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My self-summary
This one time at band camp....Crud...*delete* *delete* *delete*...

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and then I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling....*back space* *back space*....

*oh bother*....Anyhow I will think of a good lead-in one-liner later....

*Update* Due to the high volume of traffic to my profile I was asked by okcupid folks to take down my standing shirtless in front of the mirror holding my musical "take me down to the river" mounted bass picture. If we should be fortunate enough to rendezvous for an adult beverage I will bring him with and recreate the scene live....okay maybe I'm kidding... GOT YA! :-P

So here is what I have not figured out when it comes to women. So from what I have read here there are virtually thousands of "girls next door" and they all are wondering "where I am"? Well I can't speak for my fellow male counterparts but personally I spend the bulk of my time away from work trying to figure out how in the heck all of you fit into the two houses next to me yet I never see anyone but the balding guy wearing black socks and sandals with a sleeveless shirt that is too short drinking a Budweiser. If I ever figure that out I most assuredly will have solved the age old issue of finding the girl next door....*sighs*

Anyhow continues pondering and moves on....

Hi there and welcome to my small corner of the pond. A great smile is important to me. It tells me you are happy with life and yourself. I am a very happy, articulate and fun person myself and I guess I would love to find somebody similar. I love many different activities and would like somebody who doesn't mind trying new things. I have a dog and cat and love animals. I feed off being around people as I am very extroverted. Go ahead and take a chance and see what happens!

Overview: I am not a perfect person and a work in progress...and will be for the remainder of my life...I am looking for the same.

Question:What are you searching for in a gal?

Answer: The remaining 1/2 of a great couple. Someone willing to play to win and challenge life with integrity, grace, empathy, commitment and never ending love.

About me and my significant other

The person I am looking for appreciates travel, but knows her home and heart is in the midwest. It is important to me that she is compassionate and understanding. She feels in her heart that the true strength of a man comes from within him. She appreciates individuality and understands that both of us have goals; some achieved, some not. We have both been very driven in our earlier years, but now have a desire to slow down a bit for quality of life endeavors. She truly appreciates and is in search of the one to spend quality time with, someone who wants to create wonderful memories that can be shared when the looks fade and the love remains. She must not be intimidated by intelligence. She is secure enough to know that the man she commits to in turn is truly committed to her, as well. She will still have a passion for life, one that might have been occasionally side-tracked by life's unexpected events, but is always endeavoring to getting back on track. She is willing and looks forward to being that soft, secure place for him to come to as I will be for her. She is someone that is willing to take a chance at building a relationship and love that will stand the test of time. Something you can witness when a similar older couple still lights up when one sees the other walk into a room. If you are the one that looks forward to pursuing this journey together, of getting to the place of holding hands when you're 70+...Please keep reading.

I believe life is a work in progress. Your past helps you learn about who and what you want to become, as well as the type of person you want to share your life with.

Accomplishments and failures are lessons learned. Many of us have experiences at different ages....I am looking for someone experienced enough to know what they want(and don't want!), wise enough to know what truly has value, and young enough to go for it! Do you have what it takes to explore the next 40 with me?

Goals are important, but so is spontaneity, pleasant surprises when they're least expected, gifts both given and received (which cost little or nothing). I enjoy new experiences, learning, listening, watching, and growing. I love to meet new people, hear other view points, be involved in intelligent conversation, laugh, and make others smile.

Life shouldn't be scored on the superficial because the "important"gets clouded. Goals and ambition are important, but never at the expense of one another. Playing it that way makes the game much more challenging. I greatly admire integrity and courage. And, try to live life with those attributes.

With living comes lessons learned. One that counts is knowing the importance of having someone fabulous to share life with. I am looking for someone who wants to look back with their best friend in years to come and say, Remember when.....(with a smile).

Those looking for perfection....Keep looking and good luck with that!


Things I have learned...

I've learned....That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!, makes my day.

I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to
be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I've learned.... That we should be glad we don't give us everything we ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned....That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned....That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to
surround myself with people smarter than I am. (Which isn't always easy) ;-)

I've learned... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I am Funny, Smart, and Chivalrous
What I’m doing with my life
I currently am in a career position but my goals are to find people that enrich my life.
I’m really good at
Trivia, Board Games, Music Lyrics
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and it gets commented on often!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite places (so far!): My lakes country home in MN, Yellowstone (Any Season), Oregon, Tennessee, Hawaii, Germany, Northern California..., or lakeside almost anywhere! ;)

Favorite movies:What Dreams May Come, Happy Feet, The Rock, The Notebook, The Pianist, Days of Thunder, Top Gun, Navy Seals, It's A Wonderful Life, Field of Dreams

Favorite TV:House, Numb3rs, Seinfeld, Law and Order, Bonanza and Gunsmoke...I usually watch the ones I can on season long DVD to save time...lol

Favorite Music: DAN FOGELBERG,Bob Seger, Poison, Yanni, Pink Floyd, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Five for Fighting, Dashboard Confessional...I could go on for days!

Favorite Sports to Play or Watch: Baseball, Hockey, Volleyball, Football snowmobiling, fishing and open to more.

Latest books I've read: A New Earth, Good to Great, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Everybody Wins: The Story & Lessons Behind Re/Max, Miada (Bio), Copy This, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, The Audacity of Hope, The Success Princles, and The Secret..I'm open to recommendations.
Six things I could never do without
4)Diet Coke
5)MP3 Player
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future and who I might spend it with
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably out and about.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The first thing I notice after an incredible smile and eyes is probably nicely manicured nails.
You should message me if
You like a guy who is witty, intelligent, committed, chivalrous and loves life!
The two of us