I try to keep up with friends, new and old. I'm big on the golden rule. I like to read (more nonfiction, but enjoy the occasional novel), like to write, enjoy dancing and getting better at it, love recorded and live music, as well as playing music. I like to travel. I enjoy restaurants and good home-cooking, though my own cooking skills are not what they should be.
I'm ever searching for the next thing to say that's so off-the-charts hilarious that those around me squirt whatever they're drinking through their noses and start punching me because they're in so much pain from laughing. I really want the truly lethal joke, like in that old Monty Python sketch.
I am curious, funny, and generous.
(I know this profile has grown shaggy and long and probably needs a good buzz cut, but how does one sum his/her whole life quickly? Whole books are written on this stuff. To speed things along, feel free to skim these I-hope-helpful Notes and get to the meatier stuff below.)
NOTE 1: I'm open-minded and try not to dismiss people right away. So I tend to revisit profiles and look for details I missed the first time or take note of updates. It's my way of reaching more fine-tuned judgments about our respective compatibility. So if you see me show up a few times in your Visitor list, I'm not trying to be a stalker. And I won't necessarily be messaging you. Feel free to beat me to the punch, though, if I pique your interest.
NOTE 2: No, is an acceptable answer. It's not just for two-year-olds anymore. "Not No, but Hell No" is fine too. I realize after some time on this site that some of you get inundated with messages and I've learned not to take it personally if I don't hear back. But feel free to tell me No. If you message me and you clearly haven't read what "I'm Looking For" (I'm talking to you strange woman from Missouri!), don't expect a response. Otherwise, I'll try to give you an answer, and that may be No.
NOTE 3: If you don't include a photo, I'm probably not going to respond. Multiple photos are preferable. I have run across a few good reasons from women who don't post photos. I still appreciate, though, the courtesy of a good set of shots.
NOTE 4: I would prefer if you answer more than 100 questions. OKCupid matches are much less reliable if you answer fewer than that many questions. The best is if we both answer the same questions publicly and fill out explanations. That's the stuff. I am more relaxed about the number of questions answered than when I first started out on here, but it's still very much appreciated.
NOTE 5: These profiles should read like we're talking casually to each other, getting to know each other. So when you write in all caps I don't get that casual feeling at all, I FEEL LIKE YOU'RE SCREAMING AT ME FROM THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS AND I DON'T LIKE IT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!. Chill out, it's cool. We're all friends here, at least for now. And, maybe it's a generational thing, but keep to a minimum the IM language. It's kind of a crutch, I find. And along those lines, use LOL when you really are laughing out loud, or would if you weren't in a library or attending a funeral.