Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin’ on the porch with my family, singin’ and dancin’ down in Mississippi…
HI – I’m Robb ( or Rob or Robin or Robbie depending on who in my family is talking to me ) I’m a 40something gay guy living in Denver with my partner/husband Marck & our four MinPins – Roxie , Bandit , Red Baron ( R.B. ) and Taz.
I’m a 3rd generation Colorado native with roots going back to Scandinavia and England with a little bit Crow Indian thrown in for good measure ( we think – although my maternal grandfather swore to this , it’s never been proven ).
I’m the oldest of 3 kids. One younger brother and an adopted younger sister.
My entire family lives within in boarders of Colorado , which makes holidays very fun and sometimes eventful ( dittoheads vs Olbermann-ites ).
My first job(s) was delivering papers for the Denver Post and then the Rocky Mountain News. I’ve also been a lifeguard , swimmimg instructor , bag boy / cashier for King Soopers ( $3.33/hr ) , and finally United Airlines where I have spent 25 good, bad, wonderful, frustrating years. I started at UAL in their Flight Kitchens ( back when we actually supplied our own food ) running the dish machines , finally ending up in Customer Service where I do scheduling of the agents & flights. UA has allowed me to travel & see some of the world, although I’d like to see even more.
My first car was a 1970 Ford Torino that I paid $200 for.
Although now you can find me behind the wheel of a 2004 VW TDI Beetle ( during bad weather ) or on my 2008 Genuine Buddy Pamplona 150 ( named Silly Fuck – if you’ve ever seen me on it , you’d understand the name ! )
I came out to my family in my early 20’s , went pretty well …. ( me : ” Mom , I’m gay ” …. mom: ” well , what do you want me to do about it ” …. me: “nothing , just wanted you to know ” …. ) there was a little crying ( me ) and that was the end of it. My family has been very supportive of me and very welcoming to my boyfriends over the years.
I lost my father in 2001 to Melonoma .
I’m terrible with money.
I’ve had two Mal-Seizures that the Doctors can’t find any reason for.
I was raised Protestant , first Episcopalian then Methodist , but left the “church” during high school & now informally study Taoism
I’ve always had a self-esteem / image problem.
I’m incredibly shy
I love Manhattan’s , Jack & Coke , Gin & Tonic and Red wine
I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era – I love the style , fashion & music of the 50’s & 60’s , but wouldn’t want to give up the technology of today
I have 14159 songs in my iTunes library and grows by about 10-20 each month as I discover new artists that I like.
My Favorite movies ? It’s a toss-up between Pillow Talk & Desk Set …. ( told you I was born to soon ! )