On the serious side, I treasure good conversation and direct communication. I am patient and am willing to just take things slow in order to find that special person to complete me. Ultimately, though, I want to have a fantastic, life-long love affair with my best friend. Alas, I am not good at signs and signals; if you want a mind reader, you might want to look elsewhere. On the other hand, I'm not overly personal or secretive, so don't ask me if you don't want to know! I'm very curious and love to travel; some of my favorite memories involve seeing "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Santa Fe Opera and spending a few days in Machu Picchu. Bora Bora is the current frontrunner on the must-visit list.
I can have fun in almost any setting - from a quiet night at the movies to an awesome concert. My experience has been that most serious relationships start with a connection on the little things - a joke, a shared memory of some moment in time, a day that is so crazy that you just have to laugh. For my part, I am not overly demanding and understand the stresses that come from a family and/or career; but I do expect consideration when life's little surprises occur. I am loyal to a fault, and I am up-front about who I am and what I am thinking. The only thing I ask in return is respect and honesty, qualities that any relationship should have, be it friendship or romance; so, if you just want to play games, please skip my profile.
My job is technologically intensive, so I can be a bit of a nerd at times. Before you get the wrong idea, I will say I am not Leonard Hofstadter nerdy or Sheldon Cooper smart; and I'm not crazy - my mother had me tested. However, my parents evidently thought I was going to be a nerd because they had me take violin lessons at an early age; I played for about 15 years until college cut that career short. Of course, I wanted to be a rock star; so I was busy during those years trying to find ways to plug an electric guitar into a really LOUD Marshall amplifier and annoying music-loving parents and neighbors. Needless to say, I was mostly successful at damaging my eardrums - not so much at attaining rock god status. Still, I cannot resist live music; and I have a wide and eclectic range of musical interests.
I love to read. My first choice of major was English literature, but I am not the research or librarian type. Consequently, I ended up designing instruments to find the elusive quark-gluon plasma and those nasty dirty bombs we all love so much! When I'm not at work, though, I love a good book.
I am physically active. These days, though, softball and volleyball are more my speed, as is a leisurely hike in the mountains. I thought curling was a safe choice until I slipped and fell on the ice and gave myself temporary amnesia (yeah, really). Football and basketball are my favorite sports to watch, and I have been known to go to the occasional NASCAR race (don't lecture me; I am fully aware it is not a sport).
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