Friends first and forever is my goal. Too often, a first date seems almost like a job interview with lots of stress. Hard to feel romantic. Then, we start to really relax and realize we actually have a lot to appreciate in each other. The second and third dates - excitement, sparks, wow - a process.
Where I live in the world doesn't matter. Whom I am sharing the adventures with and what we are doing does. I am willing to modify my life. Are you??? It is a two way street situation. Amazing how many folks tend to forget this aspect. You gain by adapting to new adventures. Otherwise, you rust out.
I have now moved from Annapolis, MD to Dunedin into a new-to-me 1972 era villa. I am in the final stages of a complete gut rehab of this new-to-me home. Semi-retirement is wonderful. I drive a hybrid vehicle so getting in the car and going places is normal. My current goal is to live in a warmer climate area during the winter and travel. I continue to have a small summer time use cabin near Annapolis. MD. I am using the cabin as a northern base of operations. The cabin is up for sale.
When left to do things by myself, I tend to do Celtic theme activities. Most of Europe is a mix of Celtic heritage and gene pool. I have three kilts and a great attitude about having an active social life. Day time, while in Florida, is for walks, kayaking, and biking. In my bucket list is a desire to learn how to play golf and how to cook differently for a healthier lifestyle. Besides traveling, I enjoy looking at urban development ideas when ever in the car, real estate investing, sunbathing, swimming, socializing, reading, and either doing stuff on the internet or watching TV (not in any order).
Life is like a big candy store (or box of chocolates). I like to feel like I am living life fully. To paraphrase Henry David Thoreau: "To suck the marrow out of the bones of life". I expect and want to dance - not just watch others dance. Are you dancing or are you watching? I don't believe in just waiting for someone to get up to dance - I tend to instigate.
boB (reversed on purpose - anyone can be a regular Bob)
What I’m doing with my life
I am doing my bucket list. No excuses (explanations are okay) -
only solutions are encouraged. To the bold goes the gold. Got an
event, let me know. It is always more exciting to share it with
someone. Then, it becomes OUR bucket list of things to do.
I’m really good at
Making you feel comfortable when you are with me and wanting more of that opportunity. I am the real McCoy - a keeper.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a wonderful smile, a twinkle in my eye, a great sense of humor, and a well rounded intelligence.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Life is a candy store. I am still learning and open to all posibilities. My preferences should not limit your choices. Choices are a two way street so be prepared to be flexible and exploring new adventures.
The six things I could never do without
1) A water bottle to stay hydrated with; 2) a sense of the general direction we are heading and understanding the flexibility needed in life to tweak that course; 3) doing something that has an opportunity to generate a smile while fulfilling a dream; 4) a desire to share time and space; 5) a need to be affirmative by nature and not just tolerate differences in people; and 6) to be available for a real relationship.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What else can I do right now or fairly soon that is in my bucket list. Not everything is an expensive event. Many bucket list items are often simple local things. Got an event? Let me know. Intimacy is about sharing.
On a typical Friday night I am
For now, I am the Treasurer and Membership Secretary for the Scottish American Society of Dunedin. We have a Ceilidh Party happening on most Friday night nights in Dunedin. Open to the public to visit. BYOB and snacks. But, I am comfortable being alone and home on a Friday night. The natural extrovert in me wants to play and share adventures. Can you come out to play? Or, just chose to come over? Or, just chose to invite me over? Life is not complicated but it is about choices.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am what I am and that is all that I am. Sometimes the most simple explanation is what it is all about. Being honest and upfront is about risk taking and risk management. If you understand that risk taking is a key part of the affirmation and relationship building process, then you get it. It is part of my love languages.
You should message me if
If you get it - easy peasy.