I have had the honor of sharing my life and my home with a wonderful woman (with whom I am madly in love) for more than three years and we're getting married in the fall! Thanks OKCupid!
I also have a beard now. And, if properly waxed, I can rock a pretty impressive handlebar mustache. Life is good.
I'm smart, funny, easy-going, and in general a pretty happy person. I love to laugh and have fun and tell stories and make other people laugh. But I've also got a serious side, and could talk for hours about a wide range of topics great and small. Art, literature, philosophy, politics, science, the future, the past, current affairs, whatever. As long as we're not talking about the latest exploits of the Kardashians, I'll have an opinion and something interesting to say. I consider myself to be a good, honest, and honorable man. I'm not religious and I don't believe in God (at least not in any traditional sense), but I've still drawn a lot of my life philosophy from religious sources, including Buddhist teachings on karma and meditation and all that commie/hippie stuff Jesus was always talking about. That being said, I try to be open minded and respectful whenever possible unless faced with inexcusable levels of ignorance, hypocrisy, or bigotry. And no, I'm not one of those people who considers voting for Trump inexcusably bigoted. Those people need to take a deep breath.
I moved up here from St. Louis in 2015 to take care of my 93 year old grandfather. I've worked in the elder care field at pretty much every level, so it was something I was uniquely qualified to do and my family hired me.
My fiancé works at a local farm doing community supported agriculture, which she loves! She typically comes home covered in dirt with a big smile on her face!
Movies: The Big Lebowski, The Godfather I and II, Fargo, There's Something About Mary, Goodfellas, The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pulp Fiction, Ghostbusters, Dumb and Dumber, and pretty much anything involving zombies.
TV: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The Wire, The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Survivor, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Arrested Development, The Shield, The Big Bang Theory.
Music: Classic rock mostly, with some oldies, pop, and rap thrown in for good measure. CCR, Tom Petty, The Stones, and Steve Miller are a few personal favorites.
Food: Whatever my fiancé is cooking, because it will be awesome. I'm also especially proud of my pecan pie, cornbread, chili, meatballs, pecan-smoked BBQ ribs, and any of my homemade soups and sauces.
However! My fiancé and I enjoy going to the beach, discovering new places and having new experiences, divey kind of bars, and just relaxing and enjoying ourselves with good friends.
You have books I can borrow. The answer to your next question is yes.
You have something interesting to say. Anger me. Shock me. Offend me. Just please don't bore me.
You think George R.R. Martin needs to write much, much faster.
You want to get into a circular, pointless debate about deeply held philosophical, spiritual, political, social, cultural, and moral beliefs that ultimately solves nothing.
You want to play RISK. Because it's awesome.
You want to play a different board game and drink and laugh and tell stories until the wee hours. Because that's just a good time.
You need and/or have tips on beard maintenance.
You need someone to care for an aging relative or know someone looking to purchase a ridiculously expensive purebred Bichon Frise puppy. I can totally hook you up.