Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
-- I value wit, humor, tact and intelligence;
-- I appreciate the beauty of the English language in its myriad
-- I'm a native Atlantan;
-- I think jukeboxes, swing dancing, R&B and rock 'n roll are
-- I am inclined toward laughter and comedy;
-- History is my favorite teacher, literature my second
-- I dislike organized religion, politics, gratuitous noise and
poor grammar and diction. My religion and politics are of the
leave-me-the-hell-alone variety. I am mortified equally by pushy
salespersons and door-to-door religious proselytizers. Plainly
stated, I won't allow my nose to be rubbed in someone else's
Passions: Learning; writing; reading or re-reading the classics and
NYT Bestsellers; German and Italian sports cars and restored muscle
cars from the 50's and 60's; intimate one-on-one conversations;
regular physical exercise; making money in the stock market.
Peeves: indiscriminate development and the collateral destruction
of farms and farm land; electronic intruders, e.g., telemarketers;
clueless drivers, road-hogging minivans and titanic sized SUVs. In
a perfect world such vehicles would be taxed as commercial and
their hours of operation limited.
While I don't go to a job any more, I also don't use the word
"retired." My life situation is not all-or-nothing. I choose when I
want to work and when I want to play. I might venture off to an
island this week, spending 40 hours the following week researching
the stock market and day-trading names I've uncovered. Designing
each day is a privilege and a pleasure.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Starting a Road Rage Twelve Step Confessional Camp for those who
remember what driving/living in Atlanta was like before....
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Explaining things; keeping a secret; biting my tongue; writing
simply dreadful poetry; cutting my losses; making coffee;
remembering your birthday; playing practical jokes; playing the
stock market; playing with words; winning at strip poker; finding
the funny in situations; making people laugh; making people feel
comfortable and appreciated.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I'm super warm, friendly and entertaining.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Literature: "What's love got to do, got to do with it?" (repeat
chorus) What I enter here is gonna make you want to go out with me?
Uh, no, but I'll be game and give up the names of a few of the
classics and bestsellers I've read which made a lasting impression
on my psyche: Candide; Waiting For Godot; almost anything
Shakespeare; Robinson Crusoe; the poems and short stories of Edgar
Allen Poe; British Romantic poetry; the poetry of Tennyson, T. S.
Eliot and William Butler Yeats; Darwin's On The Origin of Species;
Moliere's plays; Bram Stoker's Dracula; Ralph Waldo Emerson's
essays; Thoreau's Walden; anything from Eckhart Tolle; Virginia
Woolf; The Importance of Being Earnest; Catch-22.
Movies: American Graffiti, The Blues Brothers, Animal House,
Grease, Airplane!, A Beautiful Mind, Dr. Zhivago, Casablanca, Gone
With The Wind. I don't like that many movies but I'm a patsy for
the old black and white stuff from the 30's and 40's.
Music: Good old Rock 'n Roll, Beach Music, rhythm & blues.
Country music makes me want to move to another country (Johnny Cash
and Conway Twitty are exceptions.) Current, "alternative," or
grunge feels like a swarm of gnats.
Shows: I watch almost no television (other than financial news
programming) but Pawn Stars has become an entertaining and
informative diversion and I love college (NOT pro) football.
Food: Whatever you cook except squash (I mean, what the hell is
that for anyway?) beets or liver. I do make a fresh, hot, tasty,
delicious pot of coffee every morning using just-ground beans and
distilled water but that's about the extent of my culinary range of
motion. Cooking for one has never much excited me.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Quotations, a sense of humor, a really fast sports car, free
shipping, Sirius satellite radio, a comfortable bed and clean, 100%
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Stupid jokes; turning bedpans into pan flutes; turning base metals
into gold; behavioral anomalies; wordplay; sports cars (sadly, all
of these are true -- except one. Guess.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
(are you still reading this?)
Working on the time machine in my basement.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Okay, like I've never told anyone this but here goes: I've always
wondered whether marching bands are a parody of comedies or
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You know a fence for HP printer cartridges;
You never have and never will type "LOL;"
You feel right wearing a smile;
You believe the vast majority of current commercial television is
You think my profile is Pulitzer Prize-worthy. HA!
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