52 Park Ridge, IL
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My self-summary
I'd like to meet a woman who experiences people and the complex world we live in as a bunch of gray, as opposed to black and white or good and bad, so as to have empathy for other people and their varied life experiences. People who don't see things as mostly gray seem to gravitate towards religious, political, or other lifestyle extremes, which I try to avoid.
What I’m doing with my life
My son is the biggest priority in my life. Having seen how fast time flies and having heard so many regrets from people who spent so much of their kids' formative years working (or playing) too hard, I've decided to slow down and spend as much time as I can with him during the years that he needs me the most, i.e. "now"....
I enjoy taking ridiculously long walks through our wonderful city and exploring its great neighborhood bars, restaurants and coffee shops. I'm a big music geek and fan and love going to see live bands in small venues, as well as Karaoke.
I’m really good at
I've been told I communicate very clearly and thoughtfully...
With a little help from my time "on the couch" I've learned how to be very closely in touch with my feelings and be able to communicate those feelings with other people "in the moment". I think this is essential in order to have a strong, trusting, loving relationship.
The first things people usually notice about me
People tell me my blue eyes, and don't tell me of my lack of tallness:-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a real geek when it comes to pop music (mostly 80's & 90's)...My all-time favorites include:
- The Smiths - Beatles - Radiohead - Talking Heads - Pretenders
- Beastie Boys - New Order - Cypress Hill - Weezer - Beck
- Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Courteeners, Daft Punk, DMB

Favorite movies:
- Lost in Translation, Royal Tennenbaums, Office Space, Borat, Bruno, Anchorman, Old School
- Best in Show, A Mighty Wind - Jackie Brown, Swingers
- Old Woody Allen.....you get the picture.

I'm a huge Seineld fan/geek - go ahead, ask me any trivia Q
Daily show/Jon Stewart, Louie, Inside Amy Schumer, Chappelle's Show
My favorite TV show of all time is the original BBC "The Office" and me and my son watch The US office episodes over and over.
--- at the intersection of my love of music and comedy are the those 2 wonderful fools from New Zealand, Flight of The Conchords.
The six things I could never do without
Being in Love - with my son and with a good woman
My own sense of entitlement - I mean gratitude :-)
Enough money to not have to worry about money
A good cup of coffee in the morning
Gettin' busy :-)
An iPod full of great music (see above)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I'm parenting my son and how I can be the best parent to him that I can be. If I've learned one thing in my life it is how crucial the role of parents are to their kids development and their kids prospects for happiness throughout their life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Alternates between having a blast playing ping pong with my son and wallowing in self-doubt/plotting revenge against enemies real and/or imagined.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Where do I begin? Let's start with the perverse thrill of answering some of these very personal questions and the underlying notion that because you're sharing this stuff with EVERYBODY that you're really sharing it with NOBODY and thus keeping it private...hmmm.....
You should message me if
I'm not much for extended writing - from my experience, whether or not you'll like someone is not a logical, intellectual or verbal pursuit, rather it's highly illogical, irrational and emotional, therefore can only be felt from meeting and being in someone's presence...