shugap0p
35 San Carlos, United States
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My self-summary
Hilarious but sadly true synopsis of online dating:
"Guys worry about whether the girl's gonna look like her pictures.
Girls worry about whether they're going to die."

I'm creating my own profile by inserting random tidbits. Here is my
"Call to the Overlooked, Downright Witty, Patient, and Magnanimous Guys."
What I’m doing with my life
-collecting degrees like they're going out of style
-getting a head start on my spring veggie garden
-maintaining a minimalist life, sadly teetering on the edge of being a slob a.k.a. a dude.
I’m really good at
-being low maintenance, organic gardening, kissing
(I can't believe I just wrote that. But how is it that I can't bring myself to delete it? C'est la vie.)

-being self-reliant and learning to be handy around the house. I changed the brake pads of my bff's car. Not bad for a chick. Let's face it, not bad for a dude. I've also been changing my own oil and filter since university when I asked the most fantastic person I know (besides my mother) to show me how.
I've always said guys are good for three things:
1) opening jars
2) reaching high shelves
3) lifting heavy boxes

-cheering for the Broncos #18 (I was crying through his retirement press conference, like choking tears. I really love him.)

-eating >>cooking, batting cages. I'm more adrenaline junkie than bystander.

-Done it: P90X, Solo sky-diving, bungee jumping, ziplining, parasailing, outdoor rock climbing (Malibu was beautiful), shooting range
Update Sept 2015: just did archery in Golden Gate Park near the beach (37th and Fulton, I think) thx to PM. Note to self: next time, R 2nd MCP protection.

Want to do:
-Clay shooting
-Climbing (more and only w/ someone who's climbing >= 5.11. Sorry I'm not good enough to take anyone out on his first climb)
-Skateboarding but without smashing up my face or busting out my teeth, or sustaining any fx
-Paddleboarding
-Kiteboarding
The first things people usually notice about me
-my laugh

-my Pocahantas hair.
It gets the chop every 2 years which I donate to Locks of Love, a program that makes wigs out of human hair for kids who lost theirs to chemo, burns, genetics, etc. (sidebar: Pls consider telling someone you know who has too much hair--at least 10"--re: this wonderful prgm)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Flicks: The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou
-Auntie Mame, Pillow Talk, The Philadelphia Story, Talk of the Town
-Maltese Falcon, An Affair to Remember, My Fair Lady
-Just saw Gone Girl--clever

Music: Nina Simone (managed to see her live), Coldplay, DMB, Louis Armstrong, Vanessa Mae, Al Green, Keane, Adele, Sia

Radio: NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me; Fresh Air; Car Talk; Science Friday

Food: spicy and healthy. Hold the cilantro please.
The six things I could never do without
-All things Gummi
-Lip Medex
-Toothbrush and dental floss
-Fitflops
-hair bands (see above for why)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-How to simplify my life by continually reducing my dependence on material things and living sustainably

-How to acquire some amazing land in Kailua and begin a self-sustaining local community farm complete with my loved and spoiled chickens, a couple of pigs, and goats
You should message me if
you are or possess:
-a clean shaven face. I mean, who wants to make out with a porcupine or feel like she face-planted into a cactus?
-at least 35 yr of wisdom and patience
-HILARIOUS, WITTY. I make you laugh, you make me shoot edamame through my nose (true freaking story!). That's when the sparks fly (though it really didn't, no matter how hard he tried, which he did. I did want to bottle him up and take him w/ me wherever I went. Never met anyone THAT funny)
-PATIENT, Kind, Thoughtful but not just to me or when I'm looking but even to the cleaning crew and cafeteria ppl
-fine verbal agility, but not in an unctuous way
-Brilliant. I've long been a sucker for PhD/"nerd"-types (see below)
-Overall, A HEART OF GOLD which supersedes brain, wit, financial success but no complaints if you're the whole dealio.

AND

You aren't passive-aggressive, moody, or fanatical re: ANYTHING.
Big NO-NOs: tempers, petulance, acerbic sarcasm, passive-aggression, unreliability, or deceit (oh yes, omissions of truth are indeed lies). NO DSM-V criteria or poor coping skills, e.g., stomping your feet, picking up your toys, and going home in a huff. I'm not Burger King; you can't have it your way.

AND

You posted *clear*, relevant, current pictures of your face and outline. By "clear," I mean I should be able to pick you out of a lineup. Seriously, what is anyone supposed to do with pictures of your back, your shadow, pets, or half of your face strategically hidden by x (x=sunglasses, a sombrero, an animal, your hand, ppl, etc)? You need not be Adonis--heck, look at my ridiculous, Photoshopped pics--but don't try to cover it up. The truth will set you free. And better I politely decline via email than run away in horror, right?

Sidebar: Is it just me or are you leery when people describe themselves as "attractive"? Shouldn't we be the judge, provided you don't post pics that are distant/blurry, blinded by the sun, of their pets, playing sports, wearing shades, or riding a burro while sporting a big sombrero?

Personality and character trump this, but admittedly, looks tend to capture the eye before the heart. Never fear b/c the catch-up is soon thereafter.
-True story: my biggest crush was a Rhodes Scholar (5 mjrs in 4 yrs) who looked like a mad scientist but brilliant and witty as all get out. Years later, I'm still swooning. (not literally, Jeez Louise--that's pathologic)

In short, I'm a blob of walking, talking contradictions. I've always gravitated toward older people (I was born old) who are patient, generous, considerate, and just an overall positive influence. I could certainly use some tweaking.
-I'm more eccentric than exciting but fortunately, many find my idiosyncrasies and non-mainstream style both appealing and endearing.
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