I'm a little shy and quiet at first. I'll be the guy who listens more than talks. But when I'm passionate about something I can talk at great length about that subject. I'm a smart ass and I embrace both aspects of that trait, being both smart and an ass. Which has gotten me into a fair about of trouble with my betters throughout life. But fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.
I don't fit well into any archetype. I'm not a jock, I love video games and good movies, I love to read as much as watch a show. I love to shoot and I love outdoors stuff, but I hate the heat of Houston, so I don't go out that much. I'm from the Northwest and I miss the trees and the mountains and having four seasons. I'm not religious, but I am not without a spiritual side. I'm neither a republican or democrat, as I fall somewhere in the middle. I really think that both parties have their heads too far up their own asses to ever do any real good. I might be a little crazy, but the crazy mixed up with smarts and a razor wit, makes for some funny dinner conversation. I own guns, enjoy shooting and fully believe in the 2nd Amendment, but I'm not a "gun nut", and I do feel that some regulation on firearms is necessary. While I work offshore and live in the south, I consider myself a feminist and a LGBT ally who believes in true equality for all.
Having explored the poly/open relationship path for a couple of years now, I have realized that the monogamous social construct is not the only option. This path has made me grow in ways that I never would have anticipated, and I have learned a lot about myself. I won't try to convince anyone that it's been easy and painless. But what I've discovered about myself and the friends that I have made and lost along the way have been worth the temporary pain and heartache.
I have a great daughter who is the light of my life. She has acquired a rather ghoulish and possibly inappropriate sense of humor; to which I am partly responsible for. She is an amazing kid and while she can make me crazy, she keeps me grounded and makes me appreciate life.
Update, September 2013
After 20 years of smoking, I have been cigarette free for three months. I'm not a complete non-smoker though. I've exchanged the cigarette habit for e-cigarettes. Instead of stinking of stale smoke, I now puff on a sonic screwdriver and smell of baked goods. I still love a good cigar, but not as a daily habit.