I am 52 years old and still a kid by most measures. My life is a swirling mass of bad decisions, good times and borderline irresponsible behavior. I drink too much, like good food and I smoke cigarettes…..(I know I am so evil you are possibly shuddering now) Yet somehow I manage to hold together a 25 year career at the same company (I am as puzzled as you are really) I pretty much just do whatever I want when I feel like it. Most of the time that means walking down the street to the bar…..mostly. Do I drink every day? Glad you asked, NO…not even close. I damn sure don't need alcohol to have fun, plus I am getting old I need my healing time dammit .
People tell me I am smart…..I suppose in many ways I am, but there are a billion smarter people than me out in the world…I can however hold a decent conversation. I will probably also make you laugh a lot, if you catch me in the right mood. I would like to meet someone intelligent, but it’s more important to me that you have a good heart, a quality I am finding increasingly rare and one I am not one hundred percent sure I even possess. I do my best though. I am nonviolent in all ways, and that cock roach that was flying around the living room that you wanted me to kill…..well I grabbed it gingerly in a paper towel and set it free out the back door. I do not however extend that courtesy to parasites or venomous creatures…and since most humans are neither the worst I could probably do is a paper towel and the front door in this case. I might possibly clap my shoes together and say “shooo” that really depends on your level of scampering though.
I have two grown kids and a grandson. That’s all I need to say about that…I have done my child rearing and though it was rewarding, it was not nearly as fun sitcoms suggest.
I am fairly counter culture even though I am not sure that has much meaning anymore. Watching Montrose being gentrified has nearly broken my heart. I don’t know where to go next…. I am odd bird…..but I am friendly and know some cute phrases. I am open minded and willing to listen to just about anything…….chances are I have argued myself blue in the face on that very subject sometime in the past and realized the futility of it, so I will just smile and enjoy the conversation when you point out that Capricorns like to secretly eat gravel while Scorpios are getting drunk on cooking wine.
I read the shit out of Reddit.
I can geek the fuck out if you are so inclined…I will talk about zombies. Doctor who, Star Trek, video games……you name it. However I have other outlets when I need to get geeky. I am perfectly fine just discussing life the universe and everything. If however you are trying to explain to me the meaning of different shades of mauve….I will roll my eyes hard enough to capsize a canoe.