I enjoy following current events -- local, national, world -- it all fascinates me. Maybe that's 'cause I spent my entire life in the military and usually had to react in one way or another to what was happening around me. Relaxing takes a lot of different forms -- I relax by getting on the road and just driving! I don't drink anymore (quit 15 years ago)but I am a smoker. Never married and don't have any children, but do like being around kids -- if they're behaved. My upbringing was one that taught me to always treat a woman as a lady -- don't know why that has a tendency to upset some of them (???) also think a woman is entirely capable of doing whatever she wants. I may not always be "PC" but that's the breaks -- my intentions are not to offend. As shallow as it may sound, I will only reply to those with a picture and to someone who is height and weight proportional and has a picture posted -- sorry.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Just meet for coffee or a drink -- I don't mind a 4 or 5 hour road trip to meet -- enjoy the drive -- see what happens after that.