55 El Cerrito, CA
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My self-summary
What to say... You've heard it all before; great guy, smart, funny, handsome, empathetic, sympathetic, loves animals and kids, bends steel with bare hands, leaps tall buildings in a single bound... The usual. Hard to believe, ain't it? Anyone can say anything here and you won't know what is true, until you invest a little time to find out.

A few things about me:

Bay Area native

I am very patient (most of the time).

Very calm and even keeled (this is possibly why kids and animals love me). I have been told that I am the easiest person in the world to get along with, by more than one person, even though I have a strong personality. (I'm no "pushover".)

I used to work as an IT infrastructure architect (as well as just about anything else IT related for a software company) in a typical corporate environment. I retired from that life and became a much happier, near stress free person.

I love to hike, or take long walks, cycling, climbing trees and rocks. Being out in beautiful scenery.
What I’m doing with my life
Working to make this world a better place, one home at a time.
Fostering cats and dogs, until they find the right home.
I’m really good at
Listening, cuddling (even though it's a goofy word), kissing, massage, gardening, building/repairing just about anything, photography, almost anything computer related, camping, cooking, traveling...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm quiet, at first... The ladies seem to notice my butt, or so they say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Any and all Mark Twain, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Life of Pi (long before the movie), The Princess Bride, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Any Ken Burns, Douglas Adams, P.J. O'Rourke, To Kill a Mockingbird, too many to list.

Movies: RED, The Fifth Element, The Princess Bride, Groundhog Day, Pulp Fiction (all Tarantino), Sin City, All Pixar movies, O Brother, Big Lebowski (all Coen Bros movies), North By Northwest, To Kill a Mockingbird, As Good as it Gets. Gross Point Blank, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Being There, The King's Speech... these are the first things that popped in my head, many more.

Shows: Dexter, Always Sunny, Arrested Development, Myth Busters (even though they screw up 50% of the time), Breaking Bad. I only stream Netflix and Amazon to my TV, no cable or satellite.

Most music, favorites: Who, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Decemberists, BNL, The Shins, Deep Blue Something, Moody Blues, CSN (&Y), Billy Joel, Elton John, Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler, Beatles, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Queen, I could go on for days.

Food: I like just about everything, partial to Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese. I love to cook and bake, was a baker for 7+ years and earned title of master baker in the 80's. I don't eat fast food.
The six things I could never do without
Family, Friends, Music, food, reading material and travel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why I think about the things that I do think about.
On a typical Friday night I am
For a while, mostly hanging out with married or coupled friends (it's getting kind of old being the third or fifth wheel). I'm hoping to change that and that's why I'm here.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Being here.
You should message me if
You are tired of unreal people playing games.

You just want to say Hi! (Though do say more than "Hi".)

You want to meet a genuine "nice guy". (If you are not into "nice guys", you are welcome to try and corrupt me.)