I am comfortable with myself and do not pretend to be anything or anyone I am not. I can be shy at first, but the right person will inspire me to be gregarious and very open. I pride myself on personal integrity and being a gentleman. I appreciate honest and straightforward communication and promise the same. I'm loyal and devoted in love, and a hopeless (hopeless - it should be repeated, it's that hopeless) romantic. I have close relationships with my friends and family and I enjoy doing things for the people I care about.
and now a poetic break to warm your heart and make you swoon:
The running child,
are all the same...
to the Sliding glass door.
As for my interests, I enjoy watching independent and foreign films, as well as going to museums, art shows concerts, theater performances and going hiking, but I can be perfectly content staying at home and listening to music or renting a DVD as well. I enjoy conversing about a wide variety of subjects including books, politics, music, art, and movies. I love to learn new things and I am always reading or researching something. I enjoy cooking even though I’ve not had enough time to do it lately.
I regularly come up with unusual theories about things I see around me. My current theory is that Global Warming is caused by Bono, the lead vocalist of the band U2. Bono's ego has been growing at an exponential rate since 1982. That much mass in one place is slowly causing the Earth's orbit around the sun to slowly decay. This in turn has caused rising global temperatures as the Earth is closer to the Sun. Scientist call this the Bono effect. This 'Bono effect' is the reason humanitarian NGO's keep Bono moving around the globe constantly. If Bono were to stay in one place too long, the Earth would go tumbling into the Sun.
As for what I'm looking for, I suppose I'm looking for someone who won't beat me up and take my lunch money. (I did mention the sense of humor, right?)
Seriously though, I think I'm looking for what everyone else is looking for. Aren't we all looking for that one person whose face lights up just because we are there? Aren't we looking to ask the question "What are WE doing this weekend?" rather than "What am I doing this weekend?"
My dream girl is funny and smart, she greets life with class but isn't afraid to let her hair down and dig in her fingernails. Enthusiasm, intelligence, sincerity...those are the sexiest qualities a woman can possess.
A book that made a big impression on me is the Biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a minister who stood up to Hitler in the 1930's and was killed for it. I am awed by people of such conviction and heroism. I'm not a WWII hero, but I believe that conviction can carry weight in every day interactions....like showing someone that you care instead of just talking it to death. I favor action over words.
Movies: Joyeux Noel is a favorite as it portrays my all time favorite Historical event - Christmas 1914, when both the German side and the British sides stopped the war for a day, sang Christmas Carols, Exchanged gifts across the lines, played a football match, and there was peace on Earth for a day during one of the most horrific wars that ever was fought. I love Fritz Lang's film 'M,' - perhaps the greatest suspense film of all time. I'm a fan of Jean-Pierre Jeneut films, especially 'Delicatessen,' and 'City of Lost Children' Blade Runner is also a favorite, but I wish Ridley Scott had thought to place it further in the future (2019 is just 7 short years away). I love Terry Gilliam Films and I am constantly amazed at how prophetic 'Brazil' is.
I am really into music and collect records (I have about 4,000). I have pretty eclectic tastes. As far as I'm concerned, good music is good music regardless of genre. It's easier to list the least few records I've purchased:
Beach Boys - Pet Sound (original US Capital mono)
Rolling Stones - No.2 (original un-boxed Decca UK)
Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie (original US Verve stereo)
The Who - Who's Next (original UK Track)
Grant Green - Green Street (New York Label Blue Note)
3. Good Coffee
4. Close Friends
6. Le Creuset - the most wonderful cookware in existence
These are numbered so I can remember to limit them to six, but are in no particular order.