I do occasionally miss 'the change of seasons' (especially fall foliage) and often my friends, but, I do not regret my move here. I frequently miss New England seafood (especially clams and Maine lobster).
I am 5' 11 tall and weigh about 200 (could stand to lose 10 pounds). I wear a 44 suit (some alteration required). Chronologically I am the age at the top of the page, but, most who meet me in person think I look 10 - 15 years younger.
Hardworking (and playing) but I also LOVE relaxing in / on the water, reading a good novel (especially romance / erotica / "beach smut"), napping in the sun, and spending time with close friends and family. Love sailing / anchoring (hopefully you will too). Would enjoy playing more volleyball (I try to play at least once a week). I don't have a kayak or paddleboard, but, I do enjoy rowing (and sailing) my Portland Pudgy dinghy. I enjoy a good sense of humor and making others laugh (or lighten up after a tough day).
I like Westerns (movies) and I like to ride (hate the dust) but I really NEED to be close to the water. I am straight but not the rugged cowboy type (I like being weird and unique like Austin). I am sometimes ashamed to admit that I have been a COWBOYS fan since the 70's. I like being CLOSE to the city but am someone who "prefers the 'burbs". Both of my vehicles have 4 wheels (yes one is a 4 wheel drive diesel truck with a camper cap - the other gets 40 mpg on gas). I run only if I have to; would rather take a long walk. I tested as ISTJ.
Don't enjoy being with others that feel the need to "get loaded" or "high" frequently. They can often get nasty under those circumstances - especially if they are doing both (and it is embarrassing to me - and should be for them).
I am not too big on WATCHING sports (other than NFL football, beach volleyball, and sometimes sailing) . . I'd rather PLAY.
LIVE WELL, LAUGH OFTEN, LOVE MUCH!
and keep Austin Weird!
TO THOSE WHO HATE THE QUESTIONS: Yes some are silly, some are stupid, and some don't show the right answer, but they are reasonably helpful in helping others decide whether or not it is worthwhile contacting you. People who are really serious about meeting others will take more tests and answer more questions.
PERSONALITY TRAITS: I would say they are accurate for the most part (mine anyway). I would disagree with worse mannered and perhaps on the scientific and indie catagories. These traits tend to become increasingly accurate the more questions you answer (if answered honestly). Politically I lean to the right; Socially I lean to the left. Like SMALL dogs; allergic to cats and the persons who are owned by them; favorite pets are large parrots / macaws / cockatoos. I genuinely like kids that are generally well behaved and preferably at least 13 years old (I don't have any children of my own - missed out).
I realize that the "completeness" of my profile (and it's openness) may turn off a number of potential dates, but for me at least, it's quality over quantity every time (greater potential for a long-term relationship).
I am a practicing Christian (Episcopalian) but I seldom go to formal services. The lake is my church, my sailboat is my pew, and I get the 'sacrements' in the basin.
I have lived with 3 women (different times - last one ended in mid-2011). I have been married once for 16 years (divorced 2006). My nearest family member lives 3 hours away.
WHAT IS A PRIVATEER (you ask)? - Licensed by the crown to prey on enemy shipping. A (financial) portion of the items taken on the high seas by me and my crew goes to the crown.