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formerlyalaskan

36 Seattle, WA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Jan 18
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Hispanic / Latin, White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from two-year college
Job
Management
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.

Well, I'm a 35 year old guy, born and raised on an island (population ~9,000) in Alaska. I love the outdoors, but I can be a city boy as well. I went to college out in Denver for a while, but while I loved the mountains and Colorado, I really missed the ocean (or any body of water for that matter).



I've been blessed (pick a deity of your choosing, or preferably, none at all) with a lot of opportunity in my life (a lot of which I've wasted, sadly, but no regrets, eh?), and I've got a pretty firm grasp of where I've been, what I want, and where I want to go.

I've lived off-and-on in the Seattle-area area for around 5 years in the early 2000's, often traveling back home to Alaska (I manage a large world-class sportfishing company there in the summer). Plus, in the summer Alaska is like a crazy adult summer-camp with all the things to do. Now I have happily returned to live my life in The Great North, but Seattle is my second home- I'm looking for someone else capable of doing the same with me. :-)



I'd like to think I'm a pretty fun guy, and I'm known (maybe, well... infamous?) for always being up for anything as long as there's the potential for at least a little adventure involved. I'm an insomniac. I drive too fast. If I'm in a good mood, no one goes thirsty at the bar. I "get a wild hair" (or is that "a wild hare"?) more often than is good for me.



I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing (don't be scared if you're not "out-doorsy"- fishing for me consists of a group of 4 to 7 close friends, great food, an amply stocked cooler, great music on the stereo, on a boat big enough to have a real bathroom with a shower), bar pool, live music, good company, smart people, highway driving, kayaking, cooking, and intelligent conversation. I'm also a bit of an obsessive photo-taker (parties, birthdays, hiking trips, etc.) In a lot of ways I'm your average All-American guy. In a lot of ways I'm not...



I enjoy a quality beer (and we're not talking Budweiser here) and fine tequila. I like things that are fast (I love my other car, a classic mustang), make loud noise and burn just as much as the next guy. On the other hand, I've also been known to take my dates to wine tastings, the theater, jazz clubs, and art galleries.



I was raised by a mostly-single mother (who I love dearly), who raised me to know how to treat a lady. And yes, I really will open the door for you all the time, not just on the first date...



OkCupid confirmed what I already knew- I'm a pretty liberal Democrat. But that's ok if you're not, I've learned that people can compliment each other just as much with their differences as with their similarities.



Rude people, racists, and the unapologetically ignorant are OUT, though.



I'm fairly fit, though I have to admit in the last year I've gotten on the mountain bike and into the gym less than I usually do.

I like a woman who's not afraid to venture into the woods on one day (Extra points if you know how to start a fire- Extra-Extra points if you can do it without a lighter), knows how to dine at a five-star restaurant and enjoy some theater the next, and is more than capable of holding her own against me over a pool table and several drinks the next night.



In between, bubble baths, candlelit dinners (at your house or mine, and /I/ get to cook for you) or just snuggling up for a movie work for me too.



I guess my ideal match is a woman who's motivated and driven in life, but still knows how to relax and enjoy the finer moments as well. She should be caring and loving of others (everyone from elderly people to puppy dogs, and yes, even Republicans). Honestly, you're income or education levels are of little concern to me, (I've known people that had both tons of $$$ and/or Master's degrees and were complete, helpless idiots). Much more important to me are your interests, lifestyle, and values. At least a vague degree of athleticism/physical fitness is important, but I'm not necessarily looking for a supermodel.

Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are absolutely imperative, though. A great sense of humor is nice as well. Is this you?



I am extremely curious, an honest gentleman, and willing (?)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.

As mentioned previously, I manage a large sportfishing company in Alaska in the Summer. I'm working on starting a new tour product for 2016 as well. In the Winter, I maintain some rental properties of mine and my family's, and I do side construction projects as well. I do occasional side-work computer repair as well.



I grew up in a family where my parents were self-employed (architecture/property management/real-estate) and I've always wanted to own my own businesses. I had one that my partner and I have since closed, but I'm looking again to start it on my own as well as my day job. I've done the CORPORATE "thing" and I don't think it's for me at this point in my life, if ever again.



Don't get me wrong, I'm very good at wearing a tie and being who "corporate" wants me to be from 9-to-5, but I feel I need a little more freedom in my life to well, experience life.



Anyway, that's where I'm at in life. What are you up to?

I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.

Blah, Blah, Blah... It's all about me now, isn't it, OkCupid?



Well, I'm really good at building or fixing things- anything technical / mechanical / electronic, I've just always seemed to have a knack for.



Need a car stereo installed, your computer fixed, a network for your small company, or your dishwasher quit working? Your car is making "funny" noises or you need a tune-up? How about a new garage, your bathroom remodeled, or a house built? Well- I'm your man! People are always bringing me stuff to fix- not just things technical, but also things like their relationships or their legal matters. Weird. I've been told I'm a good listener, and I have an innate drive, (curse?) to always go out of my way to help people, so maybe that has something to do with it.

The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!

Hmm, well I'm kinda' short (5'6"). So I imagine people notice that first.

I have been told by several women that I have "beautiful" or "gorgeous" brown eyes, but I don't see it. To each their own. Maybe you'll like them though? ;-)

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.

Books: Ender's Game - I'm not really into the sci-fi genre (or fiction in general), but this book is so much more (won many awards). I've probably read this book 8 or 9 times over my life. Anything Phillip K. Dick. A Prayer for Owen Meany was really good as well. The Sparrow.

I don't actually read hardly any fiction anymore. I read all the time, and probably buy 20 or so books a year, but by the nature of my education, Network Management/Administration; (stop paying attention for a minute and technology will pass you by, right?) I'm usually reading technical articles and journals.

Movies: Hmm, I don't usually watch a lot of movies, but I'd have to say- The Usual Suspects, Casino, Goodfellas, The Doors, Born on the Fourth of July, Stigmata, Devil's Advocate (but I can't stand Keanu), The Indy Jones series (except for the last one, with the aliens, which ruined my childhood), Butterfly Effect, The Lord of the Rings series, Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Princess Bride, Pi, The Wall, Easy Rider, Sneakers, The Goonies (for the kid in me!), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life (no, really!), Fight Club, The Salton Sea, 28 Days Later, The Game, Donnie Darko, The Jerk, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Groundhog Day, Wet Hot American Summer...

Music: Music is a major highlight for me. I have a collection of over 300 cd's and about 27,000 mp3's so I do listen to a LOT of different music. I used to lean strongly towards guitar/drum-driven rock, both modern and classic (none of that Clear Channel-focus-group-designed-radio-pop-pseudo-roc­​k-3-Puddles-of-Muddy-Doors-Down crap, though!)

However, these days I'm just not as angsty as I was in my more formative years, and my musical tastes tend to be all over the map. I've been listening to a lot of singer-songwriter stuff the last few months, in fact.

I also used to manage a local (Seattle-area) up-and-coming psychedelic alternative rock band (name intentionally left out to protect the guilty, but you could ask me online if it interests you).

My favorite band of all time is probably Led Zeppelin, followed closely by mid-era Pink Floyd, and The Doors, but also almost any early-era Dave Matthews rules, too. Floater (from Eugene, OR) is phenomenal. However, I'm just as likely to play Bat for Lashes, Tori or Lauryn Hill as I am to play A Perfect Circle, Mother Love Bone, Down or Soundgardenthough. Iron and Wine and Tea Leaf Green. Love me some Avett Brothers, Joe Purdy, Brett Dennen, Joe Pug, John Elliott and Matt the Electrician. It all depends on the mood I'm in, or the mood I'm looking to be in. Jack Johnson and Ben Harper move me, but so does the early Black Sabbath.

Some of my all-time favorite albums in no particular order:

Audioslave-Audioslave, At The Drive In-Relationship of Command, Blind Melon-Soup, Tool-Aenema, Lauryn Hill-The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Bad Religion-Suffer, Pink Floyd-Animals, Corrosion of Conformity-Deliverance, Floater-Angels in the Flesh and Devils in the Bone, Tom Petty-She's the One Soundtrack, Pearl Jam-Ten, Live-Throwing Copper, Soundgarden-Badmotorfinger, Dave Matthews Band-Under the Table and Dreaming, Iron & Wine-The Shepherd's Dog, The Raconteurs-Consolers of the Lonely, Mumford & Sons-Sigh No More is a phenomenal piece of art, musicianship and writing.

That's just off the top of my head, though.

Food: Not really big on food. I eat at regularly unscheduled intervals. Good seafood (Alaskan dungeness crab, spot prawns, halibut, salmon, many varieties of sushi/sashimi), and dead bovine rate high on my list. Green Salads are awesome, too, I usually eat at least one a day... I really do eat relatively healthy, and I enjoy cooking, but I do also enjoy the occasional Friday-night 2AM drunken junk-food binge-meal, too. Mmm... artery-clogging Taco Bell...

The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.

Music - life's got to rock...

My friends (when you grow up in a small town, your friends are your family- some of my closest friends I've known since grade school or even before that.

Our freedoms (in a political sense).

Lots and lots of fresh clean water.

My contacts (I'm fairly near-sighted without them).

Seafood?

I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The current leadership vacuum in America and our generation (When I originally wrote this, I was referring to the Bush administration), Science and Technology, the environment, my/our place in this world/universe, a Grand Unified Theory of everything, just saying "fuck it" for a while and going backpacking in Nepal (no, really)...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At the bar with friends, going to a rock show, hosting a dinner party, hiking a mountain, camping on a beach, staying in and snuggling with you...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Umm, I have a (secret) Slashdot addiction (www.slashdot.org)
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.

...You're smart, or funny, (or both), and you give a damn about people and this world. You don't have to be a screaming, sign-toting activist (I'm not), although you should have ambition/passion in/for life, even if you don't know what for.

...You like to be a partner in a relationship, and NOT a "mother" or a "maid". That doesn't mean I'm not into "babying" or being "babied" by somebody, but it does mean I neither need nor want a "housewife", I need a partner, a teammate, a lover, and a best friend all rolled into one. (Don't worry, I have my own best friends already, but you know what I mean).

At least a hint of sex-goddess doesn't hurt either (I'm not really quite as sweet and gentle as I seem, I promise). ;p