Having fun is important to me. One of the craziest things I've done recently was to get up on stage to do the YMCA dance. Let's just say, it was a decent enough rendition to make YouTube (although it doesn't really take much, does it?). My cousin taught me the proper way to do the dance years ago, and finally the time came to use that skill. You should never overlook the value of learning something, as you never know when you're going to be able to benefit from the knowledge. That said, I like learning.
Often, I can be honest to a fault. Once recently, I asked a waitress if she had lost track of my order because she had had too much to drink. The truth is, she looked like she had. I was rewarded with a free drink. I wasn't trying to be mean.
Sometimes, I can be be too smart for my own good. Stop clubbing baby seals! Or is it, "Stop clubbing, baby seals". I'm a bit of a grammar nazi at times; a missing comma can confuse the sh*tout of me. I will give bonus points to anyone who catches me making a spelling or grammar mistake! Somehow, it turns me on when a woman can correct my English (which might not be too hard, necessarily).
What I’m doing with my life:
I was pursuing a career as an astronaut, but I discovered I was extremely scared of heights; plus, free falling makes my stomach upset. Instead, I've taken on working for a charity which provides aid to the poor. Helping people is something I love to do, and am good at, as evidenced by the number of friends I play psychiatrist to.
I’m really good at:
Playing poker, coming up with great ideas, and writing; I'm decent at karaoke (although not the dancing part). I'm also fairly proficient at flying by the seat of my pants; I can somehow come up with a plan at the zero hour, with odds stacked against me, yet pull it off flawlessly as if I had actually planned it well from the start. I don't roll this way often, but when I do, it can be very exciting! I'd like to say I'm great at Swing Dancing, but I've forgotten too much to claim that. I'd really like to learn Lindy Hop, which is just plain sexy.
Oh, and I'm good at Dragon Boating too. My nickname is Dragon-****ing-Phil, so that kind of tells you something, right?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food:
Books: Economics in One Lesson, Lord of the Rings, The Road Less Travelled, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Movies: Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, more to add later
Shows: Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Sopranos, The Wire, Star Trek, Babylon 5, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, A Game of Thrones, etc.
Food: Chicken, seafood alfredo, steak, bacon
Music: System of a Down, The Crystal Method, Swing of all sorts, Top 40, instrumental/orchestra
The six things I could never do without:
On a typical Friday night I am:
Doing whatever it takes to have a great time. Why waste your Friday night having a bad time?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit:
Last dragon boat practice we played "I have never". Well, only those people a
First date is going to be casual; a drink, maybe a walk. If the conversation is engaging, and if we're feeling the chemistry, it may evolve into a bite to eat, and maybe even dancing. If the chemistry continues, and I really like you, well... Who knows what could be next.