First, who I'm looking for. I realize that beggars can't be choosers, but here goes... First, I know it says "Dating" above, but I'm also looking for people to be Friends, to Hang Out, or Activity Partners too. What I'm looking for is someone I can have a good conversation with and have fun with. Someone with a good sense of humor and loves to laugh. Someone I can call up randomly sometime to see if she wants to join me for a movie or a walk in the park. Someone that will want to just hang out, or dress up and call it a real date. Someone who likes live music and assorted concerts. Someone who likes to paint the town red every once in awhile, but also likes to stay inside with a good movie too. Someone who's looking for a good guy who knows how to respect people.
About me...Most people say I'm quiet and low key, but I can surprise people sometimes with my hidden romantic streak, or just surprise ya in general. I can talk or listen equally well, although sometimes my head runs faster than my tongue. My sense of humor is quirky. Ask me about the famous "Neil Armstrong joke" sometime, the infamous "fish jelly incident", or the "Chinese bellboy encounter". Or about that time I had to take a helicopter home after spending the night sleeping on a pier. I carry a portable campfire around with me in my pocket and sometimes I'll whip it out and tell ya a story when the mood so moves me, and some of em are even interesting. ;) Or you can tell me one, I love a good story. I can be a bit of a smartass, but I never mean it in a mean way. I can be quiet or outgoing, serious or funny, thoughtful or action-taking. Sometimes I'll pop out with something that'll make you say "What the..." and then have you rolling on the floor in laughter, or thinking "Whoa..." Sometimes I might not find the right words to say all the time, but what I say comes straight from the heart and is honest, and it's never in short supply.
Okay, so what I like to do. The same things everyone says they like, in other words, watching movies, reading, the outdoors, going out with friends, all that. I like to walk in the park, jog, go to the beach on the weekends, take a cruise in my car with the music playing and no real destination in mind. Two days a week I take kungfu lessons for much the same reason that some people take yoga lessons. I've started to get into swing dancing, but I'm just a beginner right now. I love to take pictures of stuff just for the fun of it, and there's been times I've kicked myself for missing out on a good picture. I'll go to the Beachfront or Granby Street for a drink or two when the mood catches me. Barnes & Noble is another place you'll find me at sometimes. Also any place that has live music I like, I'm a sucker for live music.
Speaking of music I like, mostly it's classic rock and country. Some of my favorite bands are Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Black Crowes, and Toby Keith. Right after those two types, comes alternative, indie, metal, and the blues. My guilty pleasure music, that you're not supposed to know about is classical, Irish folk, and Cajun blues. My favorite song ever is "Free Bird". Anyways, it doesn't really matter what I like, if it's a d*mn good song, I'll listen to it. I can tolerate most forms of music outside of what I like.
I like to travel too, and I've been to some places I think are pretty great. I've lived in Germany for three years and I even spoke the language some, but I've forgotten all but the swear words now. I've also visited parts of Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, Switzerland, France, Spain, Greece, and the U.A.E. I once spent two days in Rome trying to see everything I could, and I plan to go back again if the coin I threw in the Trevi Fountain has anything to say about that. China was awesome too, I spent 19 days there last year and saw about every major sight you could think of.
Sorry I know, that's a lot to read, thank you for staying if you made it this far. :) Drop me a line if you like.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Hmmm, that depends on what we each have on our plates, as far as real life goes. I have a lot of things I like to do on a first date. We can keep it simple and go for coffee and conversation at a coffee shop, or get some ice cream at Coldstone. If it's a Saturday, we can go all out by getting dinner, then going to my favorite place to hangout and learn how to line dance, listen to the band, then run off and take a walk down the beachfront. If the weather's nice, we can just meet for lunch and then hit the beach. What I don't like to do is go to a movie on a first date. It's dark, and your sitting side by side trying to watch a movie. Definately not the best place to talk and get to know each other.