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My self-summary
I am tall enough to fit under my hair. My feet then still reach into my shoes.

Yeah, i should expand this. Think I'll go for a walk instead. (For now)

I am Shiny, Irreverent, and Irrelevant

Addendum 11/26:
I am off the "market" for a while as I seem to keep foundering on my attempts to get past a first date. I recognize that I have three fairly serious red flags for women: One is that fitness level is simply not what I would like to to be, second is the financial issues attendant with having recently begun a new career and third is the simple fact that I have not been in what I would characterize as a serious relationship since the early 90s, though two undergraduate degrees, law school and getting started as an attorney. The third will not be entirely amenable to self-help, of course, but I've been working on the other two. I'm fitter than I was a year ago. (Those are not little mountains in the photos from last summer). However, I would simply like to have to haul less weight up them next summer. Progress is currently slowed due to a nagging rotator-cuff injury, but I'm getting there. The second is coming along improving slowly but steadily, and I actually will pass a milestone on that front December 6th. So for the meantime, I will leave this profile active, mainly because I'm going to be too lazy to fill it out again. If you are interested in writing, please do. But I am not looking to date at this time.

Addendum to the addendum, 8/14/11
I've been trying to think about how to rewrite this, but failing miserably. Lets just say that the fitness thing has taken a setback due to the shoulder problem. (Amazing how much we use that joint, and how it effects seemingly non-related motion) Finally started lifting weights again, though, although it will be a while coming back to my fitness level of a year ago. The financial continues to improve, abet slowly in this economy. Haven't been on a "date" in nearly a year. However, it would be nice to go to a movie with someone besides my current crop of friends, walk around downtown after tea at the crumpet shop, take a stroll over to the Locks after dinner in Ballard, perhaps someone to hike with, or some such. Looking more for someone to do things with more than anything else at the moment, but amenable to something more long term if it rapped me upside the head.

Anyone? Anyone. Bueller?


It also occurred to me how nice it would have been if you had been around while I was wandering around the city looking at leaves yesterday. The old part of Cap Hill around Volunteer Park was particularly nice.
What I’m doing with my life
Well, this very sunday morning I am drinking coffee and avoiding housecleaning by filling out answers to silly questions on some online dating site. Which does seem to indicate that I'd rather spend my life doing something enjoyable than not. On the other hand, I do seem to get done the things that need to get done; somehow I went from being only a high school graduate in my early 30s to two Undergraduate degrees with honors and through Law School in just over a decade. But I did not do it just for the money, but because I like challenges, both mental and physical. A friend once asked if I was going into Law so I could make 6 figures a year, to which I asked if that was what I could expect, could I make half that and have half the year to do other things? Life is short; get out there.
I’m really good at
Actually most of the times I'd rather ask someone else if I'm good at something, being somewhat biased in my own favor. But I'd say that I am a good driver; make a reasonably good meal, particularly when cooking for someone else; sleep well most nights; play guitar to my own satisfaction; sing well so long as I am in the shower; walk long distances; argue and debate; read widely; watch movies; apparently often make fairly funny observations(read this as "yes, I'm a wiseass"); have the capacity to greatly enjoy sex; occasionally have the apparent capacity to make someone else greatly enjoy sex; watch movies; not watch television; listen to music; listen to others; do laundry; have someones back; like the guy looking back out of the mirror; and from this list I can apparently come up with a bunch of non-sequitors that I think I might be good at.
The first things people usually notice about me
Again with these questions of what other people think. I guess you'd have to ask them. Or, if we ever meet, you could tell me...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Now we're talking. This could be a huge list, but in no particular order, nor organized by genre: Indian Food, The Subdudes, sunsets, Renoir, Manhattan (the movie), Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Satay, 1491, American Beauty, Chicken Korma, Dixie Chicken, sunrise, body surfing, Dead Guy Ale, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lowell George, the Mountains, grilled Salmon, Duckhorn 2002 Merlot, Froggy Bottom, Clifford Brown, Rock n Rolla, Homo Erectus IPA, 2 Kool 2 Be Forgotten, Clearing Winter Storm, Life of Brian, Lord of Light, a glass slide, Lord of the Rings (both), Mississippi John Hurt, Everest, Shindler's List, Hold On, Stir Fry, Guns, Germs and Steel, Can't You Hear Me Knockin', Alpenglow, Ry Cooder, it goes on and on... I'll probably add more.
Six things I could never do without
Oxygen. Oxygen and Hydrogen. Assorted carbon compounds. The outdoors. A guitar. Lucinda Williams.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Spending an hour filling this out. One of these days...

Wondering what this whole "friend"/"enemy" thing signifies...
On a typical Friday night I am
Often having a bite with friends. I don't go out much unless I have someone to go out with. I like company.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Yeah, right...
You should message me if
Something has triggered a desire to do so.
The two of us