I am tall enough to fit under my hair. My feet then still reach
into my shoes.
Yeah, i should expand this. Think I'll go for a walk instead. (For
I am Shiny, Irreverent, and Irrelevant
I am off the "market" for a while as I seem to keep foundering on
my attempts to get past a first date. I recognize that I have three
fairly serious red flags for women: One is that fitness level is
simply not what I would like to to be, second is the financial
issues attendant with having recently begun a new career and third
is the simple fact that I have not been in what I would
characterize as a serious relationship since the early 90s, though
two undergraduate degrees, law school and getting started as an
attorney. The third will not be entirely amenable to self-help, of
course, but I've been working on the other two. I'm fitter than I
was a year ago. (Those are not little mountains in the photos from
last summer). However, I would simply like to have to haul less
weight up them next summer. Progress is currently slowed due to a
nagging rotator-cuff injury, but I'm getting there. The second is
coming along improving slowly but steadily, and I actually will
pass a milestone on that front December 6th. So for the meantime, I
will leave this profile active, mainly because I'm going to be too
lazy to fill it out again. If you are interested in writing, please
do. But I am not looking to date at this time.
Addendum to the addendum, 8/14/11
I've been trying to think about how to rewrite this, but failing
miserably. Lets just say that the fitness thing has taken a setback
due to the shoulder problem. (Amazing how much we use that joint,
and how it effects seemingly non-related motion) Finally started
lifting weights again, though, although it will be a while coming
back to my fitness level of a year ago. The financial continues to
improve, abet slowly in this economy. Haven't been on a "date" in
nearly a year. However, it would be nice to go to a movie with
someone besides my current crop of friends, walk around downtown
after tea at the crumpet shop, take a stroll over to the Locks
after dinner in Ballard, perhaps someone to hike with, or some
such. Looking more for someone to do things with more than anything
else at the moment, but amenable to something more long term if it
rapped me upside the head.
Anyone? Anyone. Bueller?
It also occurred to me how nice it would have been if you had been
around while I was wandering around the city looking at leaves
yesterday. The old part of Cap Hill around Volunteer Park was
What I’m doing with my life
Well, this very sunday morning I am drinking coffee and avoiding
housecleaning by filling out answers to silly questions on some
online dating site. Which does seem to indicate that I'd rather
spend my life doing something enjoyable than not. On the other
hand, I do seem to get done the things that need to get done;
somehow I went from being only a high school graduate in my early
30s to two Undergraduate degrees with honors and through Law School
in just over a decade. But I did not do it just for the money, but
because I like challenges, both mental and physical. A friend once
asked if I was going into Law so I could make 6 figures a year, to
which I asked if that was what I could expect, could I make half
that and have half the year to do other things? Life is short; get
I’m really good at
Actually most of the times I'd rather ask someone else if I'm good
at something, being somewhat biased in my own favor. But I'd say
that I am a good driver; make a reasonably good meal, particularly
when cooking for someone else; sleep well most nights; play guitar
to my own satisfaction; sing well so long as I am in the shower;
walk long distances; argue and debate; read widely; watch movies;
apparently often make fairly funny observations(read this as "yes,
I'm a wiseass"); have the capacity to greatly enjoy sex;
occasionally have the apparent capacity to make someone else
greatly enjoy sex; watch movies; not watch television; listen to
music; listen to others; do laundry; have someones back; like the
guy looking back out of the mirror; and from this list I can
apparently come up with a bunch of non-sequitors that I think I
might be good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
Again with these questions of what other people think. I guess
you'd have to ask them. Or, if we ever meet, you could tell me...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Now we're talking. This could be a huge list, but in no particular
order, nor organized by genre: Indian Food, The Subdudes, sunsets,
Renoir, Manhattan (the movie), Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Satay,
1491, American Beauty, Chicken Korma, Dixie Chicken, sunrise, body
surfing, Dead Guy Ale, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lowell
George, the Mountains, grilled Salmon, Duckhorn 2002 Merlot, Froggy
Bottom, Clifford Brown, Rock n Rolla, Homo Erectus IPA, 2 Kool 2 Be
Forgotten, Clearing Winter Storm, Life of Brian, Lord of Light, a
glass slide, Lord of the Rings (both), Mississippi John Hurt,
Everest, Shindler's List, Hold On, Stir Fry, Guns, Germs and Steel,
Can't You Hear Me Knockin', Alpenglow, Ry Cooder, it goes on and
on... I'll probably add more.
The six things I could never do without
Oxygen. Oxygen and Hydrogen. Assorted carbon compounds. The
outdoors. A guitar. Lucinda Williams.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Spending an hour filling this out. One of these days...
Wondering what this whole "friend"/"enemy" thing signifies...
On a typical Friday night I am
Often having a bite with friends. I don't go out much unless I have
someone to go out with. I like company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You should message me if
Something has triggered a desire to do so.