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My self-summary
Hi There!
Profile overhaul underway. I tried, but hyperbole, sarcasm, and the odd opinion somehow got in there ;o)

Having been on OKC since FOREVER (you may have noticed), I decided to chuck my old profile and start over. A bold move, I know. For some things (like survival, or meeting a wonderful woman, or building the perfect PB&J), failure is just not the best option, so I opted to do something extraordinary, or better yet, EPIC, to move this thing along a teeny bit. BTW, isn’t this the place you’re supposed to come to find a soul mate or something? Well how ‘bout me? I’d take one of those! They sound like a good thing. I know a guy who has one and he seems pretty happy. Perhaps I had misguided expectations of OKC. Nonetheless, that’s a thing of the past (water under the… or off a duck’s…, spilt milk, by-gones), cause I’m moving on to something EPIC now, which I might have already mentioned.

OK, in my quest for something EPIC, I plan to Pull out all the stops, Go Rogue (ala Sarah Palin, NOT!), Laugh in the face of death, Walk the razor’s edge, (help me out here with another one of these idioms, cause I think I need one more…, oh, I got one!), and Boldly go where no OKC-toadie has gone before! But then, there is that whole thing about actually having some kind of hook or a WOW-missile to reach out and really connect with a would-be soul mate. Yes, having a hook would be key to this actually being EPIC, and that way I won’t have to start tempering expectations here at the front end of my EPIC argument (Never!).

Perhaps a little history would be a good segway on my way to EPIC. Hmmm. Some time ago, I wrote what I thought was a pretty snappy, really honest, fun, confident, and even charming bit of text for my previous profile intro, where I sort of modestly described some of my good qualities, foibles (both of them), passions, past-times and hopes. It took me FOREVER to get it right but I finally got there and was basically happy with it, and it didn’t hurt my feelings none that a few of you mentioned that you really liked it. Thank you for that, by the way. Nonetheless, I have wondered if it mattered what I wrote, or how I wrote or how humorous it might be, if a would-be soul mate wasn’t twitterpated by my pics. Since we are a pretty visual species and attraction is kinda important, I reckon that pics matter plenty. On the other hand, perhaps my witty and thoughtful repartee could help put me over the top with said would-be soul mate. Sadly there’s just no way to know what goes on in the mind of an almost, but not quite, would-be soul mate, and its enough to make you want to take up drinking or get religion or become a republican (Good God, No!). Desperation has its limits!

Nonetheless, gonna leave those pics right there in my profile just in case someone likes them or wants to know what I look like now. However, I will admit to including the ones I liked better, because there were some that weren’t,......well,….flattering. Chalk that one up to vanity.

To be sure, I have this inkling that there is a bit more to size up about someone than merely what they write and what they look like. There are, of course, a few of the intangibles that are crucial to any would-be soul mate’s decision to engage, or not, like character, and can this guy dance?, and does he know how to clean a toilet?! Let us not forget those things.

So, what's EPIC about any of this, other than you’ve actually read all of it? Nothing! I was frustrated, so I decided to rant about it rather than just quit, and I asked you along (thanks for coming). Since I wrote it down, maybe we can snicker about it while we move along on our search. Clearly, many of us are hopeful romantics and we bought into the dream; the one in the books and the movies and the bed-time stories, and for some folks it actually happens. How incredibly lucky for them. It will be EPIC when it happens for us, too.
What I’m doing with my life
Shifting gears and looking to make some adjustments to a pretty good life. Spent too long in school and too much time at work and want to find some new things to do and a great person to do them with.
I’m really good at
Picking up on what people think/want/like; bantering; singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" or "Man in a box" with reckless abandon in a car or shower (sometimes in tune); having a good conversation with a dog (if somewhat one-sided); swing dancing; finding fun in almost any situation; being a dad; making breakfast; enjoying a soak in a good hot spring
The first things people usually notice about me
Is this a trick question? I assume that they would notice that I am incredibly charming, terribly witty, and smart as a whip! Or perhaps they would just notice the appearance stuff: clothes, height, build, face, and hair. What say you?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Recent books: Money Ball (Michael Lewis), Tiger (Jahn Vaillant), Me the People (Kevin Bleyer).

Favorite Books: Undaunted Courage (Stephen Ambrose), Travels with Charlie (John Steinbeck), The River Why (David James Duncan).

Movies: Red October, High Fidelity, Ferris Bueller, The Philadelphia Story, Outlaw Josey Wales, Twister, National Treasure, Bull Durham, Lonesome Dove, and Swing Vote

Music: Most rock (e.g., Zeppelin, Beatles, Who, Stones, Hendrix, Clapton, Stevie Ray, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Bad Co, Queen, Ramones, Grand Funk, Squeeze, Black Crowes to Green Day and Offspring to White Stripes, the Strokes, Neon Trees), classical, roots, Americana (Billy Holiday, Shovels and Rope), Motown (Percy Sledge, 4-Tops, Drifters), soul (Wilson Pickett !!!, Aretha!!!), blues, ragtime, rockabilly (Brian Setzer, Southern Culture on the Skids), folk, Ska (Mighty Mighty Bosstones), bluegrass, cowpunk and country (Patsy Cline, Toby Keith, Brooks and Dunn). And on and on.

Food: Chocolate milk, crab, home made salsa (extra cilantro), my smoked salmon, cranberry scones, and curry anything.
Six things I could never do without
My kid; friends; hope that I might find a wonderful, incredible and amazing woman; having something great to look forward to; really good sourdough bread and butter; and the ability to make a meaningful contribution. Perhaps air, water, food, a roof, and a bed might be nice too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Should I write sex, or can that just be a given? My kid, work, fishing, music, fun things to do, meeting a great gal, things I want to do in a week, a month or a year from now. Seems a little too predictable but there you have it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either doing something with my kid, playing guitar, working, or watching a movie at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Perhaps I'll just admit that privately. Nevermind, I thought of something: I lived in Texas for a year (went to Texas A&M Univ.; its paradise for wacko-conservatives; spent 2 weeks there one day, (more like 20 years in just two semesters), and I've never, ever, had a corn dog (never seemed like a good idea). Both true.
You should message me if
You thought you might never find a great guy, but you really hoped you would anyway.
The two of us