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My self-summary
Divorced. I am working on getting back in shape, and am looking for a friend who is interested in a partner for active recreation (Bike riding, running). My sense of humor tends towards the dry and the twisted. Unfortunately it doesn't translate readily to expository essays on what a swell guy I am.

I am college educated but have worked in heavy construction for most of my adult life(tower rigger, ironworker) with some time taken out to go overseas and see some of the sights in lovely Babylon. I even got paid for it. I recently finished up all the prerequisites for nursing school and am working on getting into the core program to start phase two of my adult life.

During my time overseas I gained a much greater appreciation of how good we really have things in this country. I spent one year riding up and down MSR Tampa engaged in a high stakes Easter egg hunt and a second year tending to the aches, pains, and general malaise of some of the gentlemen who tried to kill me the first time. Bit of a mindfuck- but the difference in how you perceive these individuals when you deal with them on a daily basis vs getting all your information about them through the news would make a fascinating study.

I don't know too many people in this area which is really what brought me to this site. I have lead a gypsy lifestyle for a good portion of my life and moved here from TX after returning from Iraq this last time.

Anything else that you would like to know, just ask. I will be candid and open- if there is something that I don't want to tell you until I know you better, I'll say so.

ETA: I took one of their silly little tests concerning which pic of me is the best. Amusingly- it is the shark one. It tested especially well with geeks, artists, and free spirits- demographically it appealed most to the 23-30 year old cohort. It tested poorly with the deviants and divas though- and, sadly, women over 31. I really just wanted to share that- I find it inordinately amusing. Especially the thought that there may be a 25 year old free spirited, artistic, geeky female that finds me attractive as part of a human/shark dinner date gone horribly wrong.
What I’m doing with my life
Remaking it.
I’m really good at
Whatever I set my mind to.

OK, that's probably a bit cliche, but I doubt that anyone on here is interested in hearing that I am good at tying knots, and writing things online without using u for you or 2 for to. I know the difference between their, there, and they're. I can read and retain information quickly.

I am a great eater and a mediocre cook. I am a decent rock-climber and pretty good on a motorcycle. I keep hoping to stumble upon some hidden talent of mine that is worth millions of dollars but it hasn't happened yet.
The first things people usually notice about me
Prolly my great big bald dome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't really have a favorite book, but some of my favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, Nelson Demille, Christopher Moore, Douglas Adams and Tim Dorsey. I also enjoy reading Sci-Fi. As I mentioned earlier I have a somewhat twisted sense of humor that tends to be pretty dry. Those familiar with the authors listed will realize that.

I don't really watch many movies these days, but prefer comedies. Action movies and really bad sci fi are guilty pleasures. Kind of a closet nerd though you wouldn't likely know it by looking at me.

TV.... I tend to get sucked into procedurals like CSI if they are on and NCIS( Don't judge me) . If I have access to cable I tend to gravitate towards the history channel and Nat Geo.

My iPod has everything on it from Bif Naked and Liz Phair to Guns and Roses and even a few songs by Gordan Lightfoot.

I love all kinds of food but my favorite is probably a steak cooked medium.
Six things I could never do without
Dr Pepper, my family and friends, wd-40, Duck Tape, vice grips, and a sense of purpose. And Zeus- the wondermutt. 7 1/2 pounds of pure fury..... Actually, 7 1/2 pounds of simpering fear that is scared of everything but me..... and, oddly, vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers. He's got issues.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things more concrete and readily attainable than world peace.
Edit: OK, maybe not really- Lots of random thoughts. Examples from this morning:

Texting sounded the death knell for literacy in the United States.
PE should have a greater role in our schools.
Recess shouldn't be taken out either.
Crossfit could be used as an interrogation technique.
October 7 2006.
I wish I could sleep.
Any woman who has uttered the phrase "I am a Goddess" needs a reality check unless used during some kind of weird costumed role play or they really can strike me down with a lightning bolt.
Damn kids! Get off my lawn!
I may be turning into my father.
That may not be a bad thing.
How could someone describe themselves by saying "i am highly educated" without a trace of irony?
There appear to be two reading lists among the females that populate OKCupid- one contains Harry Potter and the other contains Proust.
Their appears to be no middle ground.
I wonder how many people noticed the error in the previous sentence.
Are you trying to seduce me Mrs Robinson?
Bob Walkenhorst is sadly underappreciated as a lyricist.
"Stepdaughter of a Stepford wife."
There is a distinct possibility that most women don't get my humor.
It is probably not them, its me.
I should have said "it's" in the preceding sentence.
Did I spell that right?
I miss Jim Henson.
I should probably not post every random thought that flits through my sleep deprived mind.
The grammar nazis are going to rip this post apart.
I really need to get some sleep.

Lately I've also been wondering why someone would put up four or five identical pictures in their profile.

Is it a requirement for female profiles to have a picture taken in the front seat of a car?

This cracked me up on a profile today under the "You should message me if" part:
"You are not married.
You are serious about finding someone.
Must be financially secure with your own commendations."

I can't help but wonder if my Army Commendation medal is sufficient or if she's holding out for a Bronze Star or higher. Then there is the whole matter of the plural form......

Oh, and right now I'm wondering if the following quote from..... I'm sure an absolutely lovely woman, sounds as batshit crazy to anyone else as it does to me:

"******Disclaimer!!!!!! No kids unless they are on their own!!!! I'm literally sick of the ex wives & baby mamas you chose to knock up and dealing with how they treat you like shit & suing you for every dime you have left!!!! Seriously get off this are a waste of my time & society for that matter!!!! These bitches that you stuck your cock in,suck the life out of a kind,generous,educated human being that I myself bring to the dating table.Just Sayin!!!!!"

I can certainly feel the kindness and generosity radiating from it, can't you?

If your profile has something like this in it:
"I am not easily discouraged but I have done EVERY SINGLE dating site there is and nothing has made it past a 3rd date in 7 years." I'm just gonna go ahead and say that the guys aren't the problem- look in the mirror.

Is that enough on what I think about? Let's hope so.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out to eat or have a beer in a dive bar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I actually like Nickelback.
You should message me if
You are looking for a friend to do active things together. Particularly cycling, hiking, and generally outdoorsy things. If you are looking for one night stands I am not your guy. If you are just interested in a new friend in the area and want to spend some time exploring what the area has to offer then drop me a line.
The two of us