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My self-summary
The country I come from is called the Midwest. I've lived in San Francisco since the turn of the millennium.

I'm a European mutt, the largest accountable percentage of my lineage is Danish (mostly cheese filled, I'd suspect).

I live in the moment, just maybe not the current one.

I consider myself to be a disillusioned optimist.

All I know is what I read on the Internets.

I am kind, sweet, witty ... no I am a man! Not a list of adjectives!

Yellow is a sadly neglected and misunderstood/mischaracterized color. The world needs more of it.

Sarah: You're not serious are you?
The Doctor: About what I do? Yes. Not necessarily about the way I do it.

The theory these days is that the universe is largely composed of dark matter and dark energy, the latter of which has yet to be detected. The dark matter is of course made up of things that have been lost, mostly socks. The dark energy likely derives from the universe's sense of humor and sarcasm, both of which are very subtle in my experience.

I have not been to nor do I have any intention of ever going to Las Vegas.

A song is something you sing. If I like singing it to myself as I'm walking down the street, that's how I know I've written a song.

I am a collector at heart -- music, tea, jazz festival t-shirts, books, ceramic cookware, guitars, dust bunnies ... I enjoy being able to appreciate the different qualities and varieties of something, to cultivate a knowledge of the different shapes, aromas or tones or what have you, to be surrounded by something you love and have all these varieties to chose from and further explore. This this altogether different than hoarding.

I'm looking for someone who's goofy enough to not take herself too seriously but not afraid to be genuine and open. Someone who is kind. Someone who likes to banter about with words. Someone who likes to cuddle.

Time does not make itself.

I will not be impressed by how much you work unless the quantity specified is "just enough."

No smokers. No heavy drinkers. No religious freakers.
What I’m doing with my life
Something to do with computers I would expect -- at least for the day job.

I'm passionate about composing music and painting..

And of course, there's travel -- I have a long list of places to go to to add to the places I've been.
I’m really good at
I make a mean tagine.

And fairly well-adjusted Rissotto.

I like to cook, especially Mediterranean, especially in clay pots -- I love my cazuela and my Schlemertopf baker.

I play guitar. Strictly speaking, this is not relevant to the question.

I'm pretty darn good at planning trips -- granted, they tend to be centered around jazz festivals. But those are just for providing the starting point for planning a much larger adventure.
The first things people usually notice about me
I no longer wear glasses...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Non-fiction books with numbers in their title (1492, 1493) or anything by Tom Holland or Jared Diamond. Also Vonnegut and Hemingway.

Shows: The Daily Show, the Colbert Report, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones.

Movies: Cohen Bros, Charlie Kaufman, Alfred Hitchock, Robert Altman, Clint Eastwood, David Cronenberg, Woody Allen, the original Star Wars Trilogy. Suspense/Thriller (NOT Horror) is probably my favorite genre.

Music: (Too much) Jazz (probably): Miles, Coltrane, Ellington, Mingus, Bill Evans, the Bad Plus, Carla Bley, Dexter Gordan, Melody Gardot (my pretend girlfriend), Esperanza Spalding (my other pretend girlfriend) -- the list could go on and on. Random stuff I pick up at festivals. Classic Rock: Beatles, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa. Classical: Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Phillip Glass, John Adams. Also some Latin, blues and misc. stuff. The occasional Bulgarian choir and whatever you'd classify Goran Bregovic as.
Six things I could never do without
Coffee and or tea
Dark Chocolate
Naps on Sunny Afternoons
and Cheese
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Travel plans -- I've been to 7 of the 16 IJFO member jazz festivals and I intend to visit them all.

The jazz festivals of course only serve as an anchor for a far more far ranging trip.

Weird and fascinating fact: If you wait for people to get off the train, it's easier for you to get on. It's hard to believe, I know! But it's 100% true!
On a typical Friday night I am
One of the following five things will likely happen:

A) Play at the open mic at Cafe International.
B) Go to a show at the SF Jazz center.
C) Break out the acrylics and paint until an absurdly late hour.
D) Practice guitar or compose a song.
E) Fall asleep early on my big comfy navy blue sofa because I am tired from the week.

That's right, you heard me, I didn't go with some bland neutral color for my sofa -- my sofa makes a statement, darn it. That statement loosely translates to "sleep on me."

No points will be awarded for correctly guessing which is the most likely to happen.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Given the content of my songs, there's apparently surprising little I won't admit.
You should message me if
If you're looking for fun, to explore the city and enjoy its cultural and culinary riches. Or you feel the need to snuggle up with someone and watch a movie.

Do you want to go to the ballet? Because I can take you to the ballet...
The two of us