On the positive side, to all the fascinating women who've contacted me but sadly live on the other side of this great nation... the answer is no longer an unqualified "no."
Yeah, stuff changes rather rapidly around Casa De Tom. Check out my self-indulgent blog for more tips and tricks on taming and befriending a wild Tom. Thus ends our Public Service Announcement. Back to the words from our sponsors!
So, I had a huge, novel-length profile here, but I decided to wipe it out because, you know, shit's changed.
Here's the thing; right now, I'm *relatively* happily single. Why, you ask, am I still on OkCupid? Well, sex. Sex and friends. But I'm not really *looking* very hard.
I am not really going to write a novel here. I'm dreadfully intelligent (IQ 173), somewhere between humble and casually arrogant, dominant in the bedroom but respectful and gentle elsewhere (well, actually that in the bedroom too, but I'm just saying I'm not an arrogant ass when the situation doesn't call for it).
I'm gainfully employed as a computer programmer. I work from home and hang out by the fire writing code with my two puppies. I'm not rich, but I'm comfortable. My job is just a job, but I have a slew of hobbies which it seems nobody but me is interested in (I mean, come on, who else welds, sews, writes EDM, plays computer games, and constantly kvetches that they should exercise more?)
Incidentally, since I was asked: I'm politically liberal, but I don't particularly identify as a Democrat (I consider both parties bought and paid for public mouthpieces of Big Money, although they differ on which interests they support -- the GOP supports oil, Big Ag, and health insurance/Big Pharma; the Democrats support tech, Wall Street, and also -- paradoxically -- Big Pharma). I love our country (America is an amazing, beautiful country -- almost like seven or ten different countries all mashed together, really) but I'm not some jingoist "patriot" who's never even heard of the Federalist Papers. Certainly not to the exclusion of the rest of the world (I mean, have you SEEN Canada? For all our natural wonders, Banff takes the cake -- suck it, Yosemite) -- our political system is just a shambles compared to, say, the Netherlands. So where's the box to check "none of the above, but that doesn't mean I'm not tuned in?"