Something about me: I am kind, gentle, intelligent, soft-spoken (but out-spoken), humorous (a tad this side of jolly), generous and thoughtful semi-retired (I still do a bit of consulting work) archaeologist/cultural-resources-manager (at which I was employed by universities, federal- ,and state-government for the past 39 years). BUT, for several years past I have lived a secret life on weekends as a mad-scientist & wannabe artist (mainly robotics & mobile metal sculpture, but I also dabbled in some traditionally "effeminate" arts like pottery-making, stained-glass, bead-making, etc., on occasion). I am now looking-forward to some serious goofing-off, researching and writing articles & books, expressing my art gene, and replacing the daily rat-race with fun for the rest of my life (my brand of fun may seem rather staid to you as it doesn't involve clubbing, bars, drinking (to excess), drugs, cowboy-dancing, taking salsa lessons, wild parties, etc.). I DO, however, appreciate an occasional movie, theater, ballet (the only kind of dancing, besides an occasional waltz, that I can stomach, and that's as a spectator only), and (some) opera. I'm surely not effete (overly cultured), nor a wimp or snob; I was reared as a native (fifth generation) rural/small-town Texan and I enjoy fishing for large-mouth-bass, and playing Texas Hold'em poker, more than all those other things rolled-together.
On Honesty: I am painfully honest and [mostly] truthful [I have a Scot bard's storytelling gene which does, on occasion, cause me to slightly embellish stories for greater entertainment value. HOWEVER, I am not an outright liar and cannot tolerate one].
On Politics: On fiscal matters I am a middle-of-the-road conservative; on social issues, I am more than liberal ... I am the ANTI-CONSERVATIVE!
On Religion: To each his own, as long as you leave me the hell alone!
On the Environment: I have seen no science (and being a scientist for nigh onto 40 years I CAN certainly recognize it) that might support a human cause for global warming, unless it might be political science!
On Sports: If sports are an important part of your life (whether talking about them, attending in-person or just watching on TV) then PUH-LEEEEEZ don't enter mine! I have been known to relapse on occasion, however, and watch Tiger Woods play a round-or-two in a championship match on the Golf Channel.
Oh! And I have a pretty-good vocabulary and could probably kick your butt all over a Scrabble board any day-of-the-week *chuckle* HOWEVER, I am considerate and humane and I would let you win just often enough that you wouldn't become too discouraged to want to play me again ;>)
. my vee dub
do i have a car?
whuthahellkinda question is that?
i have a truck (too)
i have a torque-wrench
i have a sewing-machine
i have a cowboy-hat
but, i don't have a saddle
. about art, arting about .
i study art, study art me
i have art, art had me
i make art, art made me
i sell art, art by me
i buy art, art sold me
i like art, art likes me
art likes me!
. talking about talking
i am variable, sometimes i am taciturn
i don't talk at all, some of the time
i talk a lot some of the time, but i don't talk art
i am garrulous, but i don't talk all of the time
i think a lot, and i don't talk while thinking
i usually think before talking, but not always
. my cat's pet
met a friendly cat
petted the friendly cat
cat purred to me
fed the friendly cat
2x/day x 7 years
am i my cat's pet?
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Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
age-compatible women usually expect something somewhat safe, staid, and mundane ... like a cup of java at their favorite dive ... i will comply ... BUT, with the proper motivation ... or provocation, i can be surprisingly creative and original ... however, under no circumstance will i embarass you by spontaneously dancing in public places (UNLESS a gunslinger yells "now, dance!" and starts shooting at my toes, OR it suddenly starts raining and i coincidentally have an umbrella in-hand ... in which case, i may both sing & dance)