I spend a lot of time looking for a profile which inspires me to send a message and when I do, it's an original with nothing copy/pasted, because I believe that the woman I'm looking for is worth every moment of my time and effort. Of course, this doesn't mean it'll be good, but I try.
I don't like referring to myself as a manly man, because it implies that I'm not in touch with my feelings, or even lack them entirely, and I'm not afraid to admit that I get choked up about feel-good stories and sad stories alike, but I do/have done manly things, such as 1/4 mile drag racing or being a lumberjack for 8 seasons when I lived in Canada, which means you may come home one day to find I've chopped down your dead tree, made firewood, kindling and a chopping block, made a pet out of that black bear that keeps coming into the city (his name is Bob), and made myself an ice cube igloo in your back yard because it was a sweltering 75 degrees and I was homesick for the motherland.
I'm a forward thinking progressive with old-fashioned values. I believe people should give their word with a handshake, help their neighbors, raise children on garden fresh vegetables instead of candy, wash their hands before handling food, put the toilet lid down, train their pets to behave (and their children, which should go without saying, but these days...), value self-sufficiency, prefer homes that are cozy to those that echo, and I think getting high or intoxicated isn't a prerequisite to having a good time.
With that said, I'm not religious and I don't believe in Karma as the Buddhists do, where a person's actions affect not only their current life but also future lives, but I do believe that for the most part, you get out what you put in. So, I put in respect, honesty and integrity, and ask for the same in return. I once put in an axolotl, a platypus and a blob fish; now I'm here.
I'm looking for a woman with more to offer than cleavage photos, who is kind and generous, has an adventurous spirit, is good at resolving conflict, possesses the intelligence and self awareness to understand that this profile is a representation of herself and puts thought and effort into it, just like she would an actual relationship. I know you're out there somewhere, and when I find you; (Match keeps deleting my link, so go to youtube and search "Borat Pam Anderson" and watch the first video)
I'm mentally stable, dependable, honest, solid as a rock and twice as smart.
I Am A Bunny - The best kids book ever and my favorite as a child. I pestered my mother endlessly to read it to me and memorized it before I could read. Nowadays, I buy it for everyone else's kids. Surprisingly, "everyone else" now hates me.
Where the Red Fern Grows - A heart-wrenching story for pre-teens/teens about a boy and his dogs. I cried.
The Bone Doll's Twin - One of many sci-fi/fantasy books I used to read, but it stuck out as being unique and a great story.
The Princess Bride (my favorite)/Sunshine/The Sixth Sense/A.I. Artificial Intelligence/Les Miserables/Road to Perdition/The Machinist/My Girl/Donnie Darko/Kung Fu Hustle/The Shawshank Redemption/Million Dollar Baby/The Illusionist/Dumb and Dumber/Tucker and Dale vs. Evil/Inception/The Count of Monte Cristo/The Green Mile/No Country For Old Men/The Last Of The Mohicans/There Will Be Blood, Good Will Hunting, Memento, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lego movie, The Matrix, V For Vendetta... I like movies. A lot.
Musical interests are varied, but include:
Currently (still) addicted to this duo:
I LOVE FOOD!
Which is rather convenient, considering its conduciveness to my penchant for living. I don't really have a favorite. I like finding new places to eat, and I eat a lot. Sometimes I force... I mean, ask, the server to surprise me with anything from the menu. It's fun. For me.
Music. Listening to some now, in fact.
Integrity. You can never have too much.
Wide open spaces.
Snow during the holidays.
Someone to share awesome moments with. Like that time I split my scalp open and later pulled the 6 staples out myself. You had to be there. No, really. I needed help taking pictures of it.
Anyway, I once had to be rescued from a mountain top. Don't tell anybody.
... you are wishing I had sent, or would send, you a message. Sometimes, I peruse profiles and keep an open tab to go back and write a message at a later time/date, since all of my messages are custom made with no copy and paste and can take awhile, and then sometimes my computer decides to re-start itself and close the window, and then sometimes I can't find your profile again, and so sometimes, just because I viewed your profile and didn't message you, it doesn't mean that I wasn't interested. Sometimes.
... you don't smoke anything. Except maybe the tires on your car (bonus points).
Also, the 29-39 age range is a preference, not a mandate.
So don't delay, send a message today, and I'll pay the shipping. All messages received are guaranteed a reply, or your money back. Refunds for minutes wasted reading this profile are also available upon request.