Nigel - "It's always about me."
AZ highway 89a from Jerome to Prescott is both
scenic and winding - perfect for a motorcycle ride and striking an all-American
tough guy pose.
As if this
entire website isn't enough of an exercise in self-aggrandizement,
I must follow the convention for these RTW websites and include
a little 'about me' section. After all,
if you don't know a little about where I'm
coming from, how can you care about where I'm going?
myriad dating services on the internet. It was to one such site
I went searching for what you might want to know about this guy
you're following around the world. So without further ado, I give
you actual excerpts from my* UDate profile**:
What nationality are you? Not specified (when in the United
States I am British, when in the United Kingdom I am American and
everywhere else I am Swiss. I know what you're thinking, but the
Swiss have never asked. I was born in the UK to an English Dad and
a Swiss Mum. In the intervening years I have been shaped by Switzerland,
South Africa and various United States.)
What is your current occupation? unemployed (formerly
a Food vendor. As for once we return - if we return - I think I
would like to go back to school and become a full time thinker again.)
Please describe your build: Slight (I've always been a little
guy, but what I lack in size I make up in tenacity. A little like
a mosquito I suppose...)
What hairstyle do you wear? Bald / Not much (I hate long
good-byes and this one has been going on since my freshman year
Do you drink? I enjoy drinking (social lubricant for a shy
guy - Dutch Courage as it's called across the pond. Unfortunately
I go from disarmingly intelligent to politically belligerent in
the space of two drinks.)
How do you cope with housework? I do it when I have to (which
is to say when actually doing it becomes less painful than Julie's
Do you enjoy cooking? I really enjoy cooking (I got this
from my mom who shows her love for family and friends through her
Are you a warm person? Not really warm (but I'm REALLY warm
on the inside.)
Do you get angry? Very Often (I share the streets with thousands
of gawking tourists - can you blame me? That and at the grocery
store when people can't return shopping carts or won't bag their
How often do you like to go out? Once a week (if that - despite
all the tourists staying in Sedona on any given night, nightlife
of any caliber is very thin on the ground here in Red Rock country.)
Do you enjoy eating English food? Yes (I was surprised to
see this question. English food is such a long running joke I thought
the query about as likely as 'do you like to go to the Dentist?'
Being both patriotic and a fan of vinegar on my chips, I had no
choice but to say yes.)
T.V. Interests? Documentary; News; Comedy/sitcoms (or I can
get all three in one tidy package by watching Dateline NBC - the
Cotton Candy of television.)
So you're intrigued.
I've caught your eye and you want to begin the dance d'amour...ok,
maybe not. For all of you who don't know me (how did you find this
site?) follow along on this journey and perhaps you will. For you
who do know me, send your e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
because I need you to explain a few things about me to me...
Googleyes, 87, female, Alabama.
**No, I no longer date. I am very happily married but false modesty
prevented me from choosing what I thought important to tell you
about myself. Instead I thought it best to see what others deem
necessary input for judging a person date-worthy. The answers are
chosen from a list of five or six possible options and my elaboration
is inside the brackets.