Originally from Louisville, KY I have slowly, but surely, morphed into a permanent resident of Seattle, WA. I love food, computers, books and did I mention food? I love to cook and I love to eat in restaurants. I make restaurant reservations weeks or months in advance. I love fancy food, street food, regional food, junk food.
I am a giant computer geek. I work with them. They are my hobby. I need to pry myself away from them at times. That said I really appreciate the outdoors when I finally do pry myself away from the screen. Recently I have gotten quite passionate about photography. I try to spend three to six hours out taking photos every weekend. I love taking pictures of people and animals. I wish I were a better landscape photographer but I just keep finding myself drawn to people and animals.
I travel mostly on business but my wife and I do quite a couple of trips a year. We go to Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR a few times a year. Last year I got to go to London on business and that was awesome. Also last year Kendall and I went to Australia for the better part of a month. Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation in northern Queensland are my favorite travel destinations to date. I went expecting to be blown away by the Great Barrier Reef, and I was, but I was not prepared for the Daintree rain forest. The area north of the Daintree river was amazing!
I would like to think I am a good guest. My parents raised me to be polite. I am very clean in other people's homes (I could do better in my own, lol). While I am a very sociable person I tend to take queues from my host. Some of my hosts and I have had a fabulous time together with picnics and breakfasts over fresh baked bread. Other times I have not actually seen my hosts, and that is fine.
This profile stuff is funny. I don't have a personal motto per se. I like the charge that Ben Franklin supposedly gave to himself each day, "What good shall you do this day?"