All I want out of life is a good story.
I'd like to prove chivalry isn't dead, but don't mistake me for a doormat. I think I'm quite witty, but I'll let you be the judge of that. I'm an open book. I'm very straight forward and always try to be clear when speaking. I can often be ridiculously sarcasitc, but there's truth behind my sarcism. I can be a bit a goof ball and a nerd, but can also be spontaneous and romantic. I'm looking to be with that someone whose picture I'll keep in my wallet; the proverbial lime in my coconut.
I'm interested in many things: science, history, world issues; like to avoid drama. I like throwing caution to the wind, but I also like well thought out adventures. I grew up in Florida but have done some traveling: Panama City, Panama; Istanbul, Turkey; Bogotá, Colombia. I went to Haiti in March '09 and Israel March 2010. But road trips are still the best.
I've worked for the National Park Service around the country, places like Canaveral, Fl; Cape Hatteras, NC; and Cape Cod, MA. I lived in Coos Bay, Oregon for a while working with the US Bureau of Land Management. I was monitoring an endangered bird and leading guided hikes. I graduated from Stetson University with a bachelors in Environmental Science & Economics minor. (geeze that sounds like a resume.)
I was working as a licensed massage therapist until the economy crashed, but have since kept my license up.
Sailing has become a recent interest of mine; currently restoring a small sailboat I inherited.
I have been told I have nice eyes. I have a tattoo based on a Winslow Homer painting on my back shoulder. I like it, I'll probably get more.
I don't take photos of myself everyday and since I can only post 8, have chosen photos that are unique and best represent what I'm in to. Taking pictures of one's self in the bathroom sounds pretty wierd to me. So if you must see more recent pictures of me you'll have to take them yourself.
I weigh basically the same since I was 18 yrs old, 155lbs.
If I can find some who likes to have fun swimming, biking, or playing tag; that would be nice 8^D
I hope to meet a woman who challenges and inspires me.
When it comes to relationships,
I'm a big believer in "putting myself in another's shoes" and COMMON COURTESY. I give it and I expect it in return.
I think that if you can't remember the last time you apologized to someone, for anything, to anyone, then there's a problem.
^ what that means is that if you're the type that believes they're never wrong, then you're wrong.
oh, and not that I think I should have to say this, but I am looking for a sexual relationship along with all the other great stuff that comes with romance and please don't try to convince me that's "wrong." I'm not expecting to jump in the sack the first date or even the tenth date, but if you do not intend to ever sleep together, then don't string me along... that may sound callous, but I cannot let my heart broken with the friend speech ever again.
If we have the spark and a close connection develops, and think its love and you think its friendship; if you care about my feelings, my goals, my future happiness, you'll end it. I mean end it; which I'm not always good at when I care and its something I might not want to hear. You may have to make it ridiculously clear. I'm no stalker, its not like I'm going to come see you to blow up, but some phone call conversations may have to take place. Like everyone sometimes it can be hard to let go of an imagined future. I suppose someone may think that as the oh-so-terrible "expectations" but I call it hope. This doesn't always happen but happens enough that it hurts... maybe not end cut every tie, but the man & woman's concept of "friends" can be very different. I can only focus on one love interest at time and if you think we are "friends" but nothing more then I need to keep looking.
Something Clever that We'll Remember...
I like to go sight-seeing... even if its something I've seen before.
If I think its cool and amazing then I want to share it with someone I think is cool and amazing.
Let's just be laid back, have some fun, and see where that goes.
"A watched pot never boils.... You actually have to turn the stove on."
Oh, recent rule: if I'm on a date with someone who pays less attention to me than they do their phone and cannot seem to put it down, then I'm likely to walk away and leave even if I'm the one who drove us both there... Don't worry, you have your phone. You can text someone to come pick you up.
^ When I'm spending my time with someone (think about what those words mean, "Spending My Time"), I want to listen and learn about that person and I want to be listened to. I turn my phone off when I'm out with someone I care about, that's part of the whole COURTSEY thing ^
Believe me, most things expressed via text, or facebook, & even phone calls can wait. That's why there's voicemail.
So unless you're an ER doctor on call or expecting your wife to give birth any moment, please, show me the same courtsey.