I’m irreverent, question authority (always!!), talk in gonzo terms (thanks Hunter for the great word), able to recognize brilliance, wit, and have the semblance of intelligence. I rail at injustice, seek the unknown, and embrace that which is in motion. However, as a general rule, I try never to forget that conservation of energy is ever at work, meaning that which you embrace may in fact have more momentum than you yourself. Live this life not in a foolish fashion, but with cunning and beguile. Temper that with love and respect. Give your time freely to those who will accept it, and hoard it from those who will turn it solely to their own purpose.
I’ve a pedigree of sorts, been to school, held jobs, volunteered, traveled, been proud, been ashamed, understood the “smile on a dog”, been loved, been reviled, but always I’ve been true to myself and those about me. There are many here who may have done more, but none who have are the same. If the rambling bit of philosophy contained in the paragraphs above makes you smile or nod a bit, I suspect you are indeed someone I’d like to know.
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I work far too much, with play dates to few and far between. It’s time to stop being so damned serious and enjoy life’s offerings! I enjoy being silly and just cutting up in general, and want to practice this a lot more. As one ages it is possible to become younger yet again, if not in body, but in spirit.
My professional avocation is as a consulting engineer. I’ve come to enjoy what I do, mostly because I’ve been at it long enough, and I am sufficiently proficient that the answers are usually clear. It is still a job, but more often than not it is an enjoyable job. It is flattering that others now seek and respect my input, and this lends validation to my work-a-day existence. However much I may enjoy my work, it is not my profession which defines the essence of whom I am and ignites my passions.
I’m pretty good at whatever I set my mind to. Every now and again I achieve true brilliance, which like a fireworks display quickly fades leaving an afterimage burned upon the retina for a brief time.
WHAT I LIKE TO DO…………is another question altogether. Sailing/racing beach catamarans (there is a reason this is 1st on the list), flying (but I cannot sustain this for very long :), cooking (if we can get along in the kitchen, the rest is cake!!:), carpentry (I can build it!), running (I’ve done 26.2, once), reading (just for pleasure, not for self improvement, that is necessary, but not enjoyable), music (my ipod playlist is eclectic, and going to be pretty unrecognizable to most, even you), photography (came close to making this a profession, it’s now a hobby, but always a thing of passion), driving a stick shift (automatics are ok, but it’s like having tea with Aunt Mildred, vs going to the circus with crazy Auntie Sasha),…..there is a lot more here, but there is enough written for you to grok the gestalt.
WHAT I’D LIKE TO DO (IE THINGS I’VE NOT YET DONE) There is a long list here, mostly places to go and things to try. Talk to the dolphins, travel to China and Viet Nam, live in the south of France, sail around the world, watch the sunrise in New Zealand, own a house on the Big Island, swim on the beach at Phuket, have time to read more books, spend time to share it all. Perhaps not as long a list as yours? Perhaps some of the items will match? That could be cool!!
WHAT I ALMOST FORGOT
But it is probably more important than much, if not all of the rest. Love dogs. I do, unabashedly, without reserve, or inhibition. Like cats, and all other creatures, but dogs are a specialty! ;)
As for movies, I’ve a big tendency toward comedy, but also enjoy action/adventure, mystery, drama. Not into sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or similar. The Pink Panther and Princess Bride are two of my favorites.
Food? Spicy is betterer, bestest. Oh yes please, more spicy. Mexican is good, Thai delicious, true Italian is not spicy, but can be wonderful. I love to try new things and am always willing.
I also enjoy cooking, although it tends not to have as much international flavor as my taste buds might enjoy. Strangely enough I’m not worth a tinkers damn when it comes to grilling. At 9:30 I’m usually throwing the still raw steaks back onto the dying embers and periodically checking them with a flashlight until someone convinces me to just give up and just put them under the broiler.
Imagination will take you on paths your feet might travel, but never would without your imagination.
Intelligence, for it ensures there will be an occasional flash of brilliance.
Love & Respect of animals and all living things is pretty basic, but surprisingly a lot of humanity does not seem to recognize this precept.
And lastly something selfish, the oceans, seas, streams, ponds, and all things wet are a balm for my spirit and soul.
Places I’d like to see and travel too probably tops the fantasy list. (Lets exclude sexual fantasies for the moment)
People who are close to me probably tops the reality list.
How to improve this, that, or the other is a continuous ongoing process.
The meaning of life. I know this is ridiculous, but I’ve yet to get it figured out, and don’t expect I ever truly will.
No reservations. No holdbacks. It is just that the practicality of this exchange takes a span of time to complete. If we were machine entities, we could exchange a lifetime worth of information in a few milliseconds. However as flesh and blood entities, the timespan to share life stories spans, strangely enough, a lifespan. Go figure?