I recently came across a writing assignment from second grade wherein I was asked to create a list of words that best described me. Now, while I am slightly taller and am no longer confused for my mother when I answer the phone, that list is still pretty accurate. And here it is:
1) Smart 2) Funny 3) Artistic 4) Athletic 5) Dancer 6) Singer 7) Great imagination 8) Couch Potato 9) Friendly 10) A Lady's Man
And yes, I'm pretty sure that even back then, I knew what I was doing when I spelled #10 the way I did.
What else? I love movies and even made a feature-length one a few years ago; it wasn't great, but I'm still really proud of (some of) it. I'm currently writing a collection of "children's" stories. I really enjoy cooking (especially for others) and have been told I am pretty good at it. I prefer in-depth conversations over superficial small-talk. I'm very much a Golden Rule kind of guy; I do my best to be the person I would like others to be. And that guy is awesome.
I like to play basketball in my free time. If you want to hear some shameless name-dropping, ask me which NBA players I've played with or against at some point during my lifetime. Here's a taste: I once blocked the shot of an Olympic Gold Medalist. Sure, he was a freshman in high school and I was a junior, but it still counts, right? Now he's on a team that just won an NBA title and I am finishing up my Master's in Sociology at BYU. After I'm done with that, I'll begin teaching high school and hopefully coaching young athletes to similar feats so that they have something to include in their online dating profiles years from now.
So, now that all of the women who want a man who will actually make a lavish income are gone, what am I looking for? I'd like someone who will keep up with my quick wit and preferably throw some back my way. I'm a hopeless romantic, so I would like someone who will appreciate getting flowers because it's a random Tuesday. Really, I just want a best friend who will love me for the huge pile of uniqueness that I am, as I do the same for her.
As you can see, I have no problem talking about myself, but I'd like to hear more about you.