I had a Stroke in June, 2010. The right side of me is still bad.
I don't take this whole thing very seriously. If you are wondering why I looked at your profile, I probably was bored and just wanted to see what people had up.
So just who is this guy anyway? Well...
Hi! I'm a young looking (so I'm told) 40+ year old man, Trying to get back out there to see if there is some one I connect with after giving up for a long time. I'm rather shy and quiet at first, but as I get to know some one I warm up.
Depending on who you talk to and what day it is, I'm quirky, mostly harmless, moderately bookish, some what intense, and quite in-tune with the absurdity of life. I tend to be curious, often obnoxiously so. I can be a bit much to deal with, but it is because when something catches my interest it is hard for me to get it out of my head till I follow it to the end. I'm loyal to a fault, and am told I'm more generous than most.
I'm not one that would go out and buy a convertible and have some fling just to work out a mid-life crisis, to me that is silly. But I do wish life came with a "do-over" button.
Oh, and Myers-Briggs says I'm an INFP, supposedly rather rare for a guy.
Who am I looking for? People with brains. Curious, bright, well read and thoughtful. Whose life journey tends to be off the beaten path. Who realize Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle means more than just what it says. People who find questions others think as ridiculously philosophical have direct consequence and meaning in their every day life. Those wondering if there is a place for them in this homogenized, pasteurized, Stepford-wives'd world. Those who ask the awkward questions repeatedly, and aren't shy about it when things don't make sense. People who have fun and excitement learning about new things and new ideas. Those who wish they had the time and money to be Renaissance Men, and would be thrilled to be referred to as "A true polymath".
Who do I seek? A friend first and foremost. A companion who's got my back just as I've got her's. A dreamer who on their top three things if they won the lottery would have "Have the Russian's take me to the Space Station", and who they would have to drag back to the capsule kicking and spitting when it was time to leave. Who has on their things-to-do list "Climb Mount Kilimanjaro", even if it is crossed off as done. Who would spend the night in the desert just to see a perfectly clear sky and the Milky Way. Who delights in chocolate and ice cream. Who would rather buy their child one nice gift each Christmas than a bunch of what's hot this year stuff. Who saves all their music to their computer as Ogg files, rather than MP3's. A person that puts their hand over their heart when the Flag passes by in a parade, but thinks the Pledge of Allegiance is rather silly. Someone proud to be a card-carrying member of the ACLU. And before you peg me as some far-left devoted Democrat, keep in mind I did six years in the Marine Corps, though that is many moon ago at this point.
Pictures with smiles mean more to me than come-hither looks. Passion is for private moments, not public displays.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Walking and talking would be on the agenda. Thoughts and ideas mean a lot to me. The Red Soxs and the Pats are something I'm aware of, but do not focus on at all. Some place and situation where you are okay with sharing about who you are. Something new, and unusual and provocative. Or simple and relaxed.