I enjoy my job in Chicago much more now that I live in Lakeview and don't commute from the suburbs.
Now is my time. I need to get into the neighborhoods, restaurants, museums, music venues, shows and have a good time. Would love to have someone to share with.
I am the oldest of 7 and we are spread from coast to coast. We enjoy getting together whenever we can. Mom and Dad and Stepmom live within an hour. I talk to them and see them frequently.
I love to travel and have had the opportunity to do it for both work and pleasure. I enjoy the beach as well as the mountains. I have a thing for our National Parks...I would like to visit all of them over the coming years. I am also happy on a beach with a drink in my hand, soaking up the sun, playing or just people-watching.
I sold my Gold Wing that I had for 27 years (a few other bikes before this one, as I realized I needed more power, cruiser, comfort in a bike) this past Spring. i really miss it and look forward to getting a new motorcycle this coming Spring. Motorcycling is not a lifestyle for me (although I have ridden to Maine and the Florida Keys) but more of a hobby. It is one of many things that I like to do.
I still spend time with friends from high school and college, sometimes traveling with them or to go see them. We keep in touch as they were an important part of my life, and they still are.
I am really good at giving attention to the special person that is in my life. I try hard to understand what they like, dislike, appreciate, what turns them on or off. And then, play to those preferences. Not in an insincere way, but rather because I truly want her to be happy, content, to look to me for comfort and understanding.
I hope people will see me for the happy person that I am, the person that tries to see the good in people and the optimistic side of things.
My all-time favorite movies are The Last of the Mohicans, Top Gun, The Blues Brothers, The Fighter, Ted, Stripes, The Right Stuff...there are so many good ones, too many to list...I'm all over the board. Yeah, I'll go see the chick flick with you, but you better not tell anyone ;)
I watch a few shows...Chicago Fire & PD, Sons of Anarchy, Nashville, Hawaii 5-0 (yeah, I was around when the original aired in the '60's), The Big Bang Theory. Glad for DVR as I can knock most of them out in 1 night at home and not waste every night in front of the tube.
Country and rock...but I'll listen to most anything. I like going to music venues and fests to hear new, and old, bands.
You don't get to be my shape by disliking many types of food. I cook and prefer to make Italian or grill on the barbeque. But I like most anything.
Recognize that all things/situations are fleeting...enjoy now and let people know that you appreciate them for who they are.
Who knows? Spend a lot of time....nah. I'm a guy. I have lots of thoughts, I try to think things through, come up with an opinion or course of action and move on.
Yes, probably the one thing that I have spent the most time thinking about lately is the woman that I may spend time with. Who is she? What will she be like? I know that we will get along famously and be quite compatible...but where is she?
Yes, I can have a meaningful conversation that lasts for more than 5 minutes. I even enjoy it. But I don't like this question. I try not to obsess.