I enlisted in the Navy almost the day after I graduated. I was going to see the World! I got to see the bottom of a Ship a lot. I did, however, get to stand in the Roman Coliseum though.
I was married to the girl of my dreams by age 22. Sadly, the dream was over months later.
What did I learn? That not everything that we are taught to want are things that will make you happy.
So, I have spent the time since trying to discover what makes me happy. I have discovered that for me, balance is an integral part of who I am. I have learned that money, although nice to have to buy things and afford some opportunities, is not inherently what I seek for happiness. I have been much happier at times making diddly squat as a Teacher’s Aide then I have while making decent money as a warehouse supervisor. I have discovered that staying off the beaten path is harder if you happen to love your friends and family. Not all those you love will tolerate bugs and dirt as much as you.
I realize that I enjoy socializing and dancing, I just realize I don’t particularly enjoy the drama sometimes involved, so I try to do so with those I am closest to. This tends to reduce such drama.
I like to think that I now have a better idea of my own happiness, but I can’t quite escape the nagging feeling that there is more, that there is something missing. I have observed some of my friends and the families they have created, and I still have hope that I will get that chance too.
I have always been husky. I think I have enjoyed surprising people at how athletic I am despite being so. However, recently I have discovered Mountaineering and rock climbing. For the first time I feel hampered by being a bigger guy. Rather than quit the activities I have been making it my goal to tone down my body. It is quite humbling after years of defiantly waving my fist at societies definition of athletic. humbling indeed.
I'm very good at cooking mashed potatoes. That wasn't always the case. When I was much younger, the first time I tried making them, I cut them up and put them into a blender... one problem, I didn't know you boiled them before mashing...
Science Fiction is probably my favorite.
I am trying, in vain it seems, to read more Shakespeare.
Movies. I love movies, just not so much movie theaters; home theater systems rock.
Shawshank Redemption, Matrix, Dune, Notting Hill, P.S. I Love You, Gladiator.
Music. I tend to gravitate towards Rock. Foo Fighters
But I have moments where I enjoy other stuff, such as Classical, Jazz, Country, The Sirens (female artists like Sarah Maclachan, Norah Jones, Adele, Tori Amos), & yes even a little R&B or Rap.
Shows. Anything with a good story line can usually suck me in. Dexter, Person of Interest
but i do like The Big Bang Theory.
Food. there are many. Mexican, Italian, French, American.
I like to cook. :-)
2. Friends & Family to Laugh with & at
3. Water for my body to Play in
4. My creative imagination
5. Food you could just die for
6. Great music that Excites the soul
As a school bus driver, a substitute teacher, an uncle, I know I love being around children. I have a passion for shaping young minds to become better human beings. and so I really have that as a goal to become a parent. I want to have that challenge of helping shape my own child into an adult.
I am looking for someone who wants to make a family with me.
My grandma once asked me when I was going to give her a great-grandchild. this was my reply. I am a man so giving birth is kind of out of the question, or I would have already. Thus, it requires me to meet a woman who can put up with me long enough. But, what happens if she already has children, or can not bear children? maybe we could adopt or use more modern methods available, but maybe not. so, I don't know, but let me just first try to meet the right woman. My grandma gave me a hug
I once laughed so hard while drinking a milkshake, I had it coming out of my nose. I try not drinking milkshakes around laughter anymore.
you know what an alpine butterfly is & how to catch one. Or if you don't know, but would be curious to learn;-)
You can finish this song "soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur"
online dating photos : I respect modesty & discretion. As I look around the various dating sites I am amazed at how little modesty there is. I won’t say I close my eyes when I come across the photos, but I realize as I am looking, that it just surprises me how much men & women are yearning for attention; Each person, pushing the boundary a little further than the last, to keep that attention. But I wonder, at what cost? & is it worth it??? I recently read this quote and thought it apropos. "Seduction requires both skill and subtlety. Nudity requires neither"