I think of myself as the consummate "nice guy," but I am pretty uncomfortable trying to claim that mantle for myself. I can only imagine how many assholes call themselves "nice." I think it's fair to say that I'm caring, softspoken (usually), compassionate, and a good listener. I'm patient, giving, and kind, and I like to be met half way. I want to feel like I'm in a partnership, not a competition. I'm fairly certain I'm not a Type-A personality. If you meet me, you will be able to draw your own conclusions about all this.
I drive a quick, well-maintained VW that is a hobby all on its own. It also takes me out of the city when I'm feeling restless. Winter is for skiing. Summer is for hiking, biking, kayaking, camping, and driving a little too fast on winding New England back roads. One place I find peacee is in my tent at 3000 feet, listening to the deep mountain breeze (it sounds different than a sea-level one) as I drift off to sleep. I want to throw my gear in my car and share this experience with someone. My tent sleeps two, by the way...snugly. :)
I'm adventurous in some ways, not in others. I don't break many laws. I don't always push myself outside of my comfort zone. I'm not all that spontaneous. I do ski some pretty steep stuff (but not quite the steepest). I do like getting my car just a little bit sideways in the snow. Don't worry, I'm really not a crazy driver; I've never even been pulled over.
I am liable to slam the brakes in the middle of a busy road and jump out of my car to help a turtle across. I have a pet Russian Tortoise who might outlive me. My female friends say I should talk this up because it shows I'm not afraid of commitment.
I'm deliberate, introspective, and I like to write...hence the length of this thing. Sometimes I consider censoring myself so I don't come off too strong, but it never really works. I am just too fond of sharing myself with people. If you haven't been put off by this tendency yet, maybe you should drop me a line.