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50 / M / Straight / Single
San Francisco, California
His journal posts
Mar 19, 2011
My Self Summary
I’m a short fat fur ball with a comb over that compliments my savvy fashion sense... and I have a great toupee for special occasions and lots of hats. My game controller keeps my body in shape and my mind sharp... and my couch warm. I hate my job cleaning toilets at McDonald's, but I managed to save enough money for a ’76 Trans Am. I'm proud to say that after 13 years, two months, and 23 days I finally worked up the gumption to leave the abusive relationship I was in... I traded bruises for loneliness... I'm not sure it was a fair trade. Now she beats on my former, one and only, friend... lucky bastard. I’m miserable, and if I could afford a gun I would shoot myself… hmmm… maybe if I didn’t spend all my money on booze, gambling, and prostitutes I could afford a gun… nah, that wouldn’t work cause my mom would bitch-slap me with it when I brought it home. Did I mention that I have the sense of humor of a box of Q-tips? I’m desperate… please, won’t some needy woman take pity on me. BTW, Chastity says I’m a real tiger in bed. ;~ )
I grew up in Santa Barbara and have lived in the city for over four years. I’m a product designer and love the problem solving, creativity, and versatility of my profession. I work for myself from home and I come and go as I please… within reason. I discriminate against few activities or points of view… discovery is important. I’m well traveled, preferring the path less beaten. I’m open, honest, and not afraid to speak my mind… in fact, there are few things that scare me. I don’t take unreasonable risks, although my definition of unreasonable is more liberal than most. I’m analytical, which can be misconstrued as arrogance, but in reality I’m just Scandinavian. I’m objective and can admit when I’m wrong… untrue, I’m really subjective and stubborn. ;~ ) The careful listener will catch my wit, which is often laced with dualities. I'm pro banter, but I have a serious side. I’d much rather learn by doing than to dictate a laundry list of traits, attributes, and interests. The only way you can truly begin to know me is to meet me.
~ Life is as special as you care to perceive it.
~ The only constant in the universe is change.
~ Heaven and hell are two sides of the same coin.
~ You can't learn anything if you already know it all.
~ Show me a successful person and I'll show you someone who has mastered failure.
~ Chemistry is a recipe written with no ink... you know it's right when you taste it.
~ Concentrate on each encounter and the relationship will take care of itself.
I haven't padded my age, which seems to be the norm. I am 50, but could easily pass for the mid forty range.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m really good at
~ Tic-tac-toe :~ )
~ combing my hair
~ pulling all nighters
~ selecting the shortest line
~ remembering images/shapes
~ finding the killer parking spot
~ using my hands and things that fit in them
~ I'm above average at most things that I put my mind to.
~ I'm particularly good at admitting that I'm flawed just like everyone else on this big blue ball.
The first things people usually notice about me
changes with the person and the context... the obvious answer is my height, but just because you look down on me doesn't mean I'll let you walk all over me... unless you have a recent pedicure... and stilettos. I challenge. I'm tactile.
My favorite books, movies, music, and food
Authors: Hemingway, Clive Cussler, Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy,
Robert Ludlum, John Grisham... off the top of my head. I know
pretty generic. I don't fill my head with stuff like this... or
sports stats. I'm leaving plenty of room for you. I play a mean
game of Trivial Pursuit though.
Film: Harold and Maude, Juno, Laurence of Arabia, Twelve Men, The English Patient, Being There, Alien, Saving Private Ryan, Chocolat, The Cider House Rules, The Incredibles, Fargo, Blade Runner, Raising Arizona, Brazil, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Fall, American Beauty, Rear Window, District 9, Bringing Up Baby, Baraka... it's a long list.
Music: Pretty much anything except Rap and Country. I'm not so fond of Polka or show tunes either, but every genera has it place and merits. I have a library of almost 5000 songs, many acquired through friends and many haven't hit my eardrums yet. Again, I don't fill my head with the details of stuff like this, so there's plenty of room for you.
Food: I'm a relative trash can. My mom made sure that everything everything that hit the table was cooked as to be completely devoid of any nutritional value, so overcooked veggies and meat are repulsive. You can have my share of liver and onions. Spicy and ethnic are tasty... and I have regular cravings for sushi or a good burger... and an IPA. I enjoy wine, but it's rarely my first choice so you'll be doing the ordering... I'll try not to hold it against you if it's on your six things list... along with wine tasting. :~ )
The six things I could never do without
Besides Maslow's pyramid and the obvious:
~ surprised smiles
~ acute observation
~ boundaries to push
~ and, of course, my Monument Black toilet plunger... a real life saver when I'm on the job. :~ )
The six things I could always do without
~ sour and/or spilt milk
~ the Gap and all it's affiliates
~ not getting a reply from women that I message
~ people who insist on driving slow in the fast lane
~ useless technology... technology for technologies sake
~ seeing recyclables in the trash can next to the recycle can
~ actions that precede the statement: ''what were they thinking''... although some have humor value
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how bad I am at thinking. Don't hurt yourself thinking about
that statement. ;~ )
I once thought about the paradox: Can god create a boulder he can't lift. I was really losing sleep over it. Then one day, while changing the batteries in my remote, the answer to this quandary hit me like my ex... the simplicity was glorious... god doesn't exist. I slept like an altar boy in the back pew that night.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing whatever you are.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I eat ice cream with a fork.
You should message me if
you have a keyboard. :~ )
~ you have a query for me.
~ you tend to show more than tell.
~ you're spiritual, but not religious.
~ you're intrigued or compelled too.
~ you can handle a guy who's 6'4" 205lbs.
~ you're not afraid of, and prefer, honesty.
~ you're artsy, open minded, and free spirited.
~ you have current images, preferably full body.
~ you don't allow society to dictate your actions.
~ you're local to San Francisco... within 5-10 miles.
~ you smiled at least once while reading my words.
~ you're in decent shape because it matters to you.
~ you're a dancer or are very in-tune with your body.
~ you're unconventional but don't need to broadcast it.
~ you see the value in taking risks... and aren't afraid too.
~ you promise not to blame me for every other guys actions.
~ you promise not to ask to see my resume on our first meet.
~ you prefer and relate to cats... dogs can be good too though.
~ people on the street would think that we look good together.
~ you're willing to demonstrate that you're modern and liberated.
~ you seek a man who appreciates those qualities.
~ you're feisty and can take as good as you give.
~ you like mirrors, but not obsessed with them.
~ like me, you don't have a problem getting dates, you just haven't met the right one yet.
~ you've made it this far... after all, there must be a reason why you've endured all this.
~ you're thinking that I should stop thinking of reasons why you should message me. :~ )
May you find and live your desires... enjoy!
Sep 4, 2010
Anyone can write a list of interests and attributes… what do you suppose that tells me about you? Everyone thinks they possess all the qualities they list in their profile… and they certainly may… with certain people at certain times. It’s better to SHOW me what you’re about through how you string words together. Demonstrating your qualities/characteristics allows you to lay claim to them… in an interesting and powerful way. Your word choice and how you use them will leave an impression one way or another… the same with your images (sorry, but having one head shot, only head shots, or outdated images doesn’t cut it). Also, in the same way, relying on your images or your answers to the OKC questions doesn’t cut it either. You will get as good as you give... and besides, this is supposed to be fun... so enjoy it. :~ )