I am well educated and pride myself on intelligence and breadth of
knowledge. I am a card-carrying extrovert who loves talking to
family, friends or total strangers. Humor, wit and creativity are
three of my trademarks and I have a talent for making people laugh.
Despite being a blond, blue-eyed Minnesotan, I have no difficulty
showing or receiving affection, either publicly or privately.
Describing myself in one word: "Genuine." Critically important: I
am equally comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt or that little black
tux for special occasions.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a professional who raises funds for a Twin Cities nonprofit
organization. I have a big heart and a great capacity to give. I am
proud of my classical singing voice, my volunteer work and my many
long-time friendships and relationships.
I’m really good at
Clever, witty humor; Substantive trivia; Singing; Parenting
The first things people usually notice about me
Eyes, Sense of Humor, Intelligence (I hope)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
1) Books: Night (Elie Wiesel); What's the Matter With Kansas?;
Freakonomics; Michele Bachmann for Dummies; Sarah Palin's Geography
2) Modern Music: Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Annie Lennox, Beatles,
Sara Bareilles, Bruno Mars, Almost anything acoustic, Motown,
3) Classical Music: Bach, Brahms, Faure, Holst, solo piano
4) TV Shows: Bones, Big Bang Theory, Saturday Night Live, Law &
5) Movies: Godfather I & II; Shawshank Redemption; Stand By Me;
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; Meet The Parents; Erin
6) Foods: Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, BBQ, ice cream, pizza, gyros
The six things I could never do without
1. Humor and Laughter
2. Family and Friends
5. History and Learning Generally
6. Air, Water, Food, Clothing and the Enduring American Dream
I spend a lot of time thinking about
--My daughter's college search;
--How blessed I am;
--What life will be like in the world during my daughters'
--Why it's taking so long to find "Her"--please shorten my search
--Whether Okcupid's Staff Robot has come to terms with its gender
role as a hermaphrodite.
On a typical Friday night I am
going to Twins games, museums, historic neighborhood walks, driving
range, kicking a soccer ball, canoeing, biking, hikes, outside
anytime, volunteering, spending time with my girls
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
1. I listened to the Carpenters while completing my profile. See, a
man CAN show his emotion and be sensitive!
2. I schedule play dates for my inner child.
3. At night, I dress up as a Tea Party member and pretend to shut
down the country.
You should message me if
You seek a long-term relationship with someone who is your equal
and who is willing to give as much to you as you are to me.
While all of us have strengths and weaknesses, here are some of the
qualities that I find especially attractive in a woman: 1) an
appreciation of my gifts and talents; 2) intelligence and focus; 3)
humor and wit; 4) compassion; 5) a positive self-image coupled with
humility; 6) her own friends and well-rounded interests; 7) faith,
not displayed on her sleeve; 8) a high value on family; 9)
spontaneity and a sense of adventure; 10) attractive inwardly and
outwardly, and most importantly, 11) an internalized mortal dread
of the minivan.