I hate being the centre of attention in a room but I love to make those in it laugh. If you’re looking for the typical alpha-male, that’s not me. I’m usually the one feeding him the lines so he can maintain his tenuous position within the pack. It’s not that I aspire to second place, I’m just not thrilled with the constant ‘promotional tour’ that ‘first’ demands.
Water; I’m either in it or on it, or I’m never too far away from it. I’ve been told that’s my Cancer sign, but I think it’s just how and where I was raised here in Canada and the Bahamas. I’d love to one day buy a good sized sailboat and travel the world… maybe starting easy with a winter cruising the Caribbean. For now that’s just a dream with a currently ‘developing’ plan. Until then my summers are spent on the bike paths of Toronto, BBQs or patios with friends and family, on the beach at the cottage, swimming, sailing, wake boarding or jet skiing in the surf. Winter on the other hand… let’s just say I deal with it like a true Canadian – gotta keep moving to stay warm!
I love learning new things and developing new and useful abilities. I have no shame wearing the tag of ‘information sponge’, just don’t call me Bob, though living in a pineapple under the sea might be kinda cool! There’s no DIY project I won’t tackle if I have the time. Owning an old cottage definitely increased my toolbox of skills; plumbing, electrical, carpentry, even small motor repair. I’m lucky to be able to pass on much of what I’ve learned as part of my career – directing and inspiring young adults to become creative and viable members of our society. As an added benefit, I have easy access to continuing education courses. Up next, either glass or wood!
I have two brilliant, beautiful, smart and sensitive children, that have in the past had me questioning if I brought the right ones home from the hospital! Sadly for them they must be mine, as they’ve been burdened with a few of my more (ahem) unique traits… poor things. They’re with me half of the time – the best half of course. They will be my priority for many years, maybe forever if they (or I) don’t screw up too badly. If you’re the right one for me, I know they'll gladly share me with you, and if you have your own kids, I’m sure you understand.
I’m an active guy, with some unique qualities, big dreams and goals, honourable intentions, fun stories, and who’s enjoying a time in my life that I’d love to share with someone I’m thoroughly crazy about. I should warn you, I wear my heart on my sleeve. It’s a big one, it beats strongly and it makes a bloody mess of my shirts!
Needless to say, laundry is another skill. (wink)