ismaelmartinez
67 South Elgin, IL
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My self-summary
I try to keep a balance in my life, and hope to laugh everyday at least once. Young (51 physically) for my age. Enjoy cooking Caribbean foods. I try to be a good person, and selfless. Enjoy great music of all genre; except vulgar rap. I am a self-made man, and overall pretty lucky. Enjoy my profession very much. Looking for that special someone to share my life with eventually.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach at an elementary school . I enjoy watching all types of sports. I write poetry as a hobby. Enjoy gardening and visiting new places. Adjusting to life from a single dad to dad (since they've left the nest). Very lucky to be at the stage in my life.
I’m really good at
Listening. Writing. Learning, Laughing. Relaxing. Sharing.
The first things people usually notice about me
Courteous and easy going. I am confident and comfortable around people . I am quick to smile and laugh.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy Pablo Neruda, and other Latin American writers. Enjoy reading Garcia Marquez (100 years of Solitude, etc. ) and Vargas Llosa novels. Paolo Coelho is one of my favorite authors;Enjoyed reading John Steinbeck's works, and other great American authors. . . also Stephen King's keen insight into the dark things of life; Gilbran's The Prophet,. Lately I've begun enjoying mystery novels. Loved the Godfather movies; also enjoy seeing movies from other countries. I'm also a musician of sorts (percussion), and like to accompany music with my instruments when I have a chance. I enjoy all types of music (it depends on the environment). My favorite meal is red snapper, with fried plantains, and salad and a cold beer. I enjoy cooking, and like to experiment with new recipes.
The six things I could never do without
The love of my children
Good health
financial stability
Spritual health
Books to read
music and art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My good fortune and how I can serve .
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing and enjoying my social Friday. Usuallyl, with friends, or playing percussion in the basement. I am never bored...always something to enjoy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I always thought that I would feel old at my age. Yet, my zest for life is unabated, and have great health. The wonder of new things is still alive. Aging is a wonderful experience for me.
You should message me if
You are interested in knowing me. Please express why you decided to contact me. I welcome honesty, and integrity as traits that are really important. I am not a player, so am not looking for casual relationships.
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