BRACE YOURSELF WITH A STIFF DRINK....OR TWO! THIS IS A LONG ONE! CHEERS! I'm divorced (several centuries ago) with a well-behaved, (of course I have been known to be delusional before!) humorous, ( MY DNA, no doubt :) ,,, 16 year old son who now lives with his Mother,most of the time, since she got out of Rehab! She was sharing the West Wing of the Betty Ford Clinic with Lindsay Lohan (just kidding, his Mother rarely drinks)....By the way, would anybody say "yes" to the question, " Do you do drugs" ?????????? Must be a legal thing for P.O.F. (Again - No, I don't! , just to be clear!)
Let's see, I enjoy most outdoor activities & sports, including racquetball, walleyball (volleyball inside a racquetball court,) judo, hapkido, and golf, motorcycles/boats (too bad I sold both 4 years ago), Colorado ski "adventures", & vacation trips to The Keys.(Native St. Louisan, and recently returned to Florida). Now I'm only 2 hours from The Florida Keys !, If I was there,,, I'd enjoy several cups of French Roast coffee, 2 aspirin (may have been up late, the night before), and a great, 2 hour long, Sunday Brunch at Casa Marina- no, the other Casa Marina, (the one with the Spanish architecture). Whoa, I'm stuffed! Then, I would stroll down Duval St. and check out the shops, marinas, - and yes - bars,, -or- flop over on the beach. Perhaps some fishing or snorkeling, midday. Later, that evening, I'd catch "Pete & Wayne", a couple of very funny comedians/singers, at Sloppy Joe's. (Remember, in this scenario, we ARE in the Keys. Libations, and excessive laughter,,, perhaps followed by romance,,,,, are the order of the day!) I'm sure that I will be headed down to Key West in the fall for "Meeting of the Minds" or" FantasyFest". Can't miss it! Too much fun PEOPLE WATCHING !) Wanna go??
And since St. Louis is my hometown, maybe I'll toss in a trip to "Chi-Kaaa-Go" this year for a Cards/Cubbies game...
I live in a home (no, it is not mobile, but I am), I have a vehicle, I work. I even know the difference between "They're", "There" and "Their"... THERE!!!... Amaaaazing!! I enjoy socializing with my friends. I like an ice cold Corona, a glass of Chianti (with a candlelit pasta dinner for two), or a margarita (on the rocks, no salt). Even a cigar, sometimes, on a hot summer day. Pretty darn normal...(Yaaaaawn).
Music? Glad you asked. Jazz (David Sanborn, Pat Metheny), (I really miss Love 94, a Miami jazz station-now turned into a mindless format, by some numbers-watching junior exec at Clear Channel), some classic rock, (Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan and a billion others),(however, I don't miss JC in the morning, that's JC Corcoran, former morning talk jock in St. Louis,on K-Hits, ( NOT The Son of God). Even a little classical, (what better to enjoy during a candlelit dinner by ?),country, or blues, now & then. It sure beats Corcoran's self-indulgency, or a blaring alarm clock (which are really one and the same, ha,ha). Haven't his callers learned NOT to talk while JC is busy interrupting???? :) Sure don't miss him these days....
Work ? I have a small pool screen enclosure company. I have always worked in the real estate biz- contractor, Real Estate agent, banker, and even as a wholesale sub-prime mortgage Loan Officer, excuse me, "Account Executive!" (I single-handedly caused the World-wide banking crisis !!---- OOOOPS!) I also trade equities (stocks). Warren Buffet calls ME!, almost daily, for financial insight and advice. Just yesterday, I explained to him that, YES, he could apply for, AND receive, food stamps, IF he would only purchase MY DVD series, "Getting Your Tax Dollars Back, One Way or Another!" $70.00 value, but it's your's for only $29.95.....
I DO NOT WISH TO DATE AN "ATTACHED" WOMAN...... HONESTY AND PERSONAL INTEGRITY ARE PARAMOUNT !! (I am just TOO old for all that other nonsense. I've always been faithful in a committed relationship, and I'm not changing now. And I expect the same in return,, "IF !!! "... we agree to a commitment at some point in the future) Nor do I want to carry on 3 month's worth of e-mail & phone conversations, and never meet. (Shades of E-Harmony!!) I do not want to date a girl looking for "A Bad Boy"-- I'm not him. However, late night "role playing" could be fun! Searching for a prince? Sorry, no royal blood line here. Are you looking a "friend"???? Well, keep smokin' "Hope-ium", Babe!!!!! Most guys, at our age, have plenty of female friends. And those guys who don't ??? Well, that should be a big red flag for you!! Same with the guys that don't post a picture-they either weigh 200 kilos (that's 440.92 lbs for those of us that are overly-challenged by the metric system), or they ARE married! Figure it out! Ha!.... I AM on here looking for some kind of relationship (from casual to long term, because I don't want to "close the door" on any possibility of a relationship growing to something deeper).... On the other hand,.............
DEAL BREAKERS, turn-offs and other such things...Don't have an income??? "Nada"..(no desire to $$$upport someone)... But,,Too much "month left" at the end of the money???? Now THAT I can relate to !! Have tatoos??? Some are fine with me, but if your body looks like it spent a MONTH "parked" in a New York City Subway???? Probably not for me ...Text 47 times a day, but never pick up the phone and say "HI" ??? So that I can hear your sweet voice on a personal basis???? Scratch that!...Juggling 6 boy-toys at once??? "That's a Negative, Ghost Rider!" ...You smoke occasionally? I don't care. Not important, all things considered.... Think you're "Hot Stuff"??? Well, guess you missed my profile headliner about Modesty... Not sure that I wanna date an ego...
There's something very alluring about someone who also has an "imperfection" or two,,,you know - human- just like me... Maybe you seek a "Knight in Shining Kevlar" (modern-day armor)?? Nah, that's not me either, but I've got some aluminum foil in the kitchen!! ;) I AM LOOKING to meet someone that can carry on an intelligent conversation, an independent thinker, cute (can a guy use that word???) has a sense of humor/wit/sarcasm, and weight/height relatively proportionate (no,no, NOT the Trophy Wife type, just average, thin or athletic -no, I'm not at my high school weight either). Do you eat healthy?? I'm learning to, and I thank a previous girlfriend for starting me down that road. Now, if I could only "dice up" an onion and NOT have it end up looking like I hit it with a weed wacker!!)
If you have long time friends (always a positive sign), believe in personal integrity in a relationship and your life in general, AND have a NOTE from your best friend- scribbled on a wine stained paper napkin at 3am attesting to your charming personality and excellent character traits, well, start typing!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
The first meeting would be a quick one. Lunch, coffee, a drink, two drinks, three,,,well, never mind!! Something like that.
A first meeting should also be a "split the check" kind of thing. If we like each other, and want to see each other again, I will gladly pick up the check(s) when a "connection" becomes apparent.
If there IS some spark of chemistry, well, that's what we are both looking/hoping for... If not, perhaps an afternoon in a hot tub, with shallow, sultry, sexy overtones! LOL! Kidding, of course....Either way, it was still great to meet and share a few laughs..
Please include a relatively recent picture, if you write and don't already have one posted.. ("Recent" does NOT include a high school yearbook shot or a 15 years ago/XX lbs. lighter, photo. Just "be" yourself. I AM slowly learning.) Yes, I am 165 lbs and 5 ft 10/11 inches....IF the rest of us can toss our "mug" out here,,,well?.. ...Remember... Guys ARE "visual" creatures. Your picture is what makes a guy click on your profile, THEN,,, he reads your profile to know more about you. Several pictures are even better! 4 pictures of your favorite pet, may make you happy, but most guys would rather see more pictures of YOU !!!.."Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts"....
If you've sent an email, but not yet recieved a reply, I will soon. Typing is not my forte' , so takes me a little while to type a reasonably intelligent response. I know I mention a drink or two, "romance" and several other vices in here, but if you are starting to think that I do any of this in excess (excessive romance???, IS there such a thing????), then you're taking my profile way too seriously! I'm just easy going and love to laugh at certain things in life! Someone recently "axed" me if I talk as much as I write. No, would be the answer. This profile started out short, but over time , I have added some, and now it's almost a novel ! But, IF you've read down to here, AND send an email my way, I'll know possibilities MAY be there.
(But check your profile "miles and age limitations")Because POF won't allow me to write you, if I'm not in your distance or age limitations (even by 1 mile or 1 year).
Also.... I have "discovered" ( how absolutely BRILLIANT of me!, haha.) that...ALL of us, "at our age", have a thousand things going on,and sometimes, we read emails , and dont respond as quickly as we should...Well, at least I do..... "Patience" reigns supreme.. and if I don't get back to you, feel free to be persistant! My days have been VERY,very busy as of late.
Hope to hear from you,and please let me know your first name (you'd be amazed....at the number of people who DON'T HAVE a first name!!!)Hmmmmm... Also,,, "Hi! How's it going?" is an ABSOLUTELY fascinating email response that clearly defines the word "depth" !!!..haha....HOWEVER...with a short message,,I get the impression that four word responses are your limit. ,,, or that I'm #279 on your list. Loo