JustChecking48
40 Richmond, United States
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My self-summary
Let's just get this out of the way, I just have the one cat. Just the one. Swear. I mean, I'm not saying I'm not about two birthdays away from 17 more... but I'm not saying I am either. Three for sure, though. Birthdays that is.

Also, I'm a recent-ish home owner, which means I spend a lot of time aspiring to tear down walls and renovate whole rooms of my house over the course of a weekend on what I imagine will be no more than a $14 budget. In reality, though, most weekends I can rarely motivate to even clean my shower.

I see on here that a lot of you dudes love the outdoors. Me, too. I love the outdoors, in the sense that I love sitting on a patio any time it's actually nice out. In the event that a live creature from the outdoors creeps near me, I will napalm the hell out of that thing.

I do not camp. Ever.

I think I'm anti-hunting in general, but I'm not a vegetarian. I know, I know - the meat comes from somewhere, I just prefer not to dwell on it.

That said, I am very into local restaurants and locally-sourced food (just, you know, not "slaughtered in back" kind of sourced).

I'm anti-chain restaurants, in general. If you try to make me go to an Olive Garden, I will spit at you. (But if you happen to once see me sitting across the room enjoying the endless salad bowl with my mother, let us never speak of it.)

I like perusing OKC profiles and thinking to myself, “that lady’s robe hanging on the bathroom door in this guy’s mirrored selfie profile pic … I wonder if it’s his mom’s. Or sister’s. Or elderly grandmother’s. There’s no way it’s his wife’s or girlfriend’s because that would just be … well, stupid.”

But it’s great to see so many men in Richmond caring for / cohabitating with female relatives! Family should be first.

Other things about me:

- I like passionate conversation about almost anything, but especially politics, media, social justice, and the annoyance of Gen-Yers who have no appreciation for how hard life was in the 90s, when we were all bundled up in flannel regardless of season and paying actual money for long distance – on a land line.

- I like dive bars, independent restaurants, Fan spots and good wine.

- I can parallel park you under the table.

- I heart boys with good grammar.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a pretty cool job, which I love, and I tend to spend a lot of time working. Not to the extent that it's an issue / addiction / potential intervention-needed kind of thing, just right up to the brink.

I write for a living, in a full-time I get paid for it kind of way, which is a pretty sweet job.

Beyond that, I hang with friends, dote on my two nieces whom I adore, and pin the hell out of home renovation projects.
I’m really good at
Smart-ass remarks; writing; failing not to laugh when someone falls; useless Richmond restaurant trivia.
The first things people usually notice about me
Me removing my foot from my mouth, followed by an apology that often involves the reinsertion of foot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Too many to name, but briefly: "The Great Gatsby," "Beloved," "East of Eden," all Raymond Carver, obviously "To Kill a Mockingbird," anything David Sedaris (fine, the earlier stuff) and all lit in general.

That said, I also read the "Twilight" series. Judge me. Go ahead, judge me fellas, just as I judge your senseless love of "On the Road."

Movies: "Friday" is my favorite film of all time ... well, it and "Life is Beautiful" - so basically, stupid comedies and intense dramas. These days I'm far more partial to good TV and I love: "The West Wing," Arrested Development," "Scandal," "The Daily Show," "Frontline," Buffy, "Girls" - and, again, too many to name.
The six things I could never do without
1. iPhone.
2. Electricity.
3. Sarcasm.
4. Friends & Family.
5. Wine.
6. A sledgehammer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
There's an old electrical panel in my kitchen - at least it looks old as in it once held fuses or something. I'm not exactly sure. I painted over it.

But so I wonder, if I tear down the wall where it sits, will my house explode? It is actually connected to anything? Do I have to have it removed by some sort of "professional" (read: my friend's husband who seems kind of handy) or can I just tear into it and hope for the best?
On a typical Friday night I am
Wishing I did awesome things on a typical Friday night instead of something lame like dinner / drinks with friends / sprawling face-down on my couch and catching up on the DVR.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I wish there was an easier / better way to meet people than online, but the last time I met someone single it was at a bar. He was housed and he told me I was pretty four times, petted me like an animal, and then promptly fell off his stool, so I guess online is where it's at.
You should message me if
If you love to use all the keys on your keyboard for their appropriate purpose - AND/OR you spent more than 40 seconds on your profile arbitrarily espousing your desire to find companionship / love of boats before logging off to, I imagine, board said boat. Alone.
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