This being my first post, I want to tell you a little about myself. Which puts me in an awkward position, since I don’t like telling the Internet stuff about me. I also don’t like lists, but Jenni suggested a list would make this post easier (doesn’t she love lists?). She’s my wife, so she’s usually right.
A Few Things About A Well Crafted Man:
In no particular order—
RCTID! If you don’t know what that stands for, Google it, and come back to this post once you’ve donned your Timber’s Army scarf. I played soccer through college, never at any level of professionalism, and when we moved to Portland, I couldn’t wait to go to a game. I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows.
I met my wife on a blind date, before the blind date. Actually, she eyed me on our college campus before I met her before the blind date…so I guess it can’t really be called a blind date. Our mutual friend hooked us up, and that’s why you make friends, kids. So they can match you with your future spouse. 7 years in, and we still really like each other. I’m not surprised, though; she’s my kind of girl.
I grew up in Japan. I’m kind of tall, so usually the first thing people say when they meet me is, “you don’t look Japanese”.
I love all things Portland. I bike across its bridges, drown myself in its coffee, beer, and wine, laugh about its stereotypes, and feel proud that my son was born here. He will actually get to brag to people, “I’m a native Oregonian”. Aren’t you jealous, you Midwest migrants?
My son means the world to me. When he arrived, that meant the end of all my hobbies. I work, and I spend time with my son – that’s what I tell people when they ask what I do. I quite enjoy my life. My son is almost two (I wonder if Jenni will post about his 2nd birthday party), and I didn’t know time could fly so fast. I want to be the best dad I can be.
Now you know a little about me, and will hopefully welcome my addition to this site. In my typical, mercurial fashion, if I set out an agenda, I’ll change it later, but you may see posts from me regarding being a dad, enjoying Portland, brewing beer (here’s my old homebrewing blog: bostbeer.blogspot.com), and perhaps some philosophical ponderings of politics, people, and purpose. And a lot of alliteration.