I love Chicago. Maybe not the greatest city in the world, but certainly the best.
Mastery of things is a core aspect of my personality. I can demonstrate some mastery in writing, cooking, programming, and probably other things. I like to be good at things I do, and I set high standards for myself.
I won't talk about how smart or funny I am here. Read my profile and judge for yourself.
I was born in 1967 to a feminist mother, and brought up with a feminist sister. I’m most comfortable around strong women who know what they want. I can do the chivalry thing if you need me to, but for me being a ‘gentleman’ is more about respect for women than opening doors and paying for dinner.
Sexually, I’m an adult. You can say no to me without fear and yes without shame. I’m a regular listener of the Savage Love podcast, with a solid understanding of what GGG means (and doesn’t mean), and what consent means (and doesn’t mean). I use my words. If you do too, we’ll be fine. If not, you probably should date someone else.
I don't give a hell of a lot of credibility to Myers-Briggs, but ENTP describes me really, really well. I have a lot of social circles, and every circle knows a side of me, but no one knows everything about me. I'm a long conversation. I like to make things with my friends.
My techie friends might know I'm Buddhist, but won't know much about it unless they ask. My Buddhist friends know I'm a techie, but won't know much about it unless they ask. Most folks know I'm car-free, but won't know much about it unless they ask. My bikey friends know I go to Burning Man, but... you get the idea. It's not like I have a bunch of secret lives, I'm just not that interested in talking about myself. Tell me about you.
I am geeky, but 'hacker' is probably a better description for me than 'geek'--hacker in the original sense of the word, bending technology to my will in fun ways. Science fiction is like porn to me: diverting, but I'd rather do the real thing.