Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The country I come from is called the Midwest. I've lived in San
Francisco since the turn of the millennium.
I'm a European mutt, the largest accountable percentage of my
lineage is Danish (mostly cheese filled, I'd suspect).
I live in the moment, just maybe not the current one.
I consider myself to be a disillusioned optimist.
All I know is what I read on the Internets.
I am kind, sweet, witty ... no I am a man! Not a list of
Yellow is a sadly neglected and misunderstood/mischaracterized
color. The world needs more of it.
Sarah: You're not serious are you?
The Doctor: About what I do? Yes. Not necessarily about the way I
The theory these days is that the universe is largely composed of
dark matter and dark energy, the latter of which has yet to be
detected. The dark matter is of course made up of things that have
been lost, mostly socks. The dark energy likely derives from the
universe's sense of humor and sarcasm, both of which are very
subtle in my experience.
I have not been to nor do I have any intention of ever going to Las
A song is something you sing. If I like singing it to myself as I'm
walking down the street, that's how I know I've written a
I am a collector at heart -- music, tea, jazz festival t-shirts,
books, ceramic cookware, guitars, dust bunnies ... I enjoy being
able to appreciate the different qualities and varieties of
something, to cultivate a knowledge of the different shapes, aromas
or tones or what have you, to be surrounded by something you love
and have all these varieties to chose from and further explore.
This this altogether different than hoarding.
I'm looking for someone who's goofy enough to not take herself too
seriously but not afraid to be genuine and open. Someone who is
kind. Someone who likes to banter about with words. Someone who
likes to cuddle.
Time does not make itself.
I will not be impressed by how much you work unless the quantity
specified is "just enough."
No smokers. No heavy drinkers. No religious freakers.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Something to do with computers I would expect -- at least for the
I'm passionate about composing music and painting..
And of course, there's travel -- I have a long list of places to go
to to add to the places I've been.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I make a mean tagine.
And fairly well-adjusted Rissotto.
I like to cook, especially Mediterranean, especially in clay pots
-- I love my cazuela and my Schlemertopf baker.
I play guitar. Strictly speaking, this is not relevant to the
I'm pretty darn good at planning trips -- granted, they tend to be
centered around jazz festivals. But those are just for providing
the starting point for planning a much larger adventure.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I no longer wear glasses...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Non-fiction books with numbers in their title (1492, 1493)
or anything by Tom Holland or Jared Diamond. Also Vonnegut and
Shows: The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, Doctor Who, Game of
Movies: Cohen Bros, Charlie Kaufman, Alfred Hitchock, Robert
Altman, Clint Eastwood, David Cronenberg, Woody Allen, the original
Star Wars Trilogy. Suspense/Thriller (NOT Horror) is probably my
Music: (Too much) Jazz (probably): Miles, Coltrane, Ellington,
Mingus, Bill Evans, the Bad Plus, Carla Bley, Dexter Gordan, Melody
Gardot (my pretend girlfriend), Esperanza Spalding (my other
pretend girlfriend) -- the list could go on and on. Random stuff I
pick up at festivals. Classic Rock: Beatles, Bob Dylan, Rolling
Stones, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa. Classical:
Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Phillip Glass, John Adams. Also some
Latin, blues and misc. stuff. The occasional Bulgarian choir and
whatever you'd classify Goran Bregovic as.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Coffee and or tea
Naps on Sunny Afternoons
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Travel plans -- I've been to 7 of the 16 IJFO member jazz festivals
and I intend to visit them all.
The jazz festivals of course only serve as an anchor for a far more
far ranging trip.
Weird and fascinating fact: If you wait for people to get off the
train, it's easier for you to get on. It's hard to believe, I know!
But it's 100% true!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
One of the following five things will likely happen:
A) Play at the open mic at Cafe International.
B) Go to a show at the SF Jazz center.
C) Break out the acrylics and paint until an absurdly late
D) Practice guitar or compose a song.
E) Fall asleep early on my big comfy navy blue sofa because I am
tired from the week.
That's right, you heard me, I didn't go with some bland neutral
color for my sofa -- my sofa makes a statement, darn it. That
statement loosely translates to "sleep on me."
No points will be awarded for correctly guessing which is the most
likely to happen.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Given the content of my songs, there's apparently surprising little
I won't admit.
You should message me if
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If you're looking for fun, to explore the city and enjoy its
cultural and culinary riches. Or you feel the need to snuggle up
with someone and watch a movie.
Do you want to go to the ballet? Because I can take you to the
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