Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*****UPDATE AUGUST 18, 2015*****
To my old friends, new friends, and friends not yet met...
A dear friend and I have become much closer recently. I've found a
joy that I doubted was possible, and I gotta say that it feels
wonderful! My hope for every one of you is that one day soon you
connect with someone as precious and special as this amazing woman
is to me.
I'm leaving this profile open for now. I've learned so much by
reading your profiles, reflecting on your thoughtful responses to
questions, and meeting some of you in person.
I'm always interested in expanding my circle of friends, so if you
are interested in a platonic friendship or just want to chat feel
free to contact me.
Now, back to our regular programming...
I enjoy flying in airplanes, but...
I enjoy driving more than flying. A nice drive to the coast or
through the mountains can be a lot of fun.
I would rather ride a bike than drive. A bike ride can be
I would rather walk than ride. There is so much to see along the
way. And if I'm with my sweetie it's easier to stop and smooch.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
If I were writing the story of my life (and we all are,
metaphorically) this would be the start of a new volume. With some
major changes in my life I'm finding new adventures, opportunities,
and possibilities. I'm spending a lot of time getting to know
myself all over again, and I like who I see.
I feel like I've been dropped in an unfamiliar land with a
backpack, journal, flute, and an odd map written in a foreign
language. I'm up for the challenge.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
There are a handful of meals I cook that I'm proud of. Not too many
at the moment, but stay tuned because I'm expanding my skills in
the kitchen. I listen well. I find people and their stories
fascinating. I can fix a bike. I play a reasonable game of
Backgammon. I'm a good kisser (at least, I enjoy it very much!). I
have a good sense of direction. Although I will say that when I DO
get turned around, I'm quite good at getting lost. But I don't see
getting lost as a problem.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It has never occurred to me to ask. I'd like to think it's my
smile, or my open honesty. Should we meet, let me know what YOU
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books - I enjoy reading a variety of books. Mystery stories are
right up there. Just finished reading the Sue Grafton books. Well,
up to "W" anyway.
A handful of old favorites:
The Wind in the Willows. Watership Down. On the Loose. Winterkill.
Just about anything from Edgar Allen Poe, Krisnamurti, Tony
Hillerman, Richard Fynman, Cecilia Holland, Laura Jon Rowland.
Mysteries, older science fiction, westerns, books about nature,
Movies - Run Lola Run. The Professional. The Last of the Mohicans.
The Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane. Go. The Fifth Element. Fly
Away Home. O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The Journey of Natty
TV - I had a few TV shows that I followed but really don't spend
much time watching TV. I cancelled TV service, sold my TV and used
some of the money to buy houseplants to put in the open space. I
like the trade off.
Music - I have thousands of songs in iTunes from hundreds of
artists, and I'm adding more all the time. From classic rock to pop
to western to indie to classical to folk to jazz to medieval to
celtic to acoustic to Bhangra to blues to Indian flute and
Food - Fresh fruits, a good cheeseburger (with good fries - can't
be beat), fresh bread, raw vegetables, chocolate (is that a food or
a drug?), pizza, waffles with Vermont maple syrup (grade A medium
amber or dark amber preferred).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm not going to limit myself to an arbitrary number, so...
I love the outdoors. Forests. Mountains. Clear running streams.
Wildlife. The smell of the air after a rainstorm. The sound of the
ocean, the feel of the beach on my bare feet. Moonlight, firelight,
candlelight. The whisper of the wind. The way I feel when someone I
love smiles. Holding hands. Kissing. Sharing. The wag of a dog's
tail. The feel of an old paperback. Flannel shirts. Hot cocoa on a
snowy day. A healthy laugh. The sound of delighted children.
Freshly laundered sheets. Butterscotch. The smell of fresh bread.
Music. Being lectured by a squirrel when I'm on their turf.
And I'm just getting started.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
If I'm reading a good book I might be thinking about the story
line. What if this or that had been different, how would it have
affected the outcome? If I'm listening to music I might be thinking
about what the lyrics mean, or how the music makes me feel. If I'm
out in the woods or desert I'm probably lost in the moment,
absorbed by all that surrounds me.
Sometimes, I'm just filled with wonder. I have countless questions
and few answers. That state of being doesn't bother me at all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Since I'm almost always working at least one weekend day if not
two, then my typical Friday is often not that much different from
any other night. So on my "Friday" night, whatever day that lands
on, I'm most often staying up later, usually going out somewhere,
possibly planning for a short getaway, occasionally baking bread or
cookies, and once in a while doing absolutely nothing - with style.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Publicly admit? I like ABBA.
Also, while not private, here is a fun fact about me. I like math
jokes. Two of my favorite:
"There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary and
those who don't."
"If I had to sum up myself in three words it would be: I suck at
If we meet in person and you want to get an oddball peek of my
personality and you have a LOT of time – ask me about pencils.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
A footnote (headnote?): In the "I'm looking for" section it's all
multiple choice with not much that fits well. Ignore all of it. If
you want to contact me, please do.
I'm still putting my life together and figuring out who I am (who
isn't?). I've set out to make new friends and share some life
experiences with them. That can mean trying out a new tea at a
café, being a partner for dancing lessons, playing chicken with the
waterline at a beach, a friendly game of pool, a serene walk
through the woods, watching an old movie snuggled on the couch -
what comes to mind for you?
I don't follow a religion (I don't follow much of anything) but I
find the world filled with wonder. I love finding out how things
work, especially in the natural world. If you are spiritually
inclined we could be a good match, or maybe not. I'd love to find
out. If you are a devout Christian then we probably won't be a good
match. The same holds true if you feel any form of
non-heterosexuality is immoral. You and I will be too divided on
things I feel strongly about. In that case let's both look for a
If you like what you've read so far, send me a message. I've
answered a number of general questions so you may get a better feel
of who I am by reading those. I'm very interested in expanding my
circle of friends. If you live nearby, perhaps we could meet. If
you live anywhere near a road, my Mini Cooper would love to take me
there. If you live far from a road, I've got a pair of well worn
Danner boots that never tire of the feel of the earth beneath them.
If you live too far away for a quick visit, I'd still like to get
to know you. Life is short, and who knows where tomorrow will find
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