Hobbies, would be outdoor activities..playing music..and woodworking. (however, I have also been known to make money at all these things)I am still open on this. I have many things I love to do, but don't do regularly enough that I can probably call them a hobby. What the hell is a hobby...anyway?? ha!! Dancing.... strenuous Hiking...picking wildflowers...sleeping on a quiet beautiful river beach on a warm summer night..soaking in a natural hot springs??
Goals and Aspirations: To maintain an attitude of gratitude and working on the only thing I have any power over...Me (long time recovering co-dependent). Not you. Making myself a better Man than I was last week. And, yes...I am very engaged in starting a new avocation at this stage of life. After two years of hard work,(this is one of the most difficult things I have accomplished and I am proud of myself) I recently got my coast guard approved Captains license and I am driving the big powerful commercial Jet boats up into the magnificent Hells Canyon of the snake river. I play live music in a fun band. Lots of other stuff I would still Love to do!
Myself: I think I'm on about my 5th lifetime in this one by now? I havn't managed to aquire much material wealth, but my god... I've lived an intersting life. I've experienced things that most folks couldn't fathom. Turned down several great careers cause I wanted to be a free spirit hippy type, and made two horrible choices in wives which cost me about 20 years and nearly my life and sanity. But, I am a survivor and an eternal optomist and I have emerged from it all with a good attitude. I know there are plenty of great women out there. If there is one saying or cliche' that has come to exemplify my philosophies it would have to be..."The proof is in the pudding". In modern terms: "behavior is everything". I would add to that (personality is next to nothingness and meaningless in anything except perhaps entertainment) Character is what matters. It is character I seek (in a partner) and I trust you too will see through my sometimes awkward bumbling personality to look at my character and make your judgements there. I have learned and understand the concept of 'giving and recieving Love'. And, oh yeah... that damned "Love" thing. Today I believe that it is an action word...a verb. Its very simple: If you Love someone...you treat them that way...all the time. Pure and simple.
I suppose I had better divulge this: I'm a recovering hippy-progressive-liberal. Somewhere in the last 15 years I developed the skill of critical thinking. When that happened, of course, I began to become conservative. (har) This is an ongoing process that gets stronger all the time. My old Liberal friends (I still Love em!) think I've flipped my noggin. (Ha!) I just tell em..." I woke up". But don't worry too much....I havn't become a kooky evangelical bible thumper, a neo-nazi, a pro-life screamer or any of those kinds of hysterical zealots. (especially as percieved by the left!) I just use common sense and 'reality' to arrive at my conclusions today. And, whatdayaknow... that kind of makes me a conservative.
As to my purely physiological attributes: Though I am one of the older classic models, I would have to put myself up in the top 10 percentile of my age group. I enjoy (and even crave) strenuous outdoor activities and projects. I especially Love extreme cross country hiking. Suffice it to say, I am very physically fit and free of debilitating ailments. Still got a lotta good miles in me. And, I'm probably not the ugliest guy to ever drag his knuckles accross the earth either.
Music: I love it all(music that is, I 'might' be a little opinionated about this? ha). [hey..I am a life long musician too] favorites: Blues...guitar music. Rockabilly. Boogie. Good sh*tkickin' country. Old time cowboy music, classic classical music, favor the "strings" string quartets and piano (pianos are stringed instruments too! .
Dislikes: most pop-schmop music. hip hop. rap. crap like that.
One of my favorite funny things that I saw on a poster in a bar in Riggins Idaho: The picture was an old grizzled cowboy with a mug of beer and a roll yer own (NO, I have never smoked). The caption read: " I spent most of my money on beer and women...then I just wasted the rest".
NOTE: I Do have a car! And I am divorced. These things don't seem to register In the boxes?
Note 2: I'm a little intense (har) And don't have a lot of trouble expressing an opinion anymore. But please resist any re-actionary impulses and try the 'horses mouth'. Ya might be surprised??? Who knows.
I have my youngest, 14 year old boy (who is a delightful young man), living with me. I know its unusual for someone my age... but, thats the package.
(Romance) I still believe. Check out the Romantic ending of the Movie "Open Range". Sue and Charlie were aging singles in the remote and sparce old west whose chances of Love were fading into the proverbial sunset. Yet... they found each other...and...(well, ya gotta see the movie. If it doesn't make your Heart swell with longing and dreams..., then ya might be half dead. har.)
Anything easy and unthreatening. After all... its just a chance to get those all important first impressions in the face to face flesh. coffee, drink, a little walk? Just so both parties are comfortable.