Ask me about my charity work... I don't do any but it's a great conversation starter.
Just a normal guy, I like to learn new things and play old video games. I'm an engineer at heart, taking things apart to see how they work and putting them back together just because there is nothing better to do. I don't have cable or watch tv except for a small handful of shows I download or stream. I'm not anti tv, but I'd rather be doing something else, anything else really.
I love the beach and lakes during the summer, it feels good to just lay out and catch some sun.
I like to go for walks or take my kids to the park when the weather is nice. When it's not so nice, we like to jump in puddles.
I'm on the phone nearly all day at work, so I don't like to talk on the phone. I'm more than happy to carry on a text conversation though.
I've seen a lot in life and have been through a lot. There isn't much of anything that is going to surprise or shock me. I try to keep an open mind about everything and judge every situation independently. This is harder than it seems. I have strong values and morals, but they're shaded by my experience.
I rarely take anything seriously, there is little that I find important enough to get mad about. I've got a bit of a dark sense of humor, but I think I'm funny. A lot of times sarcasm goes right over my head though. If you make a joke and get a blank stare in return, I just didn't get it.
The most important things in life are ideas. I live my life by the following two ideas.
1. Work smarter not harder -- Scrooge McDuck's dad in a duck tales cartoon when I was like 10
2. Be excellent to each other -- Rufus (george carlin) in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
I'm ambitious but realistic, easygoing but fierce when I need to be, and cautiously optimistic.
I'm a bit of a homebody but have been trying to break out of that habit. Winter doesn't help much though.
I guess what I'm looking for is someone who likes to go out and do things but also can be happy chilling at home with a movie and some popcorn.
My kids are my priority so if you don't like little ones you're probably not a good match for me.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Something low key in a very public place. I don't need to be murdered any time soon.