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43 M Galena, IL

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5′ 9″ (1.75m)
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Graduated from masters program
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My self-summary
The person whose picture you found pleasing enough to click on has a personality shaped by Monty Python, Looney Tunes, John Muir, Mad Magazine of the 1970’s, Richard Scarry, Dr. Seuss, Leo Tolstoy, The Clash, and Tom Robbins. For all of you who say you can't summarize yourself in a sentence, there's your proof that it can be done.
What I’m doing with my life
Balancing on the edges of cliffs, climbing 200+ foot bluffs with no safety gear, setting 1000-degree fires, walking through timber rattlesnake dens with only work boots to protect me, operating ATVs on steep terrain, swinging a chainsaw, and cutting down trees that are on fire.

I self-describe as risk averse.
I’m really good at
The things I am good at are second nature and I don't contemplate them. How about faults? Expressing feelings in ways that can be misconstrued, keeping in touch, planning social events, accepting praise, dispensing praise, thinking aloud, impatience, overly pragmatic. These lead people to say to say I am unemotional/heartless. Which is not true. I just checked and I have a beating heart in my chest. Then again, so does Dick Cheney. So I'm not sure what that proves.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a nondescript person. You wouldn't notice anything about me if we passed on the street. Maybe if you rode the same train, I'd be the "hat guy" or the "reading glasses" guy. (I realize that Galena is a "can't get there from here" town when it comes to trains, but work with me.)

Sometimes they may notice I am missing my upper right second incisor. Never had it; I was born with 31 adult teeth. If this is an issue, it's only an issue for you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book: "Still Life with Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins. Murakami, McCabe, and Oates are favorite authors.

If there was a Dewey Decimal System for fiction, Cormack McCarthy would be his own number. Ditto for Neko Case and Sufjan Stevens in music.

Favorite movie: "Once Upon a Time in the West."

When asked, "if you could be anyone else who would you choose?" I inevitably choose Tom Waits. Except I don't get cranky if you take me fishing.

I love ice cream. Repeat: love ice cream. If you think me to be date-able, ask me out for ice cream and I'll grab my coat right damn now.
The six things I could never do without
Dental floss, boots (I'm partial to my timber boots), a pair of warm socks, my glasses (or contacts), a steady paycheck, and a quality pillow. Honorable mention to a perfectly conditioned antique cast iron skillet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what would humanity do if all scientific progress stopped dead in its tracks today.

Who am I kidding? I'm at home with a busted shoulder and having "Rear Window" moments. Like hearing the cries from my upstairs neighbor and wondering if:

a) Something really terrible happened in the family;
b) She was utterly shocked at what happened on "Game of Thrones" last night;
c) She is into really rough sex.
On a typical Friday night I am
playing SimCity because a date has cancelled. Here's the lastest, from today's cancelled date: "Sorry I've kinda been MIA. I've really enjoyed our banter and getting to know you. You are hilarious and extremely smart and kind and any girl would be lucky to snag you. However I've decided against seeing you again. I have a real self esteem issue about dating guys that are shorter than me (by 1 inch) and a good 20 pounds lighter than me. I know that makes me horribly superficial but that's how I feel. I'm sorry."

So yeah, off to clean up my industrial zones.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My favorite curse word is, "jesusjumpingchristfuck."

The only thing that REALLY creeps me out is listening to a numbers station.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 30–55
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Frankly, I cannot think of a good reason not to. (Hey, I used a double negative! My English teachers are all rolling their eyes right about now.) If you like my profile, that's fine. But let's figure out something to do that doesn't involve reading a profile.

If you want to help me bleed the convertible top motor on my summer car. Reservations accepted for an April appointment.

If you are viewing me from Chicago, or Minneapolis, or some other exotic port of call, and the idea of country life is appealing you can message me. I can let you know in a few months if it is worth the hype.