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My self-summary
Hi, I’m Corey... and here’s me in a nutshell– large info-packed nutshell.

I was born and raised in the Chicago. So, you could say I’m a down-to-earth Mid-Westerner. But, I”ve lived in Ohio, Colorado, Arizona amd up and down the California coast. In fact, I’ve seen 49 states. Can you guess which state I’ve yet to check off the list? Hint: Denali.

I’ve been amically divorced for several years now and my “former” and I remain friends. Which is good because we’ve raised two kids who aren’t really kids anymore. I have a son who’s out of college and buidling a film career in Hollywood. And a daughter who’s graduated high school and investigating what’s next. So, if you have kids...bonus points. I also have extended family living with me. A nine-pound furry Maltese named Bella who adopted me. And her nemesis– a rescue mutt that thinks Bella needs
to be constantly herded. Yes, I have a soft spot for animals. Especially canines.

Those who know me would likely say I’m easy-going, light-hearted, non-judgemental with a prevailant sense of humor that is both dry and “out there” at times. That sense of humor has served me well as I've had long career on the creative side of the ad business– an art director by trade. A writer by default. And speaking of my career that’s where you come in. While I’ve got one eye looking at layouts on my laptop my other eye has been squarely set on transitioning to “semi-retirement” very soon. I sure could use a collaborator on this pending adventure. I’ve spent a good deal of time watching shows like House Hunters International, Beachfront Bargains and Tiny House Living to get inspired. Got any ideas?

A few more things about me you may find of interest. I’m good with my hands and like to fix things. Need help tiling a bathroom or assembling Ikea furniture? No problem. But wait, there’s more. I have a ‘68 convertible that I restored (up for a ride?) which spends too much time in my garage. I’ve played guitar since I was 12 twelve years old and have a pretty good ear. Unfortunately, just an OK singer. But, I love music whether it’s playing myself, sitting in with other musicians, or hearing live music usually in smaller venues. I also like to cook and it’s fun to cook “together”. Speaking of cooking I tend to eat pretty healthy– though I do have my vices which include red wine and dark chocoate. And I also like getting outdoors and being in nature. Could be a hike, a walk in Marin Open Space or a scenic bike ride. I’m no athelete but somewhat fit. And so you know, my exercise of choice (and habit) is swimming. That should
explain the chlorine fragrance you may notice on occasion.

A few other things I like, in no particular order: the sound and smell of rain, stormy weather, road trips, cozy restaurants, old cars, architecture, street fairs, small get togethers, films in almost any genre, Curb Your Enthusiasm and South Park, the tropics, the mountains, documentaries, The SF Giants and The Warriors, travel, family time, dog shows... more to come.

Now– let’s talk about YOU. What am I looking for in a partner? Of course, chemistry. We all want that. It’s a bit of an intangible. I’m not looking for my clone. In fact, I’d prefer if you had some interests of your own and a bit of independence. I gravitate to women who take care of themselves, are easy-going, have a sense of humor, maybe quirky, kind, thoughtful, stlyish and maybe even a bit artsy. But, most importantly, I hope you have the time and desire to have a warm, nuturing and joyful relationship. If you’re a workaholic with a jam-packed calendar... well, you’ll likely scare me off!

Bonus points for being reasonablly close to your “said” age, living nearby and having decent photos. In other words... not a speck on a mountain, blurry beyond recognition, hidden behind sunglasses, buried in a crowd, or those good ole days at Woodstock. :-)
What I’m doing with my life
A bit of this. A bit of that. Thinking and planning for "semi-retirement."
Swimming. Playing guitar. Enjoying my daughter when I get a chance to hang out with her. Vicariously enjoying my sons career. Getting outdoors- often with dog next to me.. Weekend getaways here and there. Doing little things to make the world a better place. Savoring my free time. Thinking about what is next. Enjoy music and occasional spectator sports– though baseball season is winding down.
I’m really good at
My job as art director. Finding the humor in most situations. Fixing something. Playing guitar. Building it. Finding a parking spot that's close. Visualizing something that doesn't exist. Listening. Getting to the crux of a situation. Keeping calm. Napping.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, I haven't really asked but... first, my smile and easy going
demeanor. That, there is a dog next to me. That the hump they thought was on the left side of my back now appears to moved over to the right side of my back. Or did it? A twinkle in my eye.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Steely Dan. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Great guitarist performances. R &B meets jazz. Live music when I get the chance. Non-fiction books like Into Thin Air. Yoshi's– small venues are great. Funny comedians. The Wizard of Oz. Crash (the movie, I recently watched it). Great italian. A good burger. Salmon. Breakfast food. Fruit, especially berries.
Six things I could never do without
Why six? Guitars. Laughter. Family. Free time. Friends. The internet (hate to admit that). Humor. Dogs. Saran Wrap. Sex. Beautiful scenery. Time not working.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My kids. Getting older and the retirement thing. Or "semi-retirement thing." My dad,. My house. What's next? How can stop going into the city to do my job. What makes people tick. The amazing coincidences that seem to constantly happen around me. What my dog does when I'm not home (she watches Animal Planet on TV... I've caught her) Cool places in the world to live or visit.
On a typical Friday night I am
Decompressing. Horizontal. Chillin'. Looking forward to the weekend. Pretending Monday is a long time away.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I tell you mine if you tell me yours. :-)
You should message me if
Want to experience me from a distance of two feet, or so. Feel a connection to me you can't explain. Want to discuss four-legged furry creatures. Would like to sit down for a cup of coffee with a stand-up guy. Don't have plans this coming weekend. Have a hunch.
The two of us