Originally, I am from the Midwest but I have a trail of zip codes behind me, mainly due to work. I love my very manly Chinese crested powder puffs (Puppies!). Punctuation and I don't always get along well but the Mensa folk have tagged me as passably intelligent. I'm a generally extroverted, young looking/thinking 40 year old. I have eclectic interests (is that cliche? wait... let's see) - love to ski, took Krav Maga for a few months before I deployed, although lately I've been leaning towards American boxing for exercise. Trying to motivate my way back into running and biking. I love to sing - if I were 20 some odd years younger I'd love to try Broadway. I currently live in northern Italy, but travel frequently to Orange County. For fun I bounce around in Europe whenever I have the opportunity. Periodically I find my way to Africa for work. I am a somewhat spellingly-deficient polyglot.