I'm a health, happy, fiscally responsible, self-depricating, and
reasonably neurosis-free guy. This gender profiling is a strange
new world for me! Am I thin? fit? athletic? curvy? Three questions
in and I'm stumped. (I have to confess that I recently took an
aerobics class.... thanks Groupon, a class at least half full of
genuine oldsters, and the next morning could barely
get....out...of....bed, and raising my arms over my head was
completely out of the question. So, "thin" might be the best
description... since "weakling" was not a body type option). And,
just to thoroughly exhaust the subject, I'm glad to see that
"curvy" is a body type for men as well as women. I have a number of
guy friends that I'd consider "curvy", but I could never tell them
that. Any man who describes himself as "curvy" on a dating site has
reached unparalleled heights of male self-actualization (and should
be scooped up immediately!)
I work as an art conservator, specializing in paper art (20th c.
prints and drawings, Japanese screens, antique globes), and besides
art, I'm somewhat obsessed with music, old and new. I exercise
almost daily but have never understood the (mostly) male interest
in watching other people do sports... especially on TV. I'm most
interested in learning new things, trying classes, sports, books
and movies, and taking new situations with an open mind.
I'm looking for a woman who is mature, creative, interesting,
fun... and funny (or maybe someone who can explain the appeal of
What I’m doing with my life
Working, playing, taking care of my family and friends. I'm a bit
beyond trying to acquire more stuff, so this year I'm working on
simplification and de-acquisition.
I’m really good at
... conversation. One of the benefits of growing older is having
had a wide variety of social experiences, so I enjoy being in new
situations and meeting new people. I'd much rather have an
interesting conversation than a safe and boring one, but I'm also
aware of a side of me that can be parental, pedantic, paternal,
(and alliteratively.... annoying).
The first things people usually notice about me
People tell me I'm calm! Not sure whether that's good or bad.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite writers; David Foster Wallace (but not the fiction),
Jonathan Lethem (but not the non-fiction), Philip Roth (but not the
late work), Jonathan Tropper (but not the early work), and Richard
Ford and Jon Krakauer and Jess Walter, etc. etc. Movies; Hitchcock,
Woody Allen, Coen brothers. Music- I listen to jazz and rock and
roll. And I like ALL food!
The six things I could never do without
coffee, biking, the Minuteman bike path, and the Minuteman Library
network, music (from Mingus to Marley to.... Modest Mouse), movies,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Recently... I'm spending a lot of time thinking about these damn
questions! (and... entropy, the mystery of the Republican Party
(who would EVER vote for John Boehner?), and the decline and fall
of Western Civilization).
On a typical Friday night I am
going to the gym, playing squash, having dinner with friends,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll change the question to 'Rock and roll band of the last 10
years that I'm embarrassed to admit that I like?' Answer... Weezer.
You should message me if
... you're interested in having coffee, or a meal. Going to a
museum or movie. And, I'm ALWAYS looking for a squash partner (I've
got the courts if you've got the backhand!)