I believe in and try to live by the adage, say what you mean, mean what you say.
I am very much defined right now by being a single parent. In addition to my son I have now taken on my nephew. My son is 11 and he and I have been pretty much on our own since he was born, his mother passed away in early 2012. My nephew, well....I am not the best person to take care of him perhaps, but I am the best available person.
I currently have my own business that deals with a variety of IT and security infrastructure issues. I have worked picking berries in the fields, selling donuts, as an E.L.F. at Whittier College, pastry chef, counterintelligence agent, gym manager, college campus arborist, mechanics helper, welder, grew tomatoes and strawberries in a hothouse in high school, and a few other things.
My business gets me to many different places and I meet many people but they are usually one-off meetings, my work relationships are with people in California, Texas, or other out of state locations. No flirting around the water cooler for me.
I am a loyalist, had a mac since 1987, even through the lean years, I had a Duo and a Centris. Still have a Newton. At the same time I find dogmatic followers of anything at least slightly objectionable. Opinions are opinions and facts are facts, please keep the two separate and distinct.
I like the out of doors and used to live in the country. I find apartment living a bit constraining. I like open windows, open curtains, friendly smiles, not too much of that where I live now. The convenience of not having a road to plow myself makes the winter a bit sweeter, if there was snow that is. I look forward to moving back to the country and would like to find someone who is also looking at that lifestyle. I would like to build a home myself, straw bale or some other friendlier, less current methods.
No pets now, but I like animals and they like me. I think I would like to have goats and chickens and such again. I miss a dog and cat.
I like to garden, vegetables and flowers, gotta have a greenhouse again someday.
I have a moderately well kept house, you would not be afraid to use my bathroom or eat from my kitchen.