Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
So now, here I am: the proverbial "empty nester:" my son is in the
Marines in California, and my daughter is attending college "up
north," so I am now having to redefine/reinvent myself yet again!
While I am enjoying the journey for it's own sake, I'm thinking it
would be nice to have a travel partner, y'know?
After a decade-and-a-half of being re-singled, I've grown to wonder
why it seems like it gets harder to meet people as time goes on;
seems like as one gets further from one's divorce, one should be
more easygoing and less likely to see faults in potential mates. Is
it in developing comfort in being alone? Is it more a function of
simply getting older?
Hopefully, that gave everyone something to discuss; hey, I'm
looking for platonic friends as well as romance! If you're
interested in the romantic part and think I might have potential:
first, thank you for considering me! I'm laid back and liberal,
happy and honest...well, I was clever the last time I filled this
out; I'm going for a more direct approach this time around.
Also, you better not be allergic -either physically or mentally- to
cats: I do share my condo with Brian and Stewie, and they're not
going anywhere. Above all, no hypocrites! Say what you mean, mean
what you say, and do unto others the way you wanna be unto'd!
I am optimistic, honorable, and content.
"...Like the fool I am and I'll always be-
I've got a dream; I've got a dream.
They can change their minds, but they can't change me-
I've got a dream; I've got a dream...
I know I could share it if you want me to,
If you're going my way - I'll go with you.
Moving me down the highway
Rolling me down the highway
Moving ahead so life won't pass me by..."
(Thanks to the late Jim Croce)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Parenting: I am Justin's and Amanda's Dad, and they claim to like
it that way, even though they're now grown and on their own.
Volunteering: I've coached youth football and done a lot with my
kids classes, such as chaperoning field trips; I'm looking to
continue with that, or find new outlets.
Work: I have "changed lanes" on the highway that is my career of
driving/people moving: I now work for a retirement community as
it's "Lead Driver," which means I'm kinda the #2 person in their
Transportation department. The company I've been working for is
really generous with it's employees if they need days off. This is
a company I like a lot -despite some boring days- and where I hope
to be doing what I do until I can't do it any longer...unless I get
an offer to host a Liberal radio talk show, teach history, or get
paid to coach football, none of which I'm particularly qualified
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
"Going with the flow;" i.e, not sweating the small stuff.
According to my kids, being "Dad."
Laughing, and putting others at their ease.
I make a great omelette!
The first things people usually notice about me
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A lot of people tell me I have a great speaking voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love all the works of the late James Michener -my favorite of his
works is "The Fires of Spring"- unfortunately, he has passed away,
so there's no more of his incredible books to be discovered.
I like a wide variety of music; basically, if a song/artist moves
me in some way, I like it; my ipod list spans almost fifty
I like almost all kinds of food, but I am allergic to white-meat
poultry (strange but true). While I do like some spicy foods, I'm
not going to get the Super Red-Hot Fire-Engine hot sauce just
because it's there; I'd prefer not to lose control of my bodily
functions later on...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) the love and respect of my children 2) My family 3) Milwaukee 4)
football 5) serving 6) learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What the future holds; will my kids inherit a world worth living
in; and how I really need to do the laundry.
Football: how much I love the game itself (not just a given team),
and that I really should get involved in coaching again.
I've also gotten to ponderin' how OK Cupid can rate anyone as being
"less mathematical" than myself; one would have to be resorting to
counting on ones toes!
My condo, and the updates it needs.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There is no such thing as a "typical Friday night" for me, except
in the fall; then you'll find me possibly going to a H.S. football
game(less often now that my favorite player -my son- has
graduated), or considering where to get a good fish fry.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Sometimes, I will actually weep from thinking about how lucky I am
to be my kid's father.
You should message me if
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You really want to get to know someone unique-I always enjoy
hearing from new people - even if you're not interested
romantically. C'mon, I triple-dog-dare ya!
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