51Alexandria, United States
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My self-summary
As to who I am and what I’m “about,” for those of you into such things, I'm a ESTP. As to my outlook, I’ve "pushed the bounds" for a good portion of my adult life: bomb disposal technician, parachutist, rugby player, scuba diver, Special Operator ("Green Beret" in the vernacular), one time aspiring stunt man. I’m proud of my French, Irish, German, and Italian heritage.

I'm practical, bright, disciplined, and motivated. Like everyone who's been around for almost half a century, I have some 'dings' and some blemishes but nothing that prevents me from loving life and all that it has to offer. I'm 'baggage free' with no addictions and would only consider the same in anyone I see.

I'm on the lookout for a smart, fit, attractive woman who loves life and all that it entails, both the high points and the low ones; someone who’s just as happy going out as staying in and enjoying a quiet evening; a fit woman who likes the mountains and the water; who is as comfortable camping and hiking as they are in a five star hotel in an exotic world capital; someone who, like me, can let go of their ego and admit when they are wrong. Similarly, I would like someone who has a willingness to learn and to teach as well as adapt and grow.

I agree with Crash Davis in that "I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. "
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to stop time. (Really, it's part of my job. More on that if we meet.)
I’m really good at
My job (still have all of my fingers - for a bomb technician, this is pretty good evidence of competence, nes pas?), cooking, WSJ Saturday crossword puzzle (no references, please), KenKen, trivia, math, getting things done, home improvement projects, team building, foreseeing and fixing problems, assessing people.
The first things people usually notice about me
If it's a physical characteristic, it would probably be my eyes, either that or my smile. As to that, I'm a "glass is half full" type. I usually see positive things/outcomes, hence I'm often smiling.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: history, specifically "The Great Bridge" by David McCullough but anything by this master story teller
TV: I don't watch it much except for TWC to catch the forecast and, on occasion, PTI. I'm a HUGE Seinfeld fan . . . the smartest show that ever was . . . but I have all nine seasons on DVD so I don't have to search for reruns.
Movies: Amadeus, the first and third Indiana Jones movies, Tropic Thunder, Back to the Future (clever), Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs
Shows: Guys and Dolls, Blue Man Group, Stomp
Music: classic rock and roll, Tom Petty, Warren Zevon ("Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money!!!!), SOME Zappa, just about anything but hip hop and rap
Food: Italian (hey, I'm a Guido), French, cioppino, ceviche, baklava
Six things I could never do without
In alphabetic order:
- A well funded travel budget and the time to take advantage of it
- An interesting job with great coworkers
- Awesome friends and family
- Intellect with interesting conversation
- Passion and intimacy
- Terrific, eclectic food

Just missing the list at number seven is baklava.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
a million different things. My mind is always going.
On a typical Friday night I am
relaxing, solving the Saturday WSJ crossword puzzle (it comes out on-line about 4:00 p.m. on Friday), reading, or enjoying some great food either in or out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
United Airlines is my airline of choice and . . . . . . oh yeah, also, I sleep in the buff.
You should message me if
you're bright (most important), fit, fun, like to travel, and understand that it's not about the food or the restaurant, it's about the person across the table.
The two of us