I'm from a small town that no one has heard of about 60 miles southeast of Montgomery. I had been living in Birmingham working for a software consulting company from Madrid but took a job down here to be closer to my parents. My mom had a stroke a few years ago and my dad has dementia. He's 86. I'm adopted so that's why my parents are so much older than me. I have siblings but they were all grown and gone by the time I showed up so I basically grew up an only child. I didn't have a lot of friends growing up so now I have some serious issues with socializing as an adult. I simply don't know how to do it.
I don't actually know what to say about myself that would be worth knowing. I guess I'm a libertarian and that's not code for closet conservative. I think people should be able to do whatever they want short of impeding on another person's rights. I support people's right to think and do as they please even when I don't like it.
I like dogs. I have 3 dogs that live with me and two more that are at my parents that I'm pretty attached to but parents wouldn't let me bring them all with me.
I can be moody and mean spirited sometimes and tend to get annoyed with stupid stuff. I usually take a step back and remind myself that it's not a big deal before I snap at someone for chewing loudly. I wasn't always so patient but I've learned that I can improve as a person even if it's just small steps.
I can't think of a time that I've declined giving someone money when I had cash on me. I have a hard time saying no. I somehow always end up paying for the taxi to take drunk girls I met 5 minutes earlier home. People take advantage of that a lot. I guess people see the weakness in me.
I'm socially inept. I always look angry and rarely make eye contact. I don't come off as cool in any way when I respond to a stranger greeting me. I came off as a total prick just yesterday when a new neighbor was making small talk despite the fact that I would like to talk with the guy and make a new friend. I just suck at it. It takes me a little while to warm up to people and start to appear to be a normal guy. I'm basically a cave man around strangers.