First off, I'm a recovering Catholic.
I am an easygoing yet driven individual who has a keen sense of humor and a flair for the absurd. I've been told that I have an effusive yet charming demeanor. I still subscribe to the philosophy that mean people suck, but I think that ignorant, mean people suck even more.
I was born in the old whaling town of New Bedford, MA (where there are plenty of mean, ignorant people) and now live in Cambridge. I know more about whaling than I care to mention. New Bedford is a stange sometimes frightening place. I'll fill you in on the details when we meet.
For a little over seven years, I have been a volunteer dj at a local college radio station. Having been routinely accused of being a music snob for the longest time, I now embrace the title with great aplomb.
Music is the best. Duke Ellington was purported to have said, "There are only two kinds of music... good and bad." That quote always makes me laugh, but I believe it to be true.
I love the Beatles... I truly do. How 'bout you... Beatles or Stones?
I collect records and I am fond of most musical genres, but I am a rocker at heart. My mom says that I remind her of John Cusack in the movie High Fidelity. I'm not sure how I should take that.
Playing guitar has been a hobby of mine since my teenage years. I have been known to serenade if provoked.
I stay active and fit; however, I also imbibe alcoholic beverages while going out socially. I do not think these activities are mutually exclusive. I hope you don't either.
Spending time with my two nieces is a source of great fun. At five and seven years old, they are quite the hellions.
Unlike most dudes who make the claim that they are prificient in the kitchen, I can really cook and have been at it for almost 20 years. I make a mean coq au vin and osso buco. In addition to cooking, I love shopping at farmer's markets. This season had been an incredible experience. Winter is approaching. Let the dinner parties commence!
A succinct description of a woman that I would be attracted to is one who is easy going, spirited and kind. Also, she should be someone who can enjoy the simple things in life, as well as possessing the ability to engage in intellectual excursions.
I look forward to sharing my love of food with a woman who has an adventurous palate. I can think of nothing better than spending the day in the kitchen creating a fantastic meal with some great wine, good music and a wonderful woman.
If the (brief) email correspondence is stimulating, and we find each other physicially attractive, let's grab a coffee or cocktail and take it from there. I'll have more current pictures posted in the near future.