So. I've been mulling over some comments I received in the recent past and am thinkin' o' puttin' this lil blurb up in the Craig's List personals, for what should be obvious reasons. I haven't pulled the trigger yet and don't really know if I will. I'm soliciting input, if you'd be so kind. Here it is, first draft...
(title) Slightly Damaged, Eminently Serviceable (/title)
I think I'm looking for a woman but I'm not entirely sure. To begin with... I've been out of a relationship for five years now; the last time I dipped my toe in those waters was unsatisfactory, at best. To further elaborate, I've been divorced from my wife of 23 years for 14 years... she left me, I didn't leave her (she has her story, I have mine). That lil catastrophe was the defining event of the last decade of my life. Or two. Yes, I have baggage... but I'm open to having my mind made right in this space. On the other hand, life is pretty good, as far as that goes. We ARE conflicted.
So. Here we are. I'll keep this brief and give ya a thumbnail sketch. If you like what you see, drop me a line, give me some feedback and/or the particulars of what YOU'RE looking for, and let's talk. If ya don't like what ya see, well... thanks for reading.
The basics, to start. I'm nearly 67 (my birthday is later this month). I'm a retired USAF Master Sergeant (22 years) and retired from a second career in the Information Technology bid'niz. I'm solvent, which is to say I don't owe anyone anything, except for recurring monthly expenses. I've been in Portales since 2002, when I arrived for a six month visit with my oldest son, who was stationed at Cannon AFB at the time. He's long since gone on to bigger and better things; I'm still here. I like Portales, the place fits my sensibilities and pace of life.
I'm in moderately good health, which is to say I'm drug and disease-free, drink socially (I'm not a drunk), and smoke one cigar a day, sometimes two (I quit cigarettes five years ago). I stand 5' 8", weigh 125 pounds, have most o' my (red-blond/gray) hair and all my teeth. I have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is in a managed condition but limits stuff I can do. Other than that, I'm fine from both physical and mental standpoints.
I'm well-traveled, having lived in El-Eh (sorta grew up there), San Francisco (two years prior to arriving in P-Ville), Oklahoma City (two years), Detroit (ten years), Washington DC (two years), Rochester NY (four years), three years in Oregon (coastal and inland), North Dakota (one year, three days, eight hours and ten minutes), Mississippi (a couple o' years, off and on), London (nearly five years), Paris (three years), Tokyo (three years), and more than a few points in between. I've been around the block and my outlook on life kinda-sorta reflects that.
Stuff I like to do: Read, but mostly on the internet, i.e., the Wall Street Journal, various other periodicals, and blogs. I'm a passionate hockey fan; I'm also very passionate about music in all its forms. I'm not a movie kinda guy but I will watch something interesting. I'm not much of a teevee guy, either. I drive a pristine Mazda Miata and love to buzz around with the top down on nice days, and that includes taking day trips (or longer) to just about anywhere.
I keep a blog, Exile in Portales, to which I post daily. The blog is pretty much the chronicle of my life and my archives go back six and a half years. There is NO better way to find out more about me, if you wanna.
What AM I looking for? I really don't know. Companionship. A friend. Someone to share stuff with. Sex, as far as that goes, and it might not go all THAT far, given physical constraints.
So. Interested? Drop me a line. I'm in an open state of mind.Too much? Too little? Tone? Content? A massive case of The Dumb-Ass, personified? Enquiring Minds™ wanna know...