So: I'm professional and responsible and dependable--I have a business and an ex-husband and an accountant. But temperamentally I'm not traditional or conventional really at all--I have large tattoos, a published book of poetry, and an enormous appetite for adventure. I am enthusiastically literate. I am enthusiastically a lot of things in fact. I prefer cultural doings over sporty type events--indie rock and indie films, literary fiction, theater, and museums--but plenty of room for trashy TV too. Plenty. I like culture, including popular culture. I'm ridiculously verbal; I swear a lot, listen well, and have many, many opinions. I'm not an emotional wreck, a flake, an addict, or a scammer. I show up when I say I'm going to show up. I am not monogamous but I am quite intensely in love with my partner, so I am not your next wife or anybody else's either, but I am all sorts of fun, and no-pants options do exist under the right circumstances, with the right chemistry, and in the right time frame.
I live and work in Oakland, and after 30 years in SF I am figuring out this whole "driving places" thing of the east bay. I'm funny and smart; I'm assured, polite, I talk a lot, and well. And if you are fascinating, I have a lot more than just convention to offer. So for god's sake, be fascinating. Keep up. Have something to say. The way I'll know you are interesting is if you send an interesting message--HI! and a smiley face is friendly but not interesting. Liking long walks on the beach and the sound of rain is not interesting--they're cliches. It's fine if you like them--everybody does--but be more interesting than that. I'm a specific kind of person and I like specific kinds of people. Please: I don't need to see a photo of you naked. But I do need to see a photo of your face. Guys with photoless profiles, headless torso dudes, I probably won't write back to you--sorry, but I'm as visually oriented as you are. And I'm really not kidding about you needing to be over 40--younger than that does not work for me. And if you're over 55, you had really better mean that "youthful" thing you like to say. Bonus points for eyeglasses, lankiness, and a post-punk sensibility.
Movies: Stardust Memories, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, State and Main, Cloud Atlas, On the Beach, Adaptation, Wings of Desire
Music: The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, Bob Mould, Of Montreal, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Iron and Wine, Joanna Newsom, Destroyer, Frightened Rabbit, Cloud Nothings, Dan Mangan, Neutral Milk Hotel, Okkervil River, PJ Harvey, the Replacements, TV on the Radio, Alice Donut, Robyn Hitchcock, The Rural Alberta Advantage
TV: Rectify, The Leftovers, Mad Men, Real Housewives of Fake Boob Horrorshow, Top of the Lake, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Twin Peaks, Mystery Diagnosis, 30 Rock
Food: meat, cheese, bread--always good in any combination or by themselves!
All kinds of brainy
Damaged but not ruined
You are Peter Weller (Actually, if you are Peter Weller, you don't even have to bother with category B. Just come to my house.)