-I'm a Floridian who happened to be born in the wrong state (Connecticut). I came down to Tampa about 20 years ago and fell in love with this place.
-I'm a T-shirt and sandals kind of guy and a huge parrothead.
-Every now and then I can sit in a hammock and stare at the sky for hours.
-I care about what's going on in the world.
-I believe that knowing whether a person likes Elvis better than the Beatles (or vice versa) speaks volumes more about them than knowing if they're liberal or conservative. That goes double for their preference of chocolate or vanilla ice cream.
-I'm a published writer and an amateur photographer so I definitely fall into the "creative" category.
-Sometimes I just like to drive around with no particular place to go.
-I'm addicted to all forms of media. I love music and movies and books and have very diverse tastes when it comes to all of them. I especially love movies whether in the movie theater or a DVD on my home theater.
-I own my home and I'm sensible with money.
-I can still just lay contentedly on the floor and listen to music for hours and hours. And I have a vinyl collection. Yes... I'm that guy.
-I have dogs and a lanai full of plants, so I'm responsible enough to take care of other living things.
-I have clear goals and a stable career which I enjoy.
-I have a fairly active social life and a group of very close friends who are like family to me.
-I carry no baggage from previous relationships other than the hindsight to have learned from them.
-I like to hang with my friends at a relaxed not-very-crowded bar, but I outgrew the club thing after college.
-Sometimes I prefer the company of animals to others and I find nothing wrong with that.
-I believe that there is still a little magic left in the world as long as you know where to look.
-I once shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
Ok I stole that last one from a song lyric, but you get the point ;)
In a nutshell, I work very hard at keeping all aspects of my life in balance; I've turned relaxation into an art form; I love to talk; I love to think; I love my family, my friends and my dogs. I'm generally just a good person and find no shame in that.
Books: American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman, What the Dog Saw by Malcom Gladwell, The Thief of Always by Clive Barker, The LOST Encyclopedia, A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. Movies: Valhalla Rising, Bottle Shock, Inception, The Road, Centurion. Shows: Game of Thrones, Arrow, How I Met Your Mother, The Walking Dead, Being Human, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who. Bands: Iron & Wine, Midlake, Broken Bells, Enter the Haggis, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Gaslight Anthem, Kings of Convinience, The Subdudes, Black Taxi, Bright Light Social Hour, Band of Horses, Rilo Kiley. Singer(s): Nick Drake, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Alexi Murdoch, Xavier Rudd, Amos Lee.
Food is somewhat different than media so lets just say my favorite type of foods are: Italian, Mexican and Asian. I also grew up on the coast in the northeast so I have a lot of love for every kind of seafood. Favorite Restaurants: Boca, Peligia Trattoria, Datz, Cantina Laredo, Copperfish, Roy's, Origami, the Mermaid Tavern, Ulele
Also if you're okay with meeting in person relatively quickly. I'm not the biggest fan of spending weeks emailing and talking on the phone. It's much easier to judge chemistry in person.