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area_man71

43 M Chicago, IL

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 31–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:00pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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Moving back to Chicago in October after a two year stint in Denver. Denver is nice... if you're the "hardcore outdoorsy" type... which I have discovered that I am not... other than the occasional motorcycle ride up into the mountains. I will miss the cool dry air here but Chicago is my town an I'm excited to be coming back!

I have great friends. They are all brilliant and magnificent and unique – they are un-boring, they are creative and they have style, they challenge me, they broaden my world and they make me laugh. They are bitingly sarcastic but without a hint of meanness – I do go for the irreverent and ironic. They care about the important things which I suppose is a presumptuous thing to say (assuming i know what the important things are – just ask me if you want to know)– the important things tend to fall in the very liberal side of the spectrum.

My family is the foundation of all that I am. They are my rock and there is nothing I wouldn't do for them. I speak to my sister every day.

Would it be shallow of me to say such a thing like "my iPod has improved the quality of my life"? I love my iPod.

The last thing that made me bust out laughing was in an episode of Flight of the Concords, Bret was wearing a pair of gloves that look like hands... I want gloves that look like hands
What I’m doing with my life
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About 5 years ago I joined a volunteer group called Engineers Without Borders (I'm an engineer in my everyday life here). I get to use all this engineering knowledge I’ve gained and I get to put it to use for something other than my job - my efforts go toward real, immediate change for people who have no resources, and also, the world becomes my personal erector set – awesome. I’ve been going on at least 2 trips a year for these projects in Central and South America. They are humbling, rewarding, terrifying and thrilling, and bonus... there are always hammocks, and I’ve been promising myself after every trip I’d get a hammock as soon as I get home. Finally did it, had to construct an additional support post on my deck (may get a call from my association on that) but finally got the hammock - it rocks, it will be well used this summer.

I have learned to live life boldly, take some risks, raise my expectations of myself and I find that i have stories worth telling. I have some crazy-cool stories and I can tell them well. The best stories are when things go wrong, or when an obstacle presents itself that seems too big to resolve, when the things you couldn’t possibly have predicted to happen … happen. Like when the land you are working on is “invaded” by squatters, or when the entire mountain you are on catches on fire and you hope it doesn’t cross the river. I love the ups and the down equally. I also love being lazy. I work hard on the things I am passionate about and then I’ll watch a bunch of garbage TV.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at quoting movies. I'm an engineer so I like solving problems... fixing things, building things - whether it's fixing my motorcycle or building a bridge in Guatemala or figuring out why the hot water is not circulating in my condo... I can usually figure it out - unless I break it beyond repair and then I'm really good at finding a professional and then paying them to fix it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People always think I'm someone they know or I look just like someone they know - I think it's the glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Just finishing Freedom - terrifically sad and depressing - kind of love it. Love David Foster Wallace - tried to start his unfinished novel that just came out - very tough read. Movies - any Wes Anderson - any Cohen brothers - loved A Serious Man - maybe because that's exactly how I grew up. Music - tons of music - my sister keeps making me new mix CD's - Beck, Blur, Ween, Kinks, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Cat Power, Andrew Bird, Wilco, Bee Gees, Dylan, Eagles of Death Metal, Elliot Smith, Elvis, Juanes, Nina Simone, Queen, Ralph Stanley, Chili Peppers, White Stripes, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down.
Shows - In Treatment, Flight of the Concords, Arrested Development (RIP), House, Dexter, Daily show, Colbert report
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Realized that I can probably do without most things other than just being able to talk to my sister everyday...and music -there are a few playlists that I need for very specific moods - probably need those. My glasses - otherwise I'd get "naturally selected" out of the evolutionary race. Weening myself off chapstick - what is it with the addictive nature of chapstick anyway - I think this is becoming an epidemic - they must be putting something in it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I recently caught the opening scene of Blade Runner (it's been a while). It's the year 2019 (which at this point isn't that far off) and it was raining. They have flying cars and robots that can pass as humans. But, what I noticed was that umbrella technology had not progressed at all... really? c'mon, 2019 and still the same clumsy wind catcher? Also, the future is very crowded.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've seen every episode of Project Runway. No joke. They get like one day to create something extraordinary with limited materials and almost no time to think. I'm impressed. My friends watch Top Chef - but I always point out YOU CAN'T TASTE the FOOD!! - what is the point of that show?
You should message me if
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You have interesting stories to tell. You may not know exactly where you are going but you have a plan (you're not lost).
You want to hear interesting stories and create new ones.