Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
[Update Summer 2015 - I'm back]
[Update 5 Dec 2014: Recently returned back to Africa from my
R&R in the States. Back in Africa for about 6 more months
before I return to the States for good! Hope you all are having a
great holiday season!]
[Update 6 Nov 2014: ...Still in Africa]
[Update 20 Sep 2014: Still in Africa]
Hi! I'm naturally inclined to not talk too much about myself and
prefer to ask the questions ((he turns on the interrogation lamp
and shines it back at you)) I'm more interested in others than
myself and I tend to overlook my accomplishments because of a sense
of imbued antipathy for resting on my laurels. I've been out of the
country for a year and am now back...spent a good amount of time
reflecting. If you ask me a question I will be 100% honest bc being
anything other is not what I want to be. ((and being 100% honest is
like mental exhibitionism))
I've been successful with my career and most other pursuits in
life. My life has been more interesting than I set out to make
it...some days I believe I don't really understand how driven I am,
but I'm coming to a point where I can shift some efforts and focus
elsewhere. I could be considered a recovering workaholic...
I want to find someone who knows how to stop the insanity for a
little while. Humor and a great smile, personality, intelligence
Okay, if you need more of a summary - I've lived on four
continents, three of them more than once; single malt scotch, no
blends; red wine; smart humor with the occasional slapstick; my
television is ostensibly turned off unless I really care to watch
something; war zones, yeah I've got my t-shirts; it takes a lot for
me to get upset (recent travel issues in Africa almost did it); I
like to get dressed up, but not all the time because I am most
comfortable in jeans or khakis and a long sleeved shirt; snow over
a sandy beach; dark leather and wooden furniture; and there is
nothing uglier to me than ignorance coupled with arrogance. I
...legally separated and I have a little girl who means the world
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Thinking grand thoughts or otherwise and trying to put the
finishing touches on a project that should provide a nice
transition to my next career...though I won't call it a career as
much as a great paying intellectual pursuit.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh at the humor of the situation. I'm the man you
want to be with when something unfortunate, awkward, or bizarre
happens. (Or whenever you just want to laugh)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Tall, dark and handsome?
Maybe my contagious and ever present smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Catch-22, Siddhartha, The Great Gatsby, Freakonomics, New York,
Hitch-22, Brideshead Revisited, Do Androids Dream of Electric
Sheep. I read a lot, so there are likely 10+ more books that I
would say are my favorites. I work hard to pick great reads.
My tastes in movies run the spectrum. However I am not a fan of
horror movies. Baraka, Vanilla Sky, Her, Bourne Identity series,
Bladerunner, X-Men, The Day After Tomorrow, Amelie, Dazed and
Confused, ...and where my childhood movie watching first really
started - Star Wars. I recently watched The Secret Life of Walter
Mitty and realized my life has been full of adventure throughout
that I don't dream of adventures bc I don't have to. ((that sounds
so cocky and yet it's not))
I rarely come across a style of food I do not enjoy ((just don't
top it all off with mushrooms, zucchini or cauliflower)). I prefer
to eat healthy, but enjoy the diversion into the relatively
unhealthy. To wit shish-kabob goose liver in Tel Aviv. So
ridiculously good but not good for the cholesterol levels.
I will listen to most music except for any form of country and
western that discusses the merits of a pick-up truck, a hunting
dog, or drinking cheap beer. If stranded on a deserted island (with
a plentiful source of solar power for my iPod) I would thrive on
Dave Matthews Band, The Bare Naked Ladies (who I just found out are
ALL back together again), and Motley Crue. (Yeah, I still don't
understand that last one either...I'm a relatively refined man but
somehow need my metal). I know there are 10 more groups I would
gladly accept onto my iPod...I'm just stating the bare
(And if you recognized that I switched the order of music and food,
two points for you)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee/espresso based drink
Something to read (or to write about)
Friends and family (or Framily as the clowns on Madison Ave have
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Transitions, my past relationships and future plans.
What's beyond all the known solar systems.
The waste of religion based war. (Count 'em up...)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Recovering from the week - I run a pretty fast and intense pace
most weeks. Plus I am working basically every day while overseas,
so taking a breather is required.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm no longer sure what I care to keep private...
You should message me if
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You want to start with a friendship and go from there...or you just
want to bounce some thoughts off on me. I enjoy having friends who
I can say (or write) the most outlandish things or, at times,
naughty thoughts, and not need to worry about judgment or hurt
You can appreciate a zero judgment zone
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