50 Oakland, CA
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My self-summary
5th generation Californian, but with a European "pedigree". Meant in irony only, because thanks mom -- for leaving the Swiss Alps to view the Golden Gate Bridge, and find your guy! And Oakland raised. It's why a recent Warriors fan poster..."it's rainin' hella threes!"... made me smile.

Soft-spoken, yet hard-driven -- and can carry a big shtick. Yet I've had my challenges in life, both silly & serious. It might have started when I attended an inner city grammar school in my youth, where I learned to dance to the Jackson Five, and mastered the finger-roll layup in street-basketball. I'm sure your challenges have been a bit...different.

Gratitude is one of my favorite words.

I have a soft spot for hand-made goods, crafts, and other fine arts -- draws me in. I have an academic bent, with an admitted weakness for scientific or history tomes -- I can devour them. But don't worry, I would always save an 'appetite' for you, so go ahead and regale me with your own life tales, obsessions (or mis-adventures).

Which brings You sometimes give in to 'under-thinking' the moment, yet freely over-think your passions. You might have some sort of design or fashion sense. Not looking for a clone of my tastes & interests--counterpoint is good. Sharing is fun. I do read the profiles, after ogling your pics.

And I freely admit that I'm a "nice guy". There, I said it.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a well known sound technology company, on the business side helping people work smarter by designing visual representations of data. With the financial security I've built for myself, I feel free to focus on various outside passions and interests, near and far. Maybe you.
I’m really good at
Putting myself together -- clothes, shoes, a suit. This I enjoy--sometimes a tad eccentric about it.
Word play -- OKC questions are fun. I do like to write.
Leading local urban history & geography walks. A minor passion of mine.
I like to cook -- blame my dear mom and her Swiss 'au pair' past for that.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not that I really care. Well, I do know quite a bit about local history and geography. Occasionally boastful about it--but avoids "man-splaining".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: "How to be a Mister, not a Hipster" "Fifty shades of Neigh: Horses gone Wild" ... Hopefully you read higher-brow material.

MUSIC: As a true Oakland native, my early tastes were forged in James Brown, then grooved by Jerry Garcia, sharpened by Too $hort, punked by Green Day, and then expanded by EDM. Now refined by a Chopin etude, or a Bach cantata, heh.

MOVIES: Bulworth, Wag the Dog, Woody Allen 'presents'... , La Dolce Vita, Bridesmaids, Back to School, Dr Strangelove, Beetlejuice, CitizenKane, Bowfinger... get the Picture?

SHOWS: As in TV? Don't watch that anymore. If you do, have at it. I did watch Celebrity Rehab awhile back just for the meltdowns.
The six things I could never do without
Health, Books, Curiosity, my "Police" Car, Investments, Being alone sometimes. Two great children, now on their own.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- Creating a new local history and geography walking tour of SF or nearby >>>
- Playing the piano, when not playing it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Partying, doing serious drugs, pimping, watching trash TV, being a total ne'er-do-well. Silly snarking aside, I stay on the wholesome side of the house and uncork the little devil in me when called for...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Eyeglasses on a lady are very sexy--the more bookish looking, and I may lose control. Keep them on, so I can take them off.
You should message me if
You agree that (in principle) my comfort zone could be your adventure. And vice versa. That's why I'm here...

You like to kiss. And dance -- even if everyone is watching.

You prefer we meet soon and engage our senses rather than idly construct idealizations built on abstract representations. In plain English, let's hang out.