I'm 41 going on 14. I'm a bit of a non-conformist, but am definitely capable of looking and acting the part if necessary. I'm an unabashed nerd who has a knack for explaining the complicated using a 5th grade vocabulary.
I'm a fan of all things with wheels.
I give good hugs and I'm loyal to a fault.
I have a Southern drawl that shows up only after a significant amount of red wine.
I'm a good host and an incredible cook.
Lately I've been on a quest for adventures, and an excuse to play with my camera.
Spending an ungodly amount of time realizing that there are parts of this country that I'd never have seen if it wasn't for my job, and buying tickets to the next one of those places. I'm down to one state and then I've done all 50.
I should probably add refusing to age gracefully to this list. Grace is better utilized on other things. Actually, I just refuse to age. I welcome gray hair when it decides to finally show up, but all that will change is how much respect people will give me for free.
Refusing to "act my age" and loving every minute of it. Someone has to be the fun uncle.. People tend to end up with strange looks on their faces when they find out may age. Whatever, I won the gene lottery.
Making sure this collection continues to grow:
Convincing people to live instead of just existing
Making people laugh
That my brain is cluttered with all sorts of things, and that I'm kinda smart.
That people I share zero genetics with call me "Uncle"
If they meet me for the first time while I'm over the stove, it is usually the smell of cooked food long before I'm noticed. (sigh)
As far as food goes... I LOVE to cook and will eat just about anything with the exception of Mayonnaise. The spicier the better. Ghost Chilis are my new muse.
A NOLA native wept when she had my etouffee. Carnivores eat my veggie chili and come back for seconds. I got a finicky kid to eat her vegetables for the first time ever. Like I said, I like to cook.
what I'm currently listening to
where would be a good place for a weekend road trip
why running away and living in a hut in the woods is a bad idea
why people don't like being told the truth when it applies to them
what new thing I should try next
what cool thing I should go visit on my next business trip
Why people have these hard age limits that are beyond half your age plus seven. (I think that one is artificial as well, but I can't argue with the dataset)
If I should just lie about my age since it seems that all my matches are scared of anyone older than 39.
Why OkCupid won't let you include centenarians in your age range. They've seen both world wars and the entirety of the cold war. A hug would do them a world of good.
a few other things I'm not going to put out in public...
You can point me in the direction of new things I need to read, view, eat, or just plain be present for. I can do the same for you, but I have a special appreciation for anything that I've missed along the way.
You like to cook, or you are willing to at least chop, peel, or "supervise" in the kitchen.
If you think you are more of a seat of your pants person than a meticulous planner, by all means write. Plans are good too, but I've found that at some point you just can't account for everything. This is your life, not a nuclear reactor. It is okay if a few things go wrong.