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My self-summary
Thanks for dropping by.

Like most folks on here, I think this is a pretty odd way to meet someone; I'd prefer to meet in-person to discuss our lives and interests. But it seems to me that you need to know something about me in order to determine whether we have anything in common. A sentence or two just isn't going to give you a feel for whether I'm the sort of person you'd enjoy being with.

Soooo ... what can I tell you about me? Let's see ... I like to be active -- I exercise pretty much every day ... sometimes a couple times a day -- but I'm not a health nut; I just do it for fun and to work off whatever junk food I chose to eat the day before. Or sometimes to work off some stress. Part of it, though, is that I live pretty close to the ocean and just love getting to the beach every day, even if it's just for a few minutes - exercise is just the way that I get there.

Countering the workouts, I also like relaxing and watching movies or TV (well ... dvr'd TV shows). I can definitely be the laziest active person you'll know ... or maybe that's the most active lazy person ....

I have a fantastic job that I love, a house, a car (or 9), two kids, no pets (but I'm working on getting a dog ... a man's gotta have a best friend and steady jogging partner). What I don't have is someone with whom to share life, someone to hang out with, go on adventures with, and make memories with.

I'm looking for someone with whom I can be myself -- my active self on active days, and my lazy self on lazy days. Or maybe someone to nudge me a bit on those lazy days. I like quick trips to visit friends or family, day trips to scenic spots in New England, and I'd be up for expeditions to far-away lands, too.

Since I tend to be fairly sarcastic, I'm looking for someone with a healthy sense of humor ... and probably a sarcastic streak of their own. Laughing is key, and my kids will tell you I'm rarely serious ... though obviously I know when that's necessary.

When I have free time -- which, thankfully, is more often than in the recent past, since my kids are teens and neither need nor want me around as much -- I've usually got tools in my hands: fixing up my house, restoring my old muscle cars, or more than likely, helping friends with their projects and repairs, which always seems more fun than doing my own. But sometimes I just hop on my motorcycle and head off for a ride.

Ultimately, I want the whole enchilada -- holding hands while walking on the beach or through the Old Port, going out for dinner, or cooking together at home, kissing, cuddling up on the couch or in bed to read or watch a movie, someone with whom I'll share that inexplicable connection, my soul-mate, my true love.

Of course, you don't find that special someone every day. But a friend once told me that even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. I think he was trying to tell me that A) I'm the blind squirrel, and B) I'm going to need a lot of luck to find that special someone. Aren't friends great? But I look at it as a reminder that I'm not supposed to give up because the next someone I bump into could be that special, nutty someone that I'm looking for.

If any of this intrigues you (and especially if you're a little nutty), send me a note - say "hi." I almost always reply, because ... well ... not replying is like ignoring someone when they walk up to you and say hi, and that'd just be rude. I wasn't raised that way. And I'm an open book, so if you have a question - any question - feel free to ask - I'll tell you just about anything except my SSN and mother's maiden name. ;-)

And if you've made it this far and decided I'm just not your type, that's ok. Attraction is a funny thing. It's either there, or it's not. And with a little luck, we all can find someone that makes us feel special. Good luck!
What I’m doing with my life
Life is good. For the most part, I'm comfortable with who I am. I've got two terrific kids, a fixer-upper house in an awesome location, a fabulous job, enough money to get by and have some fun. Things are good. The one thing that I feel is missing, is someone to go places, do stuff and share experiences with.
I’m really good at
grilling hamburgers, making potato salad, being a sarcastic wise-ass (but in a fun, endearing way ... I think), injecting "random" movie quotes into conversations, and probably one or two other useless things.
The first things people usually notice about me
would hopefully not be something in my teeth or my nose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love pretty much all movies. I don't read a ton because I'm the world's slowest reader (I'm not mentally challenged or anything, I just read slow ... though my parents used to think I was "slow" but I grew out of that. ;-)

In the last year or so, I've read a few biographies: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, John Z DeLorean (former head of Pontiac). My favorite genre is the classic murder mystery, or anything funny. I *really* enjoyed "The Art of Racing in the Rain" -- highly recommend it; it's not really about racing. (Or you can wait for the movie -- Patrick Dempsey is supposedly producing, directing & starring in it.)

Lots of favorite foods, too - fried haddock rates right up there with Popsicles and applesauce with Nestlé toll house morsels in it.
The six things I could never do without
My kids,
my family,
my friends,
my running sneakers (clothing could be optional, but gotta have my sneakers ;-),
my iPhone,
beaches/the ocean.

Technically, if you count my kids, family and friends individually, I'm way over six, but math never was my strongest subject.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. And nothing. "I wonder if she knows she's getting a flat tire?" "What should I have for dinner?" "Is it going to rain later?" "what makes an ocean wave wave?" "is the answer to life, the universe and everything really 42?" Pretty sure I have a mild case of ADD ... but it's only because I'm so curious about everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably running my kids around to their friends houses, or maybe at the movies or out with friends or family, or home reading a magazine or work-related stuff (tech manuals), or ... sleeping? It really varies. But I'd love to have someone new in my life with whom I could do new stuff. :-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like Barry Manilow songs. Not his weird live performances though; the radio versions.

To learn anything deeper, you'll have to ask. Fortunately for you, I'll tell almost anyone almost anything that they want to know. So if you're curious (or just want to test me), just ask. :-)
You should message me if
You're bored.

You're interested in asking me something.

We know each other and you want to laugh about being on here, together.

We don't know each other but you think we should.

You're trapped under something heavy and can't get to the phone, but somehow have the strength and presence (?) of mind to be manshopping, but would actually like to be rescued and get out from under whatever heavy object is on you.

You know a good joke you'd like to share.

You've got some wild fantasy that you've never told anyone else but are inexplicably compelled to tell me.

You just want to say "hi" and converse with someone who seems kinda normal, is maybe mildly amusing, and in the right light could sorta be decent-looking, even though you're not interested in starting a real relationship with them. ;-)

Don't be shy. I don't bite. (well, unless that's what you're into ... ;-)