I am in Los Angeles most weekends (when I login here), and in the Bay doing what I do in the next section during the week. For those who ask "why are you not A-list?", I'm only looking for a weekend dinner/drinking buddy. To that end, I'm very direct probably proposing a meeting in the initial message. If you get to know me, you'll find me to be a multi-faceted, dynamic, generous, straightforward, human being.
How I read your profile
I'm a big believer in psychological projection theory. So, I have a tendency to attribute what you say you don't want to what you actually want. So, for all of you who say "not looking for a fuck buddy" or "looking for a long term relationship", guess what? You're going to have to prove me wrong. And that shouldn't scare you off, it should motivate you. As an academic myself, I'm very open to being convinced my ideas are piffle and yours are better after all.
What I'm Looking For
I tend to spend a lot of time on here looking for people to type to. If/when you respond, we will see where things lead.
For example, I'm working on a rating service for drivers -- http://rating.d8u.us -- do rate the next driver who annoys you on our motorways instead of going into road rage. Let's make our lives calmer and shame our fellow freeway drivers into driving better.
I refused to be on the first SpaceX flight to Mars. So, I'm stuck here on Earth.
Music: Duran Duran, U2, Cheb Khaled, Rachid Taha, Foreigner, Rush, Gipsy Kings
Movies: The Boxer
Foods: Tapas, Bruschetta, Shawarma, Gyro.
Shows: The Good Wife; Scandal; Yes, Minister; Yes, Prime Minister; Fawlty Towers; Scorpion