68Halethorpe, United States
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My self-summary
I worked as a basic science researcher in a medical field. I spent a lot of time with computers at work and it transfers to home somewhat. Weekends are for outdoor sports and activities. I originally went to college intending to become a park ranger but low pay and limited openings forced a career change many years ago. Winters I frequently travel to upstate NY for cross country skiing. I volunteer at the local Fire Department several evenings a week as an EMT. I generally stay busy but still have adequate time to myself.

I should note that I am physically active and participate in a lot of events but I don't have an athletes physique. The benefits of exercise show up in my annual physical but are otherwise well camouflaged.

I am brainy, athletic, and adventurous
What I’m doing with my life
Right now making a career change after losing grants and funding. While my previous career was enjoyable, I'm not optimistic that I can go back to it due to significant changes in the job market the last few years. While I'm enjoying the down time, I know I'm not ready for retirement but it's nice to have the savings to rely on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I generally read non-fiction history. I used to read science fiction but changed over about 10 years ago. I like a well written and detailed narrative such as Bevor, The Fall of Berlin 1945, rather than a dry recitation of facts. God's War, although rather dry, was an interesting experience that substantially increase my vocabulary; one of the few book I've had to read with a dictionary at my side.

I generally don't go back and reread the same book or watch the same movie again.

My tastes are widely varied and much depends upon the activity.

At work and while reading I prefer smooth jazz or new age. Basically, musical wallpaper; enjoyable but not distracting. I subscribed to an internet radio service a couple of years ago so I have a commercial free feed.

During work outs I prefer something with a solid beat and fast pace. Juno Reactor has a couple of great work out pace setters. A lot of AC/DC tunes are just as good.

I also like some offbeat songs such as Monkey Man by Omar and the Howlers and most of the Rocky Horror sound track.

I really like Dancing with the Stars. I liked CSI when it first started but dropped it. As a comedy it was enjoyable but then it just got too caught up in melodrama; I've worked in labs for a long time and their science is definitely the Hollywood version. I don't have cable but usually catch up on cable shows when I'm out of town staying in hotels or when they are available on Netfix.

Usually I go to movies for pure escape and entertainment -leave the message at the beep.

Low key, well done I guess describes my favorites - The Grey Fox is my all time favorite.

I especially like offbeat comedies; some make it to mainstream release (Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) but others never see the light of day. I call it dumpster diving at the video store. There are some real gems that never got wide attention: Mutant on the Bounty, There's Nothing Out There, Lost Skeleton of Caderava.

I worked for a few years in a TV station and picked up a little knowledge about camera work and direction so I'm looking for some things in movies that many people miss.
Six things I could never do without
There were things I used to think I absolutely had to have, then life changed and I found they weren't all that necessary after all.
On a typical Friday night I am
Preparing for Saturday activities then relaxing. Relaxing covers a wide area depending on how much time and energy I have. I may surf the internet, read Wikipedia, watch streaming video of TV programs, watch TV, read a book until I fall asleep, putter around the house, go to a movie or just go to bed early. In general stuff that removes thoughts of the work week just finished.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I sing along to the Rocky Horror soundtrack while driving.
You should message me if
you like being active and spending time outdoors.

If you can't live without pets, it's a lost cause. I'd appreciate messages but I'm allergic to cats and dogs. It's not something I can negotiate away.
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