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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. Now that retirement age is only a few years away, I'm starting to think about taking up a second career. I could devote myself to music full time. But I also think I'd be good at law....
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 so many clearly fake profiles created by people who are not native English speakers keep visiting my profile and liking me, even messaging me to try to get me to text them.
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