Rewriting this. Like most everyone else, I'm a transplant to the
area. Grew up abroad and moved here from New Orleans.
Relatively sane with minimal baggage (stowed in the overhead
What I’m doing with my life
Working in a field I love but trying to decide on "The Next Step".
Do I stay in my field for another 20 years or do I go back to
school and transition to something that might be more up my alley
for the long run?
I’m really good at
Analyzing stuff. Cooking. Taking stuff apart and usually figuring
how to put it back together. I'm told that I'm a good dad. Finding
obscure and good ethnic restaurants. Listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and shoulders. No, I'm not a gym rat but I come from a
long line of lumber jacks (and that's OK). I don't chop down trees
but did inherit the bone structure.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'll read pretty much anything but am partial to the works of Jim Thompson, M. Scott Peck, Saint-Exupery, Herge, Thurber, P.J. O'Rourke, Wodehouse, P.D. James, Shel Silverstein, C.S. Lewis, Ravi Zacharias. Currently overdosing on C.S. Lewis' philosophical works.
Music: I pretty much run the gamut from BeauSoleil to Brubeck to Les Nubiens to MJQ to Zappa. I'm partial to Bossa Nova, jazz, anything that sounds interesting and catches my ear.
Food: Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Tex-Mex, Cajun, Creole, Middle Eastern, pretty much anything. I grew up overseas and never learned to be very picky.
Movies: Anything involving the talents of Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch and the Coen brothers. Particular movies: North by Northwest, Father Goose, Blade Runner, The Orphanage, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, The Princess Bride, A Christmas Story, The Big Lebowski.
Television: Rules of Engagement, Better Off Ted, Father Ted, Black Adder, Coupling.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
- My son
...thinking about it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the rating system on OKC decided that my strongest trait is I'm
"Capitalistic". What's next? "Stodgy"?
Life, the Universe and Everything. Where I'm going and where I've
On a typical Friday night I am
Unwinding. Maybe out to dinner or getting ready for a Saturday ride on the Silver Comet Trail or an early morning match at Cherokee GC.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'd like to bike the "Southern Tier" - St. Augustine to San Diego -
either in segments or on one long tour.
You should message me if
- You're sane.
- Your pictures don't look police surveillance photos.
- Your life is not full of drama.
- You're interesting and have interesting experiences to share.
- You're adventurous.
- You've got great personal style and what's between your ears is above average.
N.B.: I'm a curious mixture of things. I'm a bit on the Conservative side and value my faith but don't push it on others. I also have a gay son who is my pride and joy and who I have been accepting and supportive of without fail.