theidal
43 Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
I can be funny and gregarious, stand-offish and withdrawn. I am immediately drawn to good people, immediately suspicious of questionable people. According to some, I'm funny. My first grade teacher wrote on my report card that "Timmy has a dry sense of humor, but is extremely shy". That's still somewhat applicable 31 years later. I am not extremely shy anymore though. Just a little. Sometimes. I am giving, honorable, devoted to those I care about. I might even be giving, honorable and devoted to someone I don't care about.
What I’m doing with my life
I've gone back to school after an illustrious career in data analysis. Now I'm in healthcare and am still trying to get used to not being able to show up and leave work whenever I want. I also miss a thing called "autonomy" and "taking a nap at my desk". What I don't miss? Being completely and utterly miserable sitting at a desk all day not giving a damn about my job.
I’m really good at
Baking; being awkward; making people laugh (who get my sense of humor); making spreadsheets; procrastinating; pulling an engine from a VW bus; pretending I'm a "good gay" when I really have little sense of fashion, don't care for Glee or The Sound of Music, and couldn't decorate a room to save my mother's precious life.
The first things people usually notice about me
Possibly my eyes. They go wonky sometimes, but they're pretty.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Honestly, I'm not a big reader, at least of books. I spend a lot of time reading random news and facts on the Internet. The last book I read was "The World without Us", which I found fascinating. As for movies, favorites are Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Muriel's Wedding, Moulin Rouge, Nighmare before Christmas, Xanadu, District 9, The Descent, Jacob's Ladder. My musical tastes are kind of all over the map, but tend toward poppy and happy (think ABBA/Erasure), things I love to sing along with (Elton John/Olivia Newton-John) or more current alterna-pop (Muse/Devotchka/Keane). Food: bring it (though I try to eat healthy-ish, I mostly like it all, except sea urchin. Didn't care for that. At all.)
The six things I could never do without
1. My fantastic, smallish group of friends
2. My fantastic, crazy family

Aside from clothing, food, shelter, money, I don't know that I couldn't live without anything else.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the best way to get home from work on any given day.
On a typical Friday night I am
I might be out to dinner or drinks with friends, or I might be home watching a movie, or exercising (ha).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't care for this question.
You should message me if
- you aren't controlling, manipulative and narcissistic
- you don't use religion as an excuse to act self-righteous and judgmental
- you want to develop a friendship before a relationship
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