I crave intellectual companionship above all. I am a bibliophile and sapiophile, (though I'm a sucker for girls with ponytails).
I'm opinionated, but open-minded; always willing to look at things from all angles.
I have a quick wit and *seriously* warped sense of humor, to which little is sacred. With luck, you do as well, and hopefully *considerably* beyond:
"Two guys walked into a bar. The third guy ducked."
(No, you don't have to be a standup comedian; just know how to laugh and tell a good joke).
I am exquisitely fluent in English and profanity. Back in the dinosaur days, I spoke several other languages: Were I to attempt them now, traveling, I fear I may inadvertently start an international conflict involving loud noises, smoke, roads choked with refugees, and much bumbling from the White House.
I enjoy theatre. I used perform in and create fight choreography for renaissance festivals, as well as designing and making costumes and swords, and teaching fencing and broadsword techniques; choreography or no, if you are skilled with a blade, injuries to you or your opponent become rare, (unless you *intend* to skewer the loathsome milksop).
I rated ENFJ on "The Best Personality Type For You Test" which is the one I assumed many here are referencing. The rating seems appropriate in my case. I also appear to be a "modern, cool nerd." Some interesting personality tests on this site--though the "Would you be a Nazi" test properly shows me as "Expatriate," clicking on "Expatriate" takes you to the "Swine" profile. With such errors, one might view the tests with a grain of NaCl.
You can drop me anywhere on the planet. If wilderness I can survive, if civilization I will have a blast--and make friends.
I'm outdoorsy at times--I love horses. Previously, I was a rescue/recovery diver, an EMT and a firefighter, was in law enforcement, military/intel, drove a truck, designed electronic circuitry, built and programmed computers, and cleaned toilets among many other things, and if it went "bang" or "zoom," (up to the early '80's), I've probably pulled its trigger or jockeyed its joystick.
I used to tag lions of the African Man-eater persuasion. Actually, they'd eat just about anybody, African or not, man or not. And they didn't need much persuasion.
I have trekked on foot across the Serengeti with only a .416 Rigby to keep me company and I have seen the mysterious corpse of the leopard on Kilimanjaro of which Hemingway wrote.
I love animals and they love me--cats, dogs, horses. My animal-friend preferences are Siamese Blue Points, Australian Shepherds, and good Morgan mountain horses.
My degree-major was astrophysics, but I left the field because I found it academically intolerant. Alas, that seems to be the norm with hard sciences.
I enjoy hiking, shooting, boating, traveling, reading, writing, art, theatre, museums, astronomy, saying "Damn! That was close!" and a thousand other things.
I am a museum junkie; traveling should be educational and enlightening, not a mere shopping spree. I also might just hop in the car and see where I'll end up. I like to lie on the grass at night and watch for meteors.
I believe in genetically modifying Congressmen.
I'm not really into American sports. I enjoy Rugby (especially the New Zealand All Blacks), Soccer (Footy, that is, and I like Manchester United), the occasional Cricket match, and Formula 1 racing. I am fanatic about none of these, and don't plan my schedule around them.
I watch TV and movies quite a bit. As a writer, I find them good and necessary research: I keep track of the latest trends, get ideas, admire good writing and curse inept writing.
I am looking for someone with some similar interests and a higher-than-average intelligence level. While I like to pamper at times, I am NOT interested in anyone who HAS to be pampered. I respect women who are intelligent, multi-talented and who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. If I break my leg, can you treat it and get me off the mountain--like I can for you?
Having read this profile in its entirety ;) should you wish to learn more, please feel free to ask; I'm pretty much an open book. You might also view the tests I have taken, and my answers to hundreds of questions, both via the top menu bar. I find the questions quite revealing, and they remind me of many of my favorite quotes, a number of which I have included.