I gratefully accept who I am and what makes me happy - and look forward to exploring the delightful traits and characteristics of a potential partner in crime. I consider myself well-rounded and relatively well-traveled, and would rather spend the evening talking with friends or reading than watching television.
I love dogs and enjoy all animals, and I derive great pleasure from cooking a wonderful meal, getting goosebumps while listening to a stirring musical piece, kayaking through a beautiful body of water, biking faster than I did the day before, spewing a snarky line, laughing at a great pun, constructively bitching about my problems, and bestowing love and patience on those close to me. I also like biking, skiing, and hiking. I really enjoy being around people whom I respect and I don't suffer fools. I don't have the patience to teach you about life - you need to already have taken that course as an independent study. I want us to be able to keep up with each other intellectually yet be comfortable with each other spiritually and emotionally. I am happy with my life but feel I am missing a companion.
What I’m doing with my life
I am doing what I love and feel damn lucky to be doing it. I try to juggle my favorite activities, often feeling guilt that I am neglecting one for another. I try to live in the present and not worry too much about the future, although that is harder than it should be. I have developed a good group of friends here in Greenville and am looking looking to add to that with the possibility of something more intimate.
I’m really good at
Worrying about those in need, making people laugh, not being
boring, making a fool of myself, caring about those close to me,
editing articles, and statistics. I'm a good driver and have always
wanted to compete in a road rally (like Dakar-Paris!).
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes when I laugh. And that I sometimes make inappropriate
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot and have many favorite books. I regularly read our little local newspaper, the Sunday NY Times, the Economist, and various news websites. I don't watch television but do enjoy movies a great deal, and watching some cable series via Netflix. It is hard to narrow down my top choices.
I love all music except for country, thrash metal, and offensive rap. I play an instrument - poorly - but like playing classical and traditional folk pieces.
I prefer cooking to going out mainly because so many places in Greenville are disappointing in terms of flavor and ingredients. I will splurge occasionally on restaurants that are up to the task :) Dinner with friends can be a long drawn-out riotous event, starting with an aperitif, moving on to food and wine, and ending with scotch or a digestif. I don't like fast food and generally don't enjoy chain restaurants.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
dead people. ...my work. Boring, I know... I have the kind of work
that, while my hours are flexible, cannot be left at the office.
That doesn't necessarily mean that i am "working", just that the
search for methods that can answer certain questions continues in
my mind. Until that second glass of wine. Then I think about sex.
Just kidding. ;) Or maybe not...
On a typical Friday night I am
There's no typical Friday night - I may be cooking dinner with a
friend, going to a party, attending a concert, watching a movie,
sitting in the dark, who knows?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would say if it's private, then I won't post it here - but that
doesn't address the request... a friend's daughter has gotten me
hooked on watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix. If you have a
pre-teen daughter, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
You should message me if
you can craft a response beyond a one sentence - or worse yet, one word - line. I will only respond if you put some effort into crafting a thoughtful email. Also, show that you know how to spell and are familiar with basic grammatical conventions of English.