40 San Diego, United States
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My self-summary
I like motorcycling, Scrabble, crossword puzzles, driving, long vigorous walks, the sun, the desert, blackjack/Las Vegas, game show theme songs, karaoke, and Rock Band. I am handy with cars, motorcycles and computers. All cats, and most dogs and parrots, love me. I like all things British.

One of my goals is to author a crossword puzzle and then get it published in a major American newspaper. Another is to learn swing dancing. A third is to learn to write about myself in something better than stilted, unimaginative prose.

I am content, adventuresome, and curious
What I’m doing with my life
I drive a cab in San Diego, saving towards the goal of buying Chateau Raia, which will be the 40 acres where I will become a Gentleman Farmer. As a member of the landed gentry I will raise organic corn flakes and breed race alpacas (if they don't win at the track they can still pay their room and board with their fleece.)

With the alpaca money I will retire to my garage laboratory and invent a new kind of hybrid SUV that runs on pure love and hubris.

Above the mantelpiece in my library at Chateau Raia will be a portrait of me in a rabbit hole in front of a road sign announcing the city limits of Albuquerque.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
My glasses, followed by my sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) Atlas Shrugged, The Count of Monte Cristo (currently working on Three Musketeers.) The last book I purchased was a volume of 200 New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles. I like hard-boiled detective stuff like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and also parts of the nerd canon like Douglas Adams.

b) Blade Runner, The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Breakfast at Tiffany's, V is For Vendetta.

c) The theme from "Mr. Belvedere," Johnny Cash, Muse, Neil Diamond, "Puttin' On The Ritz" (any artist,) "Weird Al" Yankovic.

d) Indian, Italian
The six things I could never do without
1) gasoline 2) ricotta 3) cable internet 4) quinoa 5) spaghetti 6) freeways
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The optimal configuration of traffic light timing in San Francisco
On a typical Friday night I am
singing karaoke
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have purchased at least 4 Weird Al Yankovic albums on the day of release
You should message me if
You can be the Kate Pierson to my Fred Schneider on karaoke duet night