Hi there, welcome to my profile. Make yourself at home, look around, see if there's anything that interests you. Oh, be careful and don't open any closets, that's where I have put my baggage so that it's nicely out of the way.
I think I should inform you up front that I'm an atheist. Or I prefer to think of myself as a non-theist. Either way, if you "put God first...", that's okay for you, but we won't mesh; and you won't sway me. So now that that bit is out of the way... Hey! Where'd everybody go?! ;) Just the perils of living in the Bible Belt.
As a person, I flow easily between the extroverted social butterfly, and the introverted stay at home cinephile. I can fit into most social situations, and enjoy meeting new people.
"True love is like a pair of socks: you gotta have two and they've gotta match."
"We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”
I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.
Let our scars fall in love." - Galway Kinnell
I grew up in east Tennessee, spent nine years in the Navy, and have (quite literally) been around the world. My favorite places were Australia and New Zealand. I'm currently a software designer. Most of my careers have been technical and engineering oriented, so in the past few years I've been tapping into my more creative side; I'm learning guitar, I have started writing fiction, and will soon try my hand at painting. I'm not terribly talented at any of these, but I'm enjoying myself.
I spent nine years in the Navy and I suppose it was then that I truly developed my wanderlust. I love exploring and discovering new places, new people, and new things. Along with this is that I am an open minded fellow, as I found it was much easier to enjoy where you are when you don't take every single thing of where you've been with you.
Currently I'm a software programmer for a company that I and three others started in 2000. We now have over twenty full time employees, and are thriving.
I love foreign movies (especially British/French), but being a typical man, I also like the standard action movies. I enjoy a routine as much as the next person, but with that wanderlust in my soul travel is very high on my list of loves. I love being outdoors, and going to festivals. I love exploring, and trying new things, and learning new things. I would prefer someone who is open to experiencing life. Also I'm a certified scuba diver, so if you are too, or interested, that would be great.
I love the outdoors, and try to get out and enjoy what Tennessee has to offer as often as I can. I have a popup camper, and enjoy the state parks a few times a year. Many years ago one of my cousins and I did a three day backpacking trip along the Appalachian trail in the Great Smoky Mountains NP. He and I are now planning a similar adventure for the spring of 2013. I love hiking, and take advantage of local resources such as: Radnor, and Bowie nature park; my hike du jour is currently between five and six miles. Let's go hiking! (Oh, I can also just do "scenic" hikes, these I mentioned are my "workout" hikes.)
I also love travel, and in 2011 I went to France for a little over two weeks. During my arrival and departure, I spent time in Paris. The end result of this trip? I feel in love; in love with France in general, and Paris in particular. I will be going back in October of 2013. Now show of hands... who's with me?
Definitely a quiet place to talk. No loud bars, just a coffee shop, restaurant, or lounge. I'm not in a hurry for anything.