Alas, its that time of the year again...the frosty air makes us want to snuggle up to some comfort food, the day gets dark earlier so we entertain the notion of going out to see those holiday city lights...but who wants to hibernate alone? To share the day's events with someone who cares to know, to check out weekend events you've heard about but wasn't interested in going alone, or perhaps catching up on TV shows people are talking about--it is winter, after all :)
You're a vivacious person, busy with opportunities life has to offer you, you bring the party wherever you go so here's the summary on me: I'm a well-educated, comfortable-in-his-own-skin socializer who will take you to interesting events. The one you tell your friends you wish was out there to meet. Want to know more? Here goes :
While others talk about what they love, I'm out enjoying how it feels. An unspoiled only child raised in the country yet schooled in the city, I moved out at 18 to live like an adult. I returned in 2005 because my mother was showing signs of dementia--my heart goes to you if you're beginning this journey, once you understand what you need to do, it gets not easy, but easier--and soon my father's Parkison's was too bad for him to drive. I stepped up to what I needed to do to caretake for them, and spent their last years with them saying goodbye. If you love an emotional roller coaster story, you couldn't do better than this one--from dread,to being quoted in a book for new doctors,to a surprise ability to retire early. Dreams do come true when you do what's right in your life :)
Going out midweek to summer concerts among the roses in Elizabeth Park, classic movies at Cinestudio or RAW, investigating parks or canoeing down the rivers or finding new antique markets to find those diamonds in the rough like they do on TV and enjoying the reward being knowledgable brings...means I also love the downtime in between having fun, trying new recipes with ingredients I hadn't considered before, hanging out in bistros with someone who knows the lost art of converstion, sitting on my second story backporch with that special someone watching the airplane contrails and wondering where those people are flying off to...
People feel safe sharing themselves with me--a calming presence during a long drive on a daytrip to the country (a past gf loved to rest her hand on my knee as I drove) or a walk along a new beach you've meant to go to but never felt like going there alone. The ease in talking about subjects that matter in an intellectual manner, while we're dining al fresco in the city. I'm naturally laid back, naturally an observer of life and people, but never a spectator. Unlike Chauncy the Gardener, I don't "like to watch" (bonus points if you get the ref).
Why isn't "guilty TV pleasures" a question for profiles? Maybe there can be a contest for "best new question to answer on the profile", and with that I'd win the award, free membership for a year. Oh wait, the place is free :) Well, if you've read my interests, you can take a guess what shows I like.
anyone want a link to the forums when they disappear?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Ever "fall into someone"? No matter where you go, they show up on time, dressed for the occaision. They feel comfortable around you like you've known them for some time, there are no barriers, just that warm feeling of being where you belong. They don't show off their characteristics (like intelligence or humor)because those characteristics are such a part of their nature, they just come out naturally, unable to be hidden when they are enjoying themselves. Their stories don't need to be novels, they are just interesting because you're interested in getting to know the person behind them. You enjoy their view on life, how they handle things like an adult, wish your coworkers were this good. No matter how long the interaction takes, you feel as if you just took a vacation from your own life for a while, escaped the pettiness of coworkers and routine of your responsibilities. Will you have a first date like that, by responding to this profile?