Can occasionally be oblivious, which is sometimes misinterpreted as disinterested and/or cocky. Good at reading people, but not women if they are interested; was once told "a woman could come at you with a baseball bat, and you'd have no clue she was hitting on you."
As a younger lad, was the kid staring out the window during class, infuriating teachers with what they perceived as lack of interest (not to mention mediocre attendance). Was easily bored, but earned A-grades (and is still easily bored). Not challenged all the way through high school and even into college. Long-time restless dreamer. Developed greater education partially through studying, but mostly by 'doing.'
Facial hair comes and goes (currently very little facial hair). Looks good with shirt off, if you're into that sort of thing (finished T25, moved on to P90X). Cleans-up well and is presentable (if occasionally uncomfortable) in a suit.
Also: sails boats, rides bikes (the vintage beach cruiser variety with pedals), takes photographs (used to develop photos in a darkroom), collects cars, draws things by hand using pencil and paper, owns a home. Prefers fresh air and open windows instead of A/C (proximity to ocean = nice breeze).
Born in Northern CA but mostly raised in SoCal by parents from New England who have Yankee values and work ethic. Father is an Engineer (a Rocket Scientist, for real) and Mother is an artist and writer, so offspring is a unique and rare combination of logical, intelligent, hard working, resourceful, and creative.
Not desperate or a serial dater.
Mostly here for the forums, until they ditched them 8/25/16
According to friends, has two modes. GO, and sleep.
Just finished a major remodel on my place (new plumbing, paint, floors, converted a den to a bedroom - yeah, I'm one of those handy dudes); time to sell it and start over - currently shopping for a single story mid-century home (with lots of character, obviously) that needs my skills.
Spending as much time as possible with friends & family, or on boats with friends & family.
Watching my figure. Wait... I mean YOUR figure. Giggity.
Devouring homemade chocolate chip cookies (without nuts)
Functioning on 3 or 4 hours of sleep (on a good night)
Keeping my vehicles clean
And eyes. Are they blue, or grey? Depends on the sky.
Also, women occasionally tell me I have a superior posterior. I find it fascinating that someone would actually go out of their way to tell me that. So, if you were behind me, I suppose that would be the first thing you'd notice.
Shows: I like home renovation, so HGTV. In 2014 I watched the entire Breaking Bad series beginning to end (thanks Netflix). Movies: Heat, The Professional, Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, Tombstone, Ronin, Tron Legacy, Amadeus, The Equalizer, John Wick, Animal House.
Books: I used to be a voracious reader, but can't seem to find the time these days. Just finished reading The Martian - I always try to read the book first if the subject matter is interesting - then I watched the movie. Movie was okay, loved the book. The main character was a smart-ass.
Food: dislikes most seafood and all mushrooms. No fungus, thanks. Some foods have a textural sensation I don't like.
Blue masking tape (I put that shit on everything)
Days on the ocean
Camera - just picked up a new Sony a6300 mirrorless and I'm really enjoying it. Shoots 4K video, but I haven't used the video function yet.
Really? I have to come up with six things? I don't really need much stuff.
- That perfect mid-century home that needs restoration/updating, one that will go with the 1967 Herman Miller Eames chair my uncle gave me (he bought it new). Yes, I am buying a house to match an old chair.
- If aliens are watching Earth, they would think that dogs were in charge. Humans feed them, carry them, groom and bathe them, pick up after them, and when dogs go for a walk they usually have a human at the end of a leash. Right?
- All the narrow-minded people out there who believe having lots of education makes you a better or more desirable person. Many of my most successful friends are entrepreneurs who are chasing their dreams - driven by moxie, intelligence, and sheer passion - they learned by trying, sometimes failing, and, ultimately, doing. Many of them skipped college, or dropped out. Oddly enough, most of my friends with lots of education feel "stuck" and miserable in their careers.
Living the dream
Imagining your chagrin.
Fitting the word "moxie" into a sentence.
I am not bothered if you go to church regularly - but I won't be joining you for that. It's not my thing - just know that I don't judge people by their faith, or lack thereof.
I maintain this profile to keep in touch with a few friends I made back in the OKC forum 'glory days.' I have zero expectations regarding my use of this site. Or, yours - for that matter.
ENFP-A (a true free spirit), for whatever that's worth.
I don't play hard to get... I play hard to want (see above commentary).
You know the difference between your and you're.
If I visited your profile and I didn't message you, it means... absolutely nothing. I'm here for the forums (until OKC did away with them). I rarely reach-out to anybody online, but I typically DO respond to messages. Seems like the adult thing to do. Cheers.