I like the anonymity of the Internet because it allows me to be myself.
I am, generally speaking and historically, a happy fellow with a broad sense of humor. I smile often and big; laugh easily and loudly. Being human, I also have a little darkness inside which means that I get angry once in a while (rarely, and not for long) and cry on occasion (but only for good reasons... like when sad orphans get happy playing with wiggly puppies).
I have a broad back, thick limbs, gold teeth, and a big hairy belly. I'm never going to win a beauty contest but I clean up pretty well when I have to. I know how to tie a tie and I can iron my shirt if needed, but I'm usually dressed for comfort first and style second. I wear Chuck Taylor's often.
I was lovingly raised by a pair of very talented artists (if we get close you should ask me how they met...funny story!) Here is their website to give you a better idea of how awesome they are: http://hansonstudios.net/
This imbued me with some fair amount of creativity and artistic ability, most of which has been used in the context of food preparation, but I'm also a competent sculptor and can draw / paint / write / craft / etc. better than your average citizen.
I'm interested in lots of things, and can carry on a conversation, but I've always been more of a listener than a talker. I've traveled a bit...around the state, around the country, around the continent, around the world...but I would like to do a lot more of it. High on my list: Argentina, Vietnam, New York, Austin, Bisbee, Silver City. Everywhere else too. I like culture, culture of all sorts, and would like to be exposed to more of it.
For those of you that are interested in practical matters:
-Yes, I am educated.
-Yes, I do have a career that I enjoy.
-Yes, I do own a car (it's of the sensible variety).
-Yes, I do own my home, and I own another (rental) home as well.
-I am also, for what it's worth, debt free.
-I guess I'm ok at adulting.
For those of you that are interested in more impractical matters:
-All of these speak pretty accurately to my character.
-Though I might be ok at adulting, I way prefer childlike wonder.
I'm a very loving person. I love lots and lots of people. Family, friends, acquaintances, strangers, ex-girlfriends, and strangers. That doesn't mean I don't have plenty left for you. I do have plenty left. It's bottomless, I think. That being said, I might be a hard match to make. I'm not quite like anyone else (my first experience with internet dating was eHarmony telling me that they wouldn't accept me because I'm too weird or something), and although I'm happy to spend SOME time with pretty much anyone there are very very few people that I want to spend ALL of my time with. Maybe you're one of them? If you're not, that's ok. I've found that one of the benefits of loving lots and lots of people is that you end up with lots and lots of people loving you back. So, while I would like to find an extra special number one for all time friend and partner and lover, if I have to settle for having a large circle of people that I care about that also care about me that will be fine too.