A little about me...
I'm the first born of seven, father to three daughters and eight grand kids and the patriarch of my family of over 50 relatives. My educational and professional background, as well as hobbies, talents and travels is there as well. I'm a Southern Gentleman. Lived in FL for 27 yrs. and moved back to Jeff. to help care for my baby brother. Personally, I don't drive anymore, as I have syncope, which is fainting spells. It used to happen more often, but haven't had one in over two years. Extreme stress tends to trigger it. They only last 5-10 seconds, and are harmless. I don't even know they happen! Check it out on WebMD for more info.
I have been called a polymath recently, meaning an expert in several fields. I have to admit I have studied a lot in my life, and have a very organized mind, with an amazing memory.
I just moved into a brand new apt. about two blocks from my brother, and just feet away from the woods where we used to pick blackberries as kids. I also have a plot at the community garden at Allison Ln and Middle Rd. just a block away. I get around quite easily, using TARC, my 21 speed Mongoose, and UBER. I plan to go back to work to travel again. More about me on linkedin.com/in/jamespburns1
About the one I'm looking for...
I seek an intelligent, classy, highly educated, successful and self confident lady. I would hope she is worldly, gregarious, well traveled and happy with herself. I would appreciate a good deal of self confidence and self esteem, as well. Must love many kinds of foods, as I will prepare "TBO" foods (tell you later what it means! LOL). Must love massages, as I was a LMT in FL for eight yrs, mainly doing chair massages part time. Hopefully, you will like many kinds of wine, as I have tasted over 250+ grapes/wines in my travels.I love the Mediterranean style of eating and drinking, as peoples from that part of the world live to over 110 yrs old, especially in the Greek Islands.I hope you love nature, in all her splendor, including the smallest ones, like insects (not roaches!) A water lover, especially the beaches of the Atlantic, mostly Florida-New Smyrna Beach is my favorite. Likes arts, museums, plays, and is up to a varitety of things, even some you may not have experienced before.Be willing to accept me, with all my qualities and quirks, as well as my faults, for we all have some. We are but human, imperfect, and never look down or discriminate others for whom or what they may be. The Hard Rock Cafe motto-Love All -Serve All
I'd just like to add...
I guess I'm supposed to show off here, right? LMAO!!! My grandpa Mueller told me, that once you acquire Knowledge, no one can ever steal it from you. He also stated, that if you want something done right, you do it yourself. I learned that at around eight yrs. old, and have lived by those two precepts, all my life.
I've been called high bright, and had a very high IQ as a kid. Some of it, still remains-LOL! I pride myself in my knowledge, but do my best not to flaunt it. I've learned over the years to use my ears, more often than my mouth! Usually, if it uses electricity or gas, I can repair it. I'm quite artistic and creative, and have recently got back into it.
I am very well traveled, having been a corporate trainer for a while and traveled a lot throughout North America. In the last 20 yrs., I have done a lot of travel for pleasure. In all, I have been to over 110 cities in 16 countries. I have learned how to travel quite well. Meeting the locals, and spending at least a month at a time, is the key to truly awesome travels. I've met many great locals, who opened up their doors, were proud to show me their cities/towns, and the local spots-not the tourist traps! In my life, pro and personal, I have met around 40-50,000 people
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I love it
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Extremely patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Extremely romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes late
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Just OK
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. There's nothing better
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. OK I suppose
My Top Interests:
I have been to over 110 cities, in 16 countries, and love to meet the locals, and have them show me around.
I have been cooking since I was 8 yrs. old. At present, I cook gourmet meals in eight cuisines! I love to have garden parties!
Wine Tasting and Spirits
I have sampled more than 250+ types of wines and spirits, from the myriad of cities I have been to.
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Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. How would you describe your personal fashion style?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. If you had to leave everything behind but got to choose 5 things to take with you what would they be?