I've lived the corporate life and have found I'm much happier and satisfied doing what I love- playing and teaching music. I really enjoy being self-employed and the flexibility it offers me. I work most weekends (Friday & Sat. nights), but have my weekdays pretty open. Sun., Mon. & Tues. are usually my days off.
My ideal match is probably someone who has or has had children so they understand where the priorities lie. Also, someone who is not jealous would be great. Part of my job is to interact with the patrons at various venues, and while I've never fooled around, it LOOKS like I do, so just a heads up. Also, I have a strange schedule so if you're flexible on the times you can get together, that's great. I'm somewhat of a night owl; therefore, if you're the type who likes to get up to see the sunrise, we'd probably not be a good match. On the other hand, if you occasionally GO to bed at sunrise (or at least after 2:00 a.m.) we just might work.
It's not apparent from this post, but I have a somewhat warped sense of humor. I enjoy observing and laughing about the absurd things that happen in everyday life, and will laugh at my own foibles as much as anyone else's. I'm politically incorrect once I get to know you. I'm by no means a "clean freak" (in fact, I’m waiting for a surprise visit from “Hoarders”), but some friends and family call me "Mr. Monk", since I keep hand sanitizer all around. It's a habit I picked up working on cruise ships and just never gave up. I'd simply rather not use the shopping cart that "Ned the Wino" used after he sneezed into his hand, without wiping it off first. I've taken harmonica lessons from an honest-to-goodness hobo named Pignose Red, spent an amazing afternoon at blues legend Brownie McGhee's house, loaned Bruce Willis my harmonicas (eeeww, no, I didn't play them after that), was briefly a bodyguard to an Arabian princess who I wasn't allowed to speak directly to, and have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane because it seemed like a good thing to do at the time. I was in the room when my daughter was born, and also when my dad died. In short, I’ve lived a bit and seen the good and the bad. Put me in a room with 100 people, and the strangest one there will magically gravitate to me and want to become my new best friend. Most of my close friends I have known for more than 30 years. It's not that I don't like to make new friends, I just like to keep the ones I've got. Many of them are female. That probably won't change.
I would love to find a Southern or Hispanic girl, not just because I love the accents and the looks, but because those who I have become friends with are some of the warmest and loving people I've ever known. Failing that, I would be happy to meet someone who realizes that "Kentucky Fried Chicken" really isn't, and "Mexican food from Taco Bell" is an oxymoron. Any woman with red hair gets to cut to the front of the line.
Whoever you are you should:
Be able to use Spell Check
Be reasonably on time to events or call if running late.
Know the difference between "Want" and "Need".
Communicate to me why you are mad at me. I really DON"T know. Crying and throwing things don't count.
You should NOT:
Forward me emails of cats doing cutesy things.
Talk about your ex for more than 5 minutes.
Call me before 10:00a.m. except in an emergency.
Talk about your friends as if I know them if I don't. What I hear is the sound made by Charlie Brown's teacher.