Hi. I’m Jim. I suspect you’ve figured that out already.
Some things about me, that you may or may not have wanted to know:
I’ve passed the 50 year mark. The last few months of 49, it was freaking me out. Once I passed the big day, it wasn’t so strange. I don’t know if 60 will be like that, but that’s still 2 years away.
I’m gay. That tends to color my outlook on things, but I’m neither a radical, nor a queen.
I work as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher. My shift is 5pm till 3am. Those are my preferred hours, as I am not a morning person. Jim doesn’t do mornings.
I grew up in Visalia, graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in 1976, and have lived here most of my life.
Politically, I am a liberal, but not as far left as some seem to think. I am not registered with any political party. I won’t vote for a Republican, just because of what’s happened to the party itself. They first sold out to the extreme religious right, and now to the Tea Baggers. They’ve lost all relevance, and just haven’t figured it out yet.
I drink too much Pepsi (it’s the elixir of life). I don’t smoke, I don’t drink alcohol, and I don’t do drugs.
My father is dead, my mother is not. I have two younger sisters, and a small horde of nieces and nephews. (and a growing herd of great-nieces and -nephews)
I have a weird sense of humor. I like intellectual humor, and good word play. I don’t care for South Park (most of the time) the Simpsons (most of the time), or any “reality” show (any of the time). Most television is a waste of time.
I like Star Trek.
Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe are my current favorite SciFi shows. Eureka is good, and Haven is growing on me, but I’m still not sure if it has any long-term interest. Sanctuary isn’t bad, but mostly because of the young doctor.
I have the complete DVD’s of Stargate Stargate SG1, the SG1 movies, and Stargate Atlantis. I have the Star Trek movies on tape and DVD’s, but not the series themselves, which is odd. Like most humans, I am not always logical, despite my attempts.
Update, September 2011: Just hit 54 the other day. So far, not too bad. Strange observation: I’m getting hit on by more guys in their 20’s than ever before. I enjoy the attention, but I really don’t understand it.
Update, October 2012: A rather big milestone last month, the big double-nickle, 55. That was a bit depressing. The 20-somethings are still hitting on me, now and then. Still don’t understand it. Not complaining!
Update, November 2015: In June I was honored by the Visalia Pride Lions, with their third “Heart of a Lion” award.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org