Life is good. I'm happy in my own skin and have enjoyed a
relatively full life so far. A relationship can put spice into an
otherwise well-balanced existence. If I find one, so much the
better; if not, life is still good.
I am sincere, broken-in, and funny (ha ha)
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying life in all its many aspects. Work fills a good percentage
of my time, and is a somewhat 'necessary evil.' I need the health
benefits and will for the forseeable future (depending upon what
the collective brain trust in D.C comes up with), it's nice to have
the money, and playing golf all the time would bet boring in a
hurry. I'm fortunate in that I have a 'hobby' that I both enjoy and
that provides a bit of income. If we ever get national health
insurance, I'll probably convert the hobby into my occupation.
I’m really good at
Keeping small children entertained for short periods of time.
Not locking my keys in my truck.
The first things people usually notice about me
My long eyelashes and deep voice, followed by my wicked sense of
humor, if they stick around long enough to experience it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Spy novels, John LeCarre, Len Deighton, Robert Ludlum, how-to
books, biographies, humor, history. Movies run the gamut from the
Bourne trilogy to The Simpsons' Movie (which was a disappointment)
to Meet Joe Black. One of my favorites is The Commitments.
Ah, food! I enjoy many varieties, but in a finicky way. Examples: I
like cheese on hamburgers, but not if it's melted on; but I like
grilled cheese sandwiches. I like most kinds of pasta, but can't
stand macaroni and cheese; I like broccoli with cheese sauce, or
raw, or with dip, but not steamed broccoli. Weird, huh?
The six things I could never do without
Sleep, coffee, chocolate, milk, comfortable shoes, my tools.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Creating new variations of the items I make as a 'hobby.'
How reality television can be so incredibly stupid and yet so
incredibly popular at the same time.
Why many people seem so obsessed with celebrity for its own
The demise of newspapers.
How to make money from the internet without scamming anybody (or
A plot for the best-seller that I'll probably never write.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no typical Friday night. There are times when Tuesday
morning can be my Friday night. I'm sure Cupid or the Staff Robot
(or both) were well-intentioned in formulating this question, but
it implies a certain rigidity that is anathema to me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Believe it or not, I can't think of anything that people I'm close
to don't already know. It's kind of like buying a six-pack and the
cashier asks if I want a bag. I always replay, "No thanks,
everybody knows I drink."
You should message me if
You're a woman (yeah, I've had messages from guys....not that
there's anything wrong with that, I'm just not into it); you're
intelligent; you can spell; you have a sense of humor; you want to
send me money (unless I have to send you some first, give you my
bank info, are from Nigeria, etc., etc.).