I’m fascinated by paradoxes but don’t know if this interest is responsible for my own contradictions or the other way around. All I know is that I enjoy exploring these aspects of people. I’m comfortable drinking champagne while making small talk at a black tie fundraiser but am equally excited and prepared for a spontaneous camping trip. I can chop wood, build a fire, set up a tent and cook an amazing meal far from any kitchen but I prefer not doing all this in a tuxedo. Champagne is perfect for both scenarios. I value honest and direct communication but without fail distrust any statement that is proceeded by ‘honestly’, ‘to tell you the truth’ or any other similar declaration of honest intent. I can’t help but think to myself, “Wait, so everything that came out of your mouth before now was a lie?” I feel a gravitational pull to mountains, I love snow and snowboarding is one of my favorite activities. I also love the ocean, sandy beaches with warm water and sailing is also lots of fun. I relish the opportunity for fine dining, and long for the days when everyone would dress up for such occasions, but also equally appreciate Chinese takeout or taco trucks when out west.