My first name is Diamond (yes, it's legal). Grew up in Southern California. Turned 21 in Poker Dealing School back in 1990. With my name, I either had to deal or strip. I think that I made the right decision (according to the Health Department, anyway, but I have an Appeal in). Been in Casinos for the past 23 years, mostly Poker, mostly Dealing. I both enjoy & take pride in what I do. Spent 15 years in California Card Rooms & six years in Vegas. Been in WA for a year and a half, now.
I am a big guy, obviously. Trying to get in shape to be around for my daughter. I've lost 50#s but still have 100#s to go.
One of the best things that ever happened to me was getting together with my ex-wife in 2004. Another one of the best things to ever happen was her leaving me at the end of 2009. A year and a half into our relationship, she became disabled. It completely changed her personality and our relationship dynamic. I would never have left her because she needed me but once she bailed, something clicked in my head "fine, it's over". Haven't had much luck meeting anyone since. I am always considered the nice guy "friend". Hate that F word, sometimes.
I am not in a very good industry for meeting available women. I am a good guy that really takes care of his woman but not too many people look beyond the fat.
I am a smart & funny guy that is fiercely loyal & honest. I say what I think & don't think before saying it. Flaming Liberal Progressive (if you voted for Romney, you are an asshole). Libertarian (you have a right to do whatever you want as long as you don't take other's rights away). I am not superstitious. God; Astrology; UFOs; Reincarnation; Gem Theory; Ghosts; Numerology; & the Ice Capades: All make the same amount of sense to me.
I have a beautiful, smart, & funny eight year old daughter named Zoë that I am fighting to get Custody of. I have no plans for any other children but have been in relationships with women that had kids and enjoy the family environment.
Geek and a half. I like Sci-Fi more than Fantasy. Big time Trekker but also a Star Wars fan. First job was in a Comic Book Store & worked several Conventions & Trade Shows.
Love Languages, Linguistics; & Language itself. I always have the maximum games going on Words With Friends. Want to go back to school for myself: Linguistics; Languages; Computers; History; & Philosphy.
Majorly into Comedy & Stand Up. Can't get enough. George Carlin was a genius, especially with language. I only saw him live three times (front row seats once for my birthday) and really regret not seeing him more. I was living in Las Vegas for his last three years of life and kept thinking there would be time... I knew his first wife a bit. I played & dealt poker to her in LA. Currently, I am FB Friends with his daughter & widow.
When I first met my ex-wife, she asked me what five things I was looking for in a woman. I said: 1. Smart; 2. Funny; 3. Someone I can trust; 4. Someone that will love me back; & 5. I need a horndog. That about sums it up. Just being straight.