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karstic

40 M Schoharie, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:38pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Sign
Cancer
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, French (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I am even-keeled and mature, balance in life is important to me. I'm a native to this area of NY.. traveled around the country, but always looked forward to coming home. I try to tread lightly, live simply, and make somewhat of a green and sustainable life. I tend to be logical, analytical, and scientific, but I also need to feed my artistic side. I do this by playing music. I like knowing how things work, doing things for myself, and knowing where things come from. If you're OK with all of that, then read on.. you strange person.

I kind of have a love/hate relationship with online dating. While its fun and interesting to see all of you lovely people out there, its kind of like window shopping. Here we are putting the best we have to offer out there all in a few paragraphs like so much binary code on a programmer's screen. I suppose in some respects its OK, as when you start looking into biochemistry, we're all just a mass of 1's and 0's like everything else in the universe.

I'm cautiously optimistic. I like looking around at all of the interesting people out there because it gives me some hope for the future and on most days, that's all I need.
What I’m doing with my life
Drawing maps for fun and profit since I currently work as a geologist doing consulting. Because of this, I'm fairly good at reading maps and I don't own a GPS. If lost, I have no problem asking for directions, and if at a store, its a great excuse to peruse the beer selection.

While in grad school, due to my social circle at the time I spent a lot of weekends volunteering my time at a vet clinic. It was the catalyst I needed to get me interested in other areas of science (biology). I just finished my first year of general biology.. it was amazing. I'm taking a few more related courses with some goals in mind.

I play fiddle for my own amusement and the annoyance of others, homebrew beer (read: not so much a drinker, just like brewing), cut firewood for heat and exercise, and am fostering a rescue dog.. though at this point I'm not sure who is rescuing who.
I’m really good at
Drawing maps, doing what I say I'm going to do, listening, joking around with friends, brewing, fiddling, fixing things, talking to people, and finding swimming holes with a topographic map.
The first things people usually notice about me
There is usually a fiddle and bow in my hands, or a leash and at the end of it, a dalmatian. I met a classically trained fiddler the other day and they said "I'd give my left big toe to be able to shuffle bow the way you do". I guess I must be doing something right.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
On the closest shelf in no particular order is: Radical Homemakers (if you liked this book, we probably have a lot in common), Beyond Black Bear Lake, Applied Hydrogeology, Mount Misery, The House of God, My First Summer in the Sierra, Violin Owners Manual, True Horse Stories, The Solar Home, The Sloughter's History of Schoharie County.

I don't watch a lot of movies, but I do enjoy them.. I just wait for friends to have a movie night. I took the TV to the recycling center. Who needs one with high speed internet? If you think its strange I don't have a TV, then please please stop reading now.

The Incredible String Band, Celtic Fiddle Festival, Nightingale, Martin Hayes, Le Vent du Nord, Genticorum, La Bottine Souriante, Alasdair Frasier, Elana James and the Hot Club of Cow Town, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson, April Verch, Bob Wills, Iris Dement, Norman and Nancy Blake, and The Wailin' Jennys. Farewell to Doc Watson.. got to see him play a couple of times at the Troy Music Hall. Johnny Cunningham was probably the best fiddler I've ever heard.

I like to make meals from whatever is in season at the local farm stands. I watched the documentary "King Corn" recently, and I'm now making a conscious effort to nearly eliminate corn from my diet.
The six things I could never do without
Carbon
Hydrogen
Nitrogen
Oxygen
Potassium

Oh, and beer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Currently, the glacial history of the Hudson Valley.

Sustainability.. and how most of the country is doing it wrong.

My future and what I need to do now to make things happen. Why people/dogs/horses act and behave the way they do. What I'm going to brew next, and what tune I'm going to learn next.

Lately I think about going to some other picturesque country setting where no one knows me and running a small farm house brewery. My lovely partner and I would run it together, and in the converted barn we would brew authentic and old-world farm house ales which no one really makes anymore. I would balance the water chemistry and she would enjoy mashing and shoveling out the lauter-tun. Hey, I can dream.. I usually think about these things when trying to learn something like the intimate details of the krebs cycle. Its somewhat related.. it takes a lot of ATP to brew beer.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes at a gig, but usually finding some quiet time to work on music. Sometimes at a contra dance, or out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Redacted for scientific purposes.. Its pretty good though, you'll just have to trust me.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–45
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You feel the need to elicit with an illicit response (for the English majors).

You want to play music. I'm currently interested in contra dance tunes and northern fiddle styles (Quebec and Cape Breton), but I play anything from Irish to Old Time and am also interested in western swing music.. don't play it right now, but would like to.

We have things in common, you find any of this interesting, or you can convince me that the internet isn't full of people that believe other people want to look at pictures of their cat.

Most of the questions were answered with a relationship in mind, but I'm really open to most anything, which is why most of those little boxes are checked. Though, I generally prefer to have a friendship first, then snugglebunnies later.. usually. More on that later.

Note: Responses with excessive texting shorthand will be met with derision and scorn.