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My self-summary
I'm unique - just like everyone else. :) I'm a semiprofessional 'cellist who is very glad not to have to be a fully professional one. I'm usually calm and logical (I do program computers, after all), but I do have a rather active sense of humor. I have a wonderful life; my biggest problem is that I'm interested in more things than I have time to do.

I got through three years of college as a philosophy major before someone told me there were NOT hundreds of companies out there willing to pay a six-figure salary for a corporate philosopher. I was devastated. Fortunately, back in high school I had discovered an aptitude for making computers do my bidding, so when I left school due to a lack of funds I was able to build a successful career in that field.

I am intelligent, musical, and generally cheerful.

I am not actively seeking a new dating/romantic/sexual relationship at this time - I have a very full dance card already! - but I'm willing to consider it with someone who is an exceptional match and comfortable with a non-monogamous relationship, at least in the near term. But the part about a good chamber musician (especially a very good pianist) as an activity partner is quite serious - I play chamber music nearly every week, and there is a lot of piano/strings literature I'm itching to play. And interesting new friends are welcome. But while I am actually in a polyamorous situation, even for a woman who isn't looking for a monogamous relationship, I have to warn that I might not be able to give a new partner as much attention as she wants without depriving my present partners of some of the attention they expect and deserve - and I am not willing to do that. If despite that you still are interested in a more than musical relationship, go ahead and write - but at least you know my current situation.
What I’m doing with my life
I have to keep reminding myself that it's better to be overemployed than unemployed. When not busy earning a living, I'm playing in both orchestras and chamber groups.
I’m really good at
Music. Also, writing song parodies.

The first things people usually notice about me
It really depends on the person and the situation. For some reason I tend to fool people - a number of people admitted they thought I'd be very conservative and serious when they first meet me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like science fiction and fantasy; my all-time favorite in the genre is Tolkien.

Movies I've really liked: The Princess Bride, Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, Ghostbusters (only the first one!), Airplane (ditto), Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away (first saw it in Paris with French subtitles), Blade Runner, Romancing the Stone.

I like most food. Oriental cuisines are a favorite - as far as ingredients go, I especially like fish, duck, lamb, and salad.
Six things I could never do without
My 'cello.
My cats.
My computer.
My coffee maker.
My corkscrew.
My Swiss Army Knife (no, they don't all start with C) - forget the damn American Express card, this is what you don't leave home without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How OK Cupid computes its match percentages, and why Staff_Robot tries to fix me up with 20-something bisexual women who are only looking for women under 30, as well as people who show up with "Y'all Got Issues.".
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a nice quiet dinner, and relaxing after a hectic week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmn. First I'd have to think of something I'm _not_ willing to admit.
You should message me if
You are a musician (especially a pianist) interested in playing chamber music.

You can deal with someone as peculiar as I am (or even better, you are as peculiar as I am).
The two of us