What I’m doing with my life
I'm living in the Okanagan and enjoying the life style. I work for
a non-profit housing society as the building administrator for the
society's apartment buildings and volunteer for various worthwhile
causes. I am the "daddy" to the world's coolest dog who always
makes my life interesting.
The first things people usually notice about me
I enjoy what I do in life, regardless of what it may be. I can be
annoyingly positive around people who complain about their sad lot
in life. It seems that I have a gift for finding positive value in
almost any situation.....and I'm not afraid to use it! I don't have
time for self-pity, which often annoys people who have found time
for it. Oh, well....
One or two good near death experiences can do wonders for one's
I find humour in most parts of life and use it as a way of dealing
with issues that are important to me. If people pay attention, they
can learn what I care about or what troubles me even though I'm not
likely to complain.
I enjoy conversation and using the English language to good effect.
I am far from snobbish, but I do not try to hide the fact that I am
intelligent and sensitive. False modesty is not one of my
I place great importance on treating people fairly, and have taken
a job where I am underpaid (relative to what I could earn elsewhere
with my skill set) because I value what the housing society that
employs me does for people.
One more thing....I have very little vanity. I've earned my grey
hair, laugh lines, worry wrinkles, etc., and I wouldn't thank
anyone for a chance to be younger again......unless, of course, I
could take 64 years of knowledge about human behaviour back to my
late teens and early twenties.
The six things I could never do without
air to breathe, (filtered) water to drink, ("clean") food to eat,
books to read, my dog....just because he's the coolest dog ever,
and the last one is a tie between at least 177 other really
important things in my life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The complexity of human relationships.....and how well intentioned
good people can mess up each others' lives. or create such
incredible happiness for each other by doing basically the same
aka...it seems I really don't understand women after all these
On a typical Friday night I am
relaxing after the long week unless there is something specific
that I have planned. There is fetch to be played, walks to be
taken, and general goofing with my dog. Dinner may be a little late
but I always cook something good at the end of the week. I'm
probably avoiding the cleaning and tidying that should be done
because there is always Saturday morning. If there is natural light
available, I could be"working" on a painting (like watercolour
painting is work!) or reading a good book or generally "chilling."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Private things are not meant to be shared on public websites.
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