- I have traversed the Congo twice
- I have kissed the Queen of England's hand
- I can and will duel if my honor is challenged
- I have smuggled opium across the Khyber Pass
- I can walk a tightrope backwards blindfolded
- I have been held captive, deep in the Amazon by cannibals, and lived to tell about it
- I have a talent with turning tight lids on pesky picklejars
- I still like to write notes with a feather quill pen
- I used to commute daily on the Concorde
- I was the one who suggested Miley Cyrus cut her hair short (she does look better)
- I invented the Ginsu knife
I'm a humble soul. I am simple. I tend to not take myself so seriously and enjoy the quiet in between. And I love to laugh..
I am not expecting anything from this foray into online dating, but I figured I would give it a try.
I'm a very private person, meaning, I don't like putting my image on a website that feels like a big wedding reception I just crashed uninvited. However, The big reason is that I work in the internet security field, so my privacy is pretty important to me and others. I've gotten some flak over it, and I'm truly sorry, but those who have reached out to me have had several face photos promptly dispatched to their inbox..
As to how I look? I think I'm good looking, hard to not let the ego take over here. I've never had a problem getting dates. I do have to confess, that some of the face photos of me that I will send you, have been touched up slightly. But only because the three day heroin and meth binge brings out my forehead lines. I do clean up nicely tho..
The life principle I live by is that I don't need to be right. I would prefer to be happy. I need a partner who feels the same. Arguing to me is part of relationships, but I feel that one can say tough things and still remain open minded, empathetic and compassionate. I have tasted the water from the "I'm right" well, and it goes down good, but sadly leaves a really bad tummy ache afterwards.. I prefer to think of myself as having strong opinions and morals, but should always welcome new ideas. It's good to keep that ego in check.. Humility is a very underrated quality..
A few years ago I learned to my horror, well not really horror, but I learned that I tended to react too much to what others said, that is, thinking about what "I" was going to say, instead of just shutting up. It was one of those life lessons that hits you all at once. Ultimately this lead to realizing it's much better to just listen, and I think it's an underrated character accent. As with most things worth doing, it takes a little practice... But I like practicing it...
I don't know everything. I don't suppose to know everything. To me, to say "I don't know..." is a very spirtual exercise. It's ok not to be an expert in everything.. I love it when someone just says, "nope, I no idea.." We become teachable in those moments, I believe.
I am from the east coast originally.. But have very much gotten used to winter temperatures that don't get above 50 degrees most days.
I've taken the Myer Briggs test three times and each time scored the same, INTJ, which I guess is a good thing (no multiple personality disorders). The nice part about it was that one my heroes, George Marshall (of the Marshall plan for those history buffs here), was also an INTJ.
I like to use that useless fact as an ice breaker whenever I'm in small talk hell...you know that hell, when suddenly you're accosted at the trade convention or dinner party by the "sales" guy who can't stop talking?.."hey...(with his hands dangling in the air like revolvers) whats your name? and what do you do??? Ahhhhh..."did you know that George Marshall was an INTJ?"..
Works every time..
I was about one hour away from enlisting in the Marines at 18. Long story, but a good one. Instead I bought a one way ticket to London and spent the entire summer of '89 in Europe all by my lonesome (well, not alone the whole time) It was the coming of age I always dreamed of..and still look back on it with fond memories.
I love effortless discussion. Having that "talk" chemistry is such a good feeling, it's one of those prized qualities I look for in dating women, "is talking to you effortless?" YES!! its like a tuning fork, feels great.
Lets see, on the odd things I do?, well, I like to read Craigslist "Missed Connections". Some of the saddest and most romantic writings I've ever read -- these coming from mainly anonymous souls mind you.
I love old photography, like late 19th and early 20th century stuff. I love abstraction and minimalists like Agnes Martin. I also like some performance art, like Bruce Nauman. "Clown Torture" was one of the most profound pieces of art I've ever experienced/seen...
So, basically, after reading all that, if you like draft boat excursions down the Congo, drinking quinine to ward off malaria, the fear of starvation and the possibility of getting lock jaw or small pox, then I'm the man for you.