56Buffalo, United States
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My self-summary
I know what love is. I want to find it again. I hope I don't sound arrogant, but I don't know how anyone who has experienced the wonder of truly being in love could ever settle for less? (So why do so many people settle?)
I spent what seemed like hours answering that questionnaire- Is it a valid tool for finding a great partner? I found most of the questions could have more than one "right" answer depending on interpretation....
As far as I know, there aren't any computer gimmicks that can rival actually having a spontaneous conversation with someone. Even an IM seems like a giant leap beyond attempting to get to know a total stranger via dueling email.
What I’m doing with my life
Raising a 14 yr old daughter part time. Love water and snow skiing, tennis, water activities, running around with my dog.... but generally loathe sitting and watching televised versions of the same. Known to throw a pretty fun dinner party. I enjoy working with my hands. I'm a builder- restorations & remodels, but keep it loose enough to allow for spontaneous travel when fun opportunities come up.
I’m really good at
Resisting an invitation to toot my own horn.
Meet me & see what you think?
The first things people usually notice about me
How often does someone announce what they first noticed, besides "Hey, your hair is sticking up on the top!"? I suppose what this is really asking is what we assume people notice.
Um- that guy who joked with people in the elevator?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Empire Of Illusion (pretty scary because he seems to be correct), The Goldfinch, Slouching Toward Kalamazoo, Art Of Racing In The Rain, Everything Is Illuminated, Life Of Pie, Merle's Door, The Weight Of Water, Water For Elephants... Just read War Horse per my daughter- Her latest fav.
Favorite recent movie: Spotlight. Didn't think it was great, but at least it was good. I'm disappointed with most films of 2015. I'm still a big fan of old guys: Coppola, Nichols, Kubrick, Hitchcock.
Don't really use my tv except for dvds, but loved Breaking Bad and I'm told there's more tv of that caliber- I welcome all suggestions.
Music- Blues, classical, acoustic jazz, but mostly a lot of high turnover pop/chick-rock: Duke Spirit, London Grammar, Sepiamusic, Jason Falkner, Petra Haden, Nerina Pallot, Elizabeth & The Catapult....
Food- Sushi, Italian, French, Thai, bbq, (I eat everything), + love good wine with a good meal.
Six things I could never do without
Love, friendships (incl non-human), free time/leisure, music, creative outlet, physical/mental challenge, loosely structured travel, the freedom to sometimes bend rules (like listing eight things when they ask for six)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stuff that prompts some people to ask "where do you ever come up with these things?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Join me for one- covers some ground. Thankfully, since I'm filling this thing out on a friday night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
To any stranger with an internet connection?:
When I was about 25 my mother gave me bright yellow briefs with a miniature 12" ruler printed on the front. (You'll have to trust me- it was funny, not weird)
You should message me if
You sense genuine potential.
The two of us