66Richmond, United States
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My self-summary
Its no secret to me that the key to a happy life lies in the personable relationships we have in our lives. I like myself and I am comfortable in my own skin. Im fortunate to have a job that I love. I don't dwell on adversity but meet challenges head on with vigor and alacrity. My favorite thing to do is going out to eat ( and yes have a few drinks) with a friend, friends, or family. Breakfast, brunch lunch, or dinner. Richmond has an art gallery walk on Friday nights that is a lot of fun.
What I’m doing with my life
I have joined the "minimalist movement". I am downsizing and its very liberating. I would rather have money than "stuff". Would rather do things than have things. I have read the book "Too Much Stuff". Its not about organizing. Its about getting rid of it. Still working and enjoying it. Not ready to retire.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
Im friendly and approachable. Im the easiest guy in the state to get along with. (but will not be taken advantage of)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read several newspapers a day - Times Dispatch, Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today and on occasion The Daily News. It does not make me smarter. It does make me informed. Like all types of music. Played drums in a few unknown bands around town. Still get together with friends and play. Love movies. Favorite movie is Midnight Cowboy. Only x - rated movie to win oscar for best film. It was a story about friendship. All kinds of food. Going to brunch is one of my favorite things to do. With a date. With a friend. Or with a group of friends. I like dives more than fancy restaurants but enjoy both. IN Addition to my newspapers, I read Time, Dwell, Washingtonian, Esquire, Mens Fitness, and GQ. Im a MAC guy and have all the "eyes". iPod, iPad, iPhone, and Mac Pro. So I have a book on each that I'm reading now in addition to an iPhoto book. Also Facebook for Dummies. I was a late bloomer. I get help from my friends, and go to workshops at the Apple Store and at my Verizon store. Its a skill that can be learned and I'm going to learn it. (when you stop learning you stop living) On my iPod? S-Dan,Christopher Hitchens (spoken word), Basia, Blondie, Los Lobos, Laura Nyro, Koko Taylor, Joshua Redman, New York Voices, Flora Purim, Delbert McClinton, Col. Bruce Hampton, Chris Botti, Allman Brothers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tipping Point ( malcolm gladwell - spoken word),Michel Camilo, ZZ Top, too many more to list. Im a amateur drummer meaning I could not make a living at it. I read Modern Drummer magazine and have copies spanning some thirty years. And as a minimalist (see above) I will soon be selling them on ebay. I also love stand-up comedy. Some of my favorites are Maria Banford, Jake Johannsen, Louis CK, Demetri Martin, Steven Wright, Anthoney Jeselik and Norm McDonald. And they are all on You Tube. Love the Maria Banford Show on You Tube. Enjoy 60 Minutes, Meet The Press, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Chris Matthews, reruns of the original Law & Order. I like the law part. "we have the gun. no, you had the gun. see you in chambers". I tape all shows to save time. Other than these, I don't spend a lot of time watching TV. Will be going to the Baltimore Indy car race this fall. Thru the streets of downtown Baltimore. (Indy racing is NOT red. Don't even go there)
Six things I could never do without
my family, friends, my health (health insurance). I couldn't do without the beach (nags head, VA beach) A roof over my head. Sex. I love sex. (oh, and you don't ?) My pick-up. (sure comes in handy for me and anyone who wants to borrow it) FIOS (sure I could live without it). Annual Christmas party with my friends of over 50 years.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Living in the moment. I have to much to ever feel sorry for myself. If I ever show any sign of feeling sorry for myself, you can slap me silly without repercussion. I am truly grateful for what I have.
On a typical Friday night I am
Im at home or with friends or family. My entire family lives in town and thats a good thing. Would like to be with that special someone on any night of the week. Friday nights were more important when I was younger. Went to the Jefferson here in Richmond last friday for happy hour (4 to 7) with some good friends and had a blast. I can't get away from the "personal relationships" thing. Its where its at. Ive seen a lot of it in the profiles I have read, especially moms and their sons and/or daughters.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Can share later.
You should message me if
You see a connection.
The two of us