Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Three months and counting from my 37th birthday, I've finally
figured out that life does not move in a linear fashion.
Currently, I'm in Houston (don't hold Texas against me), a move I
made for the wrong reason, even though I ended up finding a job
that I love. Originally, I planned to transfer with that job to Los
Angeles, but that fell through. So, at the beginning of July, I'm
going to do what I've wanted to do since I left grad school 12
(gasp) years ago -- move to Chicago, the only city I can honestly
say I feel pangs of regret about when departing.
And, yes, this includes the winter. Even though I primarily grew up
in Florida (again, don't hold that against me), I prefer the cold
to the heat and humidity of summer. My blood never really thinned
out after my parents moved us down from Niagara Falls.
You might be able to guess where I went to school based on my
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now, I work as an editor/manager for a company that produces
technical business publications. I'm pro-Oxford comma and have to
bounce between US and UK English on the fly. Hoping to find a
similar job in my new digs. Plus, I write about college basketball
for a rapidly-growing new media company you may or may not heard
of. I even get to do radio interviews from time to time.
Thankfully, this keeps me busy during the worst months of the year
(January to March), while allowing me to have a lot more fun when
the weather is better.
In other words, I spend a bit more time in front of a computer than
is probably healthy, so I really enjoy social opportunities when
they arise. Career-wise, I've bounced around a bit: improv actor,
radio sportscaster, Epcot tour guide, political science PhD
candidate, supermarket training developer, and accidental graphic
designer. Add in a theatre minor and life-long interest in art, and
I like to think I have a balanced set of interests.
That being said, the Cubs are my obsession from April to
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trivia (see below), bracketology, writing, editing, correcting
people, sticking my foot in my mouth after correcting people,
spouting out random (and often completely useless facts), falling
for the wrong person at the wrong time...
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile, eyes, the fact that I'm typically wearing something with
blue in it
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I mostly read non-fiction, particularly things related to
law, politics/government, sports.
Movies: It honestly takes a lot to get me to the theatre. I prefer
comedies, sci-fi, and political-type thrillers.
Actually, I'd prefer to see live theatre, if it's an option. I
typically take a trip a year to New York for such purposes, usually
combined with basketball.
Shows: If the Simpsons are on FXX, one of my TiVo's tuners will be
on it. Otherwise, SportsNight, Seinfeld, The West Wing, Law &
Order, Red Dwarf, Mystery Science Theater...basically a whole bunch
of stuff that's not on anymore. And Top Gear, the UK version. Parks
& Rec, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Community are three of my other
current favorites, which should give you a good idea about my sense
Music: Way too many to list here, some of my choices are great and
others are questionable. My three favorite stations are BBC Radio
2, BBC Radio 1, and Toronto's Edge 102.
Food: I've become more adventurous as I've gotten older, but still
stay away from things that are too crazy or too spicy. Obviously, I
will miss. Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Other than friends and family, of course...and in no specific
comfortable shoes (hard to find in my size)
sports, particularly college basketball/football and baseball
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
writing, where I'm going on my next weekend trip/vacation, college
basketball (especially Florida and Syracuse), when the youngsters
will bring the Cubs to the playoffs, politics, the general state of
the country/world and how we break this inertia (or, the collective
burying of heads in the sand) present in this country right now
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At a baseball game, happy hour, or at home relaxing. It all depends
on how busy the end of the week was.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Long ago, a slightly more geeky version of myself was on the
Jeopardy! Teen Tournament. (I lost.)
And I'm not the biggest fan of first dates, they honestly remind me
of job interviews. Blah.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
... you want to get off this site and have fun in the real world --
I am unbelievably excited about getting to play tourist in Chicago
on a regular basis. (Signing up for a Chicago Architecture
Foundation membership is pretty much first on my Chicago To-Do
I'm definitely looking for someone in the city or close by. One of
the things I hate the most about Houston is the fact I have to
drive EVERYWHERE. Even though I'll still have the car for weekend
fun, I'm looking forward to living in a walkable neighborhood again
and in a city with passable mass transit.
However, you also want something that's more than just fun. My
parents just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, so that's
the type of relationship I'd eventually like to find.
The "shopping" aspect of online dating bothers me. I'd like to meet
someone who feels similarly and is willing to be patient,
especially since I can be a bit shy at first.
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