I am what people would call......eccentric. I can be found dressed like a biker, or wearing trousers, suspenders, and a Victorian waistcoat. Sometimes, I wear a kilt (I'm very proud of my Scottish heritage). I make improbable and fantastical gizmos out of wood and brass. I should never be allowed into a bookstore alone, or with access to more than 40 dollars. I am on a quest for the perfect margarita. I curse like a sailor (probably because I am!) but I can suppress it for polite company. I prefer the solitude of the forest to a crowd of people (unless it's a concert or something similar), although I would like to find someone to share that solitude with. "Touching" emotional movies rarely move me to tears, but I can't watch Saving Private Ryan (or almost any other war movie, for that matter) without getting choked up....although, truth be told, I would rather be laughing at some ridiculously gory b-flick than getting strangely emotional over a war movie......unless that war movie has submarines. Then it's on. Like Donkey Kong. No matter how much I bawl my eyes out when Seaman Never-In-The-Movie-Until-He-Dies drowns.
First and foremost, I guess, I'm looking for a woman with a brain. Physical attraction is a wonderful thing, and I'm looking for that, too.....but the ability to talk to each other and make each other laugh is key to maintaining a relationship. You don't have to be a rocket scientist, but being able to speak and write English properly is a good start.
I practice a faith called Asatru, which is the worship of the pre-Christian deities of Scandinavia and Northern Europe (Odin, Thor, Freya, etc). I'm not asking that you follow the same faith, or convert or anything, but being pagan-friendly or curious is certainly a must, since I'm very active in my faith, and it would be cool if whomever I end up with would want to attend gatherings and stuff with me.
I love to travel. I've been to a good amount of places throughout my time in the Navy, and I'm planning on making travelling a habit, rather than just a once-in-a-while thing. So far, my favorite place is Bergen, Norway. I spent 10 days there in 2009, and it's the most beautiful city I've ever seen. Sometimes, I think life would be easier if I could just hop a train and end up somewhere else.