Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
Which brings up...you. 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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
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
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
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
I like to cook -- blame my dear mom and her Swiss 'au pair' past
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Not that I really care. Well, I do know quite a bit about local
history and geography. Occasionally boastful about it--but avoids
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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BOOKS: "How to be a Mister, not a Hipster" "Fifty shades of Neigh:
Horses gone Wild" ... Hopefully you read higher-brow
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
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
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
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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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
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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
(colloquial) English, let's hang out.
Who are you looking for?
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