I'm pretty happy with my life at this point - I have a great job, my son is out of the house and things are going well. Life is good. I'd love to have someone to share the journey with.
Although my academic background is in mathematics and I write software for a living, I'm not really that into computers per se - my interests tend to lie more on the artistic/philosophical side. I love long wide-ranging conversations that touch on deep philosophical issues as well as trivialities, that wander from discussion of a book or movie to personal reminiscences to pondering the nature of life, drawing connections between disparate topics. A really good conversation should also include its share of belly laughs. My sense of humor is very important to me. I have a lot of very heavy intellectual interests that may make me sound awfully dour and serious, but I like to think that I approach most things with a sense of the absurdity of life and without taking myself (or others) too seriously. I love to laugh and I find much of the world wryly amusing.
I tend to be a fairly casual person and am most comfortable with others who are as well. I'm no fashion plate and wouldn't know how to handle one if I had one, but I also enjoy getting dressed up and going someplace fancy.
I have a deep and abiding love of language – e. g., obscure words, puns, word-roots, slang, etc. I love dictionaries.
I'm a voracious reader - everything from classic literature and philosophy to mysteries and sci-fi. I also read a lot of music history and criticism. My 'to-be-read' stack is always getting out of hand.
I love music deeply and passionately. My tastes are fairly eclectic - I've spent the last few years going deeper into classical music (getting to know Mozart and Brahms better), but now I'm drifting back to jazz, the Beatles, and old country-western among other things.
I'm looking for someone with a good head on her shoulders and a wide range of interests. I'm most at home with the perpetual-student type.
I am bright, funny, and casual