40Roslindale, United States
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My self-summary
What am I like? I wear dresses or skirts to work everyday and will do the same if invited to a friend's for dinner. But I wear clothes I can garden, hike or wash my car in on the weekend; which is often also a dress. I prefer to be outdoors. I don't get my panties in a twist over many things. I don't like arguing, and I'm getting good at recognizing when I'm off and apologizing sincerely. I eschew drama. I have some strong opinions but they're mine, and I don't think everyone needs to agree with me. I love to joke and laugh and I am definitely the person that pushes the envelope of what is appropriate to say at work...if it's funny I WILL say it, as there is nothing better than a room full of laughter plus, it's the only way to handle all of the less attractive parts of "work".

What are you like? You are funny as hell. You don't get your knickers in a twist either. You do many things out-doors. You're intelligent and know about things that I do not. My dad was a mechanic and very handy so I've always found that attractive. If you make, build and grow things, we'll never run out of things to do or talk about. Your eyes sparkle when you smile or laugh. I will confess, I have a particular fondness for men with facial hair, this doesn't mean I won't find you attractive without it; it just means that I will hide your razor!

I dislike the upfront disclaimer, but here it is anyway...I'd really like to limit my correspondence to those who are truly looking to find a mate or new friends. More to the point, if you're looking for a hookup please don't look here.
What I’m doing with my life
I direct a Quality Engineering department at a biopharmaceutical company. I adore it actually. I think it's because I heart engineers in all of their fantastic, intelligent geekitude. I also really enjoy leading people, except during review time, those suck to write. But, I'm doing other stuff with my life; this is just what I do to afford the other stuff.

Update: I started a consulting firm doing essesntially the same work. But ya know, for a bigger fee. Seemed prudent.
I’m really good at
*driving in a way that makes people grab the "holy shit handle" (but not with children in the car)
*fixing things and finding root cause for failures
*mowing my lawn several days after it really needed to be done (this is not a euphemism, I'm talking about green blades o grass being shamefully longer than my neighbor)
*carrying all the groceries in the house in only one trip
*grilling meat
The first things people usually notice about me
Curly hair and sarcasm.

My teeth are nice? Cute glasses when I'm wearing them?

I'm told I'm intimidating, which sucks, because I don't aim to be. I'm actually kinda shy about meeting new people in groups, one on one I am much more comfortable. Hopefully this, combined with the fact that I am really good at appearing confident, is the reason people think as they do. Once people know me they admit I indeed intimidated them but have since found that I'm ridiculously so not what they thought! It should be noted this feedback comes from people I work with. Hmmm...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Food: I think I only don't like sea urchin and tree worms. Is scotch food?

Movies: I generally like guy movies. My favorites include: the usual suspects, goodfellas, fight club, the big lebowski...

TV: I really only watch nerdy programming, homeland, californication, history channel. I'm a big documentary netflixer.

Music: I don't like country too much, they sing about sad stuff and it makes me get all emo. Everything else is fair game. Also, I like it loud and full of base in my car. I am the jerk at the red light whose whole car is vibrating. Nice, I sound like such a punk.

Books: A lot of WWII history and gardening related books. Authors I have multiples of -Potuck, Maugham, Banville, Ondaatje
Six things I could never do without
Requisite family, friends and food.

1. Being outdoors - hiking, gardening, building stuff
2. Brain stimulation - books documentaries, great conversation
3. Something to fight for and believe in
4. Touching/Kissing
5. My loving pets
6. er...my auto, it makes me feel alive!!!!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...how finding a really great guy would get me out of thinking about what I think about in order to list it here

...am I going to like consulting?

...my next batch of homebrew

Update: I can no longer drink beer. Hello scotch.

...when i need to roast more coffee so i dont run out

...whether I can really save money by switching to Geico?

...how this profile makes me sound like a man - oh well

...regrettably, a running list of stuff I need to do at work
On a typical Friday night I am
...drinking brown liquor

...taking a nap
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no appendix...seems to be working out okay.
You should message me if
...you are a smart, funny, handy, guy that is passionate about his career and hobbies and has a great sense of humor.

...you have facial hair (well kept of course). (I'm told this is a fetish, should I be worried? Should you?)

...you're part badass, part gentleman and like to spoon.

...you'd rather be outside (would be damn nice if you enjoyed gardening)

...you can teach me something

...you can tell me why my profile is so effing ineffective
The two of us