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I’m looking for

  • Everyone
  • Ages 25-99
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 1:13pm
6' 5" (1.96m)
Body Type
Special Diet
Other and laughing about it
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Damn, I know this is really long, but I want to offer more than a pic and a sound bite since this may be my one shot at fame.

For me, life is about connecting. Connecting with people, connecting the lap top to the printer…except the latest printer is wireless. I work at practicing openness and like that in others. I see a difference between needy and vulnerability. Needy gets self absorbed, vulnerable is more about self exposure, visibility. I think a lot of people stay hidden-even from themselves.

Our culture often promotes and substitutes image over substance. It seems a good idea to be aware of what we are doing for the affirmation we all want (need?). To me, a person who is off center seems more real in a largely scripted culture, but I guess that can become a script too. I doubt we can nail down identity, it seems fluid, but we do seem to have points of reference that are less mobil. I think being aware of (and familiar with) those 'points' provide places for us to connect.

For me, balance seems central to healthy living. I'm tall and have little feet, so I fall over when doing tricky stuff. I practice/have practiced things like martial arts and yoga, where balance figures in... and I still fall over. 'That's life.' We continue to look for balance, but get lots of practice getting back up when we tumble. Finding balance in relationship seems an intentional practice between two people and love keeps the practice going? A lot of time in relationship seems to involve getting back up. Turns out, grace is important.

I believe that love is the most important thing we do in life. I know. That can sound fluffy and weird. I am a little weird, but I am not fluffy. To me, love starts with an attitude of kindness, then extends as a practice of listening and hearing, looking and seeing then affirming the value of who we see and hear. It's a worthwhile endeavor to me. I mostly fail, especially when I measure life from moment to moment. I know I don't have love all figured out. I think it would be keen to be 'in' love (deliriously). Meanwhile, love does have a practical side.

I am attracted to sweet people. I can't think of another word to describe what I mean. I'm not talking about syrup. "Sweet" is an attitude that seems to accompany those who have found a way to keep a positive perspective on life. Reality is the glass is both half full and half empty. I think 'it' doesn't have to do with the glass or contents, but the approach. I dunno. I like sweet people.

I want there to be such a thing as magic (but am kind of suspicious that there isn't and that what appears magical usually has a perfectly reasonable explanation). I've been labeled a closet Buddhist by more than one. Many major things that I have visualized in my life have materialized. I often 'pray/meditate' and stuff seems to happen when I do, consistently enough for me to keep 'praying/meditating'. Coincidence? I don't know. To what or whom do I pray? I have no clue... just to what or who ever may be (or not be) out there. Maybe strangely, acknowledging seems more important than having a name for what I acknowledge. I often find myself feeling grateful and end up expressing my gratitude to the ether. This may be nutty and should go under "the most private thing I'm willing to admit."

For those who are interested, I've taken a few tests that assess your personality. I'm EINTFP on Meyers Briggs (I know, two extra letters, but am level on EI and TF). I question authority of all types, including my own. I hate to see anyone hurting, even if they've been a jerk (heck, we are all potential jerks given the 'right' circumstances). Jerkdom is often a momentary choice, it doesn't have to be a permanent condition.

I think I may qualify as a nerd.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Being and becoming. I read a lot, mostly medical research. I work full time. I have a microscope on my coffee table. I have grown food "organically" for half my life. I have owned a few farms and grown for farmers markets. Have done several house restorations (3 of them historical), and will probably do a few more before I am done, hopefully an arts and crafts style house. I do most of the work myself. It's rewarding to be able to do stuff. I like preserving aesthetically pleasing architecture.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
putting on my socks and shoes (as long as I am not standing)
investigating, learning, doing. I'm convinced we can do anything
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
that I am very tall and slender. some say my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I don't have favorite books, I love books in general, and appreciate a capable word smith. Usually reading about 4 at a time.

Movies. I don't have cable. Anything I watch is dvd or streamed from the internet. I don't miss the commercials. I gravitate towards foreign and independent films. I prefer a movie that provokes vs. assaults the senses. A couple of movies I like are: "Remains of the Day," "My Dinner With Andre,'" "A Home at the End of the World," "Babett's Feast." "Princess Bride" makes me laugh. "Wit" makes me cry. Tokyo Sonata, Departures (Japanese). I love live theater.

Music: all sorts (but little to no country).

Food: guacamole. anything I raise in my garden. most anything Mexican. Italian, Thai, Vietnamese. Not terribly picky or exotic. I cook. I try to stay healthy with what I eat… processed stuff is bad for us.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
okay, I could "do without" some of this stuff, but wouldn't want to.

air (I'm a conscious breather when I remember to be)
connecting with other people
good real food
Being fit (but not 'Hell bent')

(requisite "not necessarily in that order" caveat)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how to live properly
why do I keep putting beans in the micro wave (they explode, don't do it)
how the body works, completely fascinated by it
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Doing just about anything. I work rotating schedules, so I might be working. Writing a paper for a class. Reading or watching a movie. New to the area, so would be great to have some friends to do with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I pray to my ceiling fan
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you want to connect and you can offer something of your self to connect to. One sentence people make me a little crazy, and I'll likely not respond to "sup" or "hi" (especially if there isn't much in your profile).

I think friendship is highly underrated, so that's why my age spread is "25-99". If you are looking for a romantic tangle, relationally I am attracted to the person vs. gender. Sexually I am attracted to guys.