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 need to be clear that right now I am not actively seeking a dating/romantic/sexual relationship - I have a very full dance card already! 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.
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.
My coffee maker.
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.
You can deal with someone as peculiar as I am (or even better, you are as peculiar as I am).