I've been quite busy so I haven't had a chance to log in here for a long time. I still haven't started shrinking due to old age so my height and weight remains the same while I retain all of my hair (and teeth hehe). I am still looking for the one who has been eluding me for years but I am determined to find her soon ;) Nothing much has changed so I am not touching anything below the ====== line. I am currently in Europe as I decided to have my birthday somewhere different this year but I may add some more lines when I come back around April.
I just got a ticket to the Real Madrid - Galatasaray game on April 3 at the Bernabeu :) I will head back after the game and should be in Clearwater by the 9th of April.
After meeting with old friends, I realized once more that I do no get along much with people of my age as we pretty much have nothing left in common aside for our age. It is not immaturity either as I think that I have not changed much. What I wanted and liked then, I still like and want (unless I acquired it) and I have changed a little since my teens (mentally at least). I don't like expectations, I don't like conformity, and I don't like projecting images to please others. I am usually very polite but will act without tact when pushed and when my choices in life are questioned. I live for my own pleasure and not to please others or meet their expectations. Most of it I think may have to do with not having children as I am certain that changes people (good or bad, that's up to the person) but I guess I will find that out if it ever happens to me. My rant is towards others' beliefs of what is right and wrong for me and what I should and should not do: "do you still watch that shit?", "cut your hair", "how can you wear that", etc... In the late 80's, it was "are you going to play those games for a living?" and to their chagrin, 30 years later I still do that for a living hehe ;)
I don't really know why I had even created an account here but now I am more sure that it was a way to just rant when I wanted to since even though it must have been at least 5-6 years since I created my account, I have not contacted even a single person (there have been times in which I have not even logged on for a couple of years and other times when I actually forgot my password and even my username) . I don't really add too many people as favorites either but while I have been browsing through, I noticed a few people I may actually contact. Even though I am quite shy at first in real life, I have learned to overcome my shyness and meet the people I really would like to meet but online, that's a whole different can of worms. I guess I never intended on contacting anyone here but now that I actually want to, I need to come up with a strategy hehe. It may sound stupid but it just feels uncomfortable to write things to someone you have never met before and have no idea about their likes and dislikes, or about who they are; even though people do write down a lot of things in their profiles, that does not necessarily make them true as I have seen too many people misrepresent themselves with the goal of getting things they want (I have no reason to misrepresent myself and even though I know that, that does not necessarily mean that that's what other people think. What I imply in the sentence before the parantheses is based on my personal observations of people I know from work, friends, people from online gaming communities, etc...). So basically now that I am actually interested in someone, I am going to have to figure out what to do next. A lot of people reading this may say "what a dumbass, just friggin write something", unfortunately for me, that's now how my mind works. I was totally content using this profile as a semblance of a blog but we shall see what happens next hehe ;) I really did mean it when I wrote in my profile that I have a thing for red hair :)
The profile was too long and I deleted it. I can always tell you if you would like to know more.
I am easy going, enjoy life and everything that it has to offer, and love animals.
Lived in 6-7 countries while growing up, 4 states throughout my adult life (if that's what I am considered), and finally trying to decide where to settle (either here or elsewhere). I started working for computer gaming companies while doing my PhD in something totally unrelated, and I have worked with computers for the most part of the past 15-20 years while also pursuing my other interests.
Strength competitions and highland games were pretty much part of my life for almost 20-30 years and even though I did consider turning professional, it never happened. I used to be quite fit in the 260-280 pound range (working out 7 days a week year round) when I competed in strength competitions but since I am no longer actively involved, I am about 190 pounds at around 6'1" - 6'3" range. My height changes depending on how much sleep I get (I guess the discs stretching over a rest period is the best explanation) but even though I have never had any problems falling asleep, I usually sleep 3-4 hours a night and always have since I was a little child. I guess one of my mottos could be "the less you sleep, the more time you can spend living" ;)
Too many plans, too much to think about and life is just too short. Still trying to figure out what to do when I grow up (more like grow old in my case) but haven't actually finalized anything yet (I do have a career but I am pretty much done with it by choice). That doesn't mean I am lost in life without means of supporting myself but I am simply implying that I still haven't found what I want from life. It is not a "mid-life crisis" or anything as such, I have been asking myself what my role is in this life since my age was in single digits.
I have been living in Clearwater since the end of 2008. My 2 dogs became 3 dogs and I lost 1 of my 2 cats to old age.
My plans are to get to Maine in the next year or two, preferably to the Belfast to Bangor area wherever I can secure a job first. I have also thought about opening a small restaurant or a bakery eventually and I may go ahead with that if I find the right opportunity.
I don't believe in having children with someone unless I am absolutely certain the child(ren) will have a chance to grow up without seeing their parents go through a divorce. So even though I've been in a few somehow serious relationships in the past, obviously they weren't meant to be, and hence the lack of children in my life. I have no problems dating someone who has children but to be honest, I would prefer for both my partner and I to taste the joy of having a child for the very first time together.
If I add you to my favorites, it doesn't mean that I am stalking
Anything that's not boring for either one of us. There are a lot of possibilities but here are some that I don't particularly enjoy:
- Watching someone you don't even know eat at a restaurant doesn't particularly appeal to me, and it would not be my first choice to meet someone by having a formal dinner (not including picnics, having a sandwich at a park, etc...).
- I also don't see a point of going to a movie theater since you can neither talk nor can you even see each other in the dark. It just seems awkward and it also kind of defeats the purpose of a date to go through a couple of hours of silence when a first date is meant for people to start learning about each other.
- Anything too loud is also distracting I guess.