ShawnTX | I Make Texas Look Good

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    About Me

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    • Member since: 12/04/07
    • Last active: More than a week ago
    • Age: 37
    • First location: Houston, Texas, United States
    • Looking for: Friends, Training Buddies
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    My Stats and Info

    • Build: Average
    • Height: 5' 10''
    • Weight: 155 lbs
    • Waist: 30 inches
    • Chest: 37 inches
    • Arms: 13 inches
    • Hair color: Brown
    • Eye color: Brown
    • Ethnicity: White
    • My gym: Apartment complex gym
    • Weight training: 5 times per week
      60 minutes per session
    • Cardio training: 6 times per week
      30 minutes per session
    • Sports I like: Cycling, Golf, Martial arts, Running, Skating, Skiing, Swimming, Weight training, Kayaking
    • Other sports I like: Bowling <shrugs> what can I say?
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    +++I MADE IT!!! TEXAS KICKS ASS!!!+++

    September 08

    I added kayaking to my list of sports I enjoy. I've only been kayaking once, and that was pretty recent. I just thought it would be a relaxing enjoyable way to spend an afternoon but it turned out to be quite an experience for me. I was in Austin for the Labour Day long weekend, and my friend Brian and rented kayaks down on Town Lake for a few hours. I enjoyed it so much I couldn't stop thinking about it. I believe I've found a new hobby. It's the most enjoyable outdoor activity I've engaged in, apart from hiking.

    June 08

    So I finally made it to Texas. It took a year from the first time my VP and I discussed the possibility of a move for me, moving up in the company. In April of this year she had me fly down here for 10 days to assess the business, meet the people I'd be dealing with, and see if I liked the idea of being down here. From the day I got back to Toronto to the day before I left for Houston, it was a whirlwind of packing, cleaning and the nightmare process of applying for the work visa. All that insanity was worth it though, I'm here now and trying my best to settle in. I've come up against some roadblocks, nothing I can't handle, but enough to make me wish I could just hop on the next plane back to Canada some days.

    At least work is going fantastically. I'm getting the business back on track, getting it to where it should be, and quicker than I expected. I guess I really do kickass! Hehe

    When I first joined RealJock I never expected it to be such a social website full of really great, interesting people, so I made a half-assed attempt at filling out my profile. I've decided to rewrite the whole thing, to make it more me.

    I don't consider myself a comedian, but I do love to make people laugh. I love self-deprecating humour, so if I say or do something beyond stupid, I make sure everyone knows about it if it means I can get them rolling in the aisles. I'm sarcastic and have a dry sense of humour, which I've learned doesn't always show the way it's meant to online. If you're thinking 'is he trying to be funny, or trying to be mean?' then I'm trying to be funny, it's just not reading well. If I'm trying to be mean, you'll me.

    I'm a driven person, motivated, and goal-oriented. I spent five years in Ottawa and while living there I joined a gym. When I started I weighed 130 lbs. After a month or tow I hired a trainer and worked with her three times a week. A year and a half later I moved back to Toronto weighing 175 lbs. I looked great and I never felt better. I moved back here for my 'dream job' which turned out to be a nightmare. Most days I worked 10 hours or so, then two or more at home, so I neglected my body by never making it to the gym. I lost about 30 lbs. Somedays I'm good and think it's just unfortunate, other days I'm disappointed in myself for letting my great results disappear, all that hard work for nothing. Well, no more, I'm back at it, thanks to the great Muscle Building program.

    When I was in highschool I wanted to be an astrophysicist and a fashion designer. Yeah, opposite sides of the spectrum, I know. I settled for fashion because as an astrophysicist, I would discover something amazing and be known in scientific circles, but as a fashion designer the whole world would know my name. year into fashion school, and I knew design was not the way to go. So I switched career paths slightly, working as a stylist and make-up artist. I never looked back.

    My career high was working with Shania Twain, my absolute favourite musical artist. I'm a huge country music fan, although I love all forms of music. My alarm clock is set on the classical music channel, I listen to electronica, edgy pop, Marilyn Manson and Ozzy Osbourne while working out. Anyways, 10 years later, and I'm still a make-up artist. 10 years I've never, and will never regret, but it's something that doesn't drive me the way it used to. I even taught hair and make-up for about three years and learned that teaching si something I love to do.

    So last year I decided to go back to school. I'm in the process of getting my Natural Healthcare Practitioners certification and will be done in June of this year. Various forms of holistic treatments have interested me for years, and combined with my Druidic spirituality, it seems a fitting next stage in my life.

    That's it in a nutshell. Anything else, you need only ask. I originally came here looking for fitness tips and advice, but now that I know there are so many great people here, meeting knew people and developing new friendships would be great too. I work full-time and go to school anywhere from six to 30 hours a week, so when not at work or school I'm a bit of a homebody. So chatting with people online is a great way for me to socialize.

    I've moved my pet peeve to the bottom of this section, so I know if I get a pet peeve type IM I'll know that you haven't read my profile, so a conversation would be pretty pointless, because that's probably not what you IM'd me for.

    - PET PEEVE -

    I didn't want to put this up on my profile, didn't want anything too negative sounding on here, but I guess I don't have much of a choice. My IM is on, and if I'm online, there's a very big chance that I'm up for a chat. I'll talk to anyone, provided the conversation is interesting and intelligent. One thing I hate, and I don't understand why this happens so often, is when a guy IM's me with a 'hi', I respond with a 'hi, how are you?', and he says 'fine', and that's it. IM'd me remember, so I'm assuming you're interested in having a conversation, right? Then why aren't you saying anything? I just don't get it...why IM someone and expect them to keep the conversation going? Like I said, I'll talk to anyone...just make sure you have something to say.

    Oh, and if you're planning a 'hi, your sexy, show me your dick' kind of message, don't bother. Really. I don't care if you're Adonis himself, you're wasting my time.

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