Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A passionate open-minded and multi-talented SWM - and long time
resident of the fashionable “Irish Hill” neighborhood of East
Martinsburg - is looking for an introduction into Martinsburg’s
Salon Society. With a distinguished background in construction,
print making, photography, architecture, cooking, gardening,
tennis, bike riding, walking and playing the piano (I can play
147,000 variations of “Jingle Bells” with my elbows), I would be a
welcome addition to any number of elite social occasions around
town including afternoon tea, a night at the opera, or mending your
leaky flapper valve. I grew up on the lip of civilization, a blip
on the icy, barren, forgotten and frozen ground of Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula. We are known as “Yoopers”. The only game in town was ice
hockey and I was the go-to kid whenever the bigger guys in the
neighborhood needed a dummy for target practice. Nowadays, it is
not my smile, my laugh or the color of my eyes that people notice
about me. Rather, it is the 4-inch hockey puck lodged in the side
of my forehead.
I like dogs and cats and the sound of rain: Eva Cassidy, Leonard
Cohen and John Coltrane. Nowadays I enjoy a number of physical
activities – none of which include ice hockey. I also enjoy many
non-physical activities like wondering what my life would have been
like if I had been 5’8” instead of 5’7” or wondering what I am
going to have for dinner….hmmmm. Maybe I will fix grilled branzino
with a cilantro- mint relish served with a pickled nectarine salad
with burrata. Dinner anyone?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am building a house. For fun I ride my bike and I am "attempting"
to teach myself to play the piano. I cook. I read (mostly
non-fiction) and, for exercise, I look for "abnormal"/creative
people to bond with.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Planting and replanting. I keep moving plants from one place to
another. The plants seem to grow faster than my imagination. I am
also very good at screwing up events. In this case it is usually my
imagination that is growing faster than the events.
The first things people usually notice about me
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An old girl friend told me I looked like a cross between Adolf
Hitler & Captain Kangaroo. But that was just her and she was a
librarian anyway. Others have been more generous.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
political stuff, biographies, some Woody Allen especially "Annie
Hall", "The Hours" (great music score by Phillip Glass), Leonard
Cohen, blues, jazz, Eva Cassidy, etc., etc.
I will eat just about anything. I especially like canned peas
served over a beat..... instant mashed potatoes and warmed over
I am semi-retired and I love a good treat!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I try not to get too attached to "things" in this way. But I will
give it a shot anyway. Music, art, food, bears (the kind that "go"
in the woods), imagination and women with 2 eyes. But, I would not
turn down a date with a blind woman.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How time and events have an uncanny ability to frustrate us in
finding love - after all, we don't have to look very far, do
OR, I could be thinking about moth larvae.... I recently had a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I could be watching an old episode of "Seinfeld". Or I could be
cooking a pot of beans and practicing and improvising on "Jingle
I could also be asleep.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A dear friend told me not to answer this one.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are miserable and hate your life - well, maybe not. You should
message me if you can appreciate the simple naked beauty of
anything and have an open mind and an open heart. You should
message me if you like to write (honesty is important); play tennis
(stamina is important); or just walk (shoes are optional). If you
are a spiritual atheist you should definitely message me because
there are not too many of us around.
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