Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hanging out with me is a lot like doing so with a Labrador
Retriever. Like the Lab I'm sorely lacking in worldliness, devoid
of urban sophistication and by no means the
sharpest-knife-in-the-drawer. On the other hand, I compensate with
a good-natured core that's easily amused and ready to scramble on a
moments notice. You can easily steer me towards any desired
destination, but gimme the lead there's no telling where we'll wind
up. I respond well to simple suggestions like "walk", "drink", or
"eat", but if you mention anything along the lines of the symphony,
fusion cuisine, or post-modernist art you'll get little more than a
puzzled look and a quizzical tilt of the head.
I'm better at listening than talking, gravitate towards
neighborhood and/or dive bars rather than trendy lounges, and
prefer deep one-on-one conversation rather than chatting sparsely
amidst a big group. More blue-jeans-and-cotton-hoodie than sport
coat and slacks, and craves half-pound burgers rather than haute
cuisine. Savors life's simple pleasures while (usually) eschewing
costly indulgences. I keep a low profile, avoiding excessive
attention while giving a wide berth to people who thrive on it.
Commonly found in the company of the elderly, the married, the
rich-of-heart and the bat-shit-crazy yet noticeably absent from any
assemblage of the young-and-the-beautiful. I truly enjoy
socializing with mankind, despite having what Charles Bukowski once
described as "a terrible itch for solitude". Half latent child,
rapt with simple pleasures, natures wonders, and the inner workings
of all things mechanical. Half wizened curmudgeon, still subject to
whims of the flesh yet mindful of natural laws regarding foolish
actions and unforeseen consequences.
And lastly, despite tending a lowly spot on the economic totem pole
of the snazzy neighborhood wherein I dwell (Noe Valley, if you're
curious), I never cease to be thankful for what I have, what I do,
and for the fact that I get to live in this most kickass of
Footnote:If you're taking the trouble to write and your expectation
is for myself to drive to where you live, please, be somewhat
near-by...meaning within San Francisco or perhaps farther if we can
meet near a BART station. I've been contacted by plenty of
perfectly nice people that live farther away, and my track record
for coordinating with them is presently running around 2-for-19.
Also, you need to be in decent physical shape. If you aren't, it's
highly doubtful that you'll be able to hang with me.
What I’m doing with my life
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Bicycling amidst San Francisco, the Oakland Hills, and the wilds of
Contra Costa County. Going all all-day city hikes, and making
pit-stops at neighborhood watering holes. Enjoying spare time is
presently on the front burner, while career and financial gain are
simmering somewhere on the back.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at fixing stuff (especially bicycles). Within me
dwells the spirit of a warrior-handyman that wields power tools and
super-glue whilst waging a never-ending battle against shoddy
manufacturing and planned obsolescence. I'm great at getting around
San Francisco without a car...be it by foot, bicycle or MUNI bus.
Oh yeah, I'm my own favorite cook, a culinary
legend-in-my-own-mind. I claim to make the best burrito in town
(More of Indian-Mexican wrap that I call a "Vindorito"), but if you
chat up any of my past house guests they'll probably beg to
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm in great shape for my age. Other than that? People don't notice
me. Bluntly put, I've taken "low key" to something of an art
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have not lived with a television since 1988. I do not care in
the slightest what you read, watch, or listen to. If you wrote
a long-winded response to this question, I most probably skipped
it. While I'm marginally cognizant of popular media, none of it is
a major focus in my life . If you feel the same way, it
probably bodes well.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My morning coffee shop
(24th Street Location)
My neighborhood pub
number and condition of which are in a constant state of
A local Major League Baseball franchise (GO GIANTS
A Cuisinart food processor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the food in my refrigerator, and the timely consumption therof
before any of it goes bad.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
....holed up in a cozy neighborhood bar, shooting pool, tossing
darts, or watching baseball
while engaging in friendly
banter with other patrons.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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On politics, I'm somewhat right-of-center. (Sound of crickets
chirping....) Still there? I'm not fringe-right or a card-carrying
Tea Party member, just right-of-center. I don't wear it on my
lapels, nor do I claim that people with my political leanings have
all the answers. In most cities, this isn't big deal...but in San
Francisco it doesn't go over well, hence my mentioning it here.
You should message me if
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