I enjoy what I do for a living, however, at times, it can be fairly stressful. Who's job isn't like that at times? But what I like most about my career is driving around town and pointing to projects that I had a hand in developing. Wouldn't it be nice to meet after work for dinner and share the day's experiences and make plans for the weekend?
My style is simple and I try to keep things as uncomplicated as possible. My friends call me loyal to the fault.
I enjoy dining out - whether at the corner restaurant or the 4-star downtown. I should warn you, though...I do like to cook, so someday you may have to indulge me and let prepare a meal. Can you say Grilled Scallops Diablo with Angel Hair? Plus, as an added incentive, I don't mind doing the dishes.
I am not musical, but have extremely varied tastes in music -- ABBA to ZZ Top, and everything in between. Actually I don't understand country music, but might be willing to learn. Right now, I have a steady rotation of Blues in the CD player and satellite radio. Although as of late it seems that I have rediscovered the 1970s - ahhh, the memories of high school, college, and that beat up 1972 Dodge.
Who do I try to model my life after? I would have to say my Dad. He is even-tempred but knows when to put up a fight. And he always seems to make the right decision.
I volunteer with a local professional orginization, and teach a couple day-long classes for college students. The classes focus on what students can expect on their first job through using real life examples and experiences.
My favorite quotes to live by...
"Experience is a hard teacher...it gives the test first and the lesson afterwards." - unknown
"I would have written a shorter letter if I had more time" -- Benjamin Franklin
"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws." Albert Einstein
A little more about me? Well, I am confident - so much so that I'll let the car shift for me. That is why God and GM created automatic transmissions. I am not a plumber, carpenter, or electrician, but do know how to use a phone and call the experts that know how to do those things. Oh, by the way, when lost (which is not all that often) I WILL ask for directions. Remember the saying, "You ain't lost if you don't care where you are."
I should also mention that I am fond of new technology, but have avoided the purchase of one of those e-readers (Kindle, Nook). It's not that I dislike them, but I like the feel of paper in my hands and the physical act of turning a page. Somehow that tactile experience makes me connect to the author (even though they probably wrote the book on a computer). I like pencils and pens - the tangible resistence of the point against the paper has a satisfying feel.
Let's talk and find out what we have in common or, perhaps, what we don't have in common - that can work , too. I have a lot to offer the right woman -- so go ahead and take a chance.
Whew!! I talk a lot.