I moved into the new place in Superior! My former roomies Brian & Tim helped and did an AMAZING job at helping!! Seriously, you should be lucky enough to have B&T as roomies...or just as friends.
A couple of days before I moved I fell while at work. It's sorta embarassing, but as I reached to get a label above and to the right of my desk, my chair submarined out from under me and I fell down & went boom. It all happened in total slow-motion and I was more embarrassed than hurt...until I discovered the huge purple bruise on the bottom of my right arm the next day (was actually pretty scary even tho it was a lovely dark shade of purple). Two days afterward my right knee started to hurt...then went from slightly hurting to OMFG this HURTS!
So after a trip to the ER, I'm on crutches and awaiting the results of my MRI later today. Initial diagnosis is a sprained knee...the MRI will show if there's any further damage.
For the record, crutches suck. Gives me a renewed appreciation for being ablebodied. The kindness of friends and strangers overwhelms me on a daily basis. And it takes me 20 minute to walk into and out of work everyday. My biceps are loving the crutches tho :-) At least one body part is happy!
This next part? Well, I've never really talked about the "private" part of my life cause I'm a private person. But after discussing this with Brian (whom I love and adore and TRUST!!) I decided to take his advice and share it with you. Ready? Here goes.
I'm ready to start dating. (Just gave myself chills by typing that!!) But yeah, it's time. Bri urged me to try the whole online thing so I filled out a profile. But really, I don't want to pay for a subscription before I've exhausted all my FREE resources. That's where you guys come in :-)
I'm gonna post what I would say in an online profile here for all of you to see. If you know anyone that might be a good match, have them read my blog and send me an email. I've met most of you via the internet and can't imagine my life without you in it...so why not try to find a partner the same way? Right? Right!
I once said "I Do" and thought it would last forever. 20 years later, he decided he didn't love me anymore. Figured I could either curl up and die or start over. So I started over and never looked back :-)
My life is awesome! I'm blessed with incredible friends, a job I ADORE, I'm debt-free (and plan to stay that way!), amazing family in CA, and I live in CO which is the coolest state EVER! Having someone special in my life would be a nice-to-have, but not a need-to-have.
My favorite words to live by are "You drive your destiny" and "If you will it, it's not a dream". Basically, if you want something bad enough, you'll make it happen (Legally, of course!)
The no-kids thing is a deal-breaker. Decided when I was 8 I didn't want kids and have never changed my mind. Am the oldest of 5 and helped my siblings raise their kids. Colic, teething, terrible two's? Been there, done that, no thanks :-)
Grew up in CA, have lived in VA, FL, Northern & Southern CA and now CO. Never leaving CO, it's heaven on earth. I came here to start my life over which has been one of the best decisions I've ever made.
My ideal match?? Don't know if "Ideal" is realistic, but here's what that might look like.
You're kind when no one's watching. You respect & love your family, friends, and friends who are like family. A friend's good fortune makes you happy for them instead of envious of them. You count your blessings on a daily basis. You assume positive intent. You're a man of integrity, honesty, ethics, compassion. You do the right thing because it's the right thing to do. You love to laugh and do so on a daily basis. You are absolutely awed by the beauty that is Colorado. You are open to the possibility of trusting yet one more person with your heart & soul. You challenge yourself to be a better person on a daily basis.
In the 'little things matter dept" - You're clean, neat, drug-free, smoke-free. And yes, 420 is a drug!
Debt-free is something I've worked hard at achieving. Flashy cars & expensive toys don't impress me. I sold my house to move closer to work and got debt free in the process. Someday I'll buy another house and when that day comes, I will be in debt, but not for longer than 15 years.
So that's what I'm all about & what's important to me. Notice I didn't say anything about long walks on the beach, finding that 'perfect soul mate' or any of that other crap. Yeah, that's not me. I'm not status quo and couldn't be happier :-)
Thanks for reading!
So. There it is!
If you send someone my way, great! If not, that's fine. I'm going into this expecting nothing and if something happens to happen, even better!
I'm off to sleep for now while you (and the internet) do your magic :-)