MANY DON'T READ THIS. I AM NOT INTERESTED IN ANYONE HEAVY OR FAT. I'M INTERESTED IN SOMEONE WITH AT LEAST A COLLEGE EDUCATION. IF THOSE THINGS DON'T DESCRIBE YOU AND DON'T HAVE AT LEAST TWO PICS LESS THAN 3** YEARS OLD POSTED PLEASE SKIP WRITING TO ME. I WILL JUST "HIDE" YOU (THERE'S NO "DELETE". HIDE IS MORE PERMANENT BUT THE ONLY CHOICE).
**Shall I tell you about the woman I MET recently who admitted her pic was SIXTEEN YEARS OLD. I am a gentleman, but next time I'm just leaving.
OH, IF RELIGION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU, THERE'S NO MATCH HERE. NO OFFENSE INTENDED, BUT NO MATTER HOW POWERFUL A DEITY SHE IS I'M NOT AVAILABLE AS AN ADHERENT.
I wouldn't know most celebs if we collided on the sidewalk, don't see most US-made mass market films, or tv series. (Why are they nearly all about cops, glorifying cops?)
I do like being outside, nature, trees, plants, animals, lakes, ocean beaches (late, when the rays are benign).
I am quite interested in good food and like both restaurants and cooking. Luckily, some genes seem to prevent obesity. A recently published persuasive large-scale medical study has caused a sudden reversal of my devotion to red meat; it's now a rarity in my life. Pity! But I'll just have to drink all this red wine anyway.
I am thoughtful, socially concerned, and very liberal, but may not share the p.c. view on certain issues.
Oh, and opinionated. (E.g., I care how people write, punctuate, spell. occasional sloppiness is fine, but ingrained misapprehensions about how certain words ought to look rankle. DO YOU KNOW THAT CERTAIN WORDS SIMPLY TAKE CERTAIN PREPOSITIONS--DIFFERENT FROM THE ONES OFTEN SEEN INTRODUCING THEM. If you care enough we can discuss that. )
I prefer green to beige; tree-filled country lakes and rivers usually seem more enticing than beaches. Much of my time is in NYC. Is the sidewalk still beige, or too dirty to see?
My hair is a lighter shade, too: grey. (A sudden change, so the photos are otherwise accurate.)
I might add: the many who assert that they "play hard" kinda miss the point, I think, and do not entice me. That nearly makes it work, on which subject, and leisure versus "hard play", I recommend this recent essay: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/08/work-good-or-bad/.
I am a devotee of news, public affairs, politics, spend considerable time reading and listening--sometimes complaining--expected a more liberal administration, not one so influenced by banking interests. And now Geithner's urging a cut in corporate tax rate!! (If they'd pay what the drafters of the Tax Code expected, that would be one thing. But the loopholes, usually put in by design, usually by a single or few congresspeople, frequently in return for what should be called a bribe, often make this seem a joke.)
Questioning authority, for sure.
Probably depends upon them at least as much as me.
** In fact, I think that we should all be more willing to take some chances. Our society has become one in which almost everyone is afraid to take a chance. Bike helmets--no breeze in your hair. (And a recent article notes that we have trouble getting many city folks to bike. In Europe they do not wear helmets, and many bike around town, to work, etc.
My favorite recent news item:
"Joanna Coles, the newly named editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, a cool blonde, turned up wearing form-fitting black leather and looking like a contemporary version of Emma Peel
And Ms. Coles, though she had been on the new job just a day, was saying how she had already turned her attention to the Cosmo girl’s eternal dilemma.
“We all want more sex, and no one is getting enough,” Ms. Coles was saying, noting that the problem is perhaps more exaggerated here than elsewhere. And the reason, she said, may be that in New York people are so busy they forget to bookmark sex time in their day planners. Whereas in England, where she is from, people routinely head out in the evening with the expectation of drinking a great deal, going home and making love, although the term she used for the sex act was vintage Austin Powers.
And in New York and especially during Fashion Week, Ms. Coles, expanding on the subject, was saying, you can easily form an impression that the majority of people have altogether forgotten that one of the primary purposes of looking good in clothes is to attract the amatory interest of someone who might wish to help you remove them. “I’ve been thinking about this a lot,” Ms. Coles was remarking. “People don’t appreciate enough that sex is free. You don’t have to be rich to have great sex.”
And enjoy some similar things,
and find each other attractive--that's necessary.
You would appreciate art, poetry, and a sense of the past, for example, sharing my admiration and pleasure in and being moved by an essay in last July's New Yorker that I've just read by Jill Lepore in filial devotion to her parents and tribute to Jane Franklin, a woman who died in 19th century america and thus was never taught to spell, nor expected to write, but who could nevertheless think, and correspond with one of the wisest men of the era, her brother Ben.
You want to actually meet soon, and not email for a long time.
Oh, and for a little later, you agree with Ms Coles.