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Hondo Murray
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  • Omaha, NE
  • United States
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About Me:
Hi, Welcome to my page, thanks for stopping by

What would you like to know? I'd be happy to answer any of your questions, just ask.

Until then... This might help to give you some idea of what kind of a person I am...

I was born and raised in Omaha NE, but live about 15 minutes northeast, across the Missouri River in a small town in Iowa. I am the youngest of 4 kids (Ron "R.I.P.", Jeff and Kim). I'm an artist (You can see some examples of my work in my Photo Album section). I'm also happily married (well, most of the time anyway. lol) and I have 5 kids (3 still living at home).

ATTENTION: Don't worry ladies...I'm not a player, and I'm ONLY looking for "friendship" ...Oh and in case you're wondering... My wife (Jodi) doesn't mind my having friends of the opposite sex. I've always felt more comfortable talking to women then men (because women aren't uncomfortable talking about...well, just about anything; where as most guys aren't comfortable talking about anything deeper than the bottom of a can of beer). She's not the jealous type either. So, you can relax...

Don't be afraid to say hello.

"About Me:" continued...

I'm an honest (if I wasn't I wouldn't have told you about my wife, would I?) and warm loving person who likes to laugh and have fun and enjoys a good conversation. I love all kinds of music (but I've been accused of being "stuck in the 70's" lol ...curious, just ask. I also enjoy reading (books & comics), and watching TV and movies (too many to list here, just ask).

I value friendships and I'm hoping to make some new friends here. Unfortunately...

I believe that people are so afraid of being taken advantage of that it often boarders on them being paranoid. Don't get me wrong... I don't blame anyone for being cautious...There's a lot of scary people out there, and it's better to be safe than sorry, but I also think that a little common sense can go a long ways toward protecting you from those kind of strangers, and that there are just as many (if not more) genuine, decent, kind and loving people (like me) out there who just want the same thing that we all want...friendship and companionship. We all want to know people who can relate to us and understand where we are coming from.

I have always enjoyed meeting people and making new friends.

My mother taught me to view strangers as friends we just haven't met yet.

I know that might sound pretty naive to some of you, but I'm not suggesting that you leave your doors unlocked and just invite anyone to stay the night. It's good to be cautious and make wise decisions, but we shouldn't be too quick to dismiss a person or as the saying goes...to judge a book by it's cover. Consider this...

We've all been in the position of being the stranger at one time or another in our lives, and we hope that people will accept us and give us a chance to prove ourselves when we first meet them. I mean, where would we all be if our parents didn't make the effort to trust each other? They were once strangers too.

Anyway, I didn't mean to get on a soap box there. lol I enjoy using the Internet, but I've also noticed that it's really hard to get to know someone online; because of people's fears. I think that we become victims when we allow our fears to keep us hostage and prevent us from opening up.

So, please don't be afraid... You just might end up missing out on a great opportunity to meet someone really nice.

Send me a message and say hello.

NOTE: I don't stop by TBD that much anymore, but I am also on Facebook and MySpace. You can view my MySpace page without having to be one of my friends (I think you'd need for me to add you on Facebook first)...

http://www.myspace.com/hondomurray

I hope you like what you see/read.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Hondo

WHAT'S ON MY MIND
I've chosen to use this space to express how I feel about some things. I'd like to hear what you think. NOTE: You don't have to agree with me... We can "agree to disagree" and leave it at that, but I am interested to hear your thoughts on the subject. So, please feel free to send me a message (please keep it civil...there's no need to be nasty)...



I've been getting burned out from trying to get to know people online.

I mean, I'm here to make some friends...not just contacts that are called "FRIENDS" ...but "real" friends. I would like to meet some genuine and sincere people who are interested in building friendships.

In fact, I've been hoping to meet some "real" people for a long time now ...and... I have profile pages on various other social networking websites to prove it. I feel like all of my efforts have been in vain. I don't know how strange that makes me sound, but let me reassure you that I'm not one of those guys/people that you need to be apprehensive of.

Actually, I'm probably one of the most sincere/genuine guys/people that you'll ever meet. In fact, if anything...I'm probably too sincere.

I have been told that I sometimes come on too strong and that most people don't know how to take me. Of course that's coming from people who are obviously not comfortable opening up and being themselves. I think people are so used to putting up a wall to defend themselves from being taken advantage of that they are afraid to...or perhaps don't know how to...let down their guards. I think people are quick to assume the worst nowadays and that they are automatically suspicious of everyone. In turn, most people suspect that I'm too good to be true and that I'm probably up to something and have some ulterior motives or hidden agendas.

Remember how people used to wave and say hello to each other, even strangers... and they'd wave and say hello back... Well, that certianly isn't the case nowadays...Not with all of the scary people out there in the world. People will give you a dirty look if you wave or say hello to them anymore.

Why?... Because they're probably wondering... "What do they want?" ...Because no-one trusts anyone anymore. Hey, I understand that the world has changed and that you can't trust people like you used to be able to. I'm not nieve...I get it, but I also think it's a shame and I don't think it has to be like that all the time. I believe that a stranger is a friend we haven't met yet. I know that probably sounds corny and perhaps even ignorant to say, but consider this...

We have all been the "stranger" at one point or another in our lives (many times for most, at various times in our lives) and we all want to be accepted. In fact, even our parents were strangers before they took a leap of faith and made the effort to reach out and get to know each other.

Granted, some strangers can't and shouldn't be trusted, but most of those situations can be resolved by using a little "common sense". I'm not suggesting that we just hand over the keys to our houses and cars whenever we met a someone for the first time...No way, not at all.

I definitely think that we have to play it safe and be cautious when approaching anyone until we have the chance to get to know them better, but I also think that people have gone too far to the opposite extreme and have become anti-social and self-centered and many of them have become so afraid to the point of becoming too paranoid to trust anyone.

We have become so defensive of the possibility of someone taking advantage of us that we have allowed our fears to hold us hostage. Some are so afraid that they are trapped, prisoners of their own fears. It's sad...when we allow ourselves to be controlled by the unknown. It limits our ability to enjoy our lives.

I'm tired to trying to reach out to people...I'm tired of feeling like I'm the only sincere person left online. I would like to believe that there are still genuinely sincere people left out there.

I hope you're not one of those people who are quick to judge a book by it's cover. I hope you'll take the time to open it up and read the story...or in other words...take the time to go check out my profile and reach out and get to know me better.

There is a lot more information about me on my MySpace page...

http://www.myspace.com/hondomurray

You can also find me on Facebook too.

Feel free to ask me anything you'd like to know more about. Like I said... I'm an open book, and I have nothing to hide.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Hondo

PS: I almost forgot to mention... That I have unlimited text messaging and free long distance too. So, I'd be happy to talk to you offline as well if you'd like to text me or talk in person. Just let me know if you're interested and I'll give you my number. NOTE: For those of you who are concerned about giving out your phone numbers... All all you have to do is dial... *67 ...before you dial the area code and it will block me from being able to see who's calling. It just shows up as... "RESTRICTED" ...or... "UNAVAILABLE" ...Although, I'd be happy to call you so you won't have to pay the long distance charges; if you're not uneasy about sharing your number. Either way... Online or offline... Looking forward to hearing from you

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At 1:38pm on April 23, 2011, Ladyg said…
At 4:48am on April 22, 2011, d's girl said…
Happy Birthday, Hondo! '-)
At 3:32pm on February 9, 2011, d's girl said…
Hi, Hondo - I saw you online w/us on tbd & wanted to say 'hi.' You sound like a great guy! I hope you'll join in on some of our threads. TBD is developing some great camaraderie right now. I look forward to you joining us. '-)
At 9:33pm on September 21, 2010, LISA SWENNING said…
So sorry not to get back sooner, shit happens you know? How are you?
At 10:45am on May 13, 2010, Ladyg said…

At 6:42pm on May 6, 2010, Laura said…
Hello neighbor! I did read your profile and your blog...I just wanted to let you know that I didn't ignore you :-) I don't have much time right now to respond, but I will soon. Thank you for the opportunity to read your thoughts.
At 8:21am on April 23, 2010, Ladyg said…

At 11:49pm on April 2, 2010, Lin Frey said…
thanks for the add, have fun on TBD...
At 3:58pm on March 25, 2010, Lily Roth said…


Thank you for inviting me! It's a pleasure!
At 3:44pm on March 25, 2010, belle054 said…
Thanks for the invite Hondo!
 
 
 

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