cellofello
61Arlington, United States
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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....

8/4/2017: So. I think it's time to update this. I previously had described myself as being in an open relationship, but only looking for new friends (and, back when it was an option that OKC offered, activity partners - I'm always looking for a good pianist with whom to play chamber music). Unfortunately that relationship of 18 years ended this year, for the worst of all possible reasons. I describe myself as non-monogamous because I seem to have been born without the jealousy gene. But that doesn't mean that I won't consider a monogamous relationship with the right person.
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.

https://youtu.be/MO5Gj_jbDb8
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 (but not the sequel), 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. Also, why there are so many people with user names ending in "thecat", "inabox", or "omatic". Did I miss the memo?
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).

You have answered at least 100 questions, or written enough in your profile or your message to me that I can have some clue as to why we might be compatible. I have received more than one message with a single line "How are you doing?" or the like from someone whose profile consists of fifteen very generic questions that 90% of the population would match on, and "They haven't written anything yet". I'm more likely to answer someone who has no picture but a well-filled profile than someone with a gorgeous picture but nothing of substance.
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