What's more satisfying, food or sex?
Well, I’d have to confess that, for me, food comes in a close second. :) I'm a foodie. To me good food is one of life’s consummate pleasures, especially sharing it with someone I care about. I’m told that I’m a terrific cook, but I’ll let you be the judge if ever we ever have the opportunity (I can cook a mean Pad Thai… and hot ‘n sour soup!). If you ever visit New York’s Chinatown, you might see me in a variety of hole-in-the-wall dumpling shops, scarfing down some golden pan fried dumplings (where else can you buy six dumplings for $1.50!), or in other places around New England in a never ending quest for the ultimate hot dog, lobster roll, falafel or whatever. I love exploring finer restaurants as well, particularly ethnic cuisines of every kind. No, I’m not overweight, but have to admit, sometimes I struggle to keep it that way.
I come from a close and loving family which I value immensely. I have two grown children (in their 30’s) and two young grandchildren. When they scream, “Grandpa!” I look around to see who they’re talking to because I still feel WAY too young to be playing that role, but I love it nevertheless. I wish they lived closer. From the time they were little, I had custody of my two kids and raised them as a single Dad. Most little kids are drawn to me, probably because I’m comfortable getting down on the floor and acting even sillier than they!
If you’re looking for someone who’s living a high life style, well, I’m probably not your guy. No fancy cars, boats, and planes here. I enjoy the simpler things in life, am down to earth, secure within myself, and have an easy going and calming personality. I seem to be the one who people come to when they need an ear or a shoulder.
The other day I heard a psychologist on a morning TV show say that love is “messy and complicated” and that couples often have unreasonable expectations. Well, that’s probably true, but, I do believe that with the right person the journey can be a wonderful adventure and well worth the ride.
I CAN tell you with confidence that you won’t find a better friend and that I’d go the ends of the earth for a person I care about or love.