Hello…, thanks for casting your line in my direction.
I live in the real world where common sense isn’t as common as it used to be. Most often the sky is blue, the grass is green and the air is warm - the future remains bright.
I’m 5’-10” tall, (in stocking feet), 188 lbs. (clothes on/shoes off), and believe myself to be on the “toned” side of PoF "average". I keep physically active the majority of the day, watch my dinning portion size and do not have a gym membership. I'm attracted to women of a similar age and body type. I'm more the guy next door…, prefer the simple/country/suburban over the exciting-fast paced/city living.
I’ve been married only once, for twenty three years and have grown the six years since the divorce. I am emotionally and financial stable…, it is my desire that you should be also. As a father of two teenage sons, (18/16), whom do not live with me full-time, I continue to assist preparing them to launch and succeed into post high school educations and adulthood.
As an advocate of individual responsibility..., respect and responsibility are two words that I model for myself. I believe in the power of paying it forward. Say what you mean…, mean what you say. I believe hosting a party is more fun than attending one..., short-sheeting someone’s beds is one way to convey your always thinking of them..., and life is only as complicated as one chooses to make it.
I like dogs, but if you have to bend over to pet them..., are they really dogs, (cute, lovable; yes…, but dogs ;-p)?
Don’t frequent the bar scene unless with friends to see one of several bands when they are local.
I have an AAS in Accounting and an AAS in Business management.
I own my home. It is located in the Northwest area of Stillwater.., near the new spur of the MNDNR Gateway Trail. In 1990 I designed and subcontracted it being built..., in the following years I finished the basement level and performed all the landscaping.
I am the neighborhood go-to/fix-it guy. I’ve been doing so much, for so many; for so long, with so little…, most believe my talents qualify me to fix anything and everything with nothing.
I am a “Gentleman”…, please don’t confuse me with being a “Nice Guy”.
I am a volunteer MN-DNR Firearm safety instructor. I teach young adults, (and their parents), proper and responsible handling of firearms. Knowledge does not create fear! I enjoy the sports of trap, five-stand and honing my pistol skills at local gun clubs/ranges. This does not make me “CRAZY” or a “GUN NUT”.
I enjoy being outdoors and outdoor activities. Working on the house/yard, fishing, hunting, (more often with camera then firearm), biking, hiking, canoeing, etc. A weekend night around the fire pit is not complete without smores.
I own a 1969 Olds Cutlass convertible..., my father bought it new..., and it is the car I learned to drive in/drove in High School. Several Friday nights during the summer I put it in a car show at North St. Paul then stroll the sidewalks while sampling the street vendors offerings. The most enjoyable time is driving with the top down on a warm summer moonlit evening.
I don’t have/ride motorcycles on the street and compete with traffic. I do remove the top and doors from my Jeep and use it as a “daily driver” during the warmer months. This provides me enough wind, rocks, sand and debris to be kicked up on me by passing motorists.
I have traveled several trips to Colorado and Utah and traveled off-road trails by Jeep in the mountains and high desert. Pre-divorce..., I've been to both the East and West coast, Italy (7 day bike tour) and spent a month in Germany.
I don't respond to the flirt, chat, meet me or favorite features offered by PoF. I believe good pictures and a good profile will get you noticed on PoF. No response means no interest and people need to push their self-imposed comfort zone in which to begin meeting new people. A “meet” is designed to confirm much the information shared online and over the phone as reasonably accurate. At the least…, you should be able to walk away knowing if this person is someone you would be comfortable accepting a date. At best…, both parties will confirm such a future date.
If you’ve gotten this far into my profile, I hope you desire to learn more..., be confident enough to write me a short message containing more than one sentence.
Good fishing ;-D