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My self-summary
Clean-shaven now but I go from clean-shaven to light-bearded often as my photos show. (Yes, I'm willing to keep one style for a special person)

This isn't your standard everyday OKC profile; I'm unique, but in a good way (so I've been told). And unlike anyone else you'll meet here, I can honestly say I changed the world you live in.

It is not possible to distill a person down to a small series of answers to OkCupid questions, so instead, I'll offer:

24 or so random facts about me (some little known)

I'm a Chocoholic. Big time.

I'm an Incurable Romantic.

I currently have 3 cats who can perform a variety of tricks. One even plays the piano. (She's on YouTube)

I was EXTREMELY allergic to cats and hated them, but "cats" were a non-negotiable requirement for my former S.O.. When we parted, I kept the cats. I'm no longer allergic to them any more -- the constant exposure acted like allergy shots.

I was first interviewed on TV when I was about 9. Since then, I've been interviewed on TV, radio, and newspapers several times. Once the National Enquirer paid me for an interview. I don't feel famous, and I'm not.

I've never been interviewed by NPR, but I was asked to read the galley-proof for the memoirs of a very well-known NPR personality. (I declined, as I didn't feel qualified)

I'm afraid of heights, but still managed to get my pilots' license.

I believe one should stay inside an airplane, and not willingly jump out.

Al Gore didn't invent the Internet. I know this because I wrote part of the proposal to build it.

I'm a Lefty. Lefties are the only ones in their Right minds.

I once was paid as an escort (no, I know what you're thinking) -- a *tour* escort -- taking a large group of seniors to Seattle & Vancouver's World Fair.

I sing badly, but somehow got into my high school's Acapella and Madrigal choirs (I think they were desperate). I almost got kicked out for yawning during a concert.

I'm a "supertaster" which means my taste buds are extra sensitive to the bitter compounds found in some vegetables -- especially broccoli & Brussels Sprouts. I don't eat broccoli (if a former President didn't like it, I guess it's OK for me not to either) Yuck! So there!

I've been tested and my hearing is twice as sensitive as "normal". Loud sound is painful, and I often wear earplugs at movies, dances, and concerts.

I have two left feet and am incredibly shy, yet I regularly get up before large groups of people and teach them to dance.

Did I mention I'm a klutz?

I coached high school wrestling for several years.

I've been privileged to know several Olympic athletes. I'm absolutely bowed over by their drive and dedication. Even if I had superb athletic skill (I'm a klutz, remember?), I couldn't do what they do, mentally.

I was a computer geek before the term was invented.

I'm a "Folkie". Especially the live, acoustic kind.

In Western astrology, I'm a Capricorn; in Eastern, a Rat. Live with it.

Part of my anatomy made Michigan medical history. Really.

"Do not mistake activity for achievement". Found this in a fortune cookie several years ago. Great advice and my motto.
What I’m doing with my life
I've lived a good exciting life, but to paraphrase Robert Browning:
"Grow old with me -- the best is yet to come" and I'm looking forward to every new day.
I’m really good at
Training cats. (Really!)
The first things people usually notice about me
* I've been told my eyes are an unusually dark shade of brown...
* I look *a lot* younger than I am (I'm really 105)...
* I don't act my age. Age is just a number.
* I'm quite shy around members of the opposite sex...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to decide between to pick favorites
The six things I could never do without
Sorry, I can't narrow it to only 6, but high in the list would be Chocolate, Sharing, Affection, Nature, Love, Sex, .....Damn, that's 6 already and I haven't even gotten started!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The incongruities of life such as:
*Are all the good women really taken?
*Why will OKCupid suggest someone 8773 miles away when my "looking for" filters are set to "Near me"? Or why "You might like" a 33 yr old (I'm looking for a partner, not a daughter!).
*Why does OKC show me photos of "Men looking for Men"?? That certainly isn't in my profile!
On a typical Friday night I am
I might be out with friends, enjoying a quiet evening at home, or at a dance.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
(1) The story behind my "Part of my anatomy made Michigan medical history. Really." comment.
(2) I sometimes speak to my cats in baby-talk.
You should message me if
You have a photo (no photo, don't bother!)
There's something special about you.
You are curious about the world around you.
You can take a joke and are not easily offended.
You believe that sarcasm is a spice of life when used sparingly.
You are generally happy.
You love to kiss, and cuddle.
Your eyes are bright and convey the depth of your spirit.
You believe: Be yourself — everyone else is already taken.
The rest is negotiable. (well, you can’t be a blood relative)

Well, I'm running late. It was really great to meet you!

You should email me and we can continue this conversation...