Moved to Pearland for now; I've lived all over Houston and a few other places. Before moving on with this profile, let me dole out one bit of good news: I'm not looking for a one-night stand, or first-meet frolicking. I cannot send pics of inappropriate body parts, because I don't have any. Um, pictures, I don't have any pictures. OK so that almost didn't come out right. Seriously though, I'm all about respect.
When I read, I really like introspective and philosophical literature. I'm especially fond of Vonnegut. Similar books, such as "Still Life with Woodpecker" and "The World According to Garp" are favorite reads, as well as some of the more dystopian works such as "Nineteen Eighty Four" and "Brave New World". Granted, cheesy detective novels work their way in there more often than I'd like to admit, and for some reason I've also read more books on relationship help than I've had relationships needing help. Although I'm not a huge fan, I admire the craftsmanship of Steven King. On more than one occasion I've had teachers/professors describe my writing as bearing a remarkable resemblance to Poe. I'd really, really like to get back into writing. Wanna help?
My taste in movies generally falls along the same lines, just with a broader spectrum. Pulp Fiction and A Clockwork Orange were both excellent. The original Matrix is the best movie ever made. No, that's not up for debate. Every movie that I personally own stars Bruce Willis; I didn't do that on purpose - it just happened, I swear. Granted, he's been copying my style for a long time. I love comedy, I just don't really care for over-exaggerated silliness. Office Space is a great example of comedy well done. I'll pretend to like chick flicks... if you bribe. For what it's worth, I'm not usually too excited about most things on TV.
Thanks if you're still reading. I'm not really a know-it-all snob; I'd much rather ask someone how their day went than to discuss the metaphysical ramifications of thermonuclear dynamics. My real passion in life is motorcycles. So, suit and tie at the office, armored leather jacket and bandana when I get home. "Bad Boy with chronic intellectualism disorder", "biker nerd", whatever description floats your boat. See, now aren't you glad you kept reading? Oh, and I also love to cook. "Soul food" is probably my standard; Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican and other "exotics" are my preferred areas. Heck with the sexist stereotypes, I only want a woman in the kitchen for the company.
I like my coffee strong. I like chocolate - especially in my coffee. I love animals (just please don't ask me to refer to my cat as a "fur baby"). I'll take a stout over a pilsner any day (although I don't drink much). Keeping up with trends is part of life, but I'm still the one to root for the underdog. Sticking up for the little guy is part of what defines a man, and I hate bullies.
Amazing how much people define themselves through music. I grew up on classic rock and metal, and got into the techno/electronica genre for some time. While I admire the skill of a twisted rhyme scheme, rap usually doesn't come out to my taste. Country works in the right environment, but you won't hear it in my car. So, basically I like anything with a good beat. I've enjoyed Iron Maiden, Metallica and Metal Church, as well as Depeche Mode, Queensryche and Faith No More. I've listened to plenty of Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath. Also I've liked Paul Oakenfold, Robert Miles and (if you'll excuse me please) Darude. Searching YouTube brings back countless memories, and right now I'm ready to find some new favorites.
Oh, and one quick last thing: "who I'm looking for". Whoever you are, I don't bite, so don't get all shy on me. Life is amazing how the people we bond with or learn from are usually not the ones we expect. When it comes to long-term relationships I prefer to stay within race and age range but exceptions can be made. Yes, I really am looking forward to something long term although I'm not ruling out making good new friends or even a good date. Bonus for ladies who are literate and reasonably well educated. I'm ambitious and strive hard-core to be a successful business owner, so major points if you're on a career path yourself, whatever it may be. Ultra-major bonus points if you help me cook.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I've learned to follow the tried and true. "Casual" is the name of the game; anything involving food (or coffee) is always a plus. There's nothing like being able to just sit and talk. Movies and church just don't work. Public places are good; I hope you'll bear with me if I don't care to go to someone's home (or likewise have company) when meeting people I don't know. Also I've burned out on bars - getting tipsy is best with people one already knows. So... let's eat!