The one thing I am passionate about...
I love learning and can fix practically anything!! I have a huge appetite for understanding what makes things tick and often I am the person that people come to when they need help. I'm often fixing things for friends and helping out, I'm a sucker for anyone that asks for help. . . . which is why I've recently become a 4th and 5th grade Boys Sunday School teacher. :o}
I typically spend my leisure time
I spend my days discussing the economy, taxes, and politics with 60-90 year olds. I am sufficiently shrewd when appropriate, therefore I enjoy a chance to lighten up when it is truly not important - the other 40% of the time. A friend once said, "Don't sweat the petty stuff, but pet the sweaty stuff." I will almost always make time to help a friend. Leisure time: I work on the house, in the garage on projects, shopping, mountain sports, concerts, games, dinners, etc. . Oh, and I'm fairly busy, don't jump ship if you don't hear from me right away, feel free to send me another message if I haven't responded and you are ready.
The most influential person in my life has been
I really liked June Carter-Cash in Walk the Line. She was smart, a loyal friend, stood by her principles, and brought out the best in others. Ya can't have too many friends like that. If we're compatible on 29 dimensions (???) then with friendship and physical attraction the odds are in our favor. I hope to find that one person who is foremost a good friend. Passion is a roller coaster in any relationship. Friendship is the foundation that allows you to enjoy the roller coaster for a lifetime. Guys like being in love too!! Without it, nothing else is ever fulfilling.
The first thing people notice about me
Sense of humor! Why is it "White, non-hispanic," but not "Hispanic, non-white" on EH?My sense of humor really comes out more as I get to know you. If we meet and you look at me nervously and tell me to say something funny . . . that's not exactly how it works. Generally, funny things just fall out of me in the course of a conversation. If you enjoy a good laugh, we'll get along just super. A note on my appearance, I have short hair, it's not thinning, I'm not fat, or inappropriately hairy.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Tipping Point - Malcom Gladwell, it is great food for thought. I love to learn, so I go through audio books whenever I am on a long drive, like home to Nebraska 5 hours each way, audio books. They numb the pain of EASTERN COLORADO's scenery - Nebraska wrongly gets the bad rap for that long stretch of nothing.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The gift of life, good health, and good genes.
- Life in the USA.
- Original questions in lieu of the "What three wishes. . . "
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I have a really big heart and sometimes I do too good of job protecting it with humor. It doesn't mean that I am insincere, but I often joke to keep things simple. When I first meet people, I'm not always ready to jump into my life story. MATCHES might not notice that I get frustrated when there is a SIZABLE difference between their profile and reality, but I do. Deceit perhaps is not the most constructive element of a budding relationship. The more accurate we present ourselves, the faster we can find the right one for each of us. I only want to cuddle with someone my size or smaller.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Funny, Genuine, Intelligent
A little more about me
Some of my best long-term relationships started with them particularly indifferent and then after dating a couple weeks, liking me A WHOLE BUNCH. Truly, it's very confusing for me. I'm quarky with a lot of unique strengths that you are not going to see on a nervous first date, however I am not so much into chasing. Balance and chemistry are important, and that you truly want to be with me and not see me as a path to a lifestyle. Gotta be genuine or it doesn't get past go. I'll wait for that one amazing woman to enjoy life with, good times and bad, like peas and carrots.