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My self-summary
Time for a little updating. My avatar Snuffyspop is no longer accurate but OKCupid wants me to pay for the privilege of changing it. Snuffyspop was an homage to my childhood pug and became my nickname.

Three years ago I adopted a beautiful four year old pug from a rescue I volunteer with. He is a godsend. I've named him Smitty after my late father. So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I've posted a photo of him on my profile.

Ok back to the basics. I'm the nice Jewish boy, now all grown up, that your mother wanted you to date when you were younger. I'm single but with a grown niece and nephew back east with young children of their own.

I prefer someone who can hold a conversation for more than fifteen seconds without it turning to her ex.

I am degreed, politically savvy and know the difference between a salad and a shrimp fork. I prefer watching to participating in sports but long walks with my dog and yours will be great.

I have a terrific, and slightly off-beat, sense of humor. I enjoy long Sunday drives to nowhere in particular, The Bay Area, flea markets, rock and roll, jazz, big bands, the arts and the Dodgers. Hey, I'm originally from Dem Bums hometown. I love kids, dogs and cats.

Age wise, I'm looking for someone who recalls when the Beatles performed together. Although not particularly religious I was raised Jewish but religion is a state of mind over matter and if you don't state it it doesn't matter. Tobacco breath is a no-no, as is drug use. Social drinking is a yes-yes. Past relationships are ok just as long as they stay there. Past baggage is not a problem. I've got a steamer trunk full but with a lock to which I've forgotten the combination.

Now that you know something about me, tell me all about yourself. Let’s meet for coffee and conversation and take it from there.
What I’m doing with my life
Living the Vida Loca since I retired. I just started a part time job to keep busy and of course make a little extra spending money. I volunteer helping my fellow veterans, especially those who are homeless. I volunteer with a dog rescue group that specializes in pugs, my favorite breed and from which I adopted my Smitty. Of course I dote on my son by another species.
I’m really good at
Reading other people's BS.
The first things people usually notice about me
My brain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a Trekkie - but only the original series and its TV and movie offspring. Ferengis are my favorite aliens. Updating a classic like Star Trek is like rewriting Shakespeare.

I love non-fiction books, especially history and true crime. Why true crime? You'll have to meet me to find out. I am politically liberal, but not so far to the left it becomes the polar opposite of the Tea Party.

Marriage, gender, and all other equalities of life are important to me. My past life is so much more interesting than fantasy. I enjoyed reading Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean. Who knew? I like Frank McCourt's books possibly because he was a high school English teacher of mine.

I read The New York Times and even the New York Post which are both superior to LA LA Land Newspapers. I don't sit in front of the boob tube, don't even have cable, but when I do it's usually classic reruns, PBS and the Britcoms and Britcops shows.

Give me tickets to a big band concert or a REAL rock and roll oldies show and I'm satisfied.

I'm not a food snob as I lean towards comfort foods over trendy dishes. I enjoy Italian and oriental cuisines with the exception of sushi and sashimi. A good NY style deli sandwich is nirvana. Help me locate some acceptable pizza and bagels.
Six things I could never do without
We can discuss that when we meet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm thinking I'm thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually out bonding with close friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never would put that on-line. What a foolish question to be out there in cyberspace for all the world to see.
You should message me if
You want to continue the conversation.
The two of us