Semi-Retired (Self Directed Stock Trader)
I'LL BET NO ONE LIKES NOT RECEIVING A RESPONSE BACK WHEN YOU TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE TO SOMEONE THE FIRST TIME BUT WE ALL NEED TO USE A LITTLE COMMON SENSE WHEN WE SEND OR RECEIVE A MESSAGE.
1) Have a question or compliment in your INITIAL communication. It is an open door for a return message.
2) If the person answers or responds but does not leave an open door, ("Thank you" is a closed door, "Thank you, how are you" is an open door) they are being polite but closing the communication.
3) Appreciate they responded to you, Respect their wishes if they closed the communication.
I bounce between Bellevue WA and Mesa AZ. I sold my home of 20 years in Bellevue Wa. (just across the lake from Seattle) and most of my possessions in June 2013 and took off for the sun in July 2013.
The one very common thread that seems to run through online profiles is the demand of honesty. I believe if you want honesty you should be honest too. I'm happy to start. If you ask. I'll answer. I have a tendency to answer all questions with TMI.
I am 5'7" (my real height), 205lbs (my real weight). My waist is 34-36 so you can decide athletic, average, or overweight......).
I was married 1 time for 20+ years. We lived together only AFTER we got married.
I AM DIVORCED, not "kind of divorced", not "we haven't spoken in years", not "we still live together but we live our separate lives" (I'm sure we have all heard other descriptions of living situations). I'm just DIVORCED. I have no judgment on your living situation. Live and let live.
I will never claim I was the perfect husband because I WAS NOT!
I am the father of 2 (and only 2, I have no children that I don't count because I was too young to know what I was doing or too drunk when it happened). Had my first child 10 years after I was married (really, after married), had him with the woman I was married too, my wife. lol I had my second child, my daughter, with my wife (the same woman) 3 years after that. My kids are 22 and 19.
After the divorce I had custody my children. They lived with me until I sold our house and started bouncing between Bellevue and the East Valley. I don't think I qualify as a Snow Bird because I don't leave the Valley in the summer time.
NONE OF THE PREVIOUS STATEMENTS ABOUT MY LIFE ARE A PROCLAMATION OF THE RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO LIVE A LIFE, THEY ARE JUST A PARTIAL ACCOUNTING OF MY LIFE.
My hair is in Dreadlocks. I have had them for 19+ years.
I am named on one medical patent (patent # 5,793,044) and worked on 3 others. They are used in almost every hospital in the world (and no, I did not get rich designing these devices. I was hired to design medical devices).
I like music, lots of different kind of music. On my MP3 player is Rock, Gospel, R&B, some Rap, some Country, lots of Oldies, and probably a couple of Show Tunes.
I have my own money, I have cars, I have my motorcycle endorsement, I had a motorcycle, a GL1000 ( I sold it when I sold everything else in Washington), I've had 2 boats (it was a happy day each time I bought my boats and an even happier day each time I sold them).
NOTE TO EVERYONE: Don't believe anyone who always blames the other person. If you do believe them be ready for everything to be your fault!
Thanks for reading my profile and consider saying hello, come on, break the ice.