Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think I'm just a "regular guy", but I've been told that I'm
"special" too (and no, not just by my Mother :) ).
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, where it's easily hurt, but I
keep it out there so people can find their way in if they want
to... and everybody's welcome!
I was in a long term relationship, but nothing lasts forever, and
25 years was as close to forever as I got.
Ya can't keep a good man down, as long as he remembers to do good
things on his way back up. So, I'd like to leave the world, and the
people I meet in it, better than I found them.
I am sweet, caring, and funny
Update, May 9, 2011
*So, I found myself in the position of being one of those "it's
complicated" guys, in a long distance relationship.
And while I believe this is the woman I will spend the rest of my
life with, until I finish school, that will have to wait.
She is actually the one who told me about OKC, when we were still
just friends. Like so many of us, I love the tests and match
questions, so I'm often doing just that, if I'm on.
Actually, M and I have met some nice people on OKC, and hope we'll
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am going back to school, to work on an Associate Science degree,
in biology, to further my career in the Animal Control field.
And I am pretty nervous about that.
But I did well in school, way way back when, so I hope a lifetime's
experience will help me, this time around.
*Fall '10; It looks like, so far, all that experience is paying
off. Three quarters in, my G.P.A. is 3.89 and building (up from
It also looks like my goals and aspirations for what to do with my
education may have fallen a bit short, and that perhaps a teaching
career is in my future.
*Spring '11; School is going great, and I am loving it! Plants of
the Pacific Northwest, Stream Ecology, and an internship with an
environmental restoration company (specializing in wetlands), fill
out my schedule.
*Winter/Spring '13; A long overdue update - I'm in Virginia now not
in Washington State, no longer in an "it's complicated"
relationship, and I couldn't be happier. I came, last spring, to
help take care of M's mother, who has since passed, it was a very
enriching experience, even though it came with a fair amount of
pain and grief.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Lot's of things, most of them handy skills to have... if it ain't
broke don't fix it, but if it is broke, call me.
I'm, apparently, good at writing an essay, tutoring English,
running a study group, and meeting a deadline... who knew?
Connecting completely different ideas and schools of thought,
storing immense amounts of otherwise trivial information in my
head, and finding a useful way to tie these bits of information to
our everyday lives.
*Apparently I'm good at being a little too friendly, but maybe
that's a Seattle thing. I'll strike up a conversation with anyone I
happen along as if I've always known them.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My loud voice, my energetic style, and my hazel-blue eyes.
And, more than likely, that I'm smiling at them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Repair manuals, and the instructions for what ever I am
about to work on.
An Atlas... and, I'm not afraid to admit when I'm lost, or ask for
Maps of all kinds (and no I don't mind if you turn it around as we
travel... just because north is up, on the map, doesn't mean we can
all think best that way).
Movies: I love a good romantic comedy, that's not too much of a
chick flick. I'm not afraid to cry either.
Music: Anything and everything that's good, from classical to
classic rock and beyond, but I am not a real fan of country
I am afraid that someone might see me dancing, but I'll do it
anyways, if I'm really feelin' it... I'll try not to embarass
Food: Again, anything and everything, almost... I can't take it too
I love to cook, and to eat, but I'm a down home meat and potatoes
kinda guy at heart.
Microsoft Excel! "Umm no Prof. ________, I didn't take an Excel
course in highschool!?!?"
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A good dog, and a better woman... a truck, my tools, and something
to do, with them... and lately, a computer.
Man I need a truck and a dog!
*I still don't have a truck or a dog, but I have a motorcycle, and
I'm trying my level best to wear it out... Virginia was made for
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
You... all you women, that make me happy, and sad, and insane, all
I'm still every bit as girl crazy, today, as I was at 17.
Lately, algebra, financial aid, whether the library is open, and if
I'm late for class.
How could somebody be a 89% match, yet only a 50% friend?
Where's my belt (I'm losing weight)...
What family is that flower in?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Unaware that it is Friday night.
Lately, tired... I work on Fridays, very hard, after a long week of
school. The work is incredibly rewarding though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Is that I highly value my privacy, and if you need to know anymore
than that, I'll tell you, in private. :)
I do like to hunt, trap, and fish, but I don't expect everyone to
be okay with that. I usually get that out in the open, sooner,
rather than later, since it can be a hot topic of debate.
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