leftoid
66 Oakland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm very bright, funny, youthful and deeply curious. I look and feel a lot younger than I am. No one ever guesses my correct age and they are usually off by 10 years. Not sure what happened, but I'll take it. I have good instincts and tend to look below the surface. I'm articulate, as well as a good and careful listener. My interests are broad and the MBTI says I'm an INFP.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a long time general contractor with a focus in high end residential remodel. In mid-2012 I bought a bungalow near Piedmont Avenue in North Oakland from the family that had it built in 1907. It is loaded with character and the warm echoes of a hundred years of family gatherings. I'm nearly done here and I have other projects rolling as well. I love what I do, the creative problem solving, influencing the design process and working with clients, most of whom end up as friends when the work is done.
I’m really good at
More than anything, I make things and I restore things. I also have taste and an eye developed over decades participating in design decisions in my work and elsewhere. If there's an earthquake, I'm definitely the guy you want living next door. I've also been told more than once that I'm a great kisser.
The first things people usually notice about me
Big, smart, handsome, witty guy. I'm pretty informal and most of the time you will see me dressed exactly like you see in the photos. I don't own a suit and it is my goal to keep it that way for the rest of my life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
New Yorker, Scientific American, Salon, Tom Waits, Charles Bukowski, Rachel Maddow, Scorcese, Tarantino, Cohen Brothers, Julia Morgan, Mark Bulwinkle, John McPhee
The six things I could never do without
Close friends, my pup, laughter, camping gear, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra, various Macs and digital tools.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What's next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Taking it easy at home or dinner with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The fact that texting has completely destroyed my touch typing ability. Makes me look like English is my third language when I type on a 'puter now and on a phone it's worse!
You should message me if
You want to laugh, want to explore it all with someone who has taken a bit of a crooked path. I like and I'm comfortable with strong women. It is also imperative that you are still growing, sweet, gentle and affectionate as well. If you like Las Vegas, you should probably keep looking. I think that place is a complete waste of perfectly good desert.

Note: I find that the profile here doesn't necessarily present an accurate picture of me so I decided to check the "Personality" tab after deducting ten years from my true age of 66. The results are interesting and presented here. It seems my youthfulness distorts the results.
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