32 San Clemente, CA
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My self-summary
•Yes I know how to drive a Speed Skating Oval regulated Zamboni Ice Resurfacer. Like the ones you see at the Ducks games, only with balls.
•I'm ODP. Online Dating Pessimist.
•Upstate New York born.
•Raised in a quiet town of 800.
•Old Country, Heavy Metal, Funk, Rockabilly/Psychobilly, Classical and Big Band.
•About to begin canning and pickling at home. My intention is to make the most garlicky dill pickle ever. Garlic is awesome.
•EDM sounds like two robots fumbling through sexual congress for the first time.
•Fireball is not whiskey. It shouldn't even be labelled as such.
•If you are a Crossfit fiend it won't work. The whole broader shoulders than me thing just creeps me out.
•I'd be a lot more attractive if I was worth a few million. Prove me wrong.
•Surfers turned me off to ever wanting to surf. I'd be down to learn paddle boarding though.
•Still don't understand women or your built in magnet to douchebags.
•Life is not meant to be shared with 500 people every five minutes on Facebook.
•Flat Brimmed Hats look infantile.
•Flat Brimmed hats curled upwards look even more infantile.
•Boxing > MMA
•Bars > Clubs
•Science > Jesus (Agnosticism)
•Republican-Leaning Libertarian
•Four Years in the US Army.
-2.5 Years in Germany
-1.25 years in Baghdad/Fallujah/Karbala
•Combat Veteran (IED's suck, if you want to talk shit to me, aim for my left ear, it doesn't work too well).
•Well Travelled
•Stick with me and you'll survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
•You can learn a lot about a dog owner from their dog. Especially the ones who's only purpose is to be little and cute.
•I hate the idea of money.
•I hate the idea of money running your life.
•I hate the idea of money being a prerequisite to date.
•I hate materialism.
•I love Sublime. The multitude of cover bands in the area, not so much.
•Mike Ness is better at country music. I guess being an East Coaster I don't really get the big fuss over Social D.
•Duck Faces = Ugggggh.
•Not sure if I want kids, but maybe someday.
•If you own a pair of jeans that cost more than $200, that's all I need to know.
•I've never seen more unwarranted mid-life crises than I have out here. We all have to get old, embrace it and stop dressing like a teenager.
•Early Riser. 5AM on weekdays, 7AM on weekends (whether I went out or not)
•Scotch is awesome. Especially a small dram with one ice cube first thing on a crisp Saturday morning, while cooking steak and eggs on the grill in a robe, pajamas, and slippers.
•Smoker, Joker, Midnight Toker.
•Former Beard Cultivator.
•Hockey Fanatic
•Favorite Winter Drink: Jim Beam Double Barrel Bourbon and Ginger Ale.
•Favorite Summer Drink(s): Tanqueray and Sierra Mist with lime, Finlandia Vodka with Sweet Tea and Peach Schnapps.
•I can deep fry a mean turkey.
•I cook the best French Toast you will ever eat, and I can back that up.
•I'm pretty much your best friend if you get the munchies and want something cooked.
•I have a mason jar full of bacon grease in my fridge.
•No Degree. Self Employed. Still Successful.
•I'm interested in you, not what you have.
•Chronic Cuddler.
•Guarded on the outside. Softie on the inside.
•I want to learn how to swing dance badly.
•People are surprised by how well I clean up.
•I own a suit. Getting my next one tailored soon.
•People who actually really know me wonder why I'm single.
•There's a difference between enjoying country music, and saying you're 'country.' This is SoCal. Going to Stagecoach doesn't make you country, growing up in the country does.
•I used to be quite the jerk when I was in my mid-20's. I've mellowed a lot since.

I have been blatantly hurt by just about everyone in my life that I've let get close to me. My trust in people is shaken. The last girl I dated came into my life like a hurricane, asked to earn my trust, earned it, then peaced out just as fast for another guy. To be brutally honest, I don't expect much out of people. I have many acquaintances, but only a few people I would consider friends, and only one friend that I trust implicitly. I hate not being able to trust people, and given my location with the shallowness of the area, I don't expect much from this site either. Am I jaded? Maybe, but if you can get me to take the wall down, I am the most affectionate and caring person you will meet, and I would literally do anything for you.
What I’m doing with my life
I make decent money. My bills are paid. I am not defined by my job.
I’m really good at
Making French Toast. And Cinnamon Buns with Crumbled Bacon. I've got more. If anyone is down for brunch I can get you referrals.
The first things people usually notice about me
As of a few months ago it was obviously the beard. I guess now it would be the eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Any early Universal Monsters horror movie, B-Horror schlock, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Big Lebowski, Grandma's Boy, Gettysburg, Green Street Hooligans, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Slap Shot!, Band of Brothers, Back to the Future Trilogy, Bourne Trilogy, Rum Diary, Equilibrium, American Psycho. Way too many more but that's a start.

Books: I don't read books as much as I used to. When I do it's usually Historical Non-Fiction. I crave learning so I read at least ten different Wikipedia articles per day, whether it's about the lifespan of the common housefly or the 20th Maine Regiment's bayonet charge against the Confederate Army on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. If something catches my interest, I will read about it.

Shows: House M.D., The X-Files, The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Deadwood, Carnivalé, No Reservations, Man v. Food, Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, SportsCenter.

Music: All Sorts. Itemized list in no discernible order of importance: Elvis Presley, Portishead, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Volbeat, Gojira, The Reverend Horton Heat, Nekromantix, Gogol Bordello, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, The Hillbilly Hellcats, The Blasters, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, the Eagles, Parliament, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Giacomo Puccini plus countless others.

Food: I am a slut for seafood (Lobster, Cajun Style Crawfish, Clams/Mussels, Oysters, Snow Crab, etc.) New York style pizza, Comfort Food, Greek, German, Italian, I love it all.
The six things I could never do without
There are things That I do not want to live without, but I could go without if it came down to it. Aside from Family here are six things I would have trouble giving up:

1. The music of Elvis Presley.
2. Good Scotch. An 18-year old Glenlivet is just heaven, as is their 16-year old Nádurra, or a 10-year old Glenmorangie.
3. A good barber (A real one, there is a difference)
4. The occasional cigar and game of chess with my best friend in NY.
5. A good Porterhouse steak, cooked rare, seasoned with herbal butter and cracked black pepper.
6. The men I went to war with. We can get vulgar. You will never know a friendship like ours. If you try to get in the way of, or sabotage, said friendship you're gone. Ask my ex.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Going back to the 500 acres back home and building a house. I want to retire to the middle of nowhere and spend my days on horseback exploring the wilderness.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not going to have a few beers, I'm just home hanging out. If there is a decent concert close by I'll hit that up.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I go to sleep every night watching Bob Ross paint landscapes.
You should message me if
1. You use correct grammar and text each word in its entirety.

2. You can go the length of a meal without looking at your phone.

3. You are actually looking for a guy who is too old to look for hookups or to get some for the fun of it. I want to make someone happy. I will treat you like a Queen until you give me a reason not to.