Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a man of contradictions, therefore not an easy guy to
pigeonhole. I like well broken in flannel shirts, jeans and Armani
suits. I'm an accomplished cook, yet like New York City street
vendor hot dogs. I like the Blues, Opera and Koto music. I think
it's too hot if the temperature exceeds 75, but lived in Dixie for
many years. I rarely watch sports on TV; however, I love Formula 1.
I'm very at ease in front of a large crowd, but don't like small
parties. My closest friends describe me as funny and "An
intellectual you can talk to." I actually like that. I think it
fits. I've taken a Myers/Briggs test. I'm an INTJ. Apparently INTJs
constitute only 2 to 3 percent of the population. So, I guess it
would be fair to say I'm rare, if not endangered. My life has been
full of material for great stories. I share the good ones with
friends across the country. I'm told they look forward to them.
I've practiced and taught geology, engineering geology, emergency
management and law. Now, I try to teach basic science to 14 year
olds. There are other things but I am not that comfortable doing a
monologue about myself. Ask anything you'd like. I believe in truth
in advertising and will answer your questions honestly.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend the majority of my days with 14 and 15 year old high school
freshmen. I try to teach them all I can from basic science to
simple manners. I don't reach them all; however, I have reached
enough university students, graduate students and now high school
freshmen that I am confident I will leave this earth a tiny bit
better for my being here.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking, especially sauces; explaining complex topics in terms that
most people can understand; throwing a tennis ball for my dog;
picking eclectic music and pieces of art that fit together in my
home; recognizing the absurdities of life and being able to laugh
at them; making people laugh; not taking myself too seriously;
being a loyal and trustworthy friend; being curious.
The first things people usually notice about me
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are unknown. I guess I should take a poll and get back to you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Dogs; Fog; My wood stove; Old, peaty Scotch; Shiraz; Coffee with
chickory; Well broken-in flannel shirts; Armani; Fast cars;
Eclectic art and music; Steamed lobster; Rare porterhouse; Roast
duck; Dark chocolate; James Brown; Verdi; Old sci-fi films; The
Hartstone; Coffee at Rock City, Zoot and Coffee by Design; 3 Tides;
J's Oyster House; I like NYC to eat and enjoy art but for no more
than a few days; Birmingham, AL for dear friends and fine food;
taking new roads; taking known roads far in excess of the speed
limit; observing the absurdities of daily life; "Idiot America";
"House of Cards"; "The Last Theorem"; "The Swarm"; the last student
assignment I must read for the day.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My dog...she's a flat coated retriever
Music of all genres
Good ingredients for cooking
A certain amount of solitude
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
(this evening?) what to put here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually home. I'll either cook or get Thai. I may watch a movie,
read or spend time on the computer catching up with friends across
the country. Mostly I enjoy the company of my dog who, unlike my
students, wants nothing more than to play and be with me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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will not be revealed here.
You should message me if
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you're a woman who will both stimulate my brain and incite what the
nuns used to say are "impure thoughts." You will most likely be
smart, have a dry, off beat sense of humor, be curious about most
things, have a sense of creativity and consider dogs to be members
of the family with all the associated rights and privileges. You
won't smoke. You are tatoo free. Most of all you will be able to
make me laugh.
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