I want somebody worthwhile to join me! When it's cold, let's crank up the stereo & do some cooking/baking together (ok, you can lick the spoon). I make a mean brisket with roasted taters and the meatiest spaghetti sauce ever. We can pop some corn or nibble leftover Chinese, cuddle up & watch TV/flicks (comedy, drama, documentaries, sci-fi, sure, but no horror/gore, or subtitles please- as too much is missed when reading). Or, better still, we could head out to enjoy live music around Bflo, NY & beyond (from open mics to stadium shows, blues bars to jam band venues, our local musicians & national acts- I want to see nearly all of them!)Be warned; I WILL dance. Let's make some "Bflo Bills cocoa"(unless you're abstaining, which is fine- I'll just put marshmallows in yours... maybe in mine too, I'm not much of a drinker), & rediscover old records(I just adore vinyl!), play boggle, backgammon, cards, or scrabble. You'll probably win. I've a fine vocab, yet can't spell worth beans. Let's jam (I'm not a great guitarist, but I don't let that stop me!) we can invite others, share what we've cooked with them and together we might just decide to jam all night! I have a keyboard, an acoustic guitar, an electric guitar & a bass...sorry, I've no drums (bring your own djembe?). Let's go out for coffee/dinner/the theater/cheesecake/or to snow tube (small hills please, I've got sore knees) & build anatomically correct snow people.
When it's nice out, lets partake of ice cream- there's a place near me that makes their own hot fudge sauce so fantastic it's just GOT to be illegal! We could enjoy area parks (area extending all the way to Zoar Valley?), walk the beaches, swim, watch the Perseids, take in the sights and sounds of the Allentown Arts Festival and the Elmwood Arts Festival too, see the fireworks, go berry picking, dance our tushes off Thursdays @ the Square, the Bidwell Concert series, the Molson Concert Series, Art Park, any or all of it, yeah! I wouldn't mind doing some boating.. Got a boat? Does it have sails or a motor?, taking a ride on the back of your bike.. Got a bike? Does IT have a motor? making a res run, playing tourist at Niagara on the Lake, grabbing a taste of Buffalo, getting exposed to your favorite band, or just having a nice man to lend me a hand with the landscape work around here. Traveling the planet isn't for me just now, but shorter trips to say, Rochester, or NYC would be adventures I could sink my teeth into.
I am about to sound like a girl scout, but the truth is I AM honest, loyal, faithful, trusting and trustworthy, patient, kind, generous- all that good stuff...98% of the time really! (Hey, I'm good, but I'm not perfect!) Unfortunately, I have been taken advantage of because of my big heart. I've had to stand up for myself, by myself, far too frequently, against people who ought to have known better, and who should have but rarely bothered to try and set things right afterwards. So? Sometimes, I may seem stand-offish, when really I'm not, I'm just watching and listening for caution flags, trying to protect myself- or, my back/knees hurt and I look like I'm ticked off when I'm really just in pain (I find a small bit of that herbal 'good old fashioned medicated goo' helps: ("Does drugs, socially"). I keep odd hours sometimes waking before the sun, sometimes not sleeping until it arrives. I walk my baked goods over to friends' simply to surprise them with a little something to sweeten their day because I think we all sometimes need unexpected kindness. I think that's about it. Yes, that's it.
A "first" Date? I'd say keep the plan short and simple, with wiggle room to extend the date if it goes well. There should be ample time and sound levels to talk and get to know each other a bit. I'm nice but I'm not a doormat, so please permit me to get the following out of the way...
You’re the man. You’re asking out not just a female- but a lady, and I expect to be treated as such. See my long description above for ideas and please note: if you won't dance in public, have difficulty keeping your alcohol intake in check, weren't raised to be respectful toward ladies at all times, can't bring yourself to tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may, or can't pay your own way like a grown man, then please, do not even bother to contact me. Thank you. That said, any first date involving good conversation and one or more of the items listed in my "interests" section that you would find of interest as well, should suffice nicely. Thanks for reading my profile. If you feel it sparked your interest, please do not be shy; just write to me. I'll only meet those who have sparked my interest through both their profiles AND correspondences, so take the initiative, send me a note, and get the conversation started if you would like to meet. Thanks and have a great day!