In my single state, I have been on dates with an electrician, a plumber, a carpenter… No, I’m not consciously looking for a guy who can fix crap in my house, and I’ve not gone out with any of them enough for them actually to accomplish fixing crap in my house, but this is how things have gone over the past three or so months. Though it would be nice to go out with a guy who could fix the shit in my house, I won’t lie.
But now there’s a new guy. (We are in talks. A meeting has yet to happen, though it is immanent.) He is indeed very handy, with home-related projects (dry-wall, refinishing floors, etc.) but his “trade” that makes him supremely interesting is that he is working on his skills in…
BLACKSMITHING. In the 21st century!
Seriously. In addition, he’s a guy who brews his own beer, cans the veggies that he grows in his garden, makes Kimchi and sauerkraut…. He’s like some sort of 21st century pioneer! He likes “making things,” apparently. Oh, and he teaches mixed martial arts to kids and trains dudes who do ultimate fighting. And since I’ve stalked him on the internet, it seems that all of this is true. Oh, and he has a college degree and actually reads for fun (again, stalking has confirmed these things, as have my conversations with him). As I noted to him, he is infinitely more industrious than I am. I mean, when does he have time to do things like watch television? Or to take naps? And did I mention that he lived in New Zealand for 3 years? And has traveled all over the world? And wants to travel more? (This traveling bit is key given the dating pool in my location, wherein people think driving the Florida makes them world travelers.)
In no way is this guy perfect… he’s geographically inconvenient (seriously) and, as my friend CF described him, “somewhat itinerant.” But as I can be exceptionally rigid, perhaps?
Also, I think I have to go on at least one date with a BLACKSMITH. I mean, who hasn’t gone out with a bartender, a guy in a band, a plumber, a professor? EVERYBODY I know has gone out with those guys. NOBODY I know has gone out with a BLACKSMITH!
Whatever. For the first time in a long time I am genuinely interested in a guy. We shall see. Now, time to initiate weekend weekend relaxation.