I enjoy my life, strive to live it stress free and mostly succeed! I have manners, a good sense of humor, an accurate moral compass, all of my teeth, a non-receding hairline, (don't be fooled by the crewcut, I've never lost a strand.) and I've never been read my rights. I'm smart enough to know how much I don't know. I value cooperation, respect, and loyalty. I feel good doing nice things for people, and am easy to please without being a pushover. I'm not afraid to make decisions, I have opinions and know how and when to use them, but usually find myself content with the way things develop. I like a good debate without getting to argumentative. I'm very patient with a long fuse and am good at not sweating the little things.
I've never been married and have no children. I've been in a half dozen or so LTR's in the last 25 years. Looking back and speculating on why I'm still single, I used to think it was solely a matter of timing. Lately I've been paying a lot more attention to me and realizing that maybe part of it is that I had to find myself before I could find someone to seriously share my life with. It's a working theory, I certainly don't have all the answers.
I'm sure that like most people I have too many interests and not enough free time to pursue them! Mostly I like to read, watch TV and movies. I don't think TV is evil, I think you do have to sift through a lot of mindless crap, but there is plenty of quality programming available! I love to cook and eat good food. I'll go see the occasional band, a few M's games a year and maybe the Hawks. I like road trips; eastern Washington, Idaho, Oregon. I'd get on a plane more often if I had someone to do it with! I enjoy playing in a free poker league and have a great group of 'poker friends.' Probably my number one hobby is genealogy and related endeavors. Collecting ancestors, their stories, old family photos, and exploring their historical context. I subscribed to Ancestry.com long before their insane marketing blitz started. I recently made my first foray into genetic genealogy, sending my DNA and that of some strategically placed family members for comparison. The hope is to draw out some particularly difficult ancestors who obviously didn't want to be found! So far results are promising with many new leads.
I work out at least a little bit every day and have been eating more sensibly the last few years. I've lost 20 lbs., and would like to lose another 10-15. I hiked a lot when I was younger, I would like to do more in the future.