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My self-summary
So, it's another year over, and a new one just begun ... which means it's time to update the old profile a bit. At least until I decide to just throw in the towel and become a monk somewhere.

I keep holding out hope that somewhere out there is that someone special with whom I've been yearning to connect. Someone who ...
... is around my age, give or take, because we have to get each other's obscure references to '80s music or movies

... lives reasonably close by, because we'd rather spend more time with each other than driving between our places

... probably has one or more good kids of their own, but probably not in diapers, and maybe self-sufficient enough to leave us some free time to go out now and then

... has a sarcastic sense of humor and maybe quotes favorite movie lines a few times a day, much to the dismay of their coworkers and friends

... enjoys a nice steak or burger every now and then, possibly with a glass of decent wine, because life's too short to not enjoy good tasting food

... loves watching a variety of movies (some repeatedly), like comedies, action, sci-fi, and even sappy Lifetime movies

... likes to walk, run, or hop on a bicycle now and then to get a little fresh air. Or maybe skis

... is a bit geeky about something, because a little geekiness is wicked sexy. Computer nerd? Star Wars fan? Or maybe a passionate artist or musician?

... enjoys a little PDA every now and then, especially because it's fun to make others just a little uncomfortable

... can get into deep philosophical discussions -- or goofy ones -- while lying in bed (clothing optional. ;-)

... absolutely, positively craves getting their feet sandy while strolling along OOB, Higgins, Popham, ... or maybe one of the cliff walks.

All that should also tell you a bit about what I'm looking for ... and what I'm like. What else can I share to help you get a good picture of who I am?

My nickname at work is Scooter. And Mr. Giggles. I'm equally proud of both.

I have a lot of shoes. And cars. And books. (Most of the books are about cars. Several of them even have my name on the binding.) And tools. Lots of tools.

I have a fantastic job that I love. And a side job that I also love ... and hate.

The bank and I have our own little house that's a tad too small for me and all my stuff, and involves a bit too long of a commute for my liking, despite how much I love to drive. But it's home. For now, at least.

My kids -- one of each type -- are teens and fairly self-sufficient. My son is in high school; my daughter's in college. Yet I'm still not quite free from having to help with homework. Lucky me.

I'm not big on drama. There's almost none between my former wife and me. Our mutual friends are astounded at how we get along so well, and our kids joke about it. But life is easier for them and us this way. Makes holidays and school functions less stressful, too.

There's more. But you'll have to wait for the sequel to find out. Then again, if you have some burning question, you could always just ... oh, I dunno ... ask. I'll answer pretty much anything. I always liked Truth or Dare.

Sadly, OKC seems to be a strange little community. Folks come. Some even manage to break away. Others just kind of linger here. Like in some weird relationship purgatory. It'd be nice to not need this profile anymore. But I'm not in any big rush to jump into a relationship. On the other hand, I'd love to develop a new friendship and have that grow into something more.

So, if any of this sounds intriguing to you, send me an email. Say "hi." After all, according to a well-known, dead, Chinese philosopher: "Every journey begins with a single step." ;-)
What I’m doing with my life
Life is good. For the most part, I'm comfortable with who I am. I've got two terrific kids, a fixer-upper house in an awesome location, a fabulous job, enough money to get by and have some fun. Things are good. The one thing that I feel is missing, is someone to go places, do stuff and share experiences with.
I’m really good at
grilling hamburgers, making potato salad, being a sarcastic wise-ass (but in a fun, endearing way ... I think), injecting "random" movie quotes into conversations, and probably one or two other useless things.
The first things people usually notice about me
would hopefully not be something in my teeth or my nose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love pretty much all movies. I don't read a ton because I'm the world's slowest reader (I'm not mentally challenged or anything, I just read slow ... though my parents used to think I was "slow" but I grew out of that. ;-)

In the last year or so, I've read a few biographies: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, John Z DeLorean (former head of Pontiac), Car Guys vs Bean Counters (by Bob Lutz, an exec who worked at Ford, Chrysler and GM), Unfair Advantage by the late racer, Mark Donahue. My favorite genre is the classic murder mystery, or anything funny. I *really* enjoyed "The Art of Racing in the Rain" -- highly recommend it; it's not really about racing. (Or you can wait for the movie -- Patrick Dempsey is supposedly producing, directing & starring in it.) Ready Player One was truly awesome. And I just read The Martian after watching the movie like a dozen times. (Naturally, the book was even better than the movie!)

Lots of favorite foods, too - fried haddock rates right up there with Popsicles, Jell-O, and applesauce with Nestlé toll house morsels in it.
Six things I could never do without
My kids,
my family,
my friends,
my running sneakers (clothing could be optional, but gotta have my sneakers ;-),
my iPhone,
beaches/the ocean.

Technically, if you count my kids, family and friends individually, I'm way over six, but math never was my strongest subject.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. And nothing. "I wonder if she knows she's getting a flat tire?" "Wow, their shocks are really bad." "Why don't people here practice proper lane selection?" "What should I have for dinner?" "Is it going to rain later?" "what makes an ocean wave wave?" "is the answer to life, the universe and everything really 42?" Pretty sure I have a mild case of ADD ... but it's only because I'm so curious about everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably running my kids around to their friends houses, or maybe at the movies or out with friends or family, or home reading a magazine or work-related stuff (tech manuals), or ... sleeping? It really varies. But I'd love to have someone new in my life with whom I could do new stuff. :-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like Barry Manilow songs. Not his weird live performances though; the radio versions.

To learn anything deeper, you'll have to ask. Fortunately for you, I'll tell almost anyone almost anything that they want to know. So if you're curious (or just want to test me), just ask. :-)
You should message me if
You're bored.

You're interested in asking me something.

We know each other and you want to laugh about being on here, together.

We don't know each other but you think we should.

You're trapped under something heavy and can't get to the phone, but somehow have the strength and presence (?) of mind to be manshopping, but would actually like to be rescued and get out from under whatever heavy object is on you.

You know a good joke you'd like to share.

You've got some wild fantasy that you've never told anyone else but are inexplicably compelled to tell me.

You just want to say "hi" and converse with someone who seems kinda normal, is maybe mildly amusing, and in the right light could sorta be decent-looking, even though you're not interested in starting a real relationship with them. ;-)

Don't be shy. I don't bite. (well, unless that's what you're into ... ;-)
The two of us