Hey! First, I look exactly like my pictures. I have nothing to hide, nor do I believe with dishonest editing or using pictures that don't represent me well.
I'm from Colorado, my parents still live in the house I grew up in. My dad has been a Denver Broncos season ticket holder since 1978, and I'm a huge fan. I enjoy football Sundays, play fantasy football, and warm October weekends are my favorite.
I love being active and trying and saying yes to new things. I have two bachelors degrees, and have learned a lot about myself through that process. I enjoy anything athletic. I grew up learning to cook and bake from my mom, and camp and use power tools from my dad. I'm looking to run my first triathlon this summer, and use a variety of training to prepare. I've been kickboxing for four years now, and really enjoy the workouts. I spin, cycle (weather permitting), swim, and run, with weights mixed in. I've completed 3 Tough Mudders all over the country. I wouldn't be where I'm at today if I didn't agree to do things that are a little out of my comfort zone--definitely a rare quality that I look for. I'm going to be taking classes to get my level 1 Sommelier (wine professional) certification this Spring. I also am looking forward to recording my first demo tape to do voice acting before Summer. I have a deep radio voice, and love doing accurate and hysterical impressions of my friends and coworkers!
I work hard to save money to travel or do fun things. I'm fortunate enough to make a really good living working only 35 hours a week. I never have to set an alarm, and can take off weeks at a time. I've worked hard to be where I am. I live a mile from work in the Tech Center, never have to clear snow off my car or drive in rush hour, have no kids or pets (that I know of), pay off my credit cards every month--it took me a while to figure out adulting, but I think I'm finally there. I can take a weekday off to go up snowboarding and enjoy the advantage of being able to do things during the week when everyone else is working. My last big trips were Thailand to SCUBA, Singapore to check out the street fare, and Cabo San Lucas for deep sea fishing where I caught a 102", 138 pound Marlin. I'm always looking at where my next big trip will be. Any ideas?
I have a quirky, sarcastic, and sometimes goofy sense of humor, and enjoy practical jokes, irony, and laughs that make your abs sore. Understand that its hard to express any form of a sarcastic sense of humor when emailing strangers.
I'm an honest, genuine, kind-hearted person who is never afraid to stand up for what I believe is right, and try to live life thinking that the answer will always be no if you never ask. I don't believe in half-assing anything and believe if you're going to do something, you should do it right.
The biggest problem that I have dating is that I work evenings. I love my schedule, but dating someone who works regular hours is challenging--so maybe a pilot, flight attendant, bartender, or nurse might be a better fit for me right now. I'm looking for someone who's active, has similar values that I do, and hasn't been single so long that they refuse to move past their stubbornness they've earned in the process. I've tried working a normal office job with normal hours, and decided it wasn't for me at this point in my life.
I don't even know if I'd consider it a date. I think getting to know you first would be a good start, right? Maybe if things go well, the second one could be the first date. ;-)
Online dating is a lot of work, lets be honest. There's a lot of highly questionable weirdness out there, mix in some flakiness, and finish it with some stranger-related apprehension, and you get a lot of red flags and reasons to not respond. I understand you get a lot of similar emails on here, and ask that you be patient. Nothing about this is natural. Its hard to see sparks using emails, words, and photos using these little boxes.