I am a Puerto Rican American, who grew up in NYC, with dual US/UK citizenship post 11 fabulous years in London ... I hold an Industrial (some would say “imaginary”) Engineering degree as well as an MBA in Finance … I am intelligent and driven, but not a geek!
I moved to Paris in late-July 2012 and now find myself back in London ... obviously never planned ahead when choosing my OKC name!
I desire a “real” relationship in which we can enjoy each other's company, be adults and childish at the same time, laugh, share some great meals/experiences/wine & spirits, make new ones (experiences not wine & spirits, though we can try!), learn from one another ... if it leads to more, fabulous! ... If not, hope we can always remember the other with a smile as well as with no regrets
I am a single Dad to two young (9- and 11-yr old) children with their mother living in the US so while they are my priority followed by my career (kind of required in order to provide for them!) I have reached a point in my life where I can and want to carve out time for someone special.
Figuring “stuff” out
Being a father
Being secure in my own skin
Being blunt, too blunt (see above …)
Being a friend
Being an ass (see blunt)
Getting lost (I refer to it as taking the scenic route!)
Making others laugh
Laughing at myself (you will too, trust me)
Drinking wine & spirits though London has provided an appreciation for the dark stuff
Making weird food combinations
I love to make people laugh, even at my expense
I like to talk, am expressive and write run-on sentences as you can already tell
Movies: Ted is one funny-ass movie! I love It's a Wonderful Life as there is such deep meaning in that movie, never understood why so many liked The Hangover as the best bits were in the attractions (maybe it’s just me) ... Swingers is an incredible movie that very few women appreciate the insight into the male view on relationships and break-ups it provides ... Say Anything is epic (“What I really want to do with my life - what I want to do for a living - is I want to be with your daughter. I'm good at it.”) as is Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”) ... If The Notebook doesn't make you cry you have issues or maybe cause I saw so much of my grandparents in it that I am bias ... Goodfellas and The Godfather (I am from Brooklyn!) ... The Usual Suspects, The Wedding Crashers, Made, The Pianist, Reservoir Dogs, The Bourne series, A River Runs Through It, Casablanca, Taxi Driver, The Nutty Professor (“Hercules, Hercules …”) ... True Romance is one of the best movies ever created!
TV: I don't watch much TV these days, but love history programmes/documentaries (love learning little things) as well as shows like Modern Family, Family Guy, crime shows (law enforcement family, organized crime girlfriends) ... prefer live sports
Music: Everything except Hard Rock/Metal from classical to country to club to R&B to rap ... huge Robbie Williams fan as well as of U2, Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Nora Jones, Maxwell, Frank Sinatra (saw him 5 times), Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Morrisey, New Order, Eminem, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Black Eye Peas, Mark Anthony, Tito Puente
Food: I love food (believe in working out to eat!) and do cook just not easy to cook for one so hopefully you can help with that and, even better that we get to cook together ... as for what I like to eat ... Thai, Indian, Middle Eastern, Italian, Puerto Rican/Cuban, Tex-Mex, Real-Mex, a good steak, a proper burger, pizza, chocolate gelato and never underestimate a good salad … oh, bacon makes (almost) everything better!
Drink: Prefer Wine and Whiskey with the occasional pint … rum and vodka are options as are nice boat drinks on the beach
2- Running, working out ... hate when I am injured and unable to run as it clears my mind and just starts off my day in a great fashion ... I run 3-4 times a week
3- Isopure creamy vanilla protein shakes with a large scoop of peanut butter, low-fat milk and ice in the morning
4- Great food & wine/whiskey
5- Chocolate (actually prefer the cheap stuff keeping a Costco-size bag of Peanut M&Ms in my drawer at work)
6- The smell, feel and taste of a woman
Laughing about experiences of the past with friends, family and randoms
Why the hell doesn't anyone in London know the phrase "excuse me" let alone the definition of "personal space?!"
My children with a smile and a father’s concern
Work is never far off the radar
Fortis Fortuna Adiuvat my friend …