I am personally disorganized. I have a thing for bicycles. I also have a thing for hand and power tools. I occasionally disappear into a workspace with some raw materials, printouts from some internet site, scribblings on paper towels and excerpts from the collected works of R. Buckminster Fuller then to spend a few hours hammering, gluing, cutting, splicing and whatnot only to emerge later with an object or something that invariably makes passersby go "Okay, WOW, but why couldn't you just change the lightbulb?"
I've spent most of my life in Massachusetts, though I lived in New Orleans for a couple years to see what that was like. I moved there post-K and moved back August 2008. My love of NOLA and my yet greater love of the Northeast were at odds, thus the entire trip served (if nothing else) to remind me where my home will always be. One of my favorite conversations in New Orleans was explaining to a friend what a "Fluffernutter" is and why it is important. She said "Peanut butter and WHAT? EWW." ...while sucking on a crawfish head.
I believe in full disclosure. Being disingenuous makes me sad. I think OKCupid profiles are inherently skewed towards the positive, which is fine if you're only interested in someone for their positive qualities. Me, I'm interested in the more subtle qualities of the human experience, and humans have bumps and bruises. Tell me yours.
Here are some of mine: I'm recovering from some personal crapola that plagued my life for quite some time. And my take on that is that EVERYONE has drama, and that's fine. If you don't believe that, you are probably either exceedingly lucky or incredibly boring, or perhaps both. Even when I was in excellent shape, I've always had a bit of a gut. It's genetic. I have a quirky, sideways smile. I don't like onions. I don't want kids for several good and important reasons. Due to shifting priorities, circumstances and life happening, I never actually graduated from college, did the 2.3 kids/wife/house-in-the-suburbs thing. And I'm fine with that on most days. I have a few regrets, but I'm also pretty okay with them. I've tried many things and succeeded, and I've tried many things and failed. I'm real and genuine and introspective and patient and compassionate.
Obligatory: Of COURSE I like meeting new people. Say hello. In fact, say more than that. What makes you a real person?