Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Divorced. I am working on getting back in shape, and am looking for
a friend who is interested in a partner for active recreation (Bike
riding, running). My sense of humor tends towards the dry and the
twisted. Unfortunately it doesn't translate readily to expository
essays on what a swell guy I am.
I am college educated but have worked in heavy construction for
most of my adult life(tower rigger, ironworker) with some time
taken out to go overseas and see some of the sights in lovely
Babylon. I even got paid for it. I recently finished up all the
prerequisites for nursing school and am working on getting into the
core program to start phase two of my adult life.
During my time overseas I gained a much greater appreciation of how
good we really have things in this country. I spent one year riding
up and down MSR Tampa engaged in a high stakes Easter egg hunt and
a second year tending to the aches, pains, and general malaise of
some of the gentlemen who tried to kill me the first time. Bit of a
mindfuck- but the difference in how you perceive these individuals
when you deal with them on a daily basis vs getting all your
information about them through the news would make a fascinating
I don't know too many people in this area which is really what
brought me to this site. I have lead a gypsy lifestyle for a good
portion of my life and moved here from TX after returning from Iraq
this last time.
Anything else that you would like to know, just ask. I will be
candid and open- if there is something that I don't want to tell
you until I know you better, I'll say so.
ETA: I took one of their silly little tests concerning which pic of
me is the best. Amusingly- it is the shark one. It tested
especially well with geeks, artists, and free spirits-
demographically it appealed most to the 23-30 year old cohort. It
tested poorly with the deviants and divas though- and, sadly, women
over 31. I really just wanted to share that- I find it inordinately
amusing. Especially the thought that there may be a 25 year old
free spirited, artistic, geeky female that finds me attractive as
part of a human/shark dinner date gone horribly wrong.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Whatever I set my mind to.
OK, that's probably a bit cliche, but I doubt that anyone on here
is interested in hearing that I am good at tying knots, and writing
things online without using u for you or 2 for to. I know the
difference between their, there, and they're. I can read and retain
I am a great eater and a mediocre cook. I am a decent rock-climber
and pretty good on a motorcycle. I keep hoping to stumble upon some
hidden talent of mine that is worth millions of dollars but it
hasn't happened yet.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Prolly my great big bald dome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't really have a favorite book, but some of my favorite
authors are Terry Pratchett, Nelson Demille, Christopher Moore,
Douglas Adams and Tim Dorsey. I also enjoy reading Sci-Fi. As I
mentioned earlier I have a somewhat twisted sense of humor that
tends to be pretty dry. Those familiar with the authors listed will
I don't really watch many movies these days, but prefer comedies.
Action movies and really bad sci fi are guilty pleasures. Kind of a
closet nerd though you wouldn't likely know it by looking at
TV.... I tend to get sucked into procedurals like CSI if they are
on and NCIS( Don't judge me) . If I have access to cable I tend to
gravitate towards the history channel and Nat Geo.
My iPod has everything on it from Bif Naked and Liz Phair to Guns
and Roses and even a few songs by Gordan Lightfoot.
I love all kinds of food but my favorite is probably a steak cooked
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dr Pepper, my family and friends, wd-40, Duck Tape, vice grips, and
a sense of purpose. And Zeus- the wondermutt. 7 1/2 pounds of pure
fury..... Actually, 7 1/2 pounds of simpering fear that is scared
of everything but me..... and, oddly, vacuum cleaners and lawn
mowers. He's got issues.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Things more concrete and readily attainable than world peace.
Edit: OK, maybe not really- Lots of random thoughts. Examples from
Texting sounded the death knell for literacy in the United
PE should have a greater role in our schools.
Recess shouldn't be taken out either.
Crossfit could be used as an interrogation technique.
October 7 2006.
I wish I could sleep.
Any woman who has uttered the phrase "I am a Goddess" needs a
reality check unless used during some kind of weird costumed role
play or they really can strike me down with a lightning bolt.
Damn kids! Get off my lawn!
I may be turning into my father.
That may not be a bad thing.
How could someone describe themselves by saying "i am highly
educated" without a trace of irony?
There appear to be two reading lists among the females that
populate OKCupid- one contains Harry Potter and the other contains
Their appears to be no middle ground.
I wonder how many people noticed the error in the previous
Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson?
Bob Walkenhorst is sadly underappreciated as a lyricist.
"Stepdaughter of a Stepford wife."
There is a distinct possibility that most women don't get my
It is probably not them, its me.
I should have said "it's" in the preceding sentence.
Did I spell that right?
I miss Jim Henson.
I should probably not post every random thought that flits through
my sleep deprived mind.
The grammar nazis are going to rip this post apart.
I really need to get some sleep.
Lately I've also been wondering why someone would put up four or
five identical pictures in their profile.
Is it a requirement for female profiles to have a picture taken in
the front seat of a car?
This cracked me up on a profile today under the "You should message
me if" part:
"You are not married.
You are serious about finding someone.
Must be financially secure with your own commendations."
I can't help but wonder if my Army Commendation medal is sufficient
or if she's holding out for a Bronze Star or higher. Then there is
the whole matter of the plural form......
Oh, and right now I'm wondering if the following quote from.....
I'm sure an absolutely lovely woman, sounds as batshit crazy to
anyone else as it does to me:
"******Disclaimer!!!!!! No kids unless they are on their own!!!!
I'm literally sick of the ex wives & baby mamas you chose to
knock up and dealing with how they treat you like shit & suing
you for every dime you have left!!!! Seriously get off this
site.....you are a waste of my time & society for that
matter!!!! These bitches that you stuck your cock in,suck the life
out of a kind,generous,educated human being that I myself bring to
the dating table.Just Sayin!!!!!"
I can certainly feel the kindness and generosity radiating from it,
If your profile has something like this in it:
"I am not easily discouraged but I have done EVERY SINGLE dating
site there is and nothing has made it past a 3rd date in 7 years."
I'm just gonna go ahead and say that the guys aren't the problem-
look in the mirror.
Is that enough on what I think about? Let's hope so.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going out to eat or have a beer in a dive bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I actually like Nickelback.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are looking for a friend to do active things together.
Particularly cycling, hiking, and generally outdoorsy things. If
you are looking for one night stands I am not your guy. If you are
just interested in a new friend in the area and want to spend some
time exploring what the area has to offer then drop me a line.
Who are you looking for?
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