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My self-summary
I've read a lot of online profiles. And one thing bugs me about almost all of them. I read about their favorite activities, their taste in music, their families, and then I still want to know "what makes you tick"? So I resolved not to make my profile another one of those "resume" profiles. (Though I'm trying to fill out the other sections...slowly)

I like to say that "a conversation is the greatest work of art". My friend Garrison says "conversation is like a dance that keeps you on your toes". What I'm looking for most is a woman I can have great conversations with. A woman who is present and engaged when she speaks to someone she likes, and who enjoys learning for learning's sake. Not a passive woman who expects the other person to carry the entire conversation. That's too exhausting! Not a social butterfly either. Because you know what a butterfly does? It flutters. Fluttery is the opposite of present and engaged.

I'm also hoping to meet someone who is on my wavelength as far as life philosophy. How much of your life do you spend trying to GET something? And how much do you spend trying to EXPERIENCE something? For a lot of people, the answers are “too much” and “not enough” respectively. I don’t want to be one of those people. I don’t claim to have arrived yet, but I do claim to be trying. And I’m looking for someone else who is also trying.

Here are a few of my favorite relevant quotes, to give you an idea where I'm coming from:

--"Your love life is a team sport, not a personal accomplishment"
--"A relationship is a terrible place to GET something, but a spectacular place to CO-CREATE something"
--"The world is just perfect the way it is...including my desire to change it".
What I’m doing with my life
Just enjoying the experience of living in this unpredictable and fascinating world. On a more concrete level, I have a job requires and take a whole lot of my time, and always try to fit in time for friends and fun.
I’m really good at
I'm a "show them, don't tell them" it may be a while before I get the gumption to write anything here.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Steve Jobs Bio by Isaacson
Movies: The Godfather, Confidence, Shawshank Redemption, Schindlers List, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, The Silence of the Lambs, Titanic, Its a Wonderful Life..
Shows: alot of History and Discovery some reality Shows for a laugh..
Music: Pink Glitter in the air, Led Zepplin, Rolling Stones, Guns and Roses almost anything..
Food: any and all kinds, enjoying new cuisine all the time...

Strangely, two of my favorite books are both by Lebanese authors: "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran, and "The Black Swan" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Very different books, but both incredible! favorite is classic rock from the 70's and 80's. The best band is Led Zeppelin! Among the latter-day heroes, I like R.E.M. the best (especially their underappreciated early-to-mid 80's stuff). I dabble in all types of music, though...I have a second iPod dedicated to "all other". I'm most intrigued by reggae, classical, and bluegrass.
Six things I could never do without
Freedom, and the use of my healthy mind and all crucial body parts. If I've got those, I think I'll be OK. If you want a more typical iPod and laptop and at least 4 pillows to sleep on all go a long way. I didn't say friends and family, because they're not "things"!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How we never really figure it all out. Every time you think you've got the answer, you realize that there's another aspect to things that you never thought of. When you get that "money doesn't buy happiness", congratulations, you're on step one! Prepare for another hundred steps...or another thousand...
On a typical Friday night I am
Don't the other 6 days of the week matter? What's with the tunnel vision?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ha! I'm not fallin' for that one...
You should message me if
You have it together. You’re satisfied where you’re at, but you want more. You cherish Sunday morning coffee, and late nights sipping wine or brandy on the porch. You look for fun things to do in a city if your flight’s been cancelled. You don’t have to bungee jump, but it would be nice if you’d try a new restaurant. You can two-step. You like to be physically active (hiking, biking, snowskiing, wakeboarding, etc). You know that courage is being afraid to do something, but doing it anyway. You won’t freak out during a tropical storm. You’re strong enough to speak up during our family meals. You’ll never admit that I’m a sucker for a good romantic comedy. You don’t get angry if I’m running five minutes late. You take care of yourself first. You understand the obligations I have towards my family. You get excited when I call, but you don’t wait by the phone. You can turn me on with a look or a touch. You go with the flow. You have a quiet confidence. You’re not looking for a rescuer; you’re looking for a partner. You know that being loved feels great, but being understood – truly understood – is priceless.
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