I hate this part of the process. Trying to figure out a good way of describing myself that doesn’t come across as arrogant or overly self-effacing. There’s the desire to tell the truth, mixed with the worry that too much truth will turn away the woman I hope to meet on here. Also there’s concern about which truths to tell, because what I see in myself is not necessarily what others see.
It can be so confusing.
My name is Kimble, and I’m a bit lonely. I’m currently 37, though that is subject to change because of my current relationship to linear time. I have a steady, full-time job that I am in no danger of losing any time soon. My employers seem to like having me around. I live with my father, a retired Marine in his seventies. Opinionated and stubborn, but I love him anyway. We lost my mother earlier this year. Cancer. She fought like hell. I don’t drive. Personal preference. I prefer walking to the places I need to go to. If it’s too far to walk, there are busses. If the busses don’t work for my needs, there are taxis. I actually feel that my choice not to drive a car has benefitted me in several ways. I get to keep more of the money I earn, get more fresh air and exercise, get to explore the world around me and take in things I probably wouldn’t notice while rushing by in a big metal box. It also helps me cultivate patience and problem solving skills. Planning ahead, and thinking about what you’re doing before you do it, seems to be diminishing skill in our society. I write and self-publish poetry, three books so far. I have an odd interest in photography/graphic art. I like to take a lot of pictures, layer them on top of each other and see what results. Sometimes I get something very interesting. I think I’m looking for something, but I’m not sure what it is yet. I am also excessively geeky about certain things. And I have cats. They’re adorable and full of mischief.
As for who I hope to find in this place. A companion. Someone to spend my time and possibly my life with. I hope to find a romantic partner, but I have come to understand that this may not happen. This world doesn’t owe me anything in that regard, and it’s a foolish, perhaps naïve, person who thinks it does. If it happens, it happens. I’m definitely not looking for one night stands, or purely sexual relationships. I’d rather live without than get caught up in something that isn’t real. Neither am I looking to be someone’s quick fix, place holder, instant father figure, or last resort.
I would like to be loved for who I am, even if who I am isn’t anywhere near perfect.
So that’s me. The basics. There’s more, obviously, but I think this is enough to be getting started with.
Have to start somewhere, right?
I've taken up artwork again, which I'm posting here -> http://kwick22a.deviantart.com/
And I have a podcast which I post here -> https://soundcloud.com/kimblewashere
I'm also working on a new poetry collection. Hopefully I'll have that published before the end of the year.
It's hard to pick favorites.
When it comes to movies, I tend to enjoy sci-fi and horror. I like comedies, though a lot of what is currently considered funny doesn't appeal to me. I am enjoying the Marvel movies and I'm looking forward to all the Star Wars we're going to be getting in the next few years.
As for books, I like Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Stephen King, Terry Pratchett(Discworld Series), Jim Butcher(The Dresden Files), Richard Kadrey(Sandman Slim Series), David Wong(John Dies at the End), J.K. Rowling, and so many other books.
I love to read.
TV shows. My current favorites are The Flash, Supergirl, Person of Interest(sadly cancelled), Agents of SHIELD, Doctor Who, The IT Crowd Sherlock, Ash vs Evil Dead, Supernatural, and Firefly.
My musical tastes are very broad. Billy Joel, Weird Al, David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Elvis, AC/DC, Disturbed, Florence and The Machine, and many, many others. It really depends on what mood I'm in.
As for food, I enjoy Italian, Chinese, Mexican, and the usual hodgepodge of American food. I don't like fish though, never have. Not sure why, but something about it just doesn't mesh well with me.
If you would like to talk about books or any other interests we might share.