What I know about myself:
I know I will make you laugh. A lot. And I'll need some humor from you in return.
I am at my best when I am in my element, and my element is usually hot, wet, sandy, and somewhere else.
I have a weakness for chocolate chip cookies and brownies.
I embarrass myself often, but I don't give a damn.
I can dance. It may not be pretty, but it's me.
I have been told that I am pretty good kisser.
I like situations where I have to analyze and solve something.
I have an untapped energy that few women have been able to harness.
I am fanfrickingtastic with kids, and would like a few of my own sooner rather than later.
I can be grumpy and hard to take, usually because I am tired, but it passes with food and a nap.
I know that I am in love when I find myself looking for opportunities to bring a woman more flowers.
I was fortunate to grow up in southern California and have more pairs of shorts than pants, about as politically leaning as a palm tree, and casual to the point where I have flip-flops and "dress" flip-flops. I have travelled a lot and worked abroad: West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Costa Rica as an Outward Bound Instructor, and South Korea teaching English. That has been my calling in life I think: to help and educate others, and I am thankful that I have been able to live that out and share my gift. However, I also enjoy travel for surf, scuba, or simply fun as well, just got back from Key West wreck diving, and New Years went to Riviera Maya Mex, went cave diving--super cool. Kauai and Idaho last summer, snorkeling, paddling, wakeboarding, and wow, already a year ago went to Nicaragua for some sweet surf. The point--I like to travel! It would be excellent to find a woman who has wanderlust as well, and a valid passport! When I am not traveling and working, I am biking, hiking, surfing, sailing, or flying, or napping. I came to LA to teach, and did so for many years, but I burnt out on it and needed a career change. I now wear a suit that utterly doesn't suit me. BUT, it really is a good career and I am really good at it. My job still falls into my life path of helping others and teaching and I make the most of it each day. However, we all have a dream job. Mine would be to either to train search and rescue dogs, or to pilot the Quiksilver Crossing Albatross seaplane and fly to remote surf spots for a living......One day. You'd come with me of course.
One night I had my palm read for the very first time by a friend, and according to her reading, I am a good and kind man, very healthy, honest, in need of faith, and I will never be poor. She was pretty spot on.
What I am looking for in a woman: laughter, intelligence, spontaneity, humor, gentleness, beauty, maturity, kindness, adventure, and someone who has something she is passionate about sharing with me. Anything. Just share it with passion.
The Chase (in case you cut to here)
All the above stuff is just fluff. What matters is what a person truly wants. And all I want is to be trusted and admired, to not be lied to, to have someone I look forward to talking with at any time of the day or night, and to hear "I love you sweetheart" and "I love you Daddy" every day for the rest of my life.