While there are a few things that I take seriously -
the happiness/health/safety of my family and friends
getting the bills paid
doing my job to the best of my ability
Most of the time I try (and succeed) to see the lighter side of life. After all, life is too short to not take pleasure every chance you get. Whether it is the beauty of a newly bloomed flower or the sound of a child laughing, it is quite often the simplest things that can be the most meaningful.
I consider myself to be at least somewhat adventurous. One of my dreams is to take a camping trip to Crater of Diamonds National Park (maybe even find some diamonds!)
I have climbed the four Georgia Canyon Climbers Club canyon State Parks. I originally did these with my daughter, but I would love to do them all again with a partner.
My current 'adventures' include many rock hunting trips. I have collected amazing lace agate, large chucks of iron pyrite (fools gold), staurolite (the official mineral of Georgia),
calcite, fossils, lazurite, hornblende, rose quartz, hematite and even some very, very tiny garnets and corundum (the mineral that spphires and rubies comes from).
I make gem trees from some of the rocks (after cutting and polishing them). I also use polymer clay to create seasonal "gem" trees (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baseball Opening Day). I also make jewelry and other creations using chainmaille weaves.
I like to keep my hands (and, hopefully, my head) busy!
I also kayak. And camp. And kayak while camping. I took a three day trip down the Suwannee this Labor Day weekend. Somestime I fish while kayaking. Sometimes I just paddle along enjoying nature. In point of fact, I experienced one of the two 'perfect moments' I have ever had in my life while canoeing in FL. I'd like to tell you about it, sometime.
Sometimes a 'quest' through the flea markets, yard sales and antique stores searching for thatspecial napkin holder with the psychotic chicken on it makes for an interesting weekend.
I love working in the garden. I grow unusual, edible plants. Right now I am renting a house with no room for anything major, but, in the past, I have grown Saturn peaches, red and yellow
raspberries, pomegranates, pineberries, white blackberries, mulberries, raisin tree, longans,loquats, strawberry tree, grapefruit, carambola, cherimoya, sourwood and dragonfruit.
I consider myself to be a romantic. I like cuddling in bed late in the mornings on weekends then getting up and fixing brunch together. I also enjoy relaxing after a long day with a glass of what-have-you in a candlelit bubble bath.
Again, small gestures can mean a lot - a slight caress along the neck or the back of the hand of your partner as you pass.
Mostly what I am looking for is someone to be by my side while we do all of the above as well as doing things that she enjoys, also. I'm not hesitant to try new things, especially with the
support of someone special. I dance like an epileptic octopus, but at least I am fun to watch!
(OK - that's an exaggeration. I studied Tae Kwon Do for quite some time and earned a Blue Belt so I DO have some coordination.)
I have a collection of well over 5000 movies, most of which I have just been waiting for someone to share with. Most of them are 'lesser masterpieces' but if you've always wanted to
see "Holy Virgin vs the Evil Dead" - then I'm the guy for you! lol
In summary, I guess that (trying not to sound conceited) in the looks department, I am about average, but in every other way, I am extraordinary.
Now if that's not a sell job for the ages, I don't know what is! LOL
Looking forward to hearing from you!