jmwright0149
67 Halethorpe, MD
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My self-summary
I worked as a basic science researcher in a medical field. I spent a lot of time with computers at work and it transfers to home somewhat. Weekends are for outdoor sports and activities. I originally went to college intending to become a park ranger but low pay and limited openings forced a career change many years ago. Winters I frequently travel to upstate NY for cross country skiing. I volunteer at the local Fire Department several evenings a week as an EMT. I generally stay busy but still have adequate time to myself.

I should note that I am physically active and participate in a lot of events but I don't have an athletes physique. The benefits of exercise show up in my annual physical but are otherwise well camouflaged.

I am brainy, athletic, and adventurous
What I’m doing with my life
Right now making a career change after losing grants and funding. While my previous career was enjoyable, I'm not optimistic that I can go back to it due to significant changes in the job market the last few years. While I'm enjoying the down time, I know I'm not ready for retirement but it's nice to have the savings to rely on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I generally read non-fiction history. I used to read science fiction but changed over about 10 years ago. I like a well written and detailed narrative such as Bevor, The Fall of Berlin 1945, rather than a dry recitation of facts. God's War, although rather dry, was an interesting experience that substantially increase my vocabulary; one of the few book I've had to read with a dictionary at my side.

I generally don't go back and reread the same book or watch the same movie again.

Music:
My tastes are widely varied and much depends upon the activity.

At work and while reading I prefer smooth jazz or new age. Basically, musical wallpaper; enjoyable but not distracting. I subscribed to an internet radio service a couple of years ago so I have a commercial free feed.

During work outs I prefer something with a solid beat and fast pace. Juno Reactor has a couple of great work out pace setters. A lot of AC/DC tunes are just as good.

I also like some offbeat songs such as Monkey Man by Omar and the Howlers and most of the Rocky Horror sound track.

TV:
I really like Dancing with the Stars. I liked CSI when it first started but dropped it. As a comedy it was enjoyable but then it just got too caught up in melodrama; I've worked in labs for a long time and their science is definitely the Hollywood version. I don't have cable but usually catch up on cable shows when I'm out of town staying in hotels or when they are available on Netfix.

Movies:
Usually I go to movies for pure escape and entertainment -leave the message at the beep.

Low key, well done I guess describes my favorites - The Grey Fox is my all time favorite.

I especially like offbeat comedies; some make it to mainstream release (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) but others never see the light of day. I call it dumpster diving at the video store. There are some real gems that never got wide attention: Mutant on the Bounty, There's Nothing Out There, Lost Skeleton of Caderava.

I worked for a few years in a TV station and picked up a little knowledge about camera work and direction so I'm looking for some things in movies that many people miss.
The six things I could never do without
There were things I used to think I absolutely had to have, then life changed and I found they weren't all that necessary after all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Preparing for Saturday activities then relaxing. Relaxing covers a wide area depending on how much time and energy I have. I may surf the internet, read Wikipedia, watch streaming video of TV programs, watch TV, read a book until I fall asleep, putter around the house, go to a movie or just go to bed early. In general stuff that removes thoughts of the work week just finished.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sing along to the Rocky Horror soundtrack while driving.
You should message me if
you like being active and spending time outdoors.

If you can't live without pets, it's a lost cause. I'd appreciate messages but I'm allergic to cats and dogs. It's not something I can negotiate away.
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