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My self-summary

A little while ago I tried an OKC experiment that was successful, so it's my new way of doing things. In the interest of saving time I've begun to almost exclusively message women I've already Quickmatched with. I know a lot of people don't like that feature, but I see it akin to making eye contact in a bar or bookstore. I probably wouldn't just walk up and start a conversation with you randomly, but if you shoot a little smile my way then I know it's worth my while. So if what you read below looks interesting, give that little button a click. Who knows? Maybe our virtual eyes will meet...

And now, the actual profile:

Just like this essay, I’m a work in progress. Unlike this essay, I'm hoping that continues for the rest of my life. If I was to describe myself in two(ish) words, it would be "deep-thinking goofball." I’m always trying new things, including sailing, dancing, music (listening and playing), cycling all over the city, learning to shave with a straight-razor, ice skating in Bryant Park, studying all kinds of things, and finding any excuse to dress to the nines. Most recently, I started self-publishing children's books, picked up the didgeridoo, and have a love/hate relationship with the foam roller so many of my running friends do.

Among my proudest (material) possessions are more sportcoats than I can count, six hats in semi-regular rotation (and a few that aren't), three ukuleles, three bicycles, and an adorable shih-tzu who thinks he's a cat.
What I’m doing with my life
For my chosen career, I utilize words that have been invented by other people by coalescing them into new and interesting combinations for the purpose of persuading people into entering a monetary arrangement with a third party which will deliver them goods or services, which are also invented by other people, and which may or may not actually be necessary for the person I am attempting to persuade. (In other words, I write advertising.)

As I mentioned above, I have just started a side business self-publishing children's books. Two so far, and hopefully more to come later (maybe non-children's books as well). I'm also gradually dipping my toe into the world of voice-overs and audiobooks. Hmmm... I wonder if I can combine those somehow.

For fun, see the previous section.
I’m really good at
Ironing (see the sportcoat comment above).
Taking myself seriously.
Not taking myself seriously.
Doing good words and sentences structured interestingly.
Buying books faster than I can read them. The iPad is not helping with that.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmmm... the most compliments I get are about the smile and curly hair. Followed by, "Oh my god, I wish I had your eyelashes!" Also most people seem to think I'm 8 years (give or take) younger than I am, and are quite shocked when they hear the truth.

I also have a great voice, and on the recommendations of both friends and random people in the street I'm looking into a voice over career.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Rumi, Alexander Dumas, the Mahabharatta, C.S. Lewis, various mythologies, Shakespeare, Herman Hesse, and Rumi (yes, I said Rumi twice).

Movies: Godfather (duh), Time Bandits, Muppet Movie (the original of course), Joe vs. the Volcano, Lord of the Rings, Firefly/Serenity, Network, Fisher King, basically any Steve Martin or Albert Brooks film.

Music: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Chet... basically people who don't require a last name. Except for Bach. But then he doesn't require a first name.

Food: Let's just say I know the difference between "Italian" and "Eye-talian." Also a huge fan of cheese, even the stinky kinds.
Six things I could never do without
-My puppy - yeah, he's 6 years old but he's still a puppy to me.
-My bike - I use it pretty much anytime I'm not dressing up for a night out or when the weather is really awful.
-Learning new things.
-Some sort of creative outlet.
-Water. Not just the drinking kind. If I don't get out and see a beach, river, etc. every once in a while I go a bit batty.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Too much to list, so I'll limit it to stuff related to this site:
-How I can have the same answer to a yes/no question as someone and still have it highlighted red as a "wrong" answer.
-How so many people on here seem to just want to email back and forth forever. Isn't the whole point to MEET?
On a typical Friday night I am
In. Out. Sometimes both.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I bought my couch based largely on whether or not you could spoon on it.

Also, I'm occasionally jealous of my female friends because they have much better "bad online date" stories than I do. I've had everything ranging from her becoming a girlfriend to, "We just didn't click," but never anything thing worse than that. Most people would consider that lucky, but I wouldn't mind having one good story to share in return for all of their hilarious ones.
You should message me if
You're curious about me, the world, yourself, or preferably all of the above. I don't particularly care if your taller than me. Or shorter for that matter.

You can talk about meaningful things or goof around endlessly (can you hold your own in a conversation about Homer's Odyssey OR Homer Simpson?). You'll both inspire and challenge me. You who know the difference between growing stronger and growing harder. You think a relationship has more to do with two people looking in the same direction, than just looking at each other.

You're ready for your last first date.
The two of us