Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
To be clear up front (I am the honest type): I am in a marriage
that has fallen apart; I am moving out in May (have signed a
lease). That said, my two little girls are more important to me
than anything; I will do anything for them.
BREAKING NEWS: Houston, we have separation. The module has landed,
and i settling into its new environment. Will relay telemetry as it
Basta (enough) with the disclaimer:
I was born in NYC and lived most of my life in sight of the
Manhattan skyline. Now I look out my window and see deer in my back
yard. Is this progress?
I was a fat, nerdy, painfully shy, super smart kid. Now I am a
pretty fit, covertly nerdy, can-pretend-not-to-be-shy, less smart
adult. This is probably progress.
I was always an introvert who lived inside his head and buried
himself in books and music. I am now a closet introvert who still
lives inside his head but loves the physicality of working out (and
other things) and who manages to entertain large groups of
musicians by lecturing about the intricacies of great music. This
is definitely progress.
OhKay, Laaadies, here's the sexy part: I do cooking, shopping and
housework. (Cool down, now...See why I saved that for last?)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Exploring the great indoors--hiking across my couch, kayaking in my
bathtub, foraging for food in my kitchen, and camping out in my
And I'm looking at the big sky. (Cue K.B.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking about music (and teaching people about it).
Driving a stick (OK, no comments, huh?).
Being self-deprecating. (OK, I'm not even good at that.)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I shudder to think.
That I shudder to think.
The noticeable shudder.
How old-fashioned a word "shudder" is.
How much I notice things about words like that.
Is anybody watching by this point?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Can't really answer "favorite".
Music: in my car right now:
Atoms for Peace plus the Eraser
Early Radiohead (there were so cute starting out, weren't
Schubert's A minor String Quartet (Did you see the Avengers? The
scene with Loki in Stuttgart? That was the music. Awesome
Schumann Symphonies on original instruments. (I can go authentic or
I can go historical--I'm just that kind of guy.)
All of this on CD, mind you. I'm putting a turntable in my car next
week. (Are you old enough to know that is a joke? Or cool enough to
have a turntable?)
Obsessed again with the St. Matthew Passion. (No, it's not some
soft core porn involving monks.)
Sampling of movies: Lord of the Rings, 8 1/2 (the Fellini movie,
not the size of anything). Either an art film where nothing happens
for two hours or movie where lots of things blow up (preferably
Recent books: Cloud Atlas, The Sense of an Ending. (not much time
in my life for fiction, sadly...reading time taken up with
Currently: Karl Ove Knausgard's stunningly involving six-volume My
Struggle. (Only two translated so far; I may have to learn
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
More sex (Oh, wait, I do without these last two all the time)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Yes guessed it: music.
I mean classical music especially. You do not meed to like
classical music. I have a personal relationship with pieces of
music; it's really one-on-one. (Don't be jealous.)
And lately: trilobites. What did they do for 350 million years?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hopping on SpaceEx for a low-orbit jaunt to my palazzo in Firenze,
there to sample the freshest figs and to privately tour frescoes by
Piero della Francesca.
Or maybe I'm watching a old episode of Stargate.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I first got to know Beyonce's song "Single Ladies" from a
version by the Chipmunks on a Pandora's Barney channel. No, that's
not the most private thing. the most private is that I like the
Chipmunk;s version better.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You wish to join my workshop on Unleashing your Inner Nerd.
You thought my cultural references were so pretentious you want to
smack me one.
You know how to pronounce "risotto".
You think it goes against the laws of nature to have Aliens and
Predators in the same movie.
You believe the music of Bach to be a deeply transcendent
experience (but that Radiohead is pretty good.)
You thought any of this was funny and/or true.
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