Hello, I moved to South Austin, from Houston in 1993. In that time, I have immersed myself in the art and music community. I have a home with a backyard studio and wood shop. I use the studio/wood shop for creating art and and building furniture. I'm an avid photographer and end up doing lots of graphic design. I use my interests in many different areas. I do lots of design and decorative construction work for homeowners, interior designers, restaurants and other types of businesses.
My work often takes me to other areas, mostly San Antonio and Houston. So, no matter what my hometown setting is, I AM living in Austin. When searching in other cities, I'm mostly looking to just make friends that I can go have drinks with, or attend events (music or art shows), or play some pool with... just go have a little fun with. If something more happens, fine... but that's really not an expectation.
With my years here, I have made many interesting and fun friends and have been all over. So, I really enjoy showing new people around and introducing them to the colorful people and places in Austin. I do this with dates, Austin newbies, and travelers I happen to meet.
When it comes to travel, I have found something to like about anywhere I've gone. I'm a huge beer enthusiast, so I typically look for a brewery or local pub when visiting other cities. When it comes to traveling and going out, I don't have a lot of money to throw around, but paying a little extra to have a good time, usually isn't a problem.
When it comes to going out and/or traveling I always find things I want to do, but that's not to say I only do what I want to do. If I make plans to go out with someone special, I'm open for doing things they'd like. I'm always willing to break out of my comfort zone to be in crowds where I don't know others and participate in doing things I don't normally do.
I have been in a few long-term/committed relationships and many casual dating relationships that have spanned from just a few dates to years. Although, I have to say *lately* I'm on OkC enjoying the casual open ended ones the best.
People tell me, in most ways, I seem much younger than my age. So, I usually end up dating women quite a bit younger than myself. Although, I have plenty of fun with women in my age group if they are active and energetic. *ALSO* I used to have this mentioned in another section which has seemed to have disappeared... Although (with the exception of my pics from the Katrina rescue) all my pics are current, my stated age isn't my actual age. If that's an issue you can ask me about it. I'll tell ya what's what.
I have a good sense of humor. I'm always looking to make new friends. It's tough to make me angry or to hurt my feelings. I won't engage in petty jealousies, revenge, blaming, grudges, bickering, raging, stalking, etc. (I feel weird having to write that sort of thing, but after the stories I hear about the way guys treat women on here, I just wanna let ya know) I have a high tolerance for for all types of people. I'm patient, trusting, and I'm generous with my time and and most anything else I have, as long as I'm not being taken advantage of. My mood is always positive and constant. I'm not judgmental, punishing, or insulting. If something upsets or rattles me, I don't let it spill over into other parts of my life.
When going out with someone, I'm more interested in seeing if we can be friends and really have fun before things develop into something more. I'm not hellbent on rushing headlong into heavy romantic relationships with just anyone who comes along. Hope that makes sense. :)
Also, (this may seem rude but...) if you have a profile that has no photos or just one photo, I will pretty much ignore any correspondence.