I feel like I'm a pretty regular guy for the most part, but at the same time (like everybody else, I suppose) I'd like to think (and hope) I'm extraordinary somehow, and not just your average run of the mill guy, and I think I succeed at that... on at least some levels. (I suppose it's all somewhat subjective, isn't it? Well, you can judge for yourself:-)) I rise to the occasion, always, and am well mannered, kind, and happy... (for the most part).
I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a house when the market tanked a few years ago. It's in a beautiful location about 18 miles north of town. Of course, it was a complete fixer-upper, but as the Realtors say, "Location...." I'm doing all the work myself (with a few exceptions), and I'm roughly half-way done at this point (not that you're ever really done...but, you know...). The neighbors think what I've finished is amazing...I think so too, but for some reason it seems like less of a big deal to me. I'm just happy to have a beautiful place to call home...Sometimes I wonder if I bit off more than I could chew, or it feels like I have. Slow and steady, right?
Even though the house project has been somewhat all consuming at times, I'm getting to a place where life is returning back to some semblance of normalcy (whatever "normal" is, I guess that's subjective, too!), so I do like to get out and about whenever I can to hang out with friends, or see a show... if there is something fun going on I'm always up for it(which is probably part of the reason the house has taken so long!).
I love my two (not so) little girlies, they're 14 and 16 now, all things outdoors ( I love being outside!), making/creating/fixing things, listening to/playing music, rowing, a good movie, laughing... I'm perfectly happy with my own company, but it would be good to find
someone cool and nice to hang out on the dock with, or go for row boat rides for sunsets...coffee in the mornings;-)
I was born and raised in NW Pennsylvania, so I'm not a total city guy. I moved here on a wing and a prayer with hopes to have some success playing music (and I did get to do some very cool things, but I'm not playing at the moment) and have been living here in MA for almost 25 years now, and working at the same job for the last 15, so I think I'm fairly well planted here at this point. Boston has been good to me, though. I love it here, and can't think of any other place I would rather call home.
I'm on the thinner side (165# or so and yes, I really am 5'10"), I've been fortunate to be in good shape and good health.
Not watching much in the way of television these days, (none, really, I don't have cable at home at the moment and I'm totally OK with that, there are so many other things to do....But I do love a good movie (OK with foreign/subtitles, in fact some of the best films I've seen have been foreign films) and I have box sets of some of my favorite TV shows to watch when I'm in the mood. I'm also not much of a spectator sports fan as a rule, I must not have gotten the "watching sports/competitive" gene that many guys seem to have, which is kind of weird, because I'm not uncoordinated, and overall fairly athletic...go figure. I still enjoy watching football and will from time to time, but really, it's the profusion of commercials that make it kind of a drag.
I have the (possibly misguided) notion that the amount of BS you have to deal with in life is directly proportionate to the amount of BS you dish out. So I really try not to mete out assyness in the sincere desire that it won't come back around. It seems to work pretty well... my tolerance is pretty low for that kind of thing anyway.
One thing I absolutely believe in is your right (and mine!) to want whatever or whomever you desire. If I fit that, woohoo! If not, hey... so it goes. Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes that you find what you are looking for!