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My self-summary
Alright, I have a little time to fill this out now. I just moved to Memphis after having lived in Newport News, VA for the last 4 years. I'm originally from a very small college town here in Tennessee, about 2 hours north of Memphis where things are much smaller and move much slower than they do here. I went through a divorce almost 4 years ago, and am now in Memphis because my ex has moved here with my children and, in all honesty, I am determined my children will not grow up without Daddy.

I am an artist in the sense that I sketch, paint, write, etc. I enjoy a very, very wide range of music and I'm often listening to it rather than watching tv. I have a very, very large Frank Sinatra collection, I also have everything Babyface has ever done. I enjoy early to mid-90's r&b, rat-pack era music, 30's to 40's jazz/swing, southern and classic rock, SOME country, a GREAT deal of Delta and Chicago blues. Most of my life is lived with a soundtrack playing. lol

I enjoy some television and movies, but I'm more inclined to be attracted to something if I can be actively involved with it. I am very health & fitness conscious, running, working out, and doing cardio daily. I eat extremely healthy, and I am an amateur chef and really enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. It's something I've had to pick up since being single. Necessity mothering invention and all that jazz, y'know?

I have children. Um...I feel like I should reiterate that. lol I. have. children. They are the most important thing in this world to me and I have already given up one life for them, and I'm more than willing to do it again if I ever have to (Although, I'm also willing to fight like a pit bull so that it never comes to it again). If children are "not your thing", then that's ok. However, I would like to say that at some point in the near future you might consider making "growing up" your thing. Children are a part of life, and at my age they're a given for most people. I'm a package deal. Whether you're my friend or my lover, you get me, you get them.

I've been on the site only for a couple of hours and I took just a few mins to browse over some profiles and I wanted to just say a few things about myself in reference to some of what I saw.

*I am human. If you're expecting to meet someone who is even close to perfect, then I'm not your guy. My breath smells in the morning, I stink after a workout, and sometimes I'm just not in a good mood. I love in the real world. Sometimes, often times, I'm the happiest clown you'll ever meet. Other times, not as often times, I'm not. Something tells me you're probably like that too. ;-)

*If I meet someone who I connect with, care about, fall in love with, etc., I will bend over backwards for you. I will do everything within my power to lasso stars out of the sky and capture the ocean in a wine glass just to make you smile. HOWEVER (Oh it comes) I do a "song and dance" for NOBODY. I jump through useless hoops to impress NO ONE. I am me. Take me or leave me. If you like me, if you feel a connection with me, then there shouldn't be a reason for me to hop, skip, or prance like a show pony just to get you to like me. Either you do or you don't.

*I understand that most women in the world were told by mom and dad that they were special, a princess, the most beautiful girl in the world, you shouldn't settle for just anyone, and you should find a good person to share your life with. And you know what? They were right. I tell my children that all the time. And I mean it. But here's the thing: My mom and dad told ME that TOO. (Well...not the princess part. Ok, fine. Dad did when he was ticked off at me. Hush) And they were no more wrong than yours were. You don't deserve a good man more than I deserve a good woman and vice versa. My point is, treat me like you want to be treated. It's that simple, it's that easy, and everyone goes home happy.

Oh yeah, if you're on this site and you're in a "happy relationship" or "married", why in the world are you here??? Get off the computer and do some "role-play" or something if you need excitement! Geez!
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes, arms, shoulders. Usually in that order.

Non-physical aspects: Intelligence, how well I speak, my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Flags of Our Fathers, Children of Zion, Mere Christianity, You Are Your Own Gym: The Bodyweight Bible, Naked and Not Ashamed, Red Dwarf, Animal Farm, 1984.

Movies: Back to the Future, Boomerang, Tombstone, Sweet Home Alabama, Gladiator, What Women Want, O Brother Where Art Thou, Boondock Saints, The Bourne Trilogy, Sherlock Holmes.

TV Shows: Dual Survival, Swamp People, Frasier, The King Of Queens, Highlander, Anderson Cooper 360.

Music: Frank Sinatra, Black Stone Cherry, Muddy Waters, Kings of Leon, Hinder, Rat Pack, INXS, Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, The Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Ray Vaughn, .38 Special.
Six things I could never do without
- My children
- My God
- My music
- My wit
- My spunky Canadian sidekick (Long story. Ask me about it)
- My mom's voice
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing, eating, chasing, laughing, lounging, and/or watching movies/TV with my children. I get them every other day, Friday is one of those days, and I don't miss my days. And yes, I'd rather hang with them than date ANYone on the nights I have them. I've dated a great many women in my life, and none of them love me or have my love like my baby dolls do, y'know?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that big boys and girls keep private things private.
The two of us