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ScottinReston

42 M Reston, VA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:02pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Catholicism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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I’m at a great point in my life – work and career are stable, friends and family are healthy and relatively happy. I enjoy traveling and take a few trips a year to explore (last year was Hawaii and San Fran, this year is Iceland, next year and where next, who knows? Maybe we can plan a next trip together). I love my time with friends, whether we’re checking out a winery, having a poker night, river tubing (one of my favorite things to do), going to a festival or just hanging out on a dockboat with a few beers/bottles of wine. I have a creative side that presents itself in my writing or the occasional drawing, and even have some of my artwork hanging around the house. I lean to the political left, refuse to take life that seriously and tend to joke or make fun of everything…including myself (if you can’t laugh at yourself, what can you?). I’m quick witted, smart and can challenge anyone to a contest of movie quotes (the more obscure, the better). I'm also a notorious Grammar Nazi (Yay, Liberal Arts education!), so be prepared to know the proper use of "there," "their" and "they're" (as well as "your" and "you're"). I love the beach as much as I love a heavy snowfall (even more now that I can telecommute). I have a soft spot for dogs, kids seem to like me and I never hold a grudge, carry a torch or keep emotional baggage around for very long – my motto is “live, learn and move on.” I'm not easily offended and pride myself on having a pretty eclectic mix of friends (I have no idea how I meet some of these people, but they're all awesome). Finally, I'm really good at reading people, so don't try to bullshit me through a shit-eating-grin - I can smell crazy.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm a proposal specialist/manager/coordinator/writer, so I work for "beltway bandits" (i.e., government contractors). It isn't always "sexy" work, but it pays well and let's me have some fun. I have high hopes of getting back into my writing, but when you do that for a living, sometimes the last thing you want to see at the end of the day is MS Word.

I've also gotten bit by the travel bug for the past few years - 2011 was France (Bordeaux and Paris), last year was San Francisco and this year is Iceland. I even keep a travel blog (wineabout.livejournal.com), and want to find a way to market it more (I'd like to get paid for my hobby).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making jokes, procrastinating (I am half-Italian), cooking (you won't see me on Top Chef, but I know my way around a kitchen), writing, sometimes drawing, cleaning (don't fall off your chair - a guy who cleans, but it's true - OCD is a harsh mistress), reading people (never underestimate what body language can tell you about someone), and have a good memory for movie quotes (can it be considered a super power?).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I don't look like David Bowie...

And when people walk into my place, two things commonly happen: 1) they note that I'm a neat freak, and/or 2) my sense of interior design often elicits the question "are you sure you're not gay?" (for the record, yes, I'm very sure I'm not).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Star Wars (original trilogy), Indiana Jones, Casablanca, The Usual Suspects, The Godfather, Office Space, The Hangover, The Big Bang Theory, Time Bandits (look it up, it's a great Terry Gilliam movie), The Fisher King (another Gilliam flick), Archer, Banshee, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Hemingway, Shakespear, Christopher Moore, Anthony Bourdain, U2, The Rolling Stones, and 80s music, Arrested Development and Firefly.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, my bed, sex (roll your eyes, but admit it, it's great), wine, friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What I want for dinner.

Trying to apply the laws of physics to movies and getting irritated when they're clearly being broken or ignored.

How many angels can stand on the head of a pin.

When did selfies in bathroom mirrors become so damn popular? Don't you people have friends to hold the camera?

Whether I find "tramp stamps" attractive or not (I like tattoos, I have a couple myself, but the jury is still out on the notorious ones some people get).

You keep looking at my profile on here but don't contact me? It's the 21st Century and I believe in equality, my dears, so it's okay for you to make the first move.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either out with a few friends for happy hour, seeing a good 80s cover band at a bar, or crashing at home with a good movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Admittedly, I might share a few interesting tales for a pretty face and/or a few drinks. Damn, does that make me sound easy?
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating
You should message me if
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If you agree with RFK's assertion "There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"

You consider arrogance, intolerance and closed-mindedness to massive turn offs.

You're not a victim who thinks low-self esteem and whining are sexy.

You have a car and can drive it (seriously, I dated someone who couldn't...it sucked and I'm still being teased about that by friends and family).

You swear like a drunk Marine on shore leave (okay, maybe not that bad, but don't be all squeamish on me).

You know what Meatloaf wouldn't do when he sings "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)"