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My self-summary
Hi! I just "celebrated" my 50th birthday. I would love to have someone to celebrate with me. So what do you say? Dinner?

"Why don't we get together sometime and eat some caramels." That is from a movie. Do you know which one? I am a very quiet, easy going person. I have multiple interests and hobbies, all of which you can read about below. I am very shy. I think people may take that as unfriendly sometimes, but nothing could be further from the truth.
My day-to-day life involves being a dad. My kids are the most important part of my life. I would like to meet someone who is also a parent. I am also a teacher. I love my job. Each day I wake up feeling greatful that I have a job that I enjoy.

A few random facts about me: I am always on a quest to improve myself. Some days I do better than others. I am trying very hard to eat well and stay active. I have a pencil collection. Would you like to know why? Ask. :) When I see a turtle in the road I pull over and help it get across. I like to cook, but I hate to cook when it's hot. I make really good smoothies. I think microwave popcorn should be illegal. I hate folding laundry! When I take my kids fishing I spend the entire time putting worms onto hooks. I'm here for obvious reasons. I want someone to watch Star Trek reruns with me! Seriously, I'm looking for a woman to share my life with. I'm looking for the woman for whom I could steal a blue french horn and present it to her! There's a song by Bread called "Everything I Own." I'm looking for someone to sing that song to. If you are interested in a very good natured, friendly guy, and you can overlook the surface (a little extra, balding), I would love to hear from you!

Top Ten reasons to go out with me!
1. I'm nice (That's not always the case from some of the profiles that I read.)
2. I'm a father. (I know what it means to be truly committed to something that is far greater than yourself.)
3. I don't spend my weekends watching sports. (But I understand most games well enough to enjoy them from time to time.)
4. I'm a good writer.
5. I can cook.
6. I do my own laundry. (I don't like to, but I do it.)
7. I'm a teacher (I understand kids better than most. Kids love me.)
8. I am a gentleman.
9. I'm not really a picky eater.
10. I'm a great listener.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a dad first. I'm raising my three wonderful children. I'm a great sixth grade teacher. When I have free time I like to work outside. I read, enjoy a good movie. I enjoy hiking and taking pictures.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty successful at whatever I try to do. For the most part though, I'm really good at doing my job. I'm also a pretty good cook.
Clearly, NOT finding my soulmate.
The first things people usually notice about me
I would love to know the answer to this question because people who visit my profile promptly leave and don't come back!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite movies: Shawshank Redemption; Good Will Hunting; The Wizard of Oz; Star Wars; The Princess Bride, Fargo, Remember the Titans, and any Star Trek movie
TV: M*A*S*H, The X-Files, Star Trek (any), most comedies (love to laugh)
Authors: John Steinbeck, Charles Dickens, J.K. Rowling
Books: Fiction:The Hunger Games; Harry Potter; Lord of the Rings; The Grapes of Wrath.
Non-fiction: The Omnivore's Dilemma.
Favorite food: Corn on the cob. (Which is ironic if you've read the above non-fiction book.
Music: John Denver, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkle, Gordon Lightfoot... but I like a wide variety.
Six things I could never do without
My children, fresh air, hope, humor, green grass, fresh tomatoes!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to write the perfect profile for this site as well as the answer to the above question, "What is the first thing that people notice about me?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Home with my kids, or carting one of them around... (usually the latter nowadays).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love the song, "Party in the USA." There, I said it!
You should message me if
you actually turned a left handed glove inside out and placed it on your right hand to see what would happen.
The two of us