Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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 and analytical, but music feeds my artistic side.
I've got one foot in each world, and that's the way it will always
be. 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
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Drawing maps for fun and profit, and working as a free-lance
geologist. Currently exploring other careers in the sciences which
has lead me to take some undergrad courses in bio and chem.
I'm also trying to learn French on DuoLingo. I'm more than a year
into the program. Ça va bien.
Playing fiddle for contra dances, background gigs, and occasional
other adventures. Occasionally fermenting something interesting.
Trying to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, joking around with friends, brewing, fiddling, fixing
things, talking to people, finding swimming holes with a
topographic map, identifying elemental constituents with various
forms of spectroscopy, and kissing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Kind yet pensive eyes? That I make eye contact and listen to what
you are saying? The fiddle and bow? The dalmatian? Do tell!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
On the closest shelf in no particular order is: Radical Homemakers
(written by a good friend), some Anne LaBastile books, 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 enjoy the occasional movie, but do not have or care to own a
Music: 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 eat healthy and try to eat local when possible. I'm
interested in learning more about responsible harvesting of wild
medicinals and edibles.
While I certainly know my beers, I tend to buy wines if there are
pictures of horses on the label. Go figure.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Oh, and beer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My future and what I need to do now to make things happen. Why
people/dogs/horses act and behave the way they do. Sustainability
issues, scientific problems and how the two are often related. I
also think a lot about wood heat.
However, 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
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Uploading terabytes of my consciousness onto the Cloud. Oh wait,
that's Thursday. Friday, just sitting around playing tunes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I listen to the CBC just to hear their pronunciation of "Regina"
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You'd like to get together and play tunes and/or meet for coffee
and get to know each other. If we clicked, I'd travel a ways just
to meet someone new and interesting.
You feel the need to elicit with an illicit response (for the
You can convince me that the internet isn't full of people that
believe other people want to look at pictures of their cat.
Note: Responses with excessive texting shorthand will be met with
derision and scorn.
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