I love my life. I make a living at my dream job, (I'm an actor and singer) and have for some 30 years. I have no desire for fame and fortune - OK, a little fortune wouldn't be so bad - I just enjoy doing what I do. I mostly do live theatre of all kinds, but between shows, I do all kinds of actor odd-jobs (commercials, voiceovers, trade shows, corporate training, etc.) Though I don't make a lot of money, I live simply but comfortably and am to some degree the master of my own schedule.
I do make sacrifices to live on an actor's wages: I drive a used Ferrari, fly coach in my private plane, and bathe in the Chateau Neuf du Pape '28 instead of the '27. Although I can't shower you in diamonds, (wouldn't that hurt anyway?;) I will shower you in praise, love, and positivity. And, hopefully, water. 'Cuz bathing's fairly important.
But I digress. My idea of how to treat a lady is this: like a partner. We are each other's advisor, protector, playmate and friend. And we find each other very attractive. I consider myself a gentleman and a feminist, and I see absolutely no conflict between those terms.
I come from a fairly small family, but we're spread out all over the map. However, we get along famously and visit one another whenever possible. (We also sometimes travel together, too.) If you and I spend any appreciable time together, be prepared to meet some of them. And, if you're even half the fan of your own family that I am of mine, I'd love to meet yours as well.
Contrary to what you might expect, though I am quite comfortable on stage or giving a speech or something, I'm really not a party person. I am SO much happier having a few friends over, or just being with "the one." I really don't seek to be the center of attention; I get more than enough of that in my work.
I know how to wear a tux (oddly enough, I own a few of them,) but I'm much happier in jeans and my river sandals. I don't need you to wear makeup. If you like wearing it, great. I like it, too. (Be warned, though: I might have more makeup than you do - but for stage use only!;) I like reading, watching movies, sleeping, cuddling and other assorted horizontal activities. I'm not much of a cook, but I enjoy cooking together. I also love eating, probably more than I should. I'm not into watching sports, but extra points for you if you play a decent game of tennis. (I'm always looking for that kind of partner, too.) I'm also learning to appreciate a good tandem walk.
I guess all-in-all, I'm very passionate about my work, but otherwise a fairly laid-back person. I enjoy my life and I'd like to find someone who enjoys hers; we'd just be happier if we could enjoy them together.
I hope I haven't written too much but said too little. But there it is. Now, I'd like to hear YOUR story.
I hope to cut down my time on the road, but to keep up traveling for pleasure. (I've been to all 50 states and 30+ countries so far.) But I daresay that at least some travel for work will always be a part of my life.
What else am I doing with my life? Well, I'm looking for this very special woman... If you see her, let me know, would you? Thanks.
Being honest: You ask me if these jeans make you look fat? I can say no if that's what you want. But I can also tell you that the other jeans look better, or that these might be better for tomorrow's cookout than tonight's concert, or that I really can't tell, as I'm just too busy enjoying the view. ;-) And whatever my opinion, I don't feel you are under any obligation to abide by it, or even to agree; we are each our own person.
I also juggle pretty well.
Books I DON'T read: romance, crime novels, or (generally) the "latest thing." My reading list is already too long, and I do a lot of reading for work, anyway.
Movies I DON'T see: horror, gross-out humor, anything that's ONLY about explosions and special effects (I love a good action or sci-fi flick, but there has to be something more to it.) You generally have to drag me to "chick flicks," but I usually like them once I'm there. Same with foreign films.
Shows I DON'T watch: All of them. Oddly enough for an actor, I pretty much gave up television about ten years ago. Though I was a huge fan of "The West Wing" and "The Simpsons," and have enjoyed "Arrested Development" and "Battlestar Galactica" on Netflix. And, personally, I abhor reality TV. (Again, not judging those who like it, but it would be tough, I think, to find one we could watch together.)
Music I DON'T listen to: rap, dance music, disco, old-style country. (I must admit, most of my musical tastes are somewhat stuck in my youth: the Beatles, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Queen, Creedence, the Eagles, etc. But I'm also a fan of slightly newer music, like Sting, Tori Amos, the Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek. OK, I DID say "SLIGHTLY newer.")
Food I DON'T eat: Yeah, very funny. Well, although I have had numerous exotic dishes on my travels, I'm not one who generally considers food "an adventure." And it's more about the company, anyway. I like most cuisines, but could probably live on Italian.
Family & Friends
Horizontal Activities (sleep, sex, cuddling, reading in bed)
And, although I would survive, my life would be a hell of a lot less enjoyable without:
My toys (Mac, iPad, iPhone)
Also, I'm looking for this very special woman...
The present: my work, and how good life is.
I really think VERY little about the past. I don't believe in denying one's past (i.e. never mentioning exes, etc.) but I am not a believer in the woulda/shoulda/coulda school of regret; I just think it's wasted energy.