I like to think of myself as similar to the Leonard character in "Big Bang Theory" (back when the show actually had some intelligence and science and was more than just making fun of geeks) but at least one friend has said there's more than a smidge of Sheldon and Howard in me too.
I'm the editor-in-chief and primary writer for neatinformation.com a web magazine about pretty interesting topics.
I'm active on instructables.com showing off some of my geeky projects.
My first book "Columbia - Final Voyage"(on the space shuttle Columbia's last mission) was published in February 2006. I knew all seven of the astronauts and was one of the last people to talk to them before they died, so the book's primarily about the astronauts and their mission.
I don't consider race, age, or body type to be important in the person I'm dating or friends. I'm far more interested in intelligence, mutual interests, and a good personality.
My photos average about three to five years old, just because I'm usually the photographer and don't appear in as many photos. I haven't changed much in appearance - my oldest profile photo is from 1994 (see if you can figure out which one).
My interests include - Science fiction, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, music, musicals, reading, trivia, history, steampunk, yard sales, experimenting with computers, and art. I play Texas Hold 'em Poker about one night each week (for fun, no gambling) and also like chess and many board games.
My sense of humor is probably best described as a mix of Bugs Bunny, Groucho Marx, and Hawkeye Pierce.
I'd like to find somebody interesting who can keep me excited. Somebody who I can talk to for hours without being bored, but not necessarily a chatterbox. Somebody who likes moonlit strolls on the beach (it may be a cliche - but it's certainly an enjoyable activity!) or just staying in for the evening cuddling and listening to music or watching a DVD. I also enjoy going to concerts, museums, plays, or out to a special attraction.
You don't have to have a perfect body, be a supermodel, or super-intelligent for me to be interested.
I am _NOT_ interested in marrying a foreigner who wants a green card or any other scams. I doubt that will stop those emails, but it's still worth mentioning. Also if you have a really low match percentage or high enemy percentage it's not likely we'll have much in common. I enjoy chatting with folks, both online and by voice. But DO NOT IM me if you've got a blank profile or if we have nothing in common.
I'm a non-smoker and only drink every now and then. I'm single, child-free by choice, and STD-free. I'm an atheist and libertarian and quite proud of it. I am single and have never been married.
If you've found me through Quickmatch my profile is Phil42
Professionally I was a writer for over two decades and I am still writing part time (check out my website.)
I'm certainly interested in writing another book but it will be a more mass market book than my first book (see above).
Personally I'd like to find somebody to share my life and who would like to be part of my life. Obviously it would be highly desirable to find somebody who lives within 50-75 miles, but distance isn't an overriding factor. If it's further away then we can certainly become e-dates and get to know each other better and at that point schedule a mutual vacation to meet in person.
If I find the hypothetical perfect person for me who I want a long term relationship with then great. But I'm not going to turn down other possibilities until that hypothetical person comes into my life.
If I meet somebody and we click and it's just a one-night stand -with the mutual understanding by both folks what's expected then that's okay - not fantastic but it's okay and better than not meeting.
If somebody becomes friends and just friends without anything sexual then that's okay too, I'm certainly not going to turn down any new friendships.
If somebody becomes friends with sex (hopefully with some emotional involvement too) then that's great as long as the friendship is at least as important as the sex side (and I DO mean that).
If there's an emotional bond, and it lasts beyond the "new relationship stage” then that would be incredible.
When I meet somebody new it's with open expectations - there's a chance it might go all the way for the rest of our lives, it may turn out to be nothing at all and we never see each other beyond the initial meeting, but most likely will turn out to be somewhere in the middle.
- a sense of humor
- treating friends well
- giving backrubs and massages
- receiving backrubs and massages.
Pennelore: Phil does indeed look like a geek. It's fabulous.
Also "Superman - Last Son of Krypton", "A Flag Full of Stars", "Autopsy for a Cosmonaut", "Marooned", "Crisis on Centaurus", "Superman - Miracle Monday", "Rendezvous with Rama".
Favorite authors include Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke (I met both in person), Ray Bradbury, Douglas Adams, Robert Heinlein, plus far too many to list individually. My personal library has over 3,500 books - science fiction, trivia, non-fiction, and whatever else grabs my interest.
(B) Movies - Avengers!, Apollo 13, Forbidden Planet, 2001: A Space Odyssey, One Two Three, Serenity, Titanic, The Day the Earth Stood Still (original version), Contact, Silent Running, October Sky, Moulin Rouge, The Great Escape, Pearl Harbor, Star Trek IV, and anything by the Marx Brothers or Mel Brooks. My video-DVD collection is not as large as my book collection but it's pretty decent.
(C) Music - Beach Boys, Beatles, Air Supply, Peter Paul and Mary, Chicago, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, The Turtles, Bach, Bond, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Jonathan Coulton, Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Elton John, Billy Joel, Crosby Stills and Nash, Michelle Branch, ABBA, Mason Williams, and lots more.
(D) Foods - sushi (it seems like almost everybody either likes sushi or hates it), burgers, most chicken, seafood, BBQ, Indian, Italian, Chinese (the real stuff - not the Americanized versions), Thai, French, Tex-Mex. Not fond of bell peppers or coconut. I'm always interested in trying a new cuisine I haven't tried before.
While I'm an omnivore I enjoy eating vegetarian meals too, especially if I want to share a meal with somebody special who doesn't eat meat.
I'm a decent cook and love to cook meals for somebody special.
(E) Television - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Star Trek" (original, TNG, DS9), "Smallville", "Angel", "Simpsons", "Fame", "Mad About You" (first three seasons only), "Sliders" (early seasons), "Alien Nation", "Firefly/Serenity", "Arrested Development" (including the Netflix season), "Garfield and Friends", "West Wing", "M*A*S*H", "Animaniacs", "Batman the Animated Series", "Big Bang Theory" (the earlier seasons), "How I Met Your Mother", "Castle", "Mythbusters", "Modern Family", "Rocky & Bullwinkle", "Good Eats", "The Muppets Show", "Popular", "Glee", "No Ordinary Family," 'Agents of SHIELD".
(F) Musicals - "Rent", "A Chorus Line", "Mamma Mia!", "Dr. Horrible", "Wicked", "Moulin Rouge", "South Pacific", "The King and I", "Gigi", "Singing in the Rain", "Chicago", "Oh Calcutta", "Producers", "Gypsy" (especially the Bette Middler / Cynthia Gibb version) and "Once More, with Feeling"
(G) Cartoons - Doonsbury, Mother Goose and Grimmy, Dilbert, Shoe, XKCD, Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts.
I'm going to interpret this question as the six things I really really really really don't want to live without. I could certainly survive biologically without any of the following - but it wouldn't be desirable. So, in no particular order -
- my computer with Internet access
- my intelligence
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer - or whatever Joss Whedon's involved with
But I've already said too much ...
you think I'm interesting and you're an open minded person.
So many people use the term 'open minded' in their profiles and it can mean so many different things. To me 'open minded' means you're open to the concept of trying new experiences (as opposed to dismissing them out of hand), be willing to accept things which are different from what you believe, and most important - accept a person who is different from you and respect that you have your differences.