50Carrollton, United States
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My self-summary
These essays are an interesting exercise in introspection and marketing. I'm a pretty easy going guy. I'm not into the party scene. Been there...done that...outgrew the T-shirt. I would like to find someone that is not mired in the superficial and not emotionally stunted. I prefer someone that is capable of the full mountain range of emotions yet doesn't spend long periods of time stuck on the peaks or in the valleys. My interests revolve around work, golf, getting to the gym, getting my cardio in while trying to take in a view, and working on projects at the house.
What I’m doing with my life
Rewrite in progress. My essay...not my life. Sheesh! Some people can be so presumptive. =) Stay tuned!
I’m really good at
I think I'm pretty good at filling out essays. =) Seriously, if this is even the place to be serious, I am a very good problem solver. I'm also a good manager, project coordinator, and I'm very good at my job. I'm handy around the house, have a very good vocabulary, usually have excellent grammar, and don't tend to finish my sentences with a preposition. I'm very athletically inclined, and am actually in pretty decent shape under the Dr. Pepper-infused cushioning. I'm good at making it this far in life without getting married or having kids, but I'd really like to change that. I'm good at finding the attractive things in people, and I can communicate pretty well...most of the time. I'm outgoing to the point that I will gladly wear a costume to the office on appropriate days, and I look forward to Halloween every year as I frequently deck the yard up with ghouls and a cemetery. At 6' 2", I'm also really good at getting things out of the higher cabinets, but balance that with not being great about getting things out of the bottom ones. I'm also good at a few other things but you'll have to be patient to learn those.
The first things people usually notice about me
Are they coming at me or am I walking away? ;) I was at a New Year's party, hanging out in the downstairs living room with a couple of other guys. One of the fellas was upstairs playing ping pong, and looked over the balcony and said he thought he was in a commercial for Hair Club for Men. So I guess I know what HE noticed. =) Otherwise, I'm a fairly big guy at 6'2" and 250+ (for now) so I'm guessing that I can be a bit imposing. Beyond that, they probably notice that I make lots of observations, am usually pondering something, and if in the truck and not listening to NPR, then I'm probably singing along with, or seat dancing to some pretty decent tunes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Not much for books these days, although I used to be a big Stephen King fan. Next books on my list are related to management and emotional intelligence and a Covey book.

I really like movies, especially from the comfort of the house. Recently saw Django Unchained. Excellent flick. Like most Quentin Tarantino, most of the good sci-fi fantasy stuff, like all of the Harry Potters. Didn't like how they strung out the Lord of the Rings ending and the beginning of the Hobbit. For any movie over 2hrs, we're going to the AMC fork & screen. Bigger, more comfortable seats, and less obstacles between you and the restroom.

I don't watch too many shows. I would watch American Idol if it was still about the singers and not about the ridiculous and boring new judges. I do like Bill Maher's Real Time, Talk Soup, and Go On.

I like a lot of music. Just downloaded Metallica's Fade to Black as a good upbeat, workout kind of song. I like everything from Coldplay, to the Cure, to Tori Amos, to Shinedown. I'm not much for country, although a smattering of it, peppered with some folk and bluegrass is okay.

I like most foods. Not a big fan of Mediterranean seasonings, Thai, or Pho.
Six things I could never do without
There are not many things that have so much importance that I couldn't do without them. However, here are the things I would prefer not to do without.

1. Music - Life is better with a soundtrack
2. Pets - Not having kids of my own, they're the next best thing
3. My house - Constant updates but the dust is starting to settle
4. My truck - It fits me. Tried smaller and it just didn't work
5. My health - I prefer to be active and look for the same
6. My job - It pays for the updates to the house, keeps the truck running, the pets fed, and my iTunes account current.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The next thing I'm going to do to my house and how I'm going to save up to pay for it. If I was more of a traveler, I s'pose I'd be thinking about possible destinations. I can be a procrastinator, so I often think about what I should be doing, and look for anything else to focus on that will keep me from focusing on what I should be doing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Filling out the essays here. I tell ya, if someone reads this entire thing, that's impressive, and a commitment in itself. My Friday's usually involve a trip to the gym or they're low key, but I'm up for most anything. Being single, with, married friends or friends that have to go home to kids, I don't usually have a lot of folks available to play. If I'm seeing someone, Friday night would be dinner, maybe dancing, a show, a movie, a walk, or maybe the first leg of a weekend road trip.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do go to sleep with the TV on. Otherwise, the silence is too much and my mind starts moving and then it's hard to get to sleep unless I'm plum tuckered out. The TV has a timer, as I cannot stand waking up with it still on as I think that means you got lower quality sleep. I have to have a TV in the house, but could compromise and take it out of the bedroom.
You should message me if
...you are interested in a true partnership on every level. We all have baggage, but preferably your baggage can fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. I'd like to find someone to make memories. I'm good with routine, but I think you have to divert from the routine and do something memorable every weekend if possible. That could be anything from a hike around the lake, a long bike ride, trying something new, or going someplace or to see a show you haven't seen before. You will be active, a non-smoker, done with the hardcore party scene, yet enjoy going out dancing every now and then. Also, please have some maternal leanings and be interested in having a family of your own.

Lastly, I am stealing this line from another profile:

"If you don't look like the pic(s) in your profile, you're buying the drinks until you do."
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