I'm the rarely seen irish jew, which i means i come from a culture devoid of spice. I fly helicopters in the Marines, and I'm a pretty active guy on top of that. I consider myself a ballplayer, but haven't been on the field in some years now. I run a lot(starting to get into 10ks), surf(though i can only faceplant at this point), and play pick up sports. I love to read. I am constantly carrying a book or my kindle. My favorite's include: Gates of Fire, The Right Stuff, Odd Thomas series, Henry V, Shantaram, and Without Remorse. I was raised reform, got confirmed but never bar mitzvahed, which makes me a jew but not man at this point i guess. I'm southern gentleman who's been displaced to southern california and I'm loving it here, though I miss the thunderstorms. I love to cook, dance to oldies, and sing badly to just bout every type of music except club music(if you can wail out brad paisley in one breath and temptations in the next, you'll have me).
I'm looking for a fun girl who likes to laugh a lot, whether it's the dry british since of humor or being a goofball.
A couple of things to clear up:
1. Someone who isn't nice to the waiter isn't a nice person.
2. I am going to try and pet every dog.
3. My wanderlust will likely never be extinguished, but I want my arm around that one girl for every hunk of dirt or sand I bury my feet. Which leads to #4
4. I believe in the thunderbolt, and chances are if I don't think you're it, I'm not going to just keep it going for years just because it's good. I've done this already and learned my lesson. Find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy.
5. I don't own affliction, have tattoos, think people different from me need to be hit, wear dog tags or aviators, enjoy nickleback, degrade the fairer half, or any other Marine stereotype you can think of.
6. "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion."
7. I chive.
8. Cynicism is for the weak.
9. I will watch penguins for hours and just smile and giggle like a 7 year old.
10. "There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I'm telling it to you now."
-Gregory David Roberts