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56 • Mountain View, CA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 33–60
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Online now!
- Native American, White, Other
- 5′ 7″ (1.70m)
- Body type
- Mostly vegetarian
- Other, but not too serious about it
- Graduated from masters program
- Politics / Government
- Doesn’t want kids
- Dislikes cats
- English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently), French (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)
I'm a retired high-tech guy. I live frugally, do my own thing, and try to get along in the world. I'm not that tall, not that fat (working on that by riding my bike a lot), and I dress casually. I have a lot more control over my time than most people. Some might call me a nerdy and hippieish guy.
I take great pride in my small carbon footprint. I quit flying many years ago. My lights have been CFL twisties for ages. Nowadays I'm thinking of installing much more efficient LEDs in some of the sockets I use a lot. I've been car free for about eight years. My power bill is generally around $20/month. I can go on and on about that type of thing.
P.S. If doing the quick match thing and want to talk to me search DontBeFuelish.
Right now I'm enjoying gardening a lot. All the tomatoes I ate at home between July and the end of September came from my garden. My squash this year was a zucchini. The cucumber harvest was so sweet! This years grape harvest was my best to date! The collards and kale are being munched by the evil bagrata bugs, but I'm finding ways to fight back. For fall I've planted beets, pak choi, and onions. Next up is a bed of carrots.
I've not read much fiction in the past couple of decades. The best read I've picked up lately is American Gods by Neil Gaiman. My sister's daughter's husband gave it to me to read on the Greyhound bus on my way home. I didn't finish it during the trip but it got hooks in me. Took weeks to finally finish carrying it around as my transit read.
As a sustainability activist I've read a lot of books about oil and public policy. Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" is a good one but I liked the movie better. I consider Richard Heinberg to be the best author in the genre. His books, "The Party's Over" and "Powerdown" expand on the theme in many ways. The best overview of the literature on the topic is Rob Hopkins book "The Transition Handbook, How to Transition from Oil Dependence to Local Resilience." That one has a lot more social science in it than most of them.
For music and movies I follow my mom's advice, which was "bloom where you're planted." I can enjoy just about anything, but my favorite bands are Michael Franti and Spearhead, Sheryl Crow, and Cake. My attitude about movies is "I'll see it if you'll go with me." That is except for horror movies, which I avoid.
What I really want is somebody to ride with on bike party rides. If you can keep a moderate pace for thirty miles or so on a bicycle on a Friday evening and enjoy it, PLEASE contact me. Having said that, I gotta confess that I probably know most of the women in that category, and they aren't interested in me. So don't think not being one of them is a disqualification.
I found a link to this essay on somebody else's profile:
It captures the essence of my philosophy on first dates. Let's do coffee or something like that if you feel at all interested! I really enjoy talking to people I've not met before.
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