During the day I'm probably more like Clark Kent than Superman in that I'm a mild-mannered professional who must wear a suit and glasses, but during the evenings and weekends I like to let loose and play music (either solo or in my band). Now, whether or not I would ever wear a cape is an entirely different matter! However, if it's good enough for Superman, who am I to question it, lol!?!
Come watch one of my performances as I play on stage; and yes, I will sing and play guitar for my supper (although the drums are my instrument of choice -- I've been playing both pretty much forever). I'd like to see Superman do that! I've found that in many ways, performing on stage is like dating. For the beginners and the untalented it can be awkward; but for those who have put in the time, who know how to play their instruments, who know when to make their move, who are playing with and for the right people, the energy just feels right and there's magic!
So it is. I am a programmer and a musician, both of which take up vast amounts of my time. As a programmer I work independently, which is to say I spend all day selling my services and any evening I'm not performing music actually doing the work of programming -- who knew that everything was sales!?! But actually, sales has been a great thing in my life, both personal and professional. Sales has taught me how to relate to people in real ways. I've never had an 'awkward silence' when I've met up with people -- all thanks to learning how to relate to people and making them feel comfortable.
I love to read and I'm going to let you in on a little secret... I have actually read a 'Chick lit' book and enjoyed it! It was 'One Fifth Avenue' by Candice Bushnell -- You know, the woman who brought us 'Sex and the City'. It's actually a funny story how I came across this book and you'll never guess where I found it -- while I was serving in the Army in the Middle East! But I'll save the whole story for another time.
I also enjoy spending time with my two dogs Mojo and Zona. I love my doggies and I'm glad I have two of them. They keep each other company when I'm away. They howl and sing for me every time I come home! I'd like to go for runs with them, but I'm a little quirky in that I prefer running on the treadmill at my local L.A. Fitness.
Yes, I have a gym membership and I use it AT LEAST three times a week -- more like four or five. I had been in the Army my entire career (I'm a retired veteran now and used my G.I. Bill to learn programming), but never experienced runner's high until earlier this year, which is a full two years after I retired from the Army. I must say, running is addicting, I just wish I felt this way about it when I was in the Army. I suppose there is something about being ORDERED to run that takes the fun out of it; however, I'm a good Soldier and do what I'm told. Yes, ma'am. Running is just better when I do it for me and only me. My goal is to run a marathon. Did Superman run marathons???
All this brings up a good point. Why come to this site? Why aren't the people we meet during our every-day lives the right fit for a lasting relationship? I do my best to be a nice guy. I will always remember your birthday, Valentine's day, and 'Just Because You're You' Day (That's the day you wrote me first. You are going to write me first aren't you???). To be honest, I don't really know why more organic relationships don't come to fruition, perhaps it is because we are able to see if we truly fit online before meeting in person. I'm not really sure, but I do know even Superman needed his Lois Lane. You know her, right? The strong, intelligent, and independent reporter who became the love of Superman's life. If you know of whom I speak, then perhaps we are a match! However, you may not recognize me as Clark Kent, the mild-mannered professional.