46Annapolis, United States
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My self-summary
I think these tend to all sound the same. I like travel and beaches as much as the next guy, but I don't get why they need to be up front and center in so many first paragraphs. Anyway, I like beaches fine, and travel is cool, too, though I do work a job where anything more than a weekend requires plenty of advance planning.
I'm here, I suppose, for the same reasons everyone else is - I am not seeing anyone, and figure this may be another avenue to try to meet someone special, and/or meet some new friends along the way. My other profile stuff seems to cover my basic interests (Yoga, Martial Arts, Music, Dogs, Literature, Theater, Volunteering, etc.), so feel free to ask about any of the above...
What I’m doing with my life
Living it as meaningfully, and playfully, as I can. I have a good career as an attorney that I enjoy more often than not, and I have to do something to pay for my extracurricular activities. Prior to that job, I was a bartender in Annapolis for several years, paying my way through undergrad part time and then doing the law school thing full time. I bought a little townhome a couple of years ago, and, when I can, am busy tring to fix that up, while keeping the dog entertained on the weekends, and practicing Yoga and traditional Japanese martial arts, including Aikido, Karate, Jodo and Iaido. I read a bunch, and catch live music whenever possible. Just started guitar lessons a few months ago - I suck - but I am enjoying trying to suck less.
I’m really good at
I can make a mean margarita. I'm a good writer (present work notwithstanding). I have fantastic opinions on movies, music and literature - just ask me. I wouldn't say that I'm "good" at them necessarily, but I practice traditional Japanese martial arts 3-5 days a week and really love it. I'm a pretty good judge of character, a really solid friend (I'm the guy who you call for rides to the airport, etc.), and I'm great with dogs - I could have been the "dog whisperer" first, if I had known that was a real thing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd like to say something like "my rugged chin and John Wayne-like presence" or remarkable singing voice, but, no. Dry wit/sarcasm, most likely.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Way too much to include on the music front, but the very favorites: Van Morrison, The Band, Bob Dylan, The Clash, U2, Johnny Cash, The Counting Crows, The Grateful Dead, The Beastie Boys, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Books: Again, an awful lot, but Of Mice and Men, Slaughterhouse Five, A Prayer for Owen Meaney, A River Runs Through It, Shoeless Joe, The Alchemist. Currently reading A Thousand Splendid Suns - same author who wrote The Kite Runner, and so far it's really good.

Movies: again, way too many to list, but chief among them: The Godfather, It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey, Better off Dead.
Six things I could never do without
Alliteration (just kidding)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Just about everything. I'm a thinker (which isn't always a good thing, so I'm not bragging, just saying...)
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm typically meeting friends for a cocktail after work, unless I've planned something out with a friend or two like a play or movie, etc. Every now and again I'll sneak in an extra Aikido class or Yoga practice first.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
what, are you kidding?
You should message me if
You're interested and think we might click.
The two of us