I don't like running (except for the subway) or eating salads (but I know which fork I'm supposed to use). My last meal might be fried chicken and beer, but I also know a bit of wine snobbery. I have never pushed a lawn mower, but I know how to drive a car and ride a horse. Realize that I can just as easily wear high heels, sip microbrews, and intellectualize about books, art, and the state of our respective work industries, as I can trash talk over a game of Soul Calibur IV in a tee shirt and jeans.
I can't impress you with a list of foreign countries I've traveled to, but I can say that I was in Brooklyn for five years and learned a lot about myself while living there. I met a ton of people from Texas out there, but I'm the only one that got nicknamed "Tex". I used to walk or ride my bike most everywhere, but I gave my bike to a friend when I left because everyone drives cars in Houston.
Also, if we end up hanging out at my place, you are encouraged to be respectful to me in front of my family, and be nice to the boy and my dog, and you're good.
I try to make my home a warm, inviting place to entertain friends and neighbors, and I love having people over. If you are there for longer than ten minutes, you are no longer a "guest" and I won't wait on you- you can fetch yourself your own beverages.
About the boy: He is 8, in 3rd grade, and loves comic books, watching YouTube, swimming, karate, and Legos. The student recently surpassed the master when he began mysteriously knowing more about videogames than I do, and I've created two iOS apps about videogames. He also knows the name of every Jedi, and his idols are Spiderman and Indiana Jones. My son lives at home with me, and his father has never had a place in his life. My mother and brother have helped me raise the boy to be the little goblin warrior that he is today.
I would like someone who cleans up well to attend parties and social events with me. Including:
1) trying a new restaurant on Friday night,
2) Saturday afternoon adventures exploring the city and thrift shop treasure hunts,
3) participating in game night with my brother, my son, and our video game and board game geek friends,
4) attending church on Sundays with me and my mom once in a while - as a precursor to going out for brunch and winding down on Sunday afternoons with friends watching football,
5) be willing to attend an Astros, Rockets or Texans game, or even an Aeros game, with me and my Dad (and/or friends),
and 6) take me to see some live music. (Bonus points if you play an instrument or sing, and you're in the show).
I would like to think that after meeting someone I really like, we will eventually do all of the things on this list. By then, you'll have met all the people who are important to me, and we'll have learned a whole lot about each other. If afterwards we still like each other, there is one final test of loyalty. We must go to a Barbeque restaurant, and you must watch me eat a full plate of pork ribs with reckless abandon. If you are still sitting across the table after that, you hand me some napkins and a clean shirt, and maybe give me a little kiss, then I think I'll have to keep you.
Perhaps we have not made a love connection, but you are a busy executive in need of a lovely assistant, or otherwise interested in business networking? Let's talk!