59 Addison, TX
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My self-summary
Well, let's see ... my life, in 100 words or less. I'm not a native Texan but from the DC area. I've been in the Metroplex on and off for about 15 years now. I miss the seasons, but not the cold and snow like it was back east. Not so much a sports fan though I do work out quite a bit. I love music, art, reading, rich conversation over wine. And I enjoy getting to know people.

I am looking for someone who is open-minded, compassionate, independant, strong, intelligent, has a great sense of humor and takes care of themselves. While I am liberal (probably half will delete this immediately), I am NOT a fan of extremism on either end. Also, you should know that I am not religious. I am tolerant of all beliefs; it is just not my angle.
What I’m doing with my life
Fulltime with a major drug retailer, a very cool job advising and coaching mid-to-senior level executives. Part of HR, I develop talent. Plus, I'm auditioning again for bands. And I'm so excited about finding a group of people again to create again. Man, I LOVE music, literally all kinds which I'll describe below. Overall, life is good!
I’m really good at
Listening to others and asking questions (and I am getting much better at moderating that). I love to write and, in small journals, have had pieces published before. Oh, I'm also good at playing guitar. Not a skilled, read-the-music type of player. Instead, I go for mood and connection with other musicians. And that's just for fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, other than the hairless dome (LOL), I'd guess it's my approach to things. I think and process things, and am quite open-minded, which at first strikes some folks as unusual. At least, that's what I think people notice. Maybe you can tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm a WIDE reader. Here's a February 2014 update to my Kindle selections: still tackling 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die; Comfortable with Uncertainty; Burial Rites (Hannah Kent); The Night Eternal (Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan); The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt); The 5 Love Languages (Gary Chapman); Steel World (B.V. Larson); Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott); My Appetite for Destruction (Steven Adler) ; etc.
Music: Oh, man, everything: Rock, Country, Blues, Metal, Classical, Jazz, New Age, even some rap. To me, it's all just one continuum.
Movies: Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Animation ... as long as there's a great story line, I'm into it. Favorite films: The Godfather (I and II), 2001: A Space Odyssey, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Alien, Aliens, Apocalypse Now, American Beauty, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, etc.
Shows: not much I watch on TV. When I do, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, Shark Tank, CBS Sunday Morning, The Daily Show, The Walking Dead; etc.
The six things I could never do without
Reading (Kindle, magagzines, paper, etc)
Relaxation and calm
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hard to say in just a few words. Let's just say "stuff." It depends on what's current. Currently: what's all the fuss about "Duck Dynasty." Really, why is everyone surprised?
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm usually just relaxing in the apartment, drinking some wine, laughing during Shark Tank and then chlling with my music, whether it's from Pandora or my own songs. Then on Saturdays, I prefer going to dinner, movie or the theater depending on what's what.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are many other things that can await discovery. However, one that I will admit is that I am an introvert, which strikes some folks as odd.