I tend to be logged in here nearly 24 / 7, but I am primarily here during the day, as that's my least busy and uncommitted time. My evenings are typically spent at home when I'm not traveling. My writing and photo-journalistic work takes me all over the Southwest, although I tend to focus on Texas, with shorter forays to beer industry events around the country. When I do travel, if you can join me, I am happy to have you along!
What about me otherwise? I lead a varied and very enjoyable life. I'm a homebrewer (beer mostly, but also mead), and I also teach about beer tasting and beer judging, I love all kinds of music, I explore wine and food, ride rollercoasters, collect single malt scotch, I am starting a photography business, focused on the art side, (which means more travel!) I watch baseball ( Go Astros!) and have a host of other interests. (Including women and all their pleasures!) I've earned a couple of degrees, learned to fly airplanes and consider myself to be very relaxed and easy-going. I have had my own TV show, I've been in a parade or two, Have run the marathon four times now, ridden from Houston to Austin on the MS150 three times and wouldn't mind finding a regular exercise partner. I write for a newspaper, a blog and several local newsletters and I have also been published nationally. I am an Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiver (ENFP) when it comes to personality type...
I do note that the matching here seems to completely ignore my marital status and whether you're looking for single men or not. My favorite feature of OkC is the "You might like" section, which leads me to women that never seem to show up in the regular searches... So if you're wondering how I found you, probably that. I tend to remark upon interesting and/or attractive profiles, no matter what you're looking for, so I apologize for that. If you've told me before that you're not interested, I do try my best to remember that and not bother you again... but I still slip up now and then, sorry.
I do read profiles, and having been here a while, I tend to ignore the match percentage if you have answered fewer than 10 questions. The more you've answered, the more I trust the numbers! If we're over 75%, chances are I'm going to say hello. I've allegedly answered ALL the questions, but when comparing answers on profiles that catch my interest, I note that I have unanswered questions that specific users have answered... So occasionally I'll waste an afternoon answering those... (If I'm on your profile a lot and yet have never said hi, that's probably why.) At one point I had over 5000 questions answered, but recently I note I'm back down to something like 4700... Guess they cleaned up the data or something! Thank you for reading all of this!
I also did a little OkCupid research project the other day... Did you know that if you log onto OkC for a minute (as in one) it acts like you're online for much longer? It took 27 minutes for one of my "Bookmarks" to drop off the Online Bookmarks list and an hour for the green "Online" indicator to go away from the profile.
New Ok Cupid quirk: I've allegedly answered ALL the questions, but when comparing answers on profiles that catch my interest, I note that I have unanswered questions that specific users have answered... So now I'm answering those... It'll take a long time to get to 6000!
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I consider myself to be cinematically impaired. Unless it's a Pixar, Star Wars or Star Trek movie, chances are I never saw it in a theater. This is not to say I haven't seen some movies at the cinema, but as a rule it's cable or DVD for me.
Musically, I span the range from opera to rock to electronic, with some forays into country and hip-hop. I have a library of MP3's that could play over 3 months without repeating a track and "Shuffle all songs" is my normal listening mode. (Although I will take requests!) Favorite groups are Pink Floyd, Genesis and U2. Favorite artists would be Peter Gabriel, Mike Oldfield and Jean Michel Jarre. Favorite composers are J.S. Bach, Verdi, Puccini and many others.
I am not as much of a spicy food lover as I once was, but love my steaks and seafood. Japanese, Thai, Tex-Mex, Italian and Italian are my favorite ethnic foods. I do a lot of cooking as well, so I know my way around a kitchen!
Alcohol... "The source of, and solution to, all of life's problems" -Homer Simpson.
Music... Life is a wonderful thing, but sometimes a soundtrack improves it.
Dogs... They are a source of constant joy and are always there for you.
Art... The world seen through other eyes informs our own perceptions.
Butter... Seriously, everything is better with it.