46 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
I'm a really tall man. Six foot four inches tall. People say, “hey, you are one tall dude.” Yup, I am. Suffice to say that fitting into small cars is a drag.

A bit more about me. I'm gregarious and at ease in my own skin. I treat people with respect and value kindness. I adore dogs and people who get why. Good conversation and red wine put a smile on my face. I'm equally comfortable eating Indian in little India or having dinner in an up-scale restaurant. Playing soccer is something I'm into. Though I'm a tad clumsy at it.

I've travelled in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. I love bands like The Dandy Warhols and The National. I own a nifty old house near Runnymede and St Clair. I sing massively out of key when doing karaoke.

I'm a bit of nerd. But nerd is not a dirty word in my family. My interests include: documentary films, science fiction, CBC radio, being active outside, urban things, science, art, games, economics and lots of other stuff. I read a wide variety of non-fiction and have an uncanny habit of falling asleep on top of my books. Needless to say, lending me a book is never a good idea.

I'm looking for someone to connect with. I'd like to find someone I can share a laugh with and build something special. I'm not interested in casual hook ups.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Field Service Engineer in Medical Diagnostic Instrumentation and Automation. Essentially, I'm a robot repair guy. That's what my friends say I should tell people.

I'm more than half way though a masters program. I work full-time, and school is part-time.

Lately I've been taking down a wall in my house. I'm going for that open concept thing. I finished the bulk of this work over the the summer and fall of 2015. Next, I gotta paint.

Maintaining a zero balance on my credit cards. I'm one of those people who has a plan when it comes to that stuff called money.

Talking about interesting things with my friends. Taking the piss with my friends.

Defending Toronto from the naysayers. I love this city.

Doing a bit of gardening here and there. Which involves chasing squirrels away and trying to figure out why my tomatoes aren't as good as my neighbours. Actually, the cats from next door have co-opted my yard and lounge about. But that doesn't stop me from giving them a pat. Someday I'm going to have to get a dog again.

Travel is a privilege I'm grateful for, but I don't define myself through it. A few of the places I've seen include: Cambodia, Burma, Laos, Switzerland, France, Tanzania, Portugal and Vietnam. My most recent trip was to Colombia in December of 2015. I hope to see India and Cuba next.
I’m really good at
I'm handy and good at fixing things.
I'm a good kisser.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm easy going and friendly.
I look younger than my actual age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Shoe gaze and wall of sound type stuff, Folk, Blue Grass, Punk, Jazz - bands like Blue Rodeo, Wilco, The National (this band is amazing, live), Pixies, Broken Social Scene, The Clash, The Dandy Warhols (saw the Dandies in September, 2014 - I love this band more and more), Daughter, Pulp, Yo La Tengo, Lush, Bruce Springsteen, Jesus And Mary Chain - the concert in 2012 was a blast, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, Simple Minds, Dead Milkmen, OMD, Gordon Lightfoot, New Pornographers, She and Him, Lorde, The Smiths, Johnny Cash, Love and Rockets, Dead Kennedys, Echo And The Bunnymen, Stereo Lab, Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine.

Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor signed a poster for me. Its very cool and you can't have it.

Things I like to read: Saturday Globe and Mail, King Leopold's Ghost (by Adam Hochschild), Blood Diamonds, The Corporation, Heart Of Darkness, Treasure Island (hey, it was a big deal when I was 14).

Movies and Shows: High Fidelity, The Thin Red Line, The Wire, Battle Royale, Magnolia, Deadwood, Frontline, Nature Of Things, Lost In Translation, Blade Runner, Star Wars (the old school versions), Dig (music documentary about the Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre), Deer Hunter, Lord Of The Rings, Dawn Of The Dead, City Of Ghosts, Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood, Contact, No Country For Old Men, Alien, Colbert report, South Park, Monty Python.

Food: Vietnamese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern, Greek, chocolate. I'm open to trying anything when it comes to food.
The six things I could never do without
Dogs are great. About three years ago I had a lovely Springer Spaniel named Wiley. She made it to 15 years, which is good for any dog. Lately I've been thinking about adopting a dog. Soon, perhaps. Hmmm.

Music, friends, family, brunch, good coffee in the morning.

My amazing friends and family.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social justice and international aid.
Getting a dog some day.
The dust bunnies festering under my couch.
Plotting against evil doing neoconservatives.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging with a good friend some place.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like funky boxers that go on sale and I own way too many cardigans.
You should message me if
You are warm, cute and smart.
You are honest and not flaky.
Someone who loves dogs.