Man, 59, Sacramento,
Note: This bio is a WIP (work in progress). I'm adding to it periodically, so it might look a little disjointed. Thanks for stoppin' by!
I want to say I really enjoy the sense of community that exists here. I love the intelligent questions and comments and am having a great time. I've been on the site for a while now and I'm happy to say the sense of community here is intact. The site is big enough now that there is a tiny minority of dipwads, but very tiny. =]
I'm a tall, bald, in decent shape "older" guy with two kids from two marriages. One is an adult (sort of) and the other lives P/T with me and with her mom. She's a teenager. I could go on and on about her, but this is supposed to be about MEEEE! LOL!Full Bio
I love sci-fi/fantasy films & books. Well versed in most seasons and feature film versions of Star Trek. Norwegian CL is now doing Star Trek cruises and the geeky fanboy in me is dying to go! I consider myself to be brutally honest. With age, I have had to work to keep my metabolism steaming along so I try to exercise vigorously and regularly. I'm kind of a Disney nut too (despite the fact that they seem to be rapidly pricing themselves out of their original target demographic; middle-class families). I still feel the "magic" when I stroll through Disneyland and love that they now own Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, of course. It's a perfect marriage that is yielding some wonderful results.
I also love vacationing in Hawaii and cruising in tropical climes. I have a (real) fantasy of retiring in HI (and I do mean fantasy), but the cost of living there is just too high so I'll have to "settle" for someplace more affordable. South Florida, maybe? Locally, I have had a love affair with Lake Tahoe since my first visit there in 1977. I have enjoyed both summer and winter activity there and would love to own a cabin or some sort of vacation home in the Tahoe basin.
I consider myself beyond Libertarian (but you can call me a Libertarian), politically, and very pro Capitalist (real Capitalism, not the watered-down "crony" version we currently enjoy).
I'm kind of a late bloomer to Atheism and even to religion. I was "recruited" into the Baptist religion at age 16 by a youth minister who "witnessed" to me in the middle of the street. At the time, I bought it hook, line, and sinker and proceeded to piss everyone I knew off by trying to "save" them. LOL! A few years later, I saw the light and how ridiculous the whole, mystical thing really is.
I'm a wino and am fortunate enough to live in a large wine-producing area, sitting within 30 minutes to 1HR drive of 3 Appalachians (4 if you count Napa Valley). I'm fond of Zins (and we have many in the area) and love going tasting. I also enjoy craft beers and LOVE how this industry has exploded. Would love to hook up (as in meet, ok?) other local winos for tasting and socializing.
Karaoke anyone? I "sing" a small repertoire of songs, some of which I have convinced myself I can do well. LOL! If you're in the greater Sacramento area...Hmmm. =]
Again, I love the sense of community here, and the nice, intelligent people who continue to populate it, despite the massive growth it is experiencing.
And speaking of growth, and despite my use of the term "massive growth," my biggest complaint about the site is that the member density is low. There simply aren't that many members in my area, which is disappointing.
On a side-note, beware of scammers. Thery exist here too, so be careful.