Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Three terrific dogs live with me. All are high energy rescue /
shelter / stray mutts, highly intelligent, couldn't be
Born in STL, have lived in the area all my life, and I plan to stay
Would like to meet someone warm, kind, down to earth, low
maintenance, natural. Animal lover (must love dogs),
environmentally conscious, good at communication.
My screen name is my favorite hockey player.
The site took away some settings:
Income: under $20,000.
Occupation: Retired, self employed app developer.
Drinks: almost never (they took away the good "rarely"
Status: actually single, never married. I sent feedback to the site
suggesting they add "divorced", "widowed", and "separated" as
Pets: they took away "likes" and "dislikes" for dogs and cats,
ruining the ability for people who don't have that type of pet to
communicate they like them. My setting for cats was neither "likes"
nor "dislikes" because I like some individual cats but dislike it
when people let them outside. Now the best way to communicate your
pets status is to answer the question "Are you a dog or cat
person?", with "Dogs, Cats, Both, Neither" as options.
Replies frequently to sincere personalized nontrivial messages from
real people. Replies selectively to marginal messages from real
people, but short enough for me to read the entire thing in the
email preview. Replies never to spammers / scammers; have yet to
see a bot who had any chance of passing the Turing test.
*You should message me if:*
If you have realistic expectations about relationships, don't
smoke, have never been pregnant, agree that cats do not belong
outside, and know the best things in life are "free". If you don't
say "I like your profile" (the usual translation of that phrase is
"I like one or more photos and maybe a bit of text I skimmed, but
if I read the whole thing, I'd find something I don't like and lash
out as if it's your fault"). If you ask a question, please be
something you couldn't find out by reading my profile, for example
don't ask where I live or how far apart we are because the site
gives locations and estimates how far apart we are.
I put this up here so the Quickmatch viewers could see it.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Appreciating the positives of fall: leaf colors, getting outside
especially on the warmest days.
Retired! Plenty of free time. Lots of reading. Reducing clutter at
Visiting my river place often to improve the property and enjoy the
country. Making the river house viable for living there many days
in a row.
Lots of outdoor activities: hiking / walking / running (often with
the dogs), fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bicycling. Some longer
trips this year (more than 100 miles). Drove up and down along the
Mississippi to and above Twin Cities in August. In June went on a
trip to see (and hear!) the periodical cicadas (some people might
plan vacations to get away from them). Visited Ozark National
Scenic Riverways in April. One area I hope to visit soon is Garden
of the Gods in Illinois. There are also places in southwest
Missouri I've never seen and would like to visit soon.
Environmental work: measuring water quality, litter cleanup,
removal of invasive plants (finally getting control of the winter
creeper at home, but now the multiflora rose at the river place is
advancing), planting good native trees.
Trying to allow the best possible life for my furbabies.
Would like to do more with dogs: be a foster home, take shelter
dogs on hikes, etc.
Playing keyboards. Mostly classical. Some rock melodies, especially
Led Zeppelin. Recently became an organ donor: gave away my
Wurlitzer. Now have an enormous organ with two full manuals, 32
pedals and many stops.
Writing a smartphone version of a software program I published
Next year I might paddle the Missouri 340.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Long distance exercise, fishing, getting along with most dogs,
excellent long term memory, navigation, fast accurate typing,
understanding, tolerating heat, stair climbing (might be
competitive in the race up the Met but could not find a sponsor).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
The dogs if they're out with me. "You've got a handful... Who's
Legs if not covered; my legs could probably complete a triathlon.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food: Have been eating healthier for a couple years. Rarely go to
restaurants. No cruel dishes (e.g. foie gras). My favorite fish to
keep is Bluegill; also good to keep invasive Spotted Bass. Would
like to be able to cook Asian Carp. I do not drink coffee or tea.
Almost never drink alcohol. Beer / wine snobs are usually amused
when I say my favorite beer is Stag and the wine most often at home
is Franzia box.
Movies: Will rent Minions when available on Redbox. Knew about the
Minions months before the first Despicable Me because the place
where I worked sold plush toys of Dave, Jorge and Stewart. Next
movie I see in the theater will probably be the new Star
Music: KSHE Classics are my favorite music on the radio. One of my
favorite artists is Hermon Hitson, the actual artist behind many
supposed early "Jimi Hendrix" gems.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What fun things I'll be doing in the near future: where/when to go
, go on
walk the dogs, etc.
What to improve at the river place and when.
Which places to visit and when.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Setting my own schedule, Friday nights aren't too different from
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I cannot whistle. Perhaps that's a reason I'm still single, the
inability to express approval by whistling.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
See above. I put this near the top so the Quickmatch people could
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