I'm helping to raise my son, who is going to be six in June of '12. He liives with his mother primarily, but I get to spend a lot of time with him and everyone involved is on good terms. I'm hoping to start a side-business in the marine electrical field. I spent several years as a boatbuilder specializing in the electrical/electronics systems on boats. It''s a great niche and attracts a lot of interesting characters.
I'm a good traveller. The places I have travelled to to and would like to travel to are way off the beaten path, generally. I am not afraid to go anywhere (maybe Mogadishu!) and although I would like to travel to all of the usual places, I think that travel to the sketchier (and usually more interesting) places in the world is a younger person's game. So, I'm saving Hawaii etc., for when I'm older and can't run fast anymore.
I'm good in conversation. I can bat the ball convincingly on most subjects, and I'm told I'm a good listener.
I love a range of music. I came of age during the long talent-hibernation that was the '80's. So, I had to dig deep during those years. I listened to punk and more mainstream bands like R.E.M., Beastie Boys, etc. Of course some staples were Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, the Doors, the darker, better stuff from the 60's and 70's. Then, grunge hit when I was about seventeen, so that became the soundtrack of some of my most formative years. I once declined to attend a concert being played by Pearl Jam in a college cafeteria in front of about forty people because I thought they were a rap group. Now I have a pretty wide range with some of my favorites being the White Stripes, Cat Power, Wilco, The Scud Mountain boys, Brandi Carlile. The more I think, the more bands come to mind... I have taken an Alt-country turn in my old age.
I mostly like independent films; foreign films. The best movie I've seen in recent years "Downfall".
As far as food, I'm really an omnivore. I like almost everything and I'll try anything.