Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was born in California, but spent some of my formative years
overseas. As a result I almost know several languages (but, mostly,
I have a lot of formal education, but have managed to remain sane
in spite of it.
Since I've crested the "Hundred Year Hill", it's probably good to
mention that I am still fully functional and not on any meds.
I also swim laps 2-3 times a week and have for several years; on
the alternate days I do weights.
My workouts, however, have not given me Sylvester Stallone's
physique, but then I don't take HGH either.
I don't wear a toupee or have a hair weave and I don't color what
hair I still have.
It's been a while but . . . I'll just say that everything worked
the last time and no meds were required . . . before or
I have never been married and I don't have any children.
I am, however, overrun with hobbies.
Most of those have to do with keeping my ancient VW running (though
the car I drive daily is new), or with woodworking, or metalwork.
With regard to those last two, I really mostly enjoy learning new
techniques, regardless of whether those are for re-welding gates,
or building furniture.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
It's my life's work to go wherever my Visa card is accepted . . .
and some places it isn't (in which case, I will just skip the gift
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm pretty good at a lot of things, but maybe only really good at a
few. (Remembering which is which doesn't seem to fall into either
one of those categories.)
The first things people usually notice about me
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. . . is that I have an irregular shaving schedule. Whenever I can
avoid shaving, I generally do. (I'm talking about shaving my face,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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People seem to like to know about musical tastes:
I was raised in a household with at least one serious "audiophile"
and he got me used to listening to classical music. Later, I ran a
couple of campus radio stations and learned to like (or maybe just
acquired earworms for) progressive, grunge, some rap, blues,
r&b, the "outlaw" variety of country, and jazz. (I also respect
the skill of bluegrass-, zydeco-, and mariachi musicians, although
neither of those is something I'd listen to by choice for very
In general, I don't have any favorite musical artists, and I'm
usually willing to give new stuff at least one listen.
As with sausages and government, I know too much about where books
and movies come from to like any of them very much in particular,
but I do favor comedy.
What the heck is on TV anymore anyway?
A lot of the profiles I read seem to put a lot of emphasis on where
a person gets their news from (e.g. NPR v. Fox). I try to avoid the
news as much as possible, however I do enjoy the radio news
programs I get on my CBC podcast app. Canadians seem to have a good
sense of humor.
I love Japanese food (gyoza, soba, and—very, very, very
occasionally—natto), and Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex (New-Mex not so much).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I think what this heading means is: what are the six best things
about being alive? For me, those are women, dogs, humor, good
tools, weekends, and savory snacks (in no particular order).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
. . . the differences between the world that each of us lives in,
inside of our heads, compared with the undeniable realities that we
must face everyday.
Sometimes, I just don't know how we do it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Editing my profile on okcupid.
You should message me if
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If, and only if, you are a licensed masseuse . . . no, wait . . .
does that say "massage me", or "message me"?
Who are you looking for?
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