-I always finish what I start even if it is no longer relevant.
-I prefer to be second knowing that I could have won.
-I never agree, just to be nice, I will argue my point to the end.
-I have strong willpower and am able to resist temptation.
-I function best when others have lost control and hope.
-If everybody else is doing it, I'm probably not interested.
-I am frustrated when I see things not done to the highest
standards, especially relating to ergonomics and design.
-I don't feel the need to define everything around me.
-Under no circumstances do I ever stand in a queue.
-I prefer Wood and brass to plastic.
-I once crossed a minefield whilst playing Jim Reeves' Christmas album.
In general, I do what is required from life. I am very focused at whatever it is I'm doing at the moment and usually achieve my goals. I can successfully navigate most things without needing the involvement of others. I appear to be easy-going but at the same time am very tuned in to what's going on around me.
I am tolerant of others and non judgemental. I get on equally well with murderers, terrorists and gangsters as I do with intellectuals and creative types. That doesn't mean I'm any of these categories or condone their particular behaviours but just to say, throughout my life so far, I have come into contact with many diverse elements of society and got alone fine with all of them.
I grew up in England but lived in many countries since and gained from many cultures. I don't have fixations like religion to limit my view of things or feel the need to be converting someone to something.
In a previous phase of my life I was a professional soldier and was actually quite good at it. I learnt a lot about myself and life in the process. Forget the Rambo stereotype, brains beats brawn every time.
I think I have a genetic modification in my response to danger, where it doesn't seem to generate the necessary fear to survive that it should. I had to give up parachuting because I simply was not that stressed about opening the parachute on time, to the dismay of my instructors.
Arrogance, narrow-mindedness, bad manners and fixation with low level things like money, power and possessions are a turn-off, wisdom and confidence of self and spirit are preferred.
I have a great sense of justice and don't go well with people who think they, for some reason, are better than others. Even if they are, I will always side with the under-dog.
In relationships so far I always ended up worse off for it. I was
married to a really nice woman for 7 years, who turned out not to be so nice. After divorce, I decided never to marry again. Over the years I've had other girlfriends who ranged from manic depressives to suicidal schizophrenics. I do seem to attract people with problems. I know I'm a problem-solver but I really would prefer someone without major issues, I just prefer an easy uncomplicated life these days.
You may wish not to believe it, but I've had several paranormal encounters, mainly when I was younger and am in no doubt about the existence of spirit forces, although I cannot explain what they are or what they want. We had both a poltergeist and an exorcist visiting our home long before I knew what the terms meant. Nothing much happened since I left UK however, maybe ghosts only want to interact with someone who knows the local language.
OK. Some weirder stuff. People tell me I am speaking in some ancient language when I am asleep. Those who have heard me, tell me I am speaking in Aramaic, Hebrew or the like. What does it all mean? I haven't a clue and don't really feel the need to find out.
I feel I have some absurd stories to tell.
I once tried to raise funds for my "last British eccentric south-pole coffee shop project". The funds raised only covered my advertising costs and somebody sent me a jar of coffee, so I suppose it must be counted as a successful enterprise.
A future project idea is to be the first person to successfully take a grand piano up mount Everest.
I'm currently running my own consulting company trying to solve other people's technical problems. It pays the rent and I seem to be good at it so I'll do that for now. I'm constantly amazed at how I can make a good living from telling people common sense and what they should already know.
Reducing complex things to their essentials
Doing exactly what I said I was going to do without deviation
Predicting trends 3 years before they happen
Instinctively understanding the true value of things
Getting the best deal
Ergonomics and good design
Appreciating talented people
Survival,escape & evasion & anti-interrogation techniques
Remember, I really am going to do exactly what I said I was going to
-Tall, dark hair & blue eye combination.
-I have some good stories from real life.
-I think differently.
-I appear to be a little eccentric in comparison to the norm
Films: something with good direction and acting, which usually implies not Hollywood mainstream.
Music: Very wide spectrum
Culture: Edinburgh fringe festival, Theatre and Pantomime
Poetry: John Cooper Clark
The right to disagree
Good tea &coffee
A calculator for adding up lists
Someone to check my calculations are correct
-Why things are designed so stupidly
-Why people want to be part of the machine instead of thinking for themselves.
-Why the most valuable members of society (Not me!) are not paid the highest rewards.
-Why the most intelligent people (Again not me!) are not the ones making the decisions.
-Why irresponsible people (Definitely not me!) seem to have a better life.
I'm only telling you this, not because it's an important part of my character, but because I think it demonstrates my attitude to honesty, even when honesty may not always be to my advantage.
Also I wouldn't want you to develop an inferiority complex when you discover that I have better legs than you.
-You are astute enough to realize that responding to a profile without a picture could give you a strategic advantage over the competition.
-You don't take yourself (or me!) too seriously.
-You could be just as happy living on a park bench as in the beach-side villa.
-You think my profile cannot possibly be genuine and would like to check that I am not "computer-generated" as one person claimed I must be.
-You are capable of original thought.
-You absolutely think that you hate me based on the presented semantics. I would like the challenge of trying to show you otherwise.
-You don't buy things just because they say Apple on them.
-You own absolutely no Apple products, or you are about to be divorced from them.
NOTE. I feel it important to point out that having re-read my profile, I completely understand that the average girl may have some considerable trouble finding any affinity to it whatsoever and quickly move on to a "safer" profile. This may act in my favour as a filter mechanism. It would mean anyone actually contacting me made a conscious evaluation and recognized that the person behind the profile just might have something to offer.
I do appear to be in a bit of a niche market
(or completely out of the market!).
I haven't decided yet, I'm sure you will.