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My self-summary
I’m a short fat fur ball with a comb over that compliments my savvy fashion sense. My game controller keeps my mind sharp and my body in shape. I hate my janitorial job at McDonald's, but I won't go hungry. I recently worked up the gumption to leave the abusive relationship I was in. I traded bruises for loneliness... I'm not sure it was a fair trade. Now she beats on my former best... and only, friend... lucky bastard. I’m miserable, and if I could afford a gun I would shoot myself. Hmmm… maybe if I didn't spend all my money on booze, gambling, and prostitutes I could afford a gun. Nah, that wouldn't work... mom would just bitch-slap me with it when I brought it home. Did I mention that I have the sense of humor of a box of bleach? I'm desperate… please... won't some needy woman take pity on me. Mom says I'm pathetic, small minded, and smell funny.

I have blue collar roots that have branched out into more intellectual pursuits. I’m grounded in the golden rule and reaching for the sun with creativity, versatility, and an open mind. The products I design are seeds that I offer the world. I discriminate against few activities or points of view… discovery is important. I'm well traveled, preferring the path less beaten. I'm open, honest, and not afraid to speak my mind... and usually do. I don’t take unreasonable risks, although my definition of unreasonable is more liberal than most. I’m analytical, which can be misconstrued as arrogance, but it's just a Scandinavian thing. I’m objective and can admit when I’m wrong… untrue, I’m actually subjective and stubborn. ;~ ) The careful listener will catch my wit, which is on the dry side and is often laced with deeper meaning. I’d much rather show and learn by doing rather than dictate a laundry list of traits, attributes, and interests.

Ultimately, I'd like to find someone I feel like I've always known. Someone who wants to know me and accepts me for who I truly am. Someone who appreciates the special place I've reserved for her in my life. Someone who I'd rather not live without. And most importantly, someone who doesn't burp too much. That being said, life, and love, is a journey, not a destination and I intend to enjoy everyone who crosses my path... and I mean that in the broadest sense.

~ The only constant in the universe is change.
~ You can't learn anything if you already know it all.
~ Chemistry is a recipe written with no ink... you know it's right when you taste it.
~ There are two sides to every fried egg... and each happens to be nourishing. I prefer mine over easy. It's ok if they're a little crispy here and there, but never burnt or overdone. A gushing yoke is a very good thing.
What I’m doing with my life
~ Defying definition
~ Riding motorcycles
~ Designing products
~ Practicing concinnity
~ Fostering special memories
I’m really good at
~ analysis
~ combing my hair
~ pulling all nighters
~ selecting the shortest line
~ remembering images/shapes
~ finding the killer parking spot
~ using my hands and things that fit in them
~ being above average at most things that I put my mind to
~ admitting that I'm flawed just like everyone else on this big blue speck of cosmic dust.
The first things people usually notice about me
The obvious answer is my height, but just because you look down on me doesn't mean I'll let you walk all over me... unless you have a recent pedicure... and stilettos. It seems the ladies like a man in uniform.

I challenge. I'm tactile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Hemingway, Clive Cussler, Pat Conroy, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham... off the top of my head. I don't fill my head with info like this... or sports stats.

Film: Harold and Maude, Juno, Laurence of Arabia, Twelve Men, The English Patient, Being There, Alien, Saving Private Ryan, The Cider House Rules, The Incredibles, Fargo, Blade Runner, Raising Arizona, Brazil, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Fall, American Beauty, Rear Window, District 9, Bringing Up Baby, Baraka, The Warriors Way...

Music: Pretty much anything except most Rap or Country. I'm not so fond of Polka or show tunes either, but every genera has it place and merits. My collection is eclectic.

Food: I'm an omnivore. Spicy and ethnic are tasty... and I have regular cravings for sushi or a good burger... and an IPA.
Six things I could never do without
Besides Maslow's pyramid and the obvious:
~ wit
~ tips
~ senses
~ curiosity
~ coy smiles
~ a box of tools
~ boundaries to push
~ I'm rather attached to my moto
~ my Monument Black toilet plunger.

The six things I could always do without
~ cloves
~ dead beats
~ a dead battery
~ sour and/or spilt milk
~ half empty glasses of anything
~ people who insist on clogging the fast lane
~ not getting a reply from women that I message
~ seeing recyclables in the trash can next to the recycle can
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how bad I am at thinking, which, for some reason, always seems to end in confusion.

I once thought about the paradox: Can god create a boulder he can't lift? I was really losing sleep over it. One day... while buttering my toast, the answer hit me... the epiphany was glorious. God doesn't exist. I lose sleep over more important things now.
On a typical Friday night I am
probably doing the same kind of things you are.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I eat ice cream with a fork.

I don't identify as being kinky... I'm not vanilla either. I'm an explorer; you should be too, or at least be willing to be my world.

When crafting a message I feel like I'm approaching a woman at a bar. I envision all the drinks and empty glasses piled around her and know more are being offered. My drink, as good as it may be, is just one of many. It makes me feel cheap and common... like dating is a competition, and I'm not and it's not. As a consequence, even though I'm not shy and there are many desirable women here, I don't send out many messages.

Honestly, the only reason I'm on OKC is for motivation to hose out the man-cave. That strategy hasn't worked as well as I had hoped... the dust is on the verge of becoming a tripping hazard.
You should message me if
~ you tend to show more than tell.
~ you're on the kinky side of vanilla.
~ you're tired of the usual posturing.
~ you can handle a guy who's 6'4" 205lbs.
~ you're not afraid of, and prefer, honesty.
~ you're artsy, open minded, and free spirited.
~ you don't allow society to dictate your actions.
~ you're feisty and can take as good as you give.
~ you're local to San Francisco... within 5-10 miles.
~ you're unconventional, but don't need to broadcast it.
~ we're at least a 80% match. And yes, I read answers.
~ you like full-length mirrors, but not obsessed with them.
~ you see the value in taking risks... and aren't afraid too.
~ you have something interesting or clever to say... please.
~ you're sex positive and understand that that has nothing to do with promiscuity.
~ you're attractive and fit with access to accurate images that clearly reveal your frame. I'm not looking for perfection, but we should appear to be a good fit.

I poke around here on occasion, but mainly just respond to messages. I'm not shy, but sending out messages is largely a crap shoot. I'd rather save the time and effort for someone who wants it... so you should contact me if you're interested. I'm selective and not interested in random hook ups. I'm here for face to face interaction not endless message strings... not that that can't be enjoyable. I reply to everyone who takes the time and effort to contact me. I gauge your interest by the effort you put into your messages... just as you would expect from me... "Hi" or a thoughtless one liner will get a similar response. I'm not a leg humper so don't be leery about replying if I do happen to send some words your way and you're not interested... I'm a big boy. We should be considerate humans, right? I believe in the golden rule and karma. Besides, it's the right thing to do.

May you find and live your desires... enjoy!
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