Tibellus
51 Richmond, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a lousy proofreader, which is why "Tibullus" is misspelled.

I eagerly get lost in stimulating conversations and I am a great believer in the absurd both existentially and in a Marx Brotherian way (on the other hand, I've never gotten the Three Stooges). I read a lot and read all sorts of fiction. I'm a news junky but oddly, except for things that are work-related, not too much non-fiction grabs me these days (although Cod: The Biography of a Fish was great). I am involved with the humanities and wish I knew more about science. Definitely on the liberal side of liberal. I am deeply involved with the arts.

I would love to say that I make people laugh, am full of energy, have a positive outlook (periodically, I have a gread deal of energy as well as a a positive outlook) and all those other terms which are supposed to be appealing, but, honestly, how can you say that about yourself? If someone finds you funny, you're funny. I do like it when people find me funny.

I am curious, atypical, and thoughtful
What I’m doing with my life
Two things preoccupy these days - my job, which I love, and maintaining a strong connection with my daughter. There is plenty of room for other preoccupations.
I’m really good at
I'm good at making up stories and amusing children. I'm a pretty good baker, especially of breads (bagels are my favorite), a reasonable chess player who needs to learn the fine art of the sacrifice. I'm a good copy editor (although a lousy proofreader).
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm animate? My accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books quite literally surround me, so favorites are hard but they range from Berlin Alexanderplatz to P.G. Wodehouse to Harry Potter and a great deal in between.

Memorable movies are: Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday (Meet Joe Black was the most recent remake of the movie and a great disappointment despite the cast), Angels in America, Young Einstein, Ninotchka. I like the idea of science fiction and horror movies, but most of them are not very memorable.

I have a Victrola and like a lot of pre-WWII popular music (Gershwin, Rogers and Hart, Yip Harburg...) and folk music from around the world. Mahler is amazing, so are Brahms and Bartok, and Stravinski's ballets for the Ballet Russe. When I listen to popular music, it is usually to remind myself of people and places. Hip-hop gives me headaches.

Food - Mostly avoid eating meat but I'm more an aspiring or fallen vegetarian. I like simple food and spicy food while cheese and mayonnaise (Hellman's) sandwiches are my standby.
The six things I could never do without
Pretty much in this order:
Daughter
Cat
Learning
Kitchen
Bicycle
Hopes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The beauty of paradox. How to get from here to there and how we got from there to here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chatting with people, reading; Friday nights can be annoying.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I missed the gene for tidiness. Hygiene, yes - tidiness, no.
You should message me if
You are intrigued?
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