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56 M Palo Alto, CA

I’m looking for

  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 42–50
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:44pm
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Has kids
Has dogs
English (Fluently), C++ (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Primero, Lo Primero: Not interested in seeing pics of your junk so stop messaging me with them.

I find it so very difficult to talk about myself but I will attempt to overcome my fears. I am a wicked smart, funny, multi-talented ISTP, and despite my personality profile, quite creative. Maybe they intend artsy. I'm not. I do not enjoy opera or ballet even though I look fantastic in tights. Perhaps I confuse clever with creative.

I can in fact talk the hind leg off of a donkey, fix your computer,
build a rock wall, proofread your thesis, prepare a gourmet meal from soup to nuts, comfort the dying, fight efficiently and love you until you can't stand the thought of another man.

I enjoy skiing (alpine only, cross country is more exhausting than soccer, "My god, are we there yet!? What do you mean by 'we have to ski back now?' "), basketball, paddling my OC-2, scuba diving, lifting weights, cardio, and curling up with a good impact wrench to work on my lawn tractor. Yes ladies, I own a lawn tractor.

I like to serve a full bodied Cabernet with most of the meals I cook. White wine in a glass is not a favorite. White wine seems better paired with some sort of sea creature, scallions, garlic, and butter for my own tastes.

I know the difference between 'effect' and 'affect' and can properly use them both in the same sentence. Similarly, "your", "you're", and "yore" do not represent a challenge to me.

'Geography', 'History', 'Science & Nature', and 'Sports &
Leisure' are my better Trivial Pursuit categories. If we collaborate on those and you carry the load in 'Entertainment' and 'Arts & Literature' then we may be unstoppable. Otherwise, we shall both live our lives in ignominy.

I'm a huge fan of taking care of each other. Not as an obligation, but as a way of showing that you care, that you want to make each others lives happier. Small kindnesses every day mean a great deal.

I seek neither to control nor to be controlled.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Rightsizing, prioritizing, divesting. Not necessarily in that order. Sometimes I prioritize last. Or did I???
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Putting the seat down.
Critical thinking.
Opening doors, walking you to your car, throwing my cape across puddles, all things manly and chivalrous. Yes, I frequently wear a cape for this purpose.
Spinning yarns.
Parallel parking. I'm crazy good at it.
Throwing dinner parties.
Spelling. 2nd place at a spelling bee in grade skool. Small skool.
Fixing things. If it's not completely destroyed, I can probably put it back together. MacGyver-like with fewer (>0) pyrotechnics.
Lifting things. I am strong, like bear. <-(Russian accent optional, Southern accent unacceptable) You ran that through your mind, didn't you?
Washing my cape.
Backing a trailer into a driveway (an exceptionally manly thing).
I have good oral skills. I am well spoken too!
Computer network administration & project management.
Creative problem solving. Or do I mean clever?
Reading a woman's mind. You are a little nasty!
Answering these questions!
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My soulful blue eyes? My rakish good looks? My easy smile? Yup, it's gotta be one of those. Unless it's a poorly lit room. Then it would have to be my broad shoulders and mesomorphic physique. That about covers it. Wait. If it's completely dark, then I suppose you would notice the perfect blend of my rapier wit and desert dry humor sprinkled with just the tip of ribaldry. If it's a noisy dark room then you're sure to notice my hand on your waist as I gently guide you toward the exit. It is after all, a dangerous noisy dark room. Sorry, was that not your waist?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
OKCupid question: Shaved Monkey because this issue comes up so frequently in my relationships. Perhaps I shouldn't make decisions solely by the OKC match percentages?


Food: uni, hamachi, ikura, porterhouse, sweetbreads, dark chocolate.

TV: Daily Show (my primary news source), Colbert Report, No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain (though this is becoming tedious), Dexter, The West Wing, Breaking Bad, BBC News if I want to know what really happened.

Movies: Pulp Fiction, The Red Violin, Tell No One, The Shawshank Redemption, Pan's Labyrinth, The Green Mile, Good Will Hunting, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Twilight Samurai, Galaxy Quest, Young Frankenstein. I hope the Mel Brooks addition is not a deal breaker. There are just too many great lines in that movie.

Books: Shōgun, Catch-22, Watership Down, Memoirs of a Geisha, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Call of the Wild, Of Mice and Men, Ender's Game, Neverwhere.

Music: Classic Rock, Hapa, Keali'i Reichel, KKSF Samplers


Wally Holland: "She came to see it my way; kissed me like I was whiskey on ice in summer; asked if she could fly with me. There was room on the couch so that was no problem."

Robert Heinlein: A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Greg King: Don't argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

John Wayne: Life's tough, it's even tougher if you're stupid.

My Dad: Son, you can be anything that you want to be, including a bum.

My Mom: Sweetie, those are Cheerios, not doughnut seeds.

My eldest brother: Don’t be sexist. Broads hate that.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My two grown boys, but they're not things, they're almost like people. Well, maybe one of them anyway.
Sushi - Especially Uni
High thread count sheets
A warm ocean
Weber grill
Counting to six
The love of an excellent woman
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Learning to speak Japanese. They have a different word for almost everything!

What was the gold standard before sliced bread?

Would I really give my left arm to be ambidextrous?

How insignificant we are on this third rock from the sun.

Are superstitions unlucky?

Why don't I simply walk around the puddle?

"Less pure"?? Pffft! What does that even mean?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Slaying dragons, typically.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
When I'm sautéing mushrooms, I like to put a little bit of water in with the butter. TMI?

I am willing to prostitute my carpentry/plumbing/electrical skills for a medium-rare steak and an '06 Stag's Leap Cabernet.

I will not do drywall finishing or painting for any amount of excellent food/drink. The world is a better place for that. As you can imagine, rather embarrassing for me.

I now try to use my powers for good and never for evil. Infer what you will from that.

I used to be able to throw a curveball that would break two feet. My common extensor tendon now thinks this is just silly.

The zenith of my artistic career was in 2nd grade when I played the front end of Red Cow. It was a speaking role. My mother said it was the looowww point of the play. She was a bit quirky that way.
You should message me if
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You understand that your My self-summary section is intended to be a description of who you are, not what you want. Though indicative, they are not identical.

You clean up well which could imply that you don't mind getting dirty from time to time.

Bonus points for fluency in a mainland European language.

You only watch Fox News to raise your blood pressure.

You're willing to reveal your hidden super power(s).

You don't mind occasionally traveling with me.

You are well mannered if not well behaved.

You can swim.