The basics? I’m passionate, loyal, warm-hearted, sensitive, honest and articulate. I was raised to be a gentleman (though I'm not too certain if many women care about that). I do everything full-throttle— and I feel that’s the way things should be done. I tend to over-think things, but I revel in those moments when I am able to turn my mind off.
I’ve never been married. I have been throughout my life, too much of a romantic to settle for someone that “wasn’t right.” Now at the age of 48 (I look ten to fifteen years younger) I’m wondering where all the time has gone (shakes head). Most of my friends are married now and have been for a long time. They envy me. I envy them. One of life’s cruel jokes? I have a lot of catching up to do!
I don’t have a huge breadth of friends but I’ve made up for that with the quality of friendships that I DO have. I think that’s a good thing.
I work for a wine importer, and I’m good at what I do. This is despite the fact that I am not what normally comes to mind when thinking about a “salesman”. It's a cool thing to sell as it is probably the only thing that I can think of that is at once hedonistic and intellectually stimulating. There is so much to know about the subject that I find myself continually humbled by the topic. I’d hate to sell anything else.
I didn't go to school to do what I do, and if one would suggested to me back then (as a double major in Philosophy and English) that I'd be in this line of work, I wouldn't have believed it. But that's how life is, isn't it-- a long road with many unanticipated twists and turns. I know that I might have become a teacher-- as that is my most natural gift. But then, teaching isn’t exactly the way I’ve always romanticized the profession either. Most of my friends are teachers and they are all pretty discouraged about the current state of things.
I haven't dated too much in recent years, and I can't say why for sure. Meeting new people has never been too easy for me. Could this internet thing be the answer? How many have actually read this far into my profile? I bet very few!
I’m looking for someone the has a similar passion for the little things in life. I like cooking and I’d love to find someone to cook for (better yet to cook WITH). I’m a total homebody but would like to find someone that would enjoy traveling. Fitness is a big deal to me and I think it would be cool to be with someone that feels similarly. I just got back into running (once upon a time I was HUGELY competitive) and it'd be nice to find someone that can relate to all that entails.
I’m a cat person, and I have a few. I went through a rescue phase and made commitments that I sometimes regret. I like dogs too.
I am an INTP on the Briggs-Meyers scale (kind of cool, I think)
I have no tattoos.
I'm pretty intuitive and read people very well, I think. That is-- unless I'm really turned on by someone-- when that happens, all bets are off. It kind of sucks sometimes to be ruled by eros.
For most of my life I've been a pretty good endurance athlete. I once ran a mile in 4:28 and ten years ago I did the Boilermaker in under an hour. I'm not in that kind of shape right now (sadly, I'm far from it) but I've discovered cycling and this year I'll be making a comeback. A ride on a good road on a windless day is as close to flying as I've ever been. If I could find someone with whom to ride, I'd be psyched.
The Unbearable Lightness Of Being. Slaughter House Five. Tropic of Cancer. The Grapes of Wrath. All Quiet on the Western Front. The Birth of Tragedy.
Goodfellas. Godfathers I & II. Dr Zhivago. Anything by Stanley Kubrick. American Psycho. Annie Hall. The Fugitive. High Fidelity. Saturday Night Fever. Silver Linings Playbook. The Shawshank Redemption. Citizen Kane. Apocalypse Now. The Graduate. When Harry Met Sally. Boys in the Hood. Groundhog Day is pretty much a perfect movie.
Madmen, Breaking Bad, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Thai, French, Northern Italian, Indian... those are among my favs, but I'll try most anything and I love most everything. Food is big part of my life and if I could do/be anything, I would be a restaurant critic for the New York Times!