70Stonington, United States
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My self-summary
Some of these photos may be misleading, since at least one was taken BEFORE I acquired more chins than a Chinese phone book. The most recent is (obviously) the one where I appear the most ancient and burned-out, and the oldest is where my urchin looks the youngest.
Divorced since 2005. (Life is much more peaceful and vastly more enjoyable now). Although unwaveringly loyal, it appears that I'm just not very good at marriage, and I think I'll pass on any further attempts to get it right.
I'm fortunate to have the coolest kid in the world. She is in college, and is now far enough away so she can safely regard me with richly deserved scorn and derision; when she's not pretending I don't actually exist. Nevertheless, I have always enjoyed every moment of her company, and I continue to do so whenever she's available and not too embarrassed to be seen in my vicinity. Did I mention that she's the coolest kid in the world?? Really. I can't think of anyone I'd rather spend time with.
My perfect match would (of course) be a blind woman with no sense of smell who is prone to severe lapses in judgment, but beyond that she should comfortable with herself, confident, and self sufficient. She MUST have a lively sense of humor, preferably one that's somewhat incongruous and a shade off-kilter. An appreciation of light-to-moderate sarcasm could be a great plus, as would an utter inability to take life seriously and a strong tendency to laugh at almost everything. Morals and scruples would be a refreshing change of pace, as well.
I'm not so much looking FOR anything or anyone as I am just "looking." I'm open to conversation, communication, friendship or whatever else might develop (as long as it doesn't involve serious pain, traumatic injury or the frequent wearing of a chicken suit.) I have no specific expectations, and therefore no agenda and no rigid circumstances or qualifications that need to be met. I hesitate to say that my kid comes first, since it should be a given for anyone who HAS kids, but she does indeed take precedence.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm enjoying it. Breathing is my sole criterion for an excellent day. Anything beyond that is simply superlative.
I’m really good at
"Really Good" means, like world renowned, to my way of thinking, so I can't think of a thing I'm really good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
My sartorial splendor. Having spent a lifetime in one sort of uniform or another, I now tend to dress like a vagrant, with comfort being the sole criterion in my wardrobe selections. So, I generally look like some sort of ragpicker unless an occasion calls for something better.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
All of Patrick O'Brian's books. Robert Crais, John Sandford, James Surowieki, Steig Larrson (wish he was still alive.)
Six things I could never do without
My Darling Daughter
Her Friggin' Cat (How I WISH I could do without her.)
Badger Lane
Reading material of some sort.
Anti-psychotic drugs (just kidding).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Just "thinking" is a supremely agreeable past time. Can be simple or convoluted, wickedly funny or diabolically evil. That's the great thing about thinking; at the moment there are no Thought Police. (Though I'm sure they're not far off.)
On a typical Friday night I am
I try to be in bed by 10:30. If that doesn't happen, I usually just go home. (Just kidding, of course.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Who knows? I don't have many secrets.
You should message me if
As mentioned above, you're prone to severe lapses in judgment and have a demonstrated poor taste in men.
The two of us