Well, you know, in my work life, I leave writing ad copy to professionals, who know how to pass over the warts and emphasize the positives; I tend to be snarky, down-beat, and occasionally self-deprecatory, not good characteristics in this milieu, where we are all, perforce, our own copywriters. Nor is it trivial to characterize yourself; some things are better demonstrated than claimed. For instance, saying "I am funny" is..... not funny. There is the laundry list approach, of course, but a set of adjectives is no way to characterize a person, particularly an idiosyncratic and individual one, which I certainly am (and seek in others; I'll take a little drama, if it staves off boredom).
I'm an ex-NYer, in the Dallas area for work, and been heads-down doing it for that time, but perhaps it's a good moment to engineer a social life for myself. I'm Ivy educated, but have made something of a career out of my adolescent enthusiasms: games and science fiction. I'm reasonably well known in my field.
I bicycle everywhere, and do not own a car, out of choice and not economic necessity, but I'm not religious about that; I'll rent a car or call for a Lyft to get me where I want to go, and given how retrograde the area is, that is not infrequently necessary. Yes, I'm a bit of a green, but don't assume I'm a conventional leftie as a consequence. I'm a scientific rationalist and the word "spiritual" in a profile generally makes me pass on. I read a great deal, and almost never watch TV. I cook, and well. I have three daughters; two in or past college, the other living with her mother in NY.
I should also note that I have an interest in kink; it's not essential that you do as well, but if so, that would be a point of contact. In that realm, I identify as a top, though I have been on the other end of the crop, as it were.
What I’m doing with my life
Design games. Play games. Write books. Read books. Pet cats.
Travel. Bicycle. Cook. Eat out. Haven't skied in many years, but
would like to get back to that.
The first things people usually notice about me
How do we know how others see us? Sardonic sense of humor, I like
to think. Though I was once told it was a certain intensity of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I suspect my answer would be different on any random day,
Shepherd's Historical Atlas
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Jonathan Coultron's "Still Alive"
The six things I could never do without
Muttering under my breath at drivers encroaching on my bike
A stiff drink after a hard day at work.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading The Economist and filling out inane questionnaires on OK
You should message me if
This sounds remotely interesting.