Im a pretty solid guy with my head in the right place. Type A personality with a soft spot. Staying in shape is important to who I am, the life that I lead and the example I try to set as a teacher and a coach. That being said, I try to workout either cardio and or weights 3-4 times per week. Eating right and getting 7+ hours of sleep a night has helped. Consequently, I don't look my age. And at times don't act it(I got some kid in me). I have a very passionate side and a very laid back funny sarcastic/casual side. I love to laugh and don't mind when its me that's being laughed at. Sometimes prone to weird, clumsy shit(stuff). Think Kramer from Seinfeld... I said sometimes, not all the time. Past examples gladly explained upon request..
I have great friends and a pretty big family of Mom, brothers, sister and plenty of nieces and nephews that I love and enjoy seeing and talking to on a regular basis. I strive to be the best in what I do. Sometimes the best laid plans don't always end up in my favor but that's Ok. I'm pretty persistent when I have to be. I strive to stay informed about national and local politics and am passionate about my beliefs. I like to read books and usually have a book and 2 or 3 magazines going at once. I dabble in gardening and have a large collection of low maintenance, but well taken care of cactus, succulents and roses. Crazy combination I know, but...
I have a good rotation of about 9-10 healthy meals that I cook well. Would love to have a cooking partner or at the very least someone to cook for that can put together a great salad while keeping the wine glasses full for another round or two. If you cook as well I'm always open to learning new things from those who are in the know.
Come morning time if I'm not jonesin' to go out and grab breakfast I can whip up a mean batch of french toast, eggs, hash browns and a glass of OJ. All that cookin' knowledge I got from my Mom's and my desire to not depend on fast food for my meals. However, I cannot tell a lie...I must say that I do find myself in line at Chipotle(chicken burrito)about once or twice a month.
I'm involved in a few different sports/activities: golf(not so good but getting better), hiking, cycling, mud runs, snowboarding, body boarding... I'll do just about anything once. And if I really like it and the vibe is good then I'll do it twice.
I like all kinds of music but lean towards Rock, Blues, Jazz, R&B, and some alternative bands. Every now and then some Funk makes it into the mix as well. All the while knowing, that live music is always better! Especially when shared.
I dig on wineries and wine tasting trips. Temecula, Napa, Sonoma, Paso, Oregon... I also have just as much love for breweries and have toured Central and Northern California coastal spots as well as some really great breweries along the coast of Oregon. I have a list of places, both domestic and international that I'd like to visit/see. I have a passport and I'm not afraid to use it. Happy to say I've been to Italy, Japan, Canada, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, Cancun, Guadalajara(great eats), the Bahamas and Hawaii(many many times). And at least half the states in the US of A.
And as we all know a well planned or sometimes spontaneous weekend away brings new energy when spent with the right person. : )))
Oh yea, and I'm a pretty good kisser too!! I'm just sayin...
Last but certainly not least: I have an 18 year old daughter and a 24 year old son(He's actually my stepson but to me he's my son.). They are always at the top of my thinking..
I personally think that a good 1st date is whatever two people jointly decide they want to do. In general a good first date could involve happy hour or dinner, a few drinks, plenty of conversation, no awkward moments and plenty of laughs(maybe even a good laugh during an awkward moment). Of course heading off mid-date for some spontaneous fun or a cozy walk someplace is always a plus. At the end of the evening when both people walk away satisfied to the extent that they want to see each other again(soon), then bingo you've just had a pretty damn good first date.
PS - I've got a few other pics. And yes they are normal pics that I'll show upon request. Trust me, they're decent. I just have a crazy time getting them posted. This might have something to do with my lack of tech savvy-ness.