54 North Providence, United States
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My self-summary
What's left after all these silly checklists we make for which we rule out potential suitors because they only met 19 of 20 criteria? Do we really get a bigger kick out of rejecting people and bragging about it than finding someone we simply enjoy being with? Exercising power for the sake of exercising power doesn't bring happiness in the end.
I'm creative, fun-loving, thoughtful, open-minded, romantic, humorous, passionate when appropriate, calm when necessary. I find wit and intelligence just as sexy as, well, those qualities that land a woman on the cover of Maxim or Playboy. Keep your dogma away from my karma, and we'll get along fine.
What I’m doing with my life
Journalism (I have a challenging job where I feel I can make a difference). I am also a writer and performer in an annual show satirizing Rhode Island events and politics I'd love to tell you more about if you're game. I am also pet daddy to a fluffy white cat and a Maltese/Shi-Tzu mix who ensure I am never alone in the house.
I prefer thinking about the possible.
I’m really good at
Writing, editing, volleyball, satire, bar trivia games, reading, dancing (hey, give me time), putting together iPod and YouTube playlists, relaxation when I can, working hard when I should, being a team player, making people feel at ease. It would be exaggerating considerably to say I'm good at it, but I do some karaoke, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
Smile, eyes, informal manner, politeness (that's how I was brought up, and it stuck).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: "Ball Four," "102 Minutes," "The World According to Garp". Also: "Rat Girl," Kristin Hersh (essential if you came of age in the '80s Providence/Boston local music scene), and am currently reading David Byrne's "How Music Works."
Movies: "Casablanca," "Pulp Fiction," "Blazing Saddles," "Animal House," the Godfather films, "Bull Durham" (and as a baseball fan and history buff, I invariably get caught up in "Eight Men Out" while surfing cable).
Music: Velvet Underground, Pixies, Catherine Wheel, Patti Smith, Love Spirals Downwards (and because I needed to stop whining about alt rock had gone to hell in a handbasket since Kurt Cobain died, Arcade Fire, Florence + the Machine, and Alabama Shakes).
Food: Chicken. Pizza. BBQ chicken pizza. Ribs. Ice cream (especially fudge sundaes, and Schwetty Balls lived up to the hype). And I am a whore for chocolate. I lurve Foster's Lager, Samuel Adams Summer Ale and Narragansett. I will drink wine on occasion, although I learned everything I know about wine from seeing "Sideways" (Merlot does not send me into violent rage).
The six things I could never do without
The beach.
My deck in summer, from which I can see out to Massachusetts and watch fireworks on the Fourth, and my hammock.
Functional knees (gained a greater appreciation for them after tearing an ACL 11 years ago).
A large, comfortable bed (it enables me to sleep well on nights I otherwise have little reason to).
A long. lingering kiss and/or slow dance to put an exclamation point on a successful date.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics, the future, my pets' needs, things I find beautiful, people I want to know and understand better. I've discovered through online dating that I have enough "game" to have met some wonderful, intelligent, spirited women, even if we proved not quite a romantic match for each other. But it's just a matter of time...
On a typical Friday night I am
Working often (but not always, and I might be up for some fun after I'm done).
Watching TV (winter) on the couch with my pets gathered around me or on my lap.
Out on my deck (summer) with my laptop writing, surfing music video on YouTube, or some combination thereof.
At a local sports event.
At a party or small gathering with friends.
Driving home from a beach or park where I watched the sun set.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm ticklish.
And I occasionally overintellectualize things (I give you permission to slap me if you catch me doing it).
You should message me if have heart and warmth, and you'd like to meet someone smart, funny and who enjoys a good time yet respects the laws of self-preservation. And if you're also hoping to hop off the online dating treadmill to a better place.