55 Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a health, happy, fiscally responsible, self-deprecating, and reasonably neurosis-free guy. This gender profiling is a strange new world for me! Am I thin? fit? athletic? curvy? Three questions in and I'm stumped. (I have to confess that I recently took an aerobics class...thanks Groupon, a class at least half full of genuine oldsters, and the next morning could barely get...out...of... bed, and raising my arms over my head was completely out of the question. So, "thin" might be the best description... since "weakling" was not a body type option). And, just to thoroughly exhaust the subject, I'm glad to see that "curvy" is a body type for men as well as women. I have a number of guy friends that I'd consider "curvy", but I could never tell them that. Any man who describes himself as "curvy" on a dating site has reached unparalleled heights of male self-actualization (and should be scooped up immediately!)
I work as an art conservator, specializing in paper art (20th c. prints and drawings, Japanese screens, antique globes), and besides art, I'm somewhat obsessed with music, old and new. I exercise almost daily but have never understood the (mostly) male interest in watching other people do sports... especially on TV. I'm most interested in learning new things, trying classes, sports, books and movies, and taking new situations with an open mind.
I'm looking for a woman who is mature, creative, interesting, fun... and funny (or maybe someone who can explain the appeal of "Downton Abbey"!).
What I’m doing with my life
Working, playing, taking care of my family and friends. I'm a bit beyond trying to acquire more stuff, so this year I'm working on simplification and de-acquisition.
I’m really good at
... conversation. One of the benefits of growing older is having had a wide variety of social experiences, so I enjoy being in new situations and meeting new people. I'd much rather have an interesting conversation than a safe and boring one, but I'm also aware of a side of me that can be parental, pedantic, paternal, (and alliteratively.... annoying).
The first things people usually notice about me
People tell me I'm calm! Not sure whether that's good or bad.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite writers; David Foster Wallace (but not the fiction), Jonathan Lethem (but not the non-fiction), Philip Roth (but not the late work), Jonathan Tropper (but not the early work), and Richard Ford and Jon Krakauer and Jess Walter, etc. etc. Movies; Hitchcock, Woody Allen, Coen brothers. Music- I listen to jazz and rock and roll. And I like ALL food!
The six things I could never do without
coffee, biking, the Minuteman bike path, and the Minuteman Library network, music (from Mingus to Marley to... Modest Mouse), movies, and museums.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Recently... I'm spending a lot of time thinking about these damn questions! Entropy, and the mysteries of the Republican Party!
On a typical Friday night I am
going to the gym, playing squash, having dinner with friends, watching movies.
You should message me if
... you're interested in having coffee, or a meal. Going to a museum or movie. And, I'm ALWAYS looking for a squash partner (I've got the courts if you've got the backhand!)