57 Maryville, United States
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My self-summary
I read voraciously, love movies, and I'm a novice but enthusiastic cook. I love all animals, but I'm a stereotypical cat person (even though I don't currently have a cat). During the warm seasons I bicycle most weekends and garden. During the cold seasons I research and prep for the warm seasons. I like a wide range of music, but I just don't get opera (though I'm still trying), improvisational jazz (again, still trying), or country music (not trying at all). I've no interest in spectator sports, unless you count Battlebots as a sport.

I enjoy going to movies and restaurants. I like roadtrips (though I have to drive or I get carsick). I love walking on nature trails.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a published author and columnist, and also consult as an expert-for-hire in my industry.

I'm slowly gearing up for some minor travelling, maybe the desert, maybe the Smokies, camping will likely be involved. I'd rather not do it alone, which is one reason I'm posting here.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh
Saying quotable things
Pissing people off for reasons that mystify me
Award-winning backscratches
The first things people usually notice about me
I usually don't get noticed at all. I'm a stereotypical introvert, and shy, which is why I'm posting here. In fact, you should message me since the odds are good I won't message you (no matter how much I like you).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot of varied books, but my favorite are collected essays and creative nonfiction. John McPhee, Annie Dillard, Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Bryson, Mary Roach, etc. I also like biographies and how-to books. I enjoyed the Harry Potter series, and Terry Pratchett's Discworld series

I am a movie-oholic, watching dozens every month. I like documentaries and thoughtful dramas (PT Anderson, Mike Leigh, Terrence Malick, etc.) but also funny horror and science fiction (Cabin in the Woods, Galaxy Quest, etc.)

Anything Joss Whedon, plus Doctor Who, QI, Sherlock, Mythbusters, Game of Thrones. The usual nerd assortment.

I'll listen to anything, but I prefer instrumentals (except for classic rock like Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, and Kansas, I adore those including the lyrics). I love blues, ethnic, electro, acoustic, just about everything except pop, rap, and opera.

Mexican, Chinese, Thai, Indian, German, Italian, American (meatloaf, burgers, etc.), Middle get the idea. I love finding new restaurants. I'm also a very experimental cook (take that as a warning).
The six things I could never do without
The internet. I made a previous list and found the net was at the root of most of those things, so I deleted them and went with the net for one item.
My k-cup coffeemaker, or at least coffee in general. But especially k-cups.
Loose shoes, etc.
My bigscreen TV (and all the myriad things attached to it).
And the little gizmo that reads my houseplant soil moisture (well, they'd definitely never live without that, and I'm fond of them).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What makes people tick? What led them to the decisions they've made, and would I do the same if I'd travelled their path? What would they do if they suddenly found themselves on mine?
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying British panel shows
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Fool me once...
You should message me if
I've piqued your curiosity.
You didn't need to look up "piqued".
If you watch this and think it's one of the funniest things you've ever seen:
You caught the rude references above (and liked them)
I haven't pissed you off yet (or I did, but you liked it)