The "Quickmatch" feature says there are 71 people who like me, but I am not a paid member to this site so I don't know who you are. So rather than give me 4 or 5 stars (which I don't see) and then doing nothing, it would be better to send me a message. That way I will know who you are, and maybe we can find each other on here - that would be nice.
Some of you say you don't like my user name. Don't read into it. It's not the name I wanted. After about a 1/2 hour of trying different names, I figured I would try "Crazy4You" - but it was taken; then the computer started listing names that were available. So, "Crazy4YouGirls" is a name the computer half made up. It doesn't mean anything.
So anyway, I lived in Orange County as a kid, but my family moved to New York when I was 9. I lived in there until I couldn't take the cold anymore, and moved back to L.A. in 1999. A series of events, you can ask me about if you want to, led me to Marina del Rey, where I ended up buying a sailboat that I have lived on ever since. Recently I moved my sailboat to Redondo Beach.
Here's an example of why I choose to live on a boat: Check out this short video of a blue whale - we were just a few feet away and we got it on video! One of the things I do in my spare time is teach sailing - this was a sailing lesson that turned into whale watching. We were so close we felt the mist from the whale's exhale. The voices you'll hear saying, "turn left Brian", are the people I was teaching -- it was their boat and I was steering. The whale was about four times the length of the boat so it was a little scary, but somehow I knew everything would be ok.
Watch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phkoFyLY050
Would you like to go sailing? Sailing is awesome and a lot of fun. Sailing is just like flying, but without all the dying. :-) I'm just kidding - kinda. Hey, I like to crack jokes sometimes - usually they're pretty funny.
An observation I had:
The internet has forced a lot of people to become writers who otherwise would not have. I wonder if it is not natural for humans to use alphabetic characters to make words, and then string them into sentences and paragraphs. The written word has so many chances to be misunderstood, and the slightest stray from what is intended can quickly grow to where the entire meaning of something is off. It takes a great deal of skill to thread words into sentences such that they are locked into an unequivocal meaning. This can be especially true when two strangers are communicating. It is not always clear when a person is being sarcastic or just joking, or teasing (or sort of kinda joking). Written words lack the accompanying tones and volume and tempo changes that spoken words have. Also, the most expertly crafted written words are only as good as a reader will construe their meaning. Spoken words, on the other hand, are delivered in a symphony of tones and tempos which are universally understood. It is much easier to know what a person is meaning to convey, when you can hear emotion in their voice. I'm much better at speaking than I am at writing. So how about this: If you're interested in getting to know me, I prefer that we talk on the phone - it's a much better way to communicate. Lets see if we click, and decide if we want to meet.
It seems many of you feel that the guy should be the one who "initiates" things, but the best relationships I've been in were ones in which the girl took an active role in initiating things also. In a certain sense I have initiated things by putting up this profile. Anyway, what I'm saying is this; if you think you might like me, I see nothing wrong with you having a part in initiating things - in fact, I like it. Since I'm an advocate of speaking on the phone, if you go ahead and send your phone number, I will call you if I think we're a match.
I like to have a good time at whatever I am doing, and I can be pretty funny. I did some stand up comedy where I am from, and I'm thinking of getting back into it. Once I learn what kinds of things make you laugh, I will have you laughing. Sometimes I do some pretty hilarious and over the top material, but I can be serious when needed.
I'm creative. I like to write and draw, and play guitar and make up funny words to songs. I recently took up painting... well sort of. I painted a few paintings and they came out alright. I'd like to paint more. I like to make things, build things, invent things, learn how things work and fix things. I can fix just about anything that can be fixed. I'm especially good at fixing computers and cars.
Like I said, I live in Redondo Beach, on a sailboat that I can sail, but for now I keep it parked - it is like a floating apartment. There's electric and water, and of course the internet, etc. It's nice and warm and dry on the inside - very cozy. It's just a few yards from the beach where they're lots of things to do like ride bikes, walk on the beach, play in the waves (try surfing if you want), paddle boarding, kayaking, etc... Everything is uphill from the beach so its nice sometimes to hike or ride bikes up the hill to go somewhere, or just check out the view - the ride home is always downhill, so that's nice.
Admittedly it usually begins with physical attraction, and you can likely win me over with that, but in order to keep me interested for the long haul, you will need to be a person of intelligence who likes to communicate - you should have opinions and ideas of your own that you like to share. You should also be a person of good character and morals - and lets not forget drama free. I like to think that I'm intelligent enough such that I'm above the need for drama. I don't consider drama a form of communication - the same goes for silence.
I'm a people person - I am able to strike up a conversation with just about anyone. I'm nice, polite, considerate, honest, etc. - I treat others the way I would like to be treated. I'm easy going and level headed - I use words to communicate, and I speak well, I'm a guy you can introduce to your family and friends, if you want to, and not be embarrassed.
I want to surround myself with positive, intelligent, free thinking and open minded people who are not uptight or moody. I'm not into people who can become upset like flipping a switch. I try to have a positive out look on situations, perhaps in a sort of witty and sarcastic way. I like to point out the humor in any situation. I like to stay happy.
I like to listen to various people's ideas about all kinds of things. I like people who enjoy sharing ideas and opinions freely with a lot of funny thrown in. When people feel comfortable enough to say whatever comes to mind it can get really creative, and really good ideas come from that. I am always learning about something.
I may talk a lot, but I think I'm a good listener too. I like to keep things loose and light and on the surface, not bottled up. I'm into free speech, and I'm somewhat liberal. Anyone can say anything to me - I don't easily get upset or offended. I love to debate things in a healthy and constructive way, and so I also don't mind if someone challenges what I say - in fact, I kind of enjoy it. I view it as a way to strengthen my understanding of a subject. If it turns out I'm wrong, I see that as a chance to learn, and become a better person. So if you ever hear me say something you think is incorrect, I would hope you are the kind of person who will let me know... though you might want to Google it first just to make sure. :-)
By the way, have you ever Googled something, to check on a fact about what a person has said right in front of them, while they are talking? Why do some people get bent out of shape when someone Googles what they've said to see if it's correct? I don't mind it. I think it's kind of funny, and fun.