Why is this always the first question? When you're introducing
yourself to a group, you're always asked to summarize yourself or
what you do. Once I was with a group that had "two truths and a
lie" which is where you say three things, two that are true and one
that is a lie, and the rest of the group is supposed to guess which
is the lie; so I'll try that here:
- I play the guitar rather well
- My grandfather was the artist who drew the design for a
local(ish) bottling company
- I am left handed
You're welcome to guess which is the lie if you like.
A quick summary of me;
I'm a computer geek, a gamer, and kind of a big kid. I chase my
kids around and make up songs and silly names for them. I tend to
act in a rather juvenile fashion around them and my friends. I also
am a single and solo parent, so I know how to be adult when
necessary; I just don't think that I always need to be.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to enjoy it. I have a good job, children who are only trying
to kill each other half the time, and good friends. I can honestly
say that I am happy.
I’m really good at
Being single, apparently. I'm pretty good at fixing things, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. It's still curly even though there is less of it than
there used to be.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like science fiction and fantasy; lately I've been reading old
stuff from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. I am especially fond of Heinlein
and would probably say that Terry Brooks is my favorite author, but
to be honest, I haven't read anything from him in a while.
I'm not picky about movies; as long as I'm entertained, I'm okay
with it. I am especially happy about the resurgence of comic book
movies and a real interest in sci fi. I've liked both of the new
Star Trek movies, and pretty much any of the Marvel movies made in
the last decade.
Shows are something of an embarrassing and guilty pleasure of mine.
I like anime; I like the storytelling of a different culture, and I
like the way a story can unfold within the context of animation vs.
the sometime-fake looking CGI of live-action.
For music, I prefer anything with strings. I like guitar; so rock,
alternative, metal, etc. I also like classical stringed instruments
such as violin, viola, cello, etc., so I have been known to play
classical pieces as well, but I'm not well versed in composers or
The six things I could never do without
Honestly, it's amazing what one can do without when forced to, but
the me I am right now needs books, computers, the internet, reddit,
my kids, and friends/family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Changing things, and worrying about whether or not that's a "mid
life crisis" or not. I enjoy my job and what I do, but I want to do
and try other things. I've been thinking about what those things
I also think a lot about my kids and making decisions that are
right for them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually I'm at home with my family. I am a single and sole parent
of two children; I don't have much time to go out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm too honest. In medical situations, I have no modesty. I don't
find any question too personal. I only have a very few things that
I regret and are difficult to talk about. So, yeah; I'm too honest.
You should message me if
You don't shy away from a man who has children all the time. I
would honestly prefer if you have children because it's much easier
for you to understand where I'm coming from if you do, but I'm okay
if you're interested and you don't have children.
The TL;DR version is: message me if you're interested or if you
just want to guess which one of the three above is the lie.