51Santa Clara, United States
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My self-summary
Not a huge fan of autobiography. However, since I know I read them when checking out other people, I guess fair is, ex-Navy flyer, skier (water and snow), motorcycle enthusiast, runner, scuba diver, Bay-area born, wine lover, food lover... LOVE this area for the weather, access to the ocean, food, wine, Giants and Sharks. Miss my family on the east coast...but not nearly enough to move there.
What I’m doing with my life
Traveling a bit, working in sales (not working too hard, I must admit), STILL celebrating the Giants championship (I will do this forever, since I never thought it would happen), looking forward to the Sharks (maybe?) getting a Cup this year, awaiting the arrival of the consistently good riding weather. Preparing to begin training for another marathon (Marine Corps in DC, or NYC if I get in with the lottery), playing golf (badly).
I’m really good at
Conversation, Trivial Pursuit, debate, remembering old movie lines, singing bad '70's pop music, running marathons, scuba diving, cooking omlettes, making a spicy Bloody Mary, annoying closed-minded people.
The first things people usually notice about me
Smile, I guess. Deep voice, maybe.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
"Freakonomics" is brilliant; if you've ever used statistics to make a point, or been annoyed at someone ELSE using statistics to win an argument, you need to read this book. Now. "The Art of Racing in the Rain;" GREAT book if you are a dog lover, or a philosopher, or especially if you are both. "Born to Run." A little book by one of my dad's best friends called "Larke, El Capitan, and the Theory of Everything." "Life of Pi." Love historical fiction ("Killer Angels," "Caine Mutiny"), trash novels by Lee Child. Movies: Usual Suspects, Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, So I Married an Ax Murderer, Blazing Saddles, Goodfellas, K-Pax, Office Space, Godfather (I & II, but NOT III...that movie was a heaping pile of dung), Twelve Angry Men, just about anything with Clint Eastwood.
Music is everything from classical (for relaxation) to hip-hop (for dancing). Anyone would find something to like and something to hate in my collection. I still have hundreds of vinyl records, but my antique, 1980's-vintage turntable is broken:(
Ahh, food...LOVE just about every kind of food! I ate some WEIRD stuff over the years (I'm still not sure what that was I ate in Bangladesh...). Sushi is probably #1.
Six things I could never do without
Oceans, sunshine, motorcycles, books, sports, running shoes, great wine, great beer, cheese...yeah, I know it's more than 6, I don't follow directions well.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the hell I want to be when I grow up. When I should get a dog. Going "minimalist" and getting rid of most of my stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
drinking a glass of wine after a good workout, heading out to listen to music, or going to bed early if it's been a long week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry when I read dog books. Shut up.
You should message me if
You enjoy good conversation, written or verbal. You like sports (watching or participating), or can be good-humored about me watching and participating. You can laugh at yourself. You are only slightly crazy. You'd like to meet up eventually (I enjoy a good pen pal as much as the next guy, but...).
The two of us