I am a well-traveled but not yet world-weary teacher and law student. I love New Orleans, fancy creole cookin', live music, exercise, motorcycles, Scrabble, film noir, sleeping late, poetry, disturbing fan fiction, spontaneous travel, kissing in doorways, and looking at the sky.
In my short, happy life thus far I've been an EMT, firefighter, sailor, soldier, exotic dancer, professor, public candidate, auctioned off bachelor/servant, door to door salesman, bartender, waiter, bouncer, campaign manager, biker, and pilot.
I'm here because I think it's crazy that we essentially limit ourselves to the handful of people who happen to be coworkers, classmates, or neighbors. There are amazing people out there that we are fantastically compatable with, but don't happen to live next door. I want to find them.
In the most straightforward sense, I am in grad school, working a little on the side, and desperately searching for authenticity.
In a broader sense, I tend to work for a year to afford a year off to explore the world or try something experimental and, more often than not, extremely foolish. I'm trying to take my retirement in installments while I'm young enough to enjoy it. I lead a rich, exciting life and want to continue to do so, but I am searching, earnestly, for exceptional people with whom to share it.
I really am questing of late... I fly to some faraway city to meet someone new, I get up in the middle of the night and run to the store because I had a dream about King Cake, I memorize poems in case they come and burn all the books. Semper paratus.
Decisively stating what should be obvious but isn't. Pursuing that which exceeds my grasp.
For argument's sake I guess I'll throw out Fitzgerald, Pirsig,Carl Sagan, Tom Robbins, Douglas Adams, Gleick, Bertrand Russel, Anne Rice (she lives down the street), Pablo Neruda, Jared Diamond, Orson Scott Card, Michael Pollan as authors.
FILM: Annie Hall, Love and Death, Harold and Maude, There Will Be Blood, Casablanca, Star Wars, Double Indemnity, THE FINAL SACRIFICE! MST3K
STAGE: American Idiot and Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Hamlet, Dream On Monkey Mountain, Don Quixote,
MUSIC: Rebirth, Harry Connick jr., Sasha Masakowski, Ray Charles, Meschiya Lake, TMBG, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Bruce, MJ, Maria Callas, Master P, Tupac, Fiona Apple, Leonard Cohen, Bethoven, Dvorjak, Hank Williams, Daft Punk, ABBA, Peaches, Queen, Prince.
FOOD: Watermelon, Domalises (large shrimp, dressed), sushi, saag paneer, ice cream, scotch, and pork pad woon sen
Not really that last thing, I just really wanted to write, "the wherewithal to masturbate"
Much is a mystery on here... So many non-monogamous couples, spam, prostitutes, attention seekers, people who will write for months but never meet up, people who clearly haven't read your profile at all, and people who seem to go out of their way to be as antagonistic as possible... Aren't we all sort of slogging through this mess together? Can't we agree on some basic rules of courtesy and honesty?
I want to find a truly exceptional woman. In truth, I have a legion of friends. I have energy, money, and free time. I have professional people I respect, a family I can count on, and a lot of love in my life. What I don't have is a partner. There are many great and terrible things I still want to do in this short time we have here, and I want someone undeniably great who can take on the world with me. I want someone who instantly recognizes me on a deep level and will take off for the unknown. That's why I'm throwing this open worldwide- I want to be very thorough in my search in my search for you. If you are her- I don't care where you live.
I'm looking for friends too, and I always welcome a strange story from far afield. But I am keeping my head and heart open, and my ears perked up. I'm looking for you ninjalibrarian.
I think obsessing over pro sports is waste of time. If you list football as something you can't live without, belong to a fantasy league, or have multiple photos in a jersey at a game there are plenty of guys out there for you, but I am not one of them.
This old stuff I'll leave... 'cause it's true. You are niether religious or conservative. You have skills and ambitions. You like riding on motorcycles through the city at night and drinking expensive wine from the bottle while singing. You have a high quality amount of travel and education under your belt, and, if you are crazy, which you probably are, it's at least a fun/perverse kind of crazy and not just socially awkward/emotionally crippling crazy.