gallagernovel
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My self-summary
All Of Life's Lessons Can Be Learned Through Popeye

That's right!
....I said Popeye! (damn it)

Not the Bible, not the Buddha,
not even the almighty buck (well, maybe)...

...but Popeye!! (and no worries. I don't laugh like him)

....now, you may ask "Why Popeye"?
...and I'll respond "Why not Popeye"?...

Popeye, my hero,
is the one who defended Olive Oil,
protected Swee' Pea,
and beat Bluto,
....but most of all,

Popeye,
NEVER, EVER, allowed himself to be manipulated by that
lazy, pathetic, wretched, dead beat Wimpy!

"Sir, I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
Give me a f**kin' break!! Who's gonna fall for that s**t?!

That's like saying 'I'll gladly be your girlfriend forever
if you buy me dinner right now'!! : )

'Feminists Need Not Reply" ; )
What I’m doing with my life
Designing group activities for disadvantaged populations in social services is how I've made my living for the past twenty years
(love helping others).

I left a facility where I ran a soccer program for children severely afflicted with autism. It was a challenging position where I had to serve each child for capability while constantly influencing and keeping them engaged; work I would like to continue. I also coach 'typical' kids soccer, and I model on the side. Very happy with my work.

Days off I'll run a few miles and play soccer under the blazing sun or single digit cold (some people have said that this is not fun) I guess that's why I'm the only one in the park.

Love to go to the pub usually on a quiet Sunday afternoon for a bacon cheeseburger and pint of Guinness, or two, or three,
or......anyway.
...........maybe with you next time? ; )
I’m really good at
- Soccer: Juggling at least. Thought of competing as there are juggling contests around NYC. People sometimes approach me at the park complimenting my playing and ask what country in Europe I'm from. They're surprised when I tell them I'm originally from Long Island.
I guess Europeans are good 'jugglers'? : )

- Singing: As part of the program I run I sing for the children. I think they may like the singing more than my coaching. (oh well)
I used to be a hopeless, hapless karaoke freak (and I mean FREAK) Guys came up to the stage asking if I would sing in their band (hey ma', look I'm a rock star!)
My friend ran shows around Manhattan. Ever do karaoke seven nights a week on daily basis? I have!

- Writing: Made quite an impact with some letters; in certain cases more than I preferred.
Would rather write than type. It's more personal, intimate, and just feels so damn good!

- Gaining confidence and reliability from others: Friends say they trust me beyond most persons in their life. I've had acquaintances say this as well, people I hardly know. Good thing I'm an honest guy!
The first things people usually notice about me
My sense of humor, state of empathy, gregariousness,
animated way of speaking, grammar usage, descriptive versing, objective judgment. (must have been a writer in a former life!)
I wind up listening more than talking as I find people interesting and I learn more from listening.
People in general tend to say A LOT when they realize you're truly listening. I have a very good memory. From experience I've learned the hard way that relaying back what others have told me, even if they remember what it is, is not always a good idea.
A friend once yelled at me"Why did you remember that?!"
I replied "You told me."
Their defense was "I didn't think you were listening!!"
(isn't that what you're supposed to do?) : )
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Guess I missed my 'call' for being an editor or something.
In the past fifteen years have had trouble reading books as they are grammatically incorrect. Anyone else out there find this?
Or is it just me? (again)
Lean much more toward old non-fiction books. 'Farther Reaches of Human Nature' by Abraham Maslow, Essays of Ralph Emerson, some David Thoreau, 'No Man Is An Island' by Thomas Merton.
(I know! I'll take sappy with substance)
Not a fan of cinema. I threw my T.V. out twenty years ago. (good thing it didn't hit anybody)
........but my favorite movie was 'The Deer Hunter' (I think Robert De Niro is one of the all time bests). Al Pacino is also great. 'Serpico' I'd see again. 'The Boys from Brazil' 'French Connection'.......you're obviously picking up my genre!
I love classic rock. Know all of the words and play a mean air guitar. (any requests?)
I have a vicious appetite.
I'll eat anything, and everything! (watch your fingers) : )
'Meat and potatoes' basically but will try all at least once. Drink a lot of water. Beer is dear.
The six things I could never do without
Food
Water
Shelter
Clothing
Oxygen
Seinfeld
I spend a lot of time thinking about
........what I should think about.
On a typical Friday night I am
.......howling at the moon.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Boxers,
not briefs.
You should message me if
.........you watch Popeye.
(just kidding)
...and now to the 'not just kidding'....

Message me if you want only a sincere, long term, monogamous relationship with the expectation that it will be your last.

.....you will go Dutch until we like each other.

.....you want someone who almost always is joking around.
Virtually the only things I take seriously in life are funerals, weddings, and my job (well, alright, two out of three ain't bad Meatloaf)
....and if I've held a job for years on end that can only mean that I'm not a complete goofball (maybe just half complete,
but I'm working on it!)
.....In the immortal words of Randall Hall "Maturity is knowing when to be immature". (I think he was unemployed, right?)

I've learned not to take my superficial side seriously but at least acknowledge it. (almost makes it easier to see the truth!)
So, I have a strong preference for thin Black, Indian, (dark) women, and objectively am looking for someone who is very good in bed.

I'm an extremely passionate person and very sexually expressive but only with whom I would want to see me intimately.
Trust me when I say there's a distinct difference between being naked or nude, and I will insure that the one happens before the other. This takes some 'time'.
Please leave me a text message as I would like to get to know you,
and 'likes' only explain that you've pressed a button.

Hope to hear from you!

: Disclaimer : I will settle for Bugs Bunny viewers. : )
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