First off, I'm a bit of a nerd. I read a lot, watch documentaries and geek out over random stuff. I grew up in a small town in Southeast Alaska, and just moved back to Texas after going away for school. I've done a fair amount of world exploring so far, but could do with a place to call home. Still looking for it though.
I love to cook, and look forward to having fresh seafood again. I'm the kind of person who buys cook-books for ideas rather than the actual recipes. When not cooking I enjoy going out to local restaurants, so I'm a big fan of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Been to a few of the places Guy has frequented.
I'm not much of a drinker, and definitely not big on big parties. For a night out, a pub or tavern is more my style, or maybe a night in with a board game, a movie, and a bottle of wine. Somewhere I can relax, have a drink or two and chat over a game of pool or darts. I'm hoping to start seeing more comedy shows and local music shows. And I'd really like to get back into rock climbing if you know a good place.
It should also be noted that I'm not into sports, yes, even football. I realize I'm in Texas and that's blasphemy, but sorry, not my thing.
For a first date, I prefer something low key to start. Coffee shop or quiet pub to get to know each other a little. If it goes well, its not unusual for me to suggest something fun. Things I've done on first dates in the past: Laser Tag, Go Carts, Mini Golf, Ceramic Painting...