I enjoy meeting people, although most would have described me as introverted while I was growing up. When traveling through Europe with a group of fellow engineering students back in college, I developed the reputation of being the one most likely to start talking with someone outside the group. Life has been better as a result, I would say.
I have a dry sense of humor. I'm laid back and even-tempered. I'm fairly left-brained in regard to being analytical, but I am a little creative and play a couple instruments well. I usually have lots of questions for new acquaintances, as long as they're willing interlocutors.
I work a lot. Fortunately, I think I've found a way to both work and travel. I pick a city, pack my laptop, and spend 2-3 weeks living there. I'm busy during the day but then get to explore and meet people on the weekends and sometimes on the weekday evenings. I did this in Montreal and DC in (phone number hidden), it was Austin, London, and New York City. Then Miami, New London CT, San Francisco, and Boston in 2010. I did a 9-month Australian working holiday in 2011, spending most of my time in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. I lived in New Zealand in 2012, spending a couple months in Dunedin and about six in Auckland. 2013 was New Orleans and Ann Arbor, MI.