Doovie? What is that? Well instead of calling me David my relatives affectionately converted it to Doovie. I will answer to either. As long as you say it with feeling.
Recently retired so I have a lot more time to explore other aspects of what life can offer. 9 to 5 concerns are a thing of the past for me.
MY abode is a small house near the Grove and the Beverly Center. I like to think of it as my personal life raft in the ocean that is Los Angeles. Seems to me I'm in pretty good shape in that regard but I have a problem. Why? Because there is no one else here to help me guide it along. So I'm here seeking a co-captain.
Co-Captain requirements include: must have sometime in their life used a rotary phone demonstrating patience - Must like take out as sometimes my food endeavors in the galley don't pan out as I would like - good sense of direction so we don't go adrift although veering off course can lead to adventure. - Must possess hopelessly romantic tendencies to make our journey thru the sea a joyous one. - someone who understands while I have many fine attributes mind reading is not one of them. A co-captain needs to speak up at times nicely of course. We want no mutiny's. - be fine with give and take. I am.
You'll find me to be a passionate, caring sailor who champions (think of Erroll Flynn in Captain Blood) common decency and honesty in a world where such virtues are not always forthcoming. I confess my swordplay needs some work but the sentiments are there.
For entertainment below decks I like to listen to classical music, classic rock, blues, ragtime and klezmer. There are those older movies that to me can't be improved upon and should not be remade.
When we come ashore I don't mind a hike short or long, a game of tennis, going to dabble in the horse races the land lovers hold or using one of those 4 wheeled contraptions to go inland to places near and far.
My ideal co-captain would be my best friend, my confidante , my lover, my rock, and most importantly someone with potent nails to scratch my back where I can't reach. I will reciprocate. Gently though.
When the waters are calm I like to read books. Biographies, science fictions, political perspectives and mysteries. A favorite bio of mine is the Ragman's Son by Kirk Douglass. His family origins and mine are a bit similar as both of us had relatives from Eastern Europe involved with clothing. On a warm summer evening nothing beats listening to classical or/and rock and roll in the Hollywood Bowl, while enjoying a picnic lunch.
My sense of humor appreciates the efforts of Woody Allen, Laurel & Hardy, and the TV show All in the Family.