Thirteen year old son, a daughter that's eight years old, and have been married for seventeen years.
I teach high school music (band and chorus). I'm not a particularly gifted musician, but I think I'm a pretty good teacher.
I enjoy outdoors activities, like kayaking, hiking and running, and especially swimming. I enjoy drawing (though not too skilled) and playing pen and paper role playing games as well as computer or video games. I watch a lot of science fiction and Fantasy. Raising my kids is a full time commitment during what used to be considered my "free" time.
Of course I love my wife and kids, and wish for more closeness and time with both. I end up spending a lot of time with activities at school. I'm Catholic, but not practicing or going to mass.
I can be outgoing in the right situation, but bars and parties are weird for me. I tend to be quiet at those. I appear extroverted, but people can be exhausting.
I am procrastinator, untidy, and sardonic
In 2005, we took a chance and relocated from a comfortable home and jobs in Albuquerque so that I could be a high school music director. We built a new house and home here in Southwestern Colorado. The decision to move back to Colorado was the right thing-- in my case, it is coming home.
The music program at my school began to really take off since I came here. It has grown five times in size and is regularly competitive at the State level. I've been named teacher of the year twice, although I'm not sure what the criteria has been for those awards.
I am trying to shake the habit of laziness that I've acquired over the years. That means doing productive things as well as more active things to exercise. I'm trying to lose a few more pounds and eat better as well. My FitBit helped me lose some weight, and I'm sticking with it. It seems that as I left the 20's, my metabolism doesn't allow me to eat whatever I want anymore. Now in my 40's, it's even worse.
Or type too much.
And I'm a freakin' geek.
I also love Tabletop Roleplaying Games. Yeah, Dungeons and Dragons. I read those books for fun. I need an adult gaming group.
B. Sci-Fi and Fantasy again, especially the Lord of the Rings and Star Wars Trilogies. We don't have satellite or cable TV, but own DVD's of Stargate, Star Trek,, TNG, DS9, Battlestar Galactica, Veronica Mars, House, Lost, M*A*S*H, The Office, and most especially THE WEST WING. Other shows include LOST, Heroes, 24, FIREFLY, or anything Trek or StarWars.
C. Honestly, I get so much music in my job, I don't listen to much on the radio. On my IPod or phone are a LOT of soundtracks. If not that, pretty mainstream artists like 90's rock bands, maybe some old big band jazz, or some new artists I don't know about. Very vanilla, but a wide variety of styles. What I really listen to are podcasts about politics, lifestyle, design, and astronomy. 99% Invisible, Professional Left, Rachel Maddow, Astronomy Cast, Mission Long (Star Trek) t, WTF, The Cracked Podcast. Many others.
When my students ask me what's on my iPod or what I'm listening to right now, that is the answer.
D. I love cheese. That may have a lot to do with the whole gaining weight/losing conditioning thing.
2. Internet Access (Currently the only connection to the outside world.)
3. Sex. Never enough, in or out of married life.
4. Podcasts (for driving in the car.)
5. My iPod or phone to listen to said podcasts or occasional music.
6. I'm a simple man. That's it.
If not that, I'm probably thinking about a movie or book I read or saw recently.
Politics, and how much hope I once had for the Obama administration. I hope I didn't make a mistake-- but like I told my students, nothing is guaranteed. But I do NOT regret voting for him. He's still a helluvalot better than his successor.
I am not sure what's gonna happen under President Donald Trump, but I will be watching very closely.
Also, thinking about tasks I am procrastinating on, either home or work related. In the summertime, I am constantly under siege with the need to write marching band music and choreography-- and I always put it off.
In the fall, I'm with my band at the football game.
The rest of the year, I would *LOVE* to have a gaming group to hang with, but around here there's not much of a gaming community.
Sortof. It's in my past, but it still defines me to an extent. It was not terrible, but it was not good either.
You are on OKCupid for the cool tests, **OR** If you are interested in friendship. I'm married, and I've found my partner. It's not perfect, but it's important.
However, I enjoy meeting and knowing new people because it enriches one's life.