SMART_AND_NICE
55 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
Where to begin? People are complex, and the little text boxes make it all seem so binary sometimes. I'm a people so it's hard to distill myself down into some slick marketing schpeel. So, instead, some errata...

Not your typical American... I was born and raised internationally. My father was in the oil business and my upbringing was a never ending sequence of unique experiences. Fortunate to have not just visited, but lived in the best and worst of places... the worst were the most interesting though; how many kids had both a horse and a camel?

I love cinematography... I build big art. I'm wicked smart, an original Silicon Valley entrepreneur (long before it became trendy and commonplace) and I love my career in film.

I live in SF now, high up on Twin Peaks with an amazing view of the city.

OK, still reading? Whew! I'll make this last part quick... I love creative expressions of personality... I thrive on other people's eccentricities!

I want you to know I am thinking about you. I want you to think about me. I want to have the comfort of a call in the evening...

I think the devil and angel on my shoulders actually dig each other, but maybe I have an active imagination. Here’s what they want...

Angel wants someone to talk to; Devil does too. But you know, there would be quite the difference in subject matter between the two of them. Angel wants someone for playing footsy. Devil wants footsy, handsy, necksy… well, you get the idea ;-)

When we’re together – you, shoulder angel and devil, and me - will laugh, play, debate, snark, discuss, explore, cook, eat, imagine... We can show each other our various acquired odd talents, both salacious and not so and the things that make us unique like cool scars. I can cook. I love international trips. I love my work. I like sharing blankets on the couch. I like exposing my dorkside.

If you like men who are serious, silly, and somewhat idealistic – well I may be the one for you.

I like women who are funny, brainy – oh, I like the brainy – well you may be the one for me.

If you’ve made it this far – cool. Thank you. Here’s to finding that connection.
What I’m doing with my life
I started a motion picture production/special effects company that became a success (you might have seen my work somewhere: music videos for Michael Jackson and Peter Gabriel... Motion pictures: Harry Potter, Men in Black II, etc...). I'm very driven creatively, if not working in the digital visual arts I'm painting, taking pictures, making music and inventing things.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh - making creative things - listening - talking - being a friend - being a boyfriend - sticking to something I've set out to do - maintaining a perfect credit score - can fix anything - manage money better than most hedge funds - cooking (some exotic things and a great salmon) - guitar - bass - business - film/video editing and effects - electronics - picking restaurants/clubs - making mango margaritas (this is a newly acquired skill).
The first things people usually notice about me
My charisma... everyone is usually grouped around me at parties. I'm either seeking out the most interesting people or someone spots me and starts asking questions.

I must alert you beforehand that the nails on my right hand are a little bit longer than my left for guitar picking. James Taylor recently asked me to help with some videos and imparted upon me that I'd never play properly without nails. If we meet please don't think I have sloppy grooming habits!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Wineries: Peju (best cab ever), Jarvis (the most amazing caves and tasting anywhere), Silver Oak and Latour

Foods: Mediterranean, Indian, Thai, Dim Sum, almost anything with some spice or kick. Small plates at great bars. Happy at Jardiniere tonight and El Farolito tomorrow

Music: The Great American, Slim's, Hotel Utah, Irish pubs or Bottom of the Hill... local bands at great dive bars.
What's on my playlist today: Prince, Courtney Barnett, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Chico Mann, Coltrane, Miles, Dizzy, Lily Allen, Barry Gray, Gruppo Sportivo...

Off, off, off Broadway plays
The six things I could never do without
A Woman, a Guitar, Marzipan, Bordeaux, a Radio, Gjetost
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How it takes the courage of a few, to make a difference for the many...
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to get friends to go see live music
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a little bit of a germaphobe at times, but it's good to be careful...
SO PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:
If you have a recurring social disease (aka herpes & cold sores, etc...), then we are NOT a match! I'm sorry, but it's gross and always contagious!!!
You should message me if
You have a spontaneous side, you want to try something new or some other crazy thing I have not yet tried. Perhaps you have an accent or you have a dorky sense of humor. Intelligence is a major turn on... I like brainy, oh I like brainy! ... and please, please, please... don't just hit the like button, at least send me a note and tell me what you did today!
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