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My self-summary
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Reasonably educated, reasonably read, reasonably bright (used to be brighter, but faded after repeated washings). Reasonably reasonable. Can cook without cans (enjoy it, in fact) and prefer to take a moment to crush the ice as it makes a better drink (metaphor alert! Though true literally, as well).

I live downtown and try to take advantage of it - food, live music, theatre, art, baseball. Try to keep the reading up: something by the side of the bed or carried with me; anything from novel to decent magazine article with good non-fiction in between. The artsy side is definitely there, but it's an interest & hobby, not a vocation (but should one of those plays/screenplays ever sell...).
What I’m doing with my life
Moving along with career #2 after a change a number of years ago - my "selling widgets" phase had played itself out (ok, I wasn't selling them and they were more boxes of cereal, but "widgets" is just fun to say) and it was time to move to something I liked considerably more (teaching).

Otherwise, I write some and wander about our excellent 'burg. Consider a fine way to spend a given rainy day would be with CBC radio and a game of strip scrabble, but doing it oneself in a mirror is just a little odd (and ends in a lot of tie games).
I’m really good at
- Coming up with good art/theatre/music/"Toronto" things to do on a given day.
- Finding what's interesting in things (it's part of the job; for what I teach, you sometimes have to dig a little for the interesting).
- Well toilet-seat trained; know to let others order dessert, then order something different.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I kind of look like someone but they can't quite put their finger on it?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
By no means exhaustive nor in a particular order, but reasonably representative...
Pages: A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cat's Cradle, The Maltese Falcon, Fear and Trembling, Poe, Wilde, Parker, ...
Film: The Maltese Falcon, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Killing Fields, The Thin Man, Duck Soup, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Adaptation (and Eternal Sunshine, for that matter), Coens, most anything noir, etc...
Tunes: Cohen, Waits, Horace Silver, Ella and Louis, Howlin' Wolf, Neko Case, Nick Lowe, Nina Simone, Great Lake Swimmers, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams... so much good music in our world.
Six things I could never do without
Three of the things to make the lad frisky:
cbc radio, live music and cocktails of whisky;

three more I suppose if you really must know:
local theatre, art galleries and outdoor places to go.

[Apparently I can't do without Seussian metre, either.]
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Intractable problems.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll tell you all my secrets, but I'll lie about my past.

[Don't worry, it's just a lyric; +2 if it rings a bell for you.]
You should message me if
You think some common ground is a great place to start but if something works for the long haul, the ability to learn and be surprised by someone is probably more important. If you happen to know the last 4 digits of your library card 'cuz you put things on hold a fair bit (and happened to read this far!), all the better.
The two of us