From Philly, the city of Sisterly Love. Repruhsent!
Seriously? I'm a software engineer, and like a lot of us, I'm a pretty analytical person. I'm pretty laid back, usually. I'm recently divorced and am looking to take advantage of my new found freedom to travel and explore life more.
I tend to think of myself as shy, but other people don't always see me that way. I guess that's because while I sometimes find it hard to connect with people, once I do I'm pretty open. One of the reasons AirBnb is attractive to me is because it seems like a good way to meet new people. Also, travelling alone can be hit or miss, and having someone around who knows the area can really enhance the experience.
Five things I can't live without? Peace of mind, meaningful human interaction, a sense of purpose, self-improvement, and bacon. I like bacon too..
My taste in most things is pretty eclectic. I've found that you don't always know what you want until you try it, so I'm pretty open to new things, and as a consequence my tastes keep expanding. One of the new ones is craft beer. Who knew beer could taste so good? I love live music - I can listen to almost anything live if it's performed with passion and/or skill. I grew up during the dawn of hip-hop, so that's a core genre for me, but the current state of the genre is frequently deeply disappointing. The only types of music I really have to stretch to appreciate are country and classical. Anything with a beat or energy will work for me though.
Overall, I'm pretty much a nice guy. I like to think that most experiences have the potential for positive influence in your life - even (and sometimes especially) the bad or painful ones. So while i don't go out of my way to seek them, I don't dwell on the past or let it taint the present. Or at least, I try. I treat people the way I'd like to be treated, and expect the same from others. I try to surround myself with people who have a similar perspective. I value honesty, open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity. I think everyone has something to learn from everyone else, and I'm always curious about others experiences and approach to life. And I've made enough mistakes in my own life not to be judgmental of others.