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My self-summary
Likes: parentheses, swimming, manual transmission, baths, watching with the captions on, OS X, cold weather (below 55), Kawai pianos, Amsterdam, naps.

Two all-white cats: Calvin and Lily.

Many think I'm "unusual" but I don't see it. I think most of *them* are, actually. Which I guess makes sense when you do the math.

Childfree by choice.
What I’m doing with my life
Gigs, here and there. Volunteering, there and here. Swimming. Yoga. Hanging out (and driving) with car clubs...
I’m really good at
Languages, sightreading, mnemonics, making the fam's chocolate cake from scratch, word games, piano, proofreading. I'm happy to correct your typos, but not until you ask ;)
The first things people usually notice about me
Smile, skin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
[Preface: I don't read this part of people's profiles.]

Straight Outta Compton, The Social Network, A Few Good Men, RED, All 4 Hannibal Lecter films (yes, even "Hannibal"), 8 Mile, Love Actually, Con Air, The Rock, A Fish Called Wanda, Pushing Tin, South Park (Bigger, Longer, Uncut), Generation Kill, Juno, Good Will Hunting, Empire Records, Fifth Element, Happiness

Why The Tree Loves The Ax -- Jim Lewis
Straight Man -- Richard Russo
Anything by Susanna Kaysen
Anything by Aimee Bender

Gilbert and Sullivan (yup), Eminem, top 40 pop, 80s, Chopin. (My point: lots)

House (earlier on), NCIS (both flavors), Grey's, Weeds, Big Bang Theory, Roseanne, Sanford and Son. I do not enjoy The Simpsons or Seinfeld.

Rare steak. Fruit. Chewy things. Marshmallows.
The six things I could never do without
Air conditioning
Lanes for lap swimming
Manual transmission
I spend a lot of time thinking about
beautiful mouths
the 3rd-wife theory (ask me)
On a typical Friday night I am
(Weirdly, I find this the nosiest question on here.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a bizarro phobia.
I have never tried coffee, fish/seafood, or seen any Star Wars.
You should message me if
You have read to the bottom and see cuteness in the curmudgeon.

You don't wear jewelry...and are not pierced.

You're weird.

You don't think I have too many requirements.

And it works nicely if you like older, since I enjoy younger. But I'm trying to be more open-minded about that. Wish me luck.

YOU HAVE A PHOTO UP in which you are recognizable. I have decided this is non-negotiable. Too awkward otherwise. Sorry.