48Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Hi. Thanks for noticing me.

I have started this on-line dating adventure for two reasons. First of all, I don't seem to meet many single women of a certain age any more. The women I meet are either too young to get the '80s or are already spoken for. Secondly, in putting myself out for public inspection like this, I am finding motivation to move parts of my life forward that had become static.

I grew up in Pittsburgh so, yes, I am a sports guy. I enjoy watching sports (especially baseball) but I do not live and die by the outcome and could even survive without ESPN. I enjoy all of the usual stuff: walks in the park; that first cup of coffe on a sunny Sunday morning; good movies; really, really bad movies; intelligent television; laughing; travelling; wine/vodka/beer (though not always in that order or on the same night); relaxing on the sofa; getting dressed up to go out; spending the day at the beach; sneaking off for a weekend.

I am adventurous enough to try anything once. I like women who can challenge me and push my boundaries. I think that I have lived a good life so far but I have definitely not lived all of it.

It may not be very manly to admit but I am a romantic. I believe that there is someone out there for me, we just haven't found each other yet.
What I’m doing with my life
Professionally I work in live entertainment. I am a lighting and video programmer, working on plays, musicals, corporate events, and the odd television job. I occasionally have to travel for the shows I work and those work days can be very long indeed.

Personally, I support Stand Up 2 Cancer, the American Heart Association, Pets 2 Vets, Planned Parenthood, and the DNC. I am hoping this year to advance my involvement beyond writing a check.
I’m really good at
finding presents and cards that are appropriate and meaningful, regardless of the holiday. I don't understand how people can look at holiday shopping as a chore nor do I get buying everything from amazon. Sure it is convenient and easy but some of the best gifts (and experiences) are things you stumble upon without meaning to. Sometimes, you have to fail a few times to really succeed.
The first things people usually notice about me
The girls I dated at school always seemed to like my blue eyes but I don't know anymore. If I had to guess now, I would say it is my laugh. I have a voice that projects and carries easily in a crowded room and I've had actors on stage hear me laughing in the balcony.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Shakespeare, Patrick O'Brian, Jane Austen, Dickens, Don Winslow (Savages), Christopher Moore, Tolkien, The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy (though not the third book yet.) The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Stephen Ambrose. Movies: Philadelphia (Grant/Hepburn), The Sting, Mel Brooks, Spielberg, Pixar, 10 Things I Hate about You, American Beauty, An American President, Riddick, The Marx Brothers, Star Wars, Star Trek (love the reboot), LOTR, His Girl Friday, The Music Man. Television: Dr. Who, The West Wing, The Network, Archer, The Venture Bros, Grimm, Bob's Burgers, How I Met Your Mother, The Dick van Dyke Show, MASH, WKRP, Six Feet Under (though I never finished it), the Paladia (all music) channel. Music: Mozart, Bernstein, Copeland, John Lee Hooker, Sam and Dave, The Blues Brothers, Iron Maiden, The Clarkes, Squeeze, (anything 80s really), Alice Cooper, Preservation Hall Jazz, Stevie Ray, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Zep/Stones/Who/etc, Carla Bruni, Corinne Bailey Rae, Richard Cheese, and Rush. Food: I'll try anything once. My favorite "non-American" food is sushi, with sake and sapporo.
Six things I could never do without
Someone to talk with.
Something to talk about.
A good book.
An entertaining movie.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever it is that I did or read or saw last. I look back on my experiences to hopefully learn from them. I also try to be introspective and think on the obstacles that are holding me back in the hopes that I can overcome them. I will also worry about every job I start, trying to be mindful of its importance,my role, and what ways I can best show my abilities.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably home or at the movies. Since I lack a regular wing-man, I don't have the same enjoyment of going to a bar on a Friday night by myself as other guys seem to. Meeting up with friends is one thing but the whole going out by myself and trying to meet someone, a stranger, was never in my favorites column.
You should message me if
you want a response. I will probably not be doing the full membership so the whole rating thing will not really get my attention. Sorry!
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