According to friends, has two modes. GO, and sleep.
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, or what's left of them.
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 - a mid-century single family home (with lots of character, obviously) somewhere needs my skills.
Spending as much time as possible with friends, or on boats with friends.
Using power tools
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. I have a pair of them (my parents gave them to me).
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. At least I look decent from one side... I'll take it where I can get it.
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. I am currently reading The Martian.
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
Really? I have to come up with six things?
- 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).
- How I miss that magic chemistry, the kind where you see each other across the room and immediately want to find a semi-private spot to screw each others' brains out. Can that still happen in our forties?
-Why do people (women) put so much emphasis on their mates having a college degree? Some of the most successful, fulfilled, and happy people I know are not college grads. Kudos to you if you have a PhD, but it's not a make-or-break for me. Doing something you're passionate about is paramount, however.
Living the dream
Imagining your chagrin.
Least favorite words: "entitled" and "worship."
Oh, and "moist."
April 2016: hanging out with a couple of friends at A&O Kitchen, three women approached and one asked if I "had been in film." I said no, why? One responded "you have a very interesting face; you should be in movies." I'm not sure how to take that (perhaps it was a pick-up line? Again, I am oblivious to this stuff) - but I'm now sure my response to her initial query should have been "just some mild porn..."
I maintain this profile to keep in touch with a few friends I made back in the OKC forum 'glory days.' Honestly, I don't see many women on here I am interested in - but there are a few who are breathtaking (actually, I think only two).
ENFP-A, for whatever that's worth.
Friends have accused me of being too picky - (I disagree); but I don't like the pressure of "it's a first date, I must do something impressive and memorable." I know you're looking for your "last first date," so skip me and let some other guy attempt to impress you.
I don't play hard to get... I play hard to want (see above paragraph).
I am alone; I am not lonely.
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 (what's left of them). I rarely reach-out to anybody online, but I typically DO respond to messages. Seems like the adult thing to do. Enjoy that.