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Hey, I’m Jay!

Portland, Oregon, United States · Member since June 2012
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I AM NOT THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD BUT I COULD BE RUNNER UP! I just need to ride a Zebra, naked in the African Sahara for a day.

Namaste to all that pass by my profile. My name is Jay. My friends respectfully call me the Gentle Giant. I am full of knowledge and still quite young at heart.

I am a lover of design, entrepreneur, frequent traveler, people lover, very cultured, and passionate about food. I've managed to visit over 400 cities in my lifetime through pleasure but mostly for the company I used to work for. I am easy going, positive thinking, and just quite happy to be alive and experience new things in life. I have a passion for eccentric people, good stories, learning, and finding new places to eat that are featured on many of the travel and food shows on television.

I once drove from Michigan to New York for a fruit smoothie. It was well worth it. Not for the $6 dollars worth of fruit and ice. The journey of making new friends along the way, seeing new sites, and helping others where I could is what made the drive something I would do again in a heartbeat.

I moved to Portland a month ago but have a job where I do travel quite a bit currently. I have to work out of town for about two weeks a month so normally I will look at the map, ask my friends what's going on in a certain city for the time I have off, book a flight, and spend the other two weeks somewhere new.
I am the kind of person who can travel alone and meet people my first few nights there. I have not had one trip yet where there was not good laughs, fun events, good people, and good food.

I do have a job but during the time I may be staying with you, I will be off for my two weeks. I kind of still dabble in GUI design for fun. I also am currently working on a Startup of my own. I will usually be gone out most of the day enjoying the city but there are times I might be trapped up in my room working on my laptop because I just had some inspiration.

I like to shake people up. Break people away from their comfort zones. If I find that I can open up around you, and you want to grow. I will help you learn to live.