BrightCurious
55 Los Angeles, CA
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My self-summary
I have an entrepreneurial spirit, a curiosity about the world around me, and love traveling to the exotic ends of the earth as well as to a local hole in the wall. Usually when I hear an accent I ask where that person is from and love listening to their story of how and why they came to this country.

My confident exterior belies a reflective interior. I'm told I'm an extroverted introvert. Love entertaining family and friends and at the same time love staying in, enjoying a peaceful evening at home.

I enjoy a sarcastic sense of humor and (sometimes) can even laugh at myself. I also have a lot of empathy and feel for those who struggle.

I'd love to meet a man who I really enjoy talking with. I want you to be the first person I want to share something with! And I'd love to be the same for you. Let's make each other smile, have each other's back and our voices should sooth each other as we're retelling the stories of our lives.

I like firm hugs and strong arms. I have a lot of nurturing and warmth to give to my mate and I'm excited that you just might be him.

P.S. I don't respond to flirts, winks, one line sentences. Looking for an engaging Curious Jewish George.
What I’m doing with my life
I used to be defined by my work. Not anymore. After a lot of self reflection I decided to start living life. So instead of constantly working, I take time to paddle board (a great workout), ballroom dance, do half marathons (walking), attend a weekly current events class.
I’m really good at
Listening. I love finding out what makes people tick and instead of having superficial conversations I like to get at the guts of the matter. I want to hear the story of your life.

Setting a fabulous dinner party. Hey, if you can’t cook at least you can wow your guests with an enticing setting. I love the presentation of it.

Untangling knotted necklaces (I guess you could call it a workplace hazard in the jewelry world.) If it were more fast paced it could be a party trick.

What I still have challenges with is powering through the last 5 miles of a marathon. I still need someone to walk me to the finish line as every fiber in my body is telling me that this was a dumb idea. I’m not going to win any speed awards except for the personal reward of finishing!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m tall and slender. I can’t take credit for these good genes. And I usually get compliments on my smile. It didn’t hurt having a dentist as a father.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I always say that I enjoy reading non-fiction more than fiction yet lately all I’ve been reading is fiction. Just finished Snow by Orhan Pamuk. After returning from Turkey this was first on my list. It gave me a broader view of Turkey’s culture and history and led me into the highly imaginal and fantastical writing of this author.

One of my favorite non-fiction reads was Brothers by David Talbot. I’ve reread this a couple of times. It takes you through Robert Kennedy’s search for the truth about his brother’s assassination. It’s one of the few assassination books that is an easy read. Great historical reference for the turbulent '60’s.

I love going to the movies. An old friend and I would do movie marathons and see 4 movies in a day. I love being transported by a great story and later discussing why it worked or didn’t. Films stay with me. Favorite love story is Remains of the Day with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. It’s actual a tragic story as these two people don’t end up together yet want each other so desperately.

As for music, well, I’m still stuck in the 60’s and 70’s. I love anything by the Beatles, Joe Cocker, Elton John. Yet I have to say that I rarely listen to music. In the car I love listening to NPR or talk radio and at home I love the quiet.

Food. The only things I won’t eat are meatloaf, sweetbreads, tongue and bell peppers. Everything else I’ll try at least once. Have done a few food tours and discovered the best hole in the wall Thai restaurants. Experiencing the cuisine of a country is one of the best ways of exploring.

Recently After listening to a piece on NPR about Friday Night Lights I rented the series. Wow! Great, great writing and although it’s set in a football town , the show is really not about football but about community and relationships. I had seen about 10 minutes of the first episode when it first aired and immediately turned it off because I thought it was only about football. Lesson learned. At least watch one full episode before deciding it’s not for you. I’m in awe of the marriage that the two protagonists have. It’s a real partnership. It's lovely to see a real caring partnership as they are so in tune with each other and they want to protect each others feelings.

John Stewart is a genius. Pure genius.
The six things I could never do without
My family and friends. My sister is one of my lifelines. She is intuitive beyond her years, kind and incredibly supportive.

Oatmeal and fruit in the morning.

Travel to exotic locales-Travel totally stimulates me and reminds me of just how lucky I am to live in this great country. I love seeing what’s over the next hill.

The news-I feel totally discombobulated if I haven’t logged onto the New York Times or watched CNN.

Movies-I could see several a weekend.

Artistic surroundings-I love seeing beautiful things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I love keeping up on politics and the direction the world is taking. I can get stuck on things in the news. Like right now the Syria situation and the Affordable Health Care Act.

The plight of Israel. I’m between an atheist and an agnostic yet Israel is my Judaism. After finding out about the Holocaust at a very young age I decided that if g-d allowed something that horrible to happen then I didn’t want to have anything to do with him/her/it. Yet I feel a connection to the land, the history and people of Israel. The first time I visited and the plane landed I actually started tearing up. I couldn’t believe that that was my reaction as I wasn’t religious at all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching a movie on DVD, reading The Week magazine and getting to bed early so I can wake up and take kayak lessons on Saturday or train for a marathon or paddle board.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to lie about my height. I’m 5’ 8” yet always wanted to be
5’ 10” so I settled on 5’ 9”. And I still like disco music. I know, I know. They said “private thing”.
You should message me if
You should message me if you are an engaging, curious and affectionate George looking for a very affectionate partner for travel and all trials, tribulations and adventures life has to offer.
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