Objectively, I'm smart. Subjectively, I'm funny and kind and polite and easy going and a pretty good cook. Proof available on request.
I have been told that my charm is irresistible, but many of you ladies are doing an excellent job of resisting it completely.
I have the hobbies of an 80-year-old woman. To wit: I am an avid player of contract bridge (well, I used to be), I am a season-ticket holder to the Lyric Opera, and I sometimes leave my keys in the front door and don't find them until the next morning.
What I may lack in pulchritude I more than make up for in charisma.
I'm less good at the vice versa.
I like sports but I'm not super sport-obsessed. My favorite sport is hockey where I support the Detroit Red Wings (my lone sports holdover from growing up in Michigan). Bears and Cubs games from time-to-time, and I've started to watch British Premiere League football, where my team is Tottenham Hotspur. They're my team because I liked their logo which is a chicken standing on a soccer ball, plus it's fun to say Tottenham Hotspur.
I read books. Well, mostly I ear-read them during my commute. Favorites authors include Vonnegut, Christopher Moore, George Saunders. Some non-fiction as well, like "Saving Capitalism" by Robert Reich, a great explanation of why progressive economic policy is the best economic policy. I also recently read a really good book on improving your willpower and I have some ideas of what to do next. Eventually I'll get around to trying them.
I go to a lot of operas. Hopefully that is something that interests you, but if not then that's okay, too. I subscribe to Lyric Opera with a friend, but I go to the Met Opera simulcasts (live opera in your local movie theater) by myself, and I've subscribed to Chicago Opera Theater on my own. I'll probably have an extra ticket to an opera or two this season if you play your cards right.
I also listen to a lot of not-opera as well. Ween is a long-time favorite band of mine, though I get that it's not for everyone. I also like Jack White, Steely Dan, Andrew Bird... Doesn't everyone say in this section that they have eclectic taste? Me too.
I love my iPad, though I hanker for a new one.
I am legit addicted to Coke Zero, though I quit soda completely for the month of May without issue.
Roasted meats are delicious, and I like delicious things.
The Internet, because it's where my friends live.
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