I have diverse interests; but I guess the overriding one is curiosity.... learning or doing something I've never done before and pushing my comfort level is my happy place. More than anything I love to explore some back road or take a boat somewhere I've never been before.
I recently purchased a 1938 steel 'project' sailboat. It's funny because everyone that sees her thinks it's a disaster and that I'm nuts. But honestly I think it's the best decision I ever made. Someday it will be a magic carpet ride, I want to circumnavigate the globe in a deliberate, up-close and personal way. It used to be owned by Zorro and the dad in Lost in Space, so that's pretty damned cool too. http://www.ontheboat.net/wordpress/?page_id=172
I'm currently in transition, Maybe a mid-life crisis even... I'm completely broke (edit - tempfixed/sorta!), and not working and pretty damned happy about it. I'm in the middle of selling my house (edit sold!), and then I'm going to be working on the boat learning to weld better, building and creating things for a while.
And then I want to travel a bit. After that, who knows but working towards an early heart attack seems like not a good plan. (my 10yrs older best friend died literally in my arms earlier this year, it definitely had an effect on my outlook and priorities)
I like to dive in first and then figure out how to get r done later! I like to plan too, but spontaneity is the spice of life.
I really hate saying I so much.
I live to be outdoors, do outdoorsy stuff, but at the same time I'm not a nut about it like a lot of people are. I'd love to ride a bike with you, but probably not gonna do a century up to Snoqualmie. Camping=YES!!! snow cave? um.... Digging in the dirt, playing in the dirt, rearranging dirt from one piece of dirt to another, looking at other people's dirt and taking pictures of really great dirt excites me. Dirty girls are pretty awesome too. ;>
I love dogs, and I'm currently without, which is kinda sad.
I like to think I don't have a lot of real deal-breakers for a relationship, and yet at the same time I guess maybe I do:
I'm looking for a girl that's spontaneous, maybe a bit sarcastic or even snarky. The hottest girl in the room but oblivious to that fact and it wouldn't hurt if she were the smartest in the room too. I like smart, a lot.
I'm a liberal, agnostic/atheist and vehemently anti-organized religion, so I probably won't get along with people who want to convert me. Though I'd totally convert for a sweet, demure and innocent girl like Amy Schumer or Sarah Silverman. I'd convert and change teams for Jon Stewart.
Men have biological clocks too, I've come to the age where I've done a complete 180 on kids. In many ways I've just never really been 'forced' to be an adult like many of my peers did in their 20s & 30's. I think I want a kid or two (MAYBE!!!!) and I'd be fine without too (really). I want to lead a different sort of life, so if you think living a life like http://www.bumfuzzle.com/adventures/ sounds cool then msg me because that's where I'm heading. It's weird because 'in fact' I've led a pretty staid and reserved life and yet still think of myself as a complete hippy. I think I've repressed my gypsy soul too long; & I wanna be more of a hippy - gypsy not less! There's also probably a tattoo or two in my future so it'd be great if you were ok with that too. :)
I have very strongly held beliefs and morals, and more importantly I have a (logical) reason for believing everything I do (at least I think I do.) I pride myself on being open minded and able to change my mind if you have a better reason than I did. I hate liars, and more than that I hate liars who try to tell you that you are over-reacting because you noticed it. Lying to me is a relationship ender. *any* relationship. I do have a filter, but please don't ask me if those jeans make your butt look fat unless you ACTUALLY want me to ACTUALLY tell you, because I will. And I have zero tolerance for games, I want someone who treats me nice and expects the same.
I'm quick to admit when I'm wrong and I LOVE a woman who can call me on my sh*t when need be. I want to lead a simpler, more deliberate life, and I've worked pretty hard to get rid of 'things' and replace them with experiences.
I'm extremely shy, tend to withdraw and observe in group settings. I am most definitely introverted. However I'm also very gregarious, I have no problems speaking to groups or being the center of attention, just not my preferred place to be. And ultimately I'm just looking for that perfect gal, you know a supermodel who's a member of MENSA and totally digs old broke bald guys like me, is that too much to ask? Somebody to spend the rest of my life with exploring the world in an up-close and personal way, someone who is honest and direct, and will let her guard down long enough to actually let a guy in and actually be nice to her.
Ultimately I'm looking for a relationship where we both feel like the lucky one. Crap, I should have deleted all that other crap and just said that.