Remember those Dos Equis commercials?
- He can speak French ... in Russian.
- He lives by the motto "Safety Third."
- He once taught a penguin to fly.
Well, I'm not the most interesting man in the world, I don't drink Dos Equis and truth be told, I'm afraid of penguins. (Flightless birds. Who are the ad wizards who came up with that one.)
I'm parent to two utterly amazing kids, ages seven and ten, who are with me most of the time. (Notice I put this first.)
I've lived here for about six years, a refugee from the Golden State. Born and raised in the SF Bay Area.
Educated, yet smart enough to know that advanced degrees and what they say about a person are highly overrated.
I graduated from U.C. Berkeley and lean politically to the right. Yes, several professors cried at my graduation.
ISTJ personality type with a dry, sarcastic sense of humor.
Making cool sound effects with my mouth (also known to piss off opposing counsel).
Cooking. I hold the distinguished title of Breakfast Master. Really. Ask my kids. I don't make omelets. I make bomblets. And my barbecuing is the essence of scorched, mouth watering legends. I was raised Italian so I understand the role food plays in social gatherings.
I love going to the movies (when something good is playing) and doing stuff where we get to talk, whether it's a day trip or dinner / happy hour at a restaurant. And in the interest of full disclosure, I sometimes succumb to the desire to steal a grope ... in inappropriate places ... like the cereal aisle at Fred Meyer.
My recreational reading consists mostly of political blogs and various internet forums. As for books, I prefer non-fiction. I'm currently reading Vindicating the Founders.
I'm not impressed by pretentious offerings in restaurants. More like dumbfounded. I eat a really healthy, mostly vegetarian diet and work out every day. And I was raised Italian so I appreciate the role that food plays in social gatherings.
I'm not sure there's really anything else I can't do without.
So, you should message me if:
- You need someone to play a scary clown at your next dinner party.
- You think we'd hit it off and are also looking for someone who might become your best friend.
[I'm kind of hoping for the latter as I'm not actually licensed and bonded for the clown gig.]