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Things like grabbing a coffee or a drink are always good, though I've found the best first dates are those where randomness and spontaneity take you where they may.