I regularly watch Seinfeld, Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show (only black and white), The Soprano's (reruns), and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I always enjoy repeats of Shawshank Redemption, True Romance, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Gladiators, Godfather(s), Pulp Fiction and Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
As a full-time single dad, I learned to cook really well, especially Southern cooking; collard greens, fried squash, fried chicken, cabbage, fried sweet potatoes and oh yes, the best sweet tea in town. Now that I'm all alone, I don't cook nearly as often and typically try to cook healthier dishes.
I love dogs and have owned several toy poodles (they don't shed and are the best lap dogs around) and the sweetest pit bull you could ever meet.
I can't carry a tune in a 5-gallon bucket, so I'm not one to karaoke, unless I've had way too many drinks; even then it would be a rarity. I will, however, sing along with my favorite tunes by Alice In Chains, Tool, Radiohead, James Brown, Led Zep, SOAD, Barry White, STP, Pearl Jam, Ray Charles, Ozzy or good ol' 70's soul music: Four Tops, Temptations, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes.
I am the one of easiest going guys you will probably ever come across. Worrying is a waste of time and energy. I am firm in my beliefs (somewhat stubborn, I guess). I am independent, open-minded, giving, loyal, spontaneous, adventurous, and down to earth. I also know how to have a good time.
I would rather be wearing shorts, T-Shirts and flops; a result of working from home for so many years. I will dress for the occasion as needed. I have about 10 tats, although they can all be covered if needed. I'm sure I'll get more. I am not materialistic. I am a truly a one-woman man. If we are on a dinner date or at a social event, you will be the focus of my attention. I am straight-forward and will call it like I see it. At the same time, I will be compassionate and caring when needed. I do not believe in the word quit; I fight for what I believe in.
I love a good steak, a nice glass of chardonnay with ice (and a straw) and a well-made martini. I love the beach, especially Myrtle Beach, and want to move there in the future. The mountains are OK, but a bit too far to drive often. I enjoy shooting pool and always get my money's worth. If I can't hit the same ball six or seven times, why play? I am pretty decent at darts and play in a league. In the winter, I referee high school wrestling. It's a great stress reliever and I love the sport; I've been doing it for 10 years.
I've lived alone plenty and while it's certainly doable, it's definitely not desirable. Life is short and I'd love to meet someone who enjoys my company as much I enjoy theirs. I'm not in a hurry for anything serious; I'll take it as it comes.