1. You believe anyone who lives in Detroit is: a drug dealer or
junkie; a murdering carjacker who is dirty, uneducated, stupid, or
just plain crazy. (OK, there might be some truth to that last one)
2. You think Detroit is a cesspool. (I admit that SOME PARTS are
3. You would NEVER set foot past 8 Mile.
4. Where is Detroit?
Please live within an hour's drive of the Detroit area.
On to my profile . . .
Why should you get to know me? Because I am fun and loyal and
loving and a great friend. Because I am dependable AND spontaneous.
Because I have depth and I've got my head on straight but since
I've "grown-up," I realize that this entails knowing less exactly
of what is going to happen in life (though some things I'm totally
sure of). Because I have a genuinely good heart.
Here is what I am NOT: married, separated, recently divorced (or
recently out of a long term relationship), involved with
significant other(s), any "babies' daddy", a druggie or alcoholic,
or looking for just-sex-partners.
I am goal oriented and family oriented. I usually have fun no matter what I am doing. And there is much more . . .
I've started another business in a completely different field
than my last (I guess I didn't want it to be too easy). I've run
and owned my own businesses since I was eighteen.
I was lucky enough to be born into a great family. Perfect? No.
But they are good people and I am proud to admit that I am related
to them. Life throws us curve balls. My sister's husband died a few
years ago so I am helping my sister raise her two kids.
It’s time for a change. I was beginning to feel that my life has
become a little too predictable. I’ve spent a good part of my life
chasing “The American Dream” and lately I have been asking myself
why. Why do I need a lawn to mow, fertilize and weed? Why am I
worried about crabgrass, Ash Bores and staining my deck? Why do I
need four bedrooms and two and a half baths? (and how do you use a
"half bath"?) Why do I need to own such a large house? So, I have
moved out of my house and started building a loft in the city. Not
a “hip” loft in Royal Oak but a real loft in a one-hundred year-old
warehouse. So here I sit in an old pair of jeans and a sweatshirt
amongst the sawdust and piles of lumber, pipes and drywall
contemplating what project I should tackle next.
Another change . . . I spent the last five years building my
loft and renovating a large 100 year old warehouse. Although I
enjoyed the challenge of living in Detroit and in creating a
comfortable place to live in a completely empty space I have
recently sold the building and am now living in the northern
suburbs. A new adventure awaits. I can hardly wait.
I've been told I am a good listener.
I am calm and logical during high pressure situations.
I am handy with tools. We're not talking "Tim the Tool Man" handy - I don't generally blow up things but I can usually repair things around the house and on the car.
Music: Some of the usual stuff but I tend to gravitate toward music you wouldn't hear on the radio: Leonard Cohen, A3 (Alabama3), Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Dread Zeppelin, Leo Kottke, Bob Marley, yello, Keller Williams, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Oingo Boingo, Eric Clapton, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett, Little Feat, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Toni Childs, Odds, NRBQ, Beth Ortin, Santana, Annie Lennox, Jonatha Brooke, Lou Anne Barton, Eden Atwood, Chris Isaac, Timbuk3, Jack Johnson, Damien Rice, Bob James . . .
Just because it is popular doesn't mean it is good. Or that I want to listen to it.
Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, some Country . . .
Books: I read almost anything and everything. Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series, John D. McDonald's Travis McGee series. I'm currently reading: The Art of War by Sun-Tzu and Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings.
NPR - Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, This American Life, Car Talk, and more.
Movies and TV: Old Boy (Korean); Love Actually; Serendipity; The Sixth Sense; It's a Wonderful Life; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Casablanca; The Big Bang Theory; Pulp Fiction; Sherlock (British TV); The Bourne series;
O Brother, Where Art Thou?; And many more.
Extra Credit Question: What brings you joy?
It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder but in reality the challenge of starting a relationship when we live far apart is too great. So, if we live more than fifty miles apart please move on to the next profile unless you can somehow convince me that "you and I" are written in the stars. :) (A wink will not do that)