Pressed for a political label, I choose libertarian. Do you have one and, if so, how did you arrive at it? Please don't say "your parents". When you learn that I am distrustful of most government I hope you will either agree, or listen and understand. To watch the abuses of power and be unconcerned baffles me. To see the attempts to impose one uniform idea of social justice disturbs me.
Labels that I'm uncomfortable with include classy, sophisticated, professional, all with regard to appearances. I've dressed the roles, but would only do that now for a companion, not for myself.
The world can have its games. Some people are amazed at my factual openness and think I'm a deceiver or manipulator. I work at persuasion, but I will label closedmindedness when I see it.
Is your true quality something I'll have to dig to find; in other words, do you exhibit modesty?
I am not naive, but I am an innocent man. (check out Billy Joel). I think OKC calls that "pure".
I'm frugal and hope my companion is also. I currently am living off a small share of the SocSec money I paid into for 35 years, and doing it before the government's promise of age 72. I unhesitatingly defend deviating from the government's plan for me. I honestly wish everyone had the chance.
If you don't see that I'm a dreamer by this point, then you must be one too.
I am observant, communicative, and inquisitive. I hope I find a match in those areas.
I'm looking for fun work through the Internet. Have experimented a little with: installing telephone lines, copy editing and proofreading, car shuttle driving, specialized computer consulting, data entry, advanced ESL instruction one-on-one, ESL editing, residential property assessment and photography for a remote investor. Investigating quick-money schemes has been fun. I occasionally fix things that I've been given, to recycle or sell. Having fun with the fixing and reselling of toy trains right now. I'm ready with tools for any small job. I'm an inveterate bargain hunter; can be found at the flea market often. I'm slowly settling debts which accumulated in the last few years. I'm just temporarily stuck in the San Jose area until the debts are nearly gone, then I'm going rural (well, I'd like to). My city has all the bad parts of a metropolis and none of the good.
The Aquarian Conspiracy, because it inspired me;
Anatomy of the Dirty Joke, because it elevated my perspective;
My Secret Garden, and Fear of Flying, because they informed me and improved my understanding of women;
Looking Out For Number One, because it showed me that idealism alone is a poor weapon, and alerted me to some everyday challenges and how many people intimidate.
Introduction to Linguistics because it created a lasting interest for me.
(B) "Z" because it effectively dramatized the biggest political issue of all, runaway power;
The Sergio Leone westerns (esp. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly), because they are supremely artistic and dramatic;
It's a Wonderful Life & Mr.Smith Goes to Washington, because they spoke to my inborn idealism;
THX 1138, because it showed that a mindless, inhuman government can be overcome;
Quigley Down Under, because it demonstrated resolute opposition to oppression and greed and quiet dedication to righteousness;
Shawshank Redemption, because it showed how, with saintly patience, injustice can be overcome;
the Blues Brothers, because it was raucous and musically entertaining;
The Brother From Another Planet, because it was pleasing sci-fi with appealing characters, dealing with the illusion of human isolation and the often unperceived reach of brotherhood;
Silent Running, because it was a simple testimony to saving nature for its own sake, and doing so by personal action, not group reliance, and, for its similar portrayal of human shortsightedness, Wall*E;
either "The Lathe of Heaven" or "Jacob's Ladder" or both, because they were deliberately mind-expanding art works;
either "The Abyss" or "Dragonfly" or both, because they were wonderfully romantic tearjerkers with extreme drama;
either "The Wedding Singer" or "50 First Dates" or both, and a few others. The "eithers" are meaningful if you see both of the pair; they share similar messages.
And Die Hard, because I admired its unflappable hero.
(C) Laura Nyro (bless her departed soul), an incredibly creative person, Ed Ames (My Cup Runneth Over, The Impossible Dream),
(Motown tunes and choreography), Billy Joel, Beatles' works, Perry Como, Dean Martin (a true entertainer), the Eagles, the Doors (messengers of note), Willy Nelson, Marty Robbins, Chicago (the group), "America the Beautiful" (especially the emotional version by Ray Charles), inspirational songs from B.Midler (Wind Beneath My Wings, From A Distance), many others.
(D) Homegrown "heirloom" tomatoes, Egg Salad, swiss-mushroom burgers, homemade cole slaw, fancy German-style potato salad, spinach omelets, gooood Colombian coffee (Not Starbucks), thin swiss cheese slices alone or with other stuff, fresh boiled lobster, poached fish, rijstaffel, paella, real and fluffy buckwheat pancakes, Cantonese, Indian, Italian, chocolate custard eclairs and Napoleons, genuine gelato, real fried breaded onion rings & mushrooms, crunchy Kaiser rolls, genuine NY poppy seed bagels, egg-flavored rolls and bread (chaleh), pepperoni pizza. and GARLIC - the first food group.
Does medium sherry count? Frank Gifford was such a great salesman!
(I am not a foodie, as my waist is already too large, and my love of exercise is nil.)
whether there is hope for America;
how to fix politics by eliminating the gimme factor;
how to inspire others to dream, think, believe in themselves and aspire;
what to teach children;
how to consistently project love and respect;
how to live well without sacrifice of health, principles, and opportunity; how to achieve happiness.
How to penetrate people's preconceptions so that they willingly discard them.
Why so many people forget their teachers and the values that they learned from others like their parents.
Why so many people label the ordinary as special and overlook the truly special.
Why so many are willing to conform and not question.
wondering when I'll find my mate and worrying I'll flub that meeting.
You should NOT message me if you toss around cliches like "living life to the fullest" and "my kids are my everything" and "can't get enough of travel" and "I'm very tolerant".
So many people just ignore what these phrases mean:
(1) If you're living life to the fullest, you volunteer AND you do or did skydive and play or follow several sports AND you're ready to try or have tried every sexual position you could imagine AND you have had kids or tried to AND you have or intend to travel AND you have or intend to get advanced instruction or experience in your hobbies.
(2) If your kids are your everything, then you visit them often (or vice versa), you speak at least weekly, you have pics of their kids and know what those grandkids do for fun or where they're headed, school- or work-wise, and when you have time, you actually share activities AND you won't give up any of this for your man.
(3) If you can't get enough travel, then you have a list of places you've been that were not just beaches and museums, and you have a list of places you intend or want to go to that are also diverse, and some of them NOT in the US. You don't intend to stop traveling for your mate. You use travel agents OR you base travel plans on travelers' books OR you have friends whose experience you rely upon.
(4) Tolerance includes people of a different in race, religion, nationality, education, wealth, AND political viewpoint. You don't use these terms to stereotype people, and you don't lie to yourself or others about this.
Before you communicate with me, purge the cliches from your profile; right now they may be preventing me from emailing you. I must know that you mean what you say. Not meaning what you say is very unattractive. Trust requires Truth. Truth requires self-awareness. Thanks.