28th July. Me and my little girl, swimming with sea lions! Best day ever!!!
Back after a hiatus away which is always good for the soul. If you're new here let me say OKC is an absolute gem of a find (and free...well we all love a bargain). People on here just seem so friendly, genuine and interesting (plus some completely wonderful basket weavers in some cases) and yes, as the site creators claim, also of a higher than average intellectual profile (where were you ladies who are into little, geeky physicists when I was younger?).
So yay! Go you :-)
Anyway...I'm a single dad, lucky enough to have his wonderful (yet mad as fish...and yes, that is an appropriate description, as fish are one of the maddest things in the world) little girl live with him for half of the time (week on week off...so I get to be a proper parent, and yet [well hopefully] have a social life on top of that wonder as well).
How to describe myself? Extroverted yet shy; extravagant yet plain; caring yet selfish; funny yet boring; insightful yet stupid...a collection of human ambivalences I suppose.
God, that makes me sound so pretentious doesn't it? (You don't have to agree straight away...ah well, too late).
If the best way to judge someone is by the friends they have then I must be a decent person overall (maybe it's just my mum paying them to hang around with me?). Or could be that they keep coming back to the challenge of trying to break me (do play a very good role of "last man standing"...think I've only ever lost twice).
In the end, I suppose I'm someone enjoying the opportunities to expand a set of horizons that had maybe become a little too shrunken (hmm...that sounds a little grammatically incorrect) over the years. Happy with the sense of freedom that being single again gives but also hoping to meet someone of the right mindset to go out and have some fun with and maybe develop something good.
As one of my female friends pointed out to me, it would be good to be able to make use of the "plus one" invites properly.
Also it's fun making new friends, either virtual or in reality (and would say that I've made a few already on here...friends, lovers and partners in carnage), to add to the wonderful collection that I have already. If only one of my ex students would hurry up and finish developing a working teleport so it would be so much easier to hopefully meet all you wonderful people out there around the world :-)
Also, there is the (slim) chance that there may come about that smacked in the face with a frying pan moment that we all (secretly at least) yearn for.