JohnSanMateo
69 San Mateo, United States
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My self-summary
Living in mid-peninsula since moving to Bay Area in 1981. Have been working since then in software (business applications) industry. Before moving to Bay Area, studied and worked six years in Europe (Austria, Germany, Brussels, three months Paris, one month Malta). Traveled altogether to 26 countries. 4th generation Czech-German American. Grew up on farm and went to college (University of Northern Iowa - BA French and German, Business minor). Long divorced; one son (25) who just graduated from SJSU and will be working in Japan.
What I’m doing with my life
Still working and enjoying it OK but ready to transistion to retirement with its beaconing possibilities.
Yoga twice a week, walking, cycling, swimming, rollerblading, skiing (Kirkwood day trips).
Occasionally attend Bay Area singles events (e.g. dances, wine tastings).
Also just enjoy being at home.
I’m really good at
(Human) Languages.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have often been told that I look serious - though I don't think of myself as being as serious as I look.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jim Harrison. Woody Allen movies. Scarlett Johannson, Shakira. Latin music generally, especially Brazilian. NYT, NPR, PBS, DWelle, TV5. Globetrekker. Vintage european travel posters. Japanese, Italien, Greek, French, Mexican food.
The six things I could never do without
Contact with my son and "back-home" family.
Reading.
Yoga classes and other exercise.
Occasional travel.
Occasional skiing.
Time outdoors.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Transitioning to retirement and associated activities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home; cook dinner, glass of wine, watch CBS evening news and Jim Lehrer newshour. Maybe talk on phone to brother, sisters, mother, or aunt in Iowa, or friend from college living in Colorado. Occasionally attend Bay Area singles events (dances, wine tastings). Maybe drive up to SMAC (San Mateo Athletic Club) to do some excercise machines.
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