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My self-summary
I've found that our world is now so saturated with online dating that it's almost easier to talk to people in person. If this idea is intriguing, maybe we could agree to meet somewhere (sooner than later) and just start talking to each other. It would be especially impressive to those around us at Starbucks, etc, to see two strangers easily engage in face to face conversation. They might even stop writing their fake screenplay and question which direction they're headed. Not to mention how much more money they would have saved on lattes if they'd tried to write at home. Apologies to all the writers out there. I made an attempt at it too, so I'm partially making fun of myself. In addition, having just moved to Portland, I figure coffee houses are a lot different here. So, maybe I should revise my thoughts on this venue.

Truthfully, I'm not a huge fan of coffee, although recently it tastes better than it used to. Usually though, it needs to be highly disguised with chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg, whip cream and whatever else coffee places have on their supply counters. Green tea, iced tea and Coke are my usual favorites, because "who doesn't enjoy a lovely beverage?" It would be very impressive if you could name the source for that quote. So, we've covered drinks, now onto other interests.

If and when we meet, you'll learn more about my interests in worldly issues like politics (currently more of a frustration with this, than an interest), environment, travel, as well as television and the arts. I have (at least hopefully) a progressive attitude towards all social cause and as I get older, my patience is waning with those who don't. Exhibit A: Rush Limbaugh = Extreme jackass and blowhard, whose opinion weighs (no pun intended) in value to that of a rotten banana peel (Think of this description as the G rated version ).

A sense of humor is also an important part of my daily life, and I enjoy incorporating that into most situations. So yes, I "love to laugh," like most people, but was desperately trying to avoid that way overused profile phrase. Personal humor is usually the funniest, so I love sharing stories with other people and appreciate their ability to do the same. If you can laugh at yourself (another dreaded cliche) as well as laugh at and with others, we'll be on the right track.

For now, I'm going to let that be it. Hope we can meet and share a beverage at Starbucks, or another venue with an equal amount of pageantry. Take it easy for now.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved to Portland from LA, within the last four months. I now work as a Docketing Specialist for a large law firm in the downtown area. This means I keep track of the calendars for a number of attorneys through a large database. What a dream job, eh? Before falling into legalese, I worked in entertainment, and the sports industry. I'm thinking that combining law with one of these industries might be a great future work environment, but that just remains an idea. For now, I'm happy to continue learning all things docketing, and really looking forward to getting to know Portland. So far, I've joined Meetup groups in a number of different areas. Thought this would be a good way some people. So far, so good on meeting people, however there is a wide age variety, which provides challenges with possible dating. Think Gen-X meets Social Security for some of the events. A little exaggeration, but you get the idea;)
I’m really good at
I'm really good at not saying I'm good at anything. I don't thrive on the pressure of having to live up to any expectations. That being said, I find that by being humble, I've been able to achieve an average to above average skill level in about anything I've tried. Exceptions to this rule would include anything computer related and / or dealing with advanced mathematics. eg: quadratic equations = supreme failure, and misery. If there were a support group, I would join. Things I'm really good at enjoying: tennis, running (marathons), music, trying to make people laugh, keeping a clean house, cooking, travel, visiting family, feeding my cat...
The first things people usually notice about me
I appear younger than my chronological age. At least, most people seem to think so. It depends on who I ask, but for the most part people think I'm 5 to 10 years younger than my actual age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books: "Bird by Bird" -- Anne Lamott, "I Got Your Back -- Brad Gilbert, "Make Way For Ducklings" -- Robert McCloskey, Andre Agassi's bio "Open" was awesome, and so was "Run To Win," by Meb Keflezhighi -- 2009 NYC Marathon winner and U.S. Olympian.

Movies: "What's Up Doc?," "Noises Off," "Airplane," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Really any John Hughes Films), Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder films like, "Sunset Boulevard." The Original Star Wars Trilogy, and Star Trek (features).

Music: It's difficult to make a list, but most any music, aside from country, or really hard core rap. I mostly listen to classic, indie, punk, grunge, alternative, pop rock, in addition to classical, jazz....
Group wise: Coldplay, Radiohead, U2, Muse, Angels & Airwaves, The Doors, Beatles, Crosby Stills, N & Y, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, The Cult, 80's british as played on VH1 Classic.....and on and on.

Food: Mexican, Italian, Thai, Indian, Peruvian, Argentinian, American, French...
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order: 1. mexican food 2. family (includes my pet cat) 3. tennis racquet 4. running shoes 5. i-pod, television 6. making lists
I spend a lot of time thinking about
1. How nice it would be to be a full time philanthropist. 2. Whether anyone reads this part of a profile and if a certain answer will make or break someone's interest. 3. Whether I'm certain about what I spend a lot of time thinking about. 4. Whether I should have used the phrases "great self-starter," and "definitely know what I want" in the previous self-summary section.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out to dinner with a friend. At the movies, or at home watching movies on cable. Sometimes watching television that I've missed during the week. Letterman is a favorite, so sometimes I need to catch up on those for the week. I live alone, but have a nice feline friend to watch with. She apparently loves t.v., as long as she doesn't have to stay awake all of the time. We actually share that ability more often than not. Especially, after a long work week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ahhhhhh, nooooooooo,
You should message me if
Any of the above information intrigues you. If you like tennis, comedies, travel, cats, going to movies, art shows, live music concerts, staring into space and contemplating life and all the things around you. Or, maybe just sitting in comfortable chairs outside and people watching, while also doing a little staring into space. Of course, I can't emphasize enough the comfortable chairs part of this activity. Otherwise, all other aspects become lost on the fact that your chair sucks.
The two of us