vtskierdave
73 West Fairlee, United States
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My self-summary
I am a mostly retired gay man just moved to a house/yurt with a barn over in the eastern part of Vermont. Will keep busy working on my lakefront place with the goal of selling it by the end of the year.
I am mellow, self-reliant, and funny
What I’m doing with my life
Moving to a new home has been quite an adventure...now living close to Dartmouth and the Connecticut River Valley. Nice to have running water, grid electric, a paved road, and better space for my garden. It may sound crazy, but I will be taking my "imported" compost along with me. Planning has begun for a 2014 return trip to Norway. Fall update...now learning plumbing, roofing, and other moving related skills. I just might have gone over my head here with the repairs needed...and handy folks who would like to visit the north country are welcome. Shower is "installed" and the spare room is furnished.
I’m really good at
Listening and being a giving friend. Political and religious discussion and debate. Since I live alone out here the online contacts I have made are very important to me. Let's chat! I'm on AIM, MSN, and Yahoo, FB, Gaysir (Norwegian gay site), etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
Who knows? I near-shaved my head, so that's a new look.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Film (NETFLIX rules) August Rush is my new fave!!
Don't miss SAINT RALPH!! and Breakfast on Pluto!! and The History Boys!! C.R.A.Z.Y. and Tarnation!
MY FAVE LIST: Dead Poets Society, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Caddyshack, Meatballs, What About Bob, all L.O.T.R. films, all the Potter films, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Torch Song Trilogy, Eating Raoul, Velvet Goldmine, The Rutles, The Italian Job, Memento, Rocky Horror, The Last Waltz, Sordid Lives, most Warren Miller ski films, Napoleon Dynamite, Latter Days, Angels in America, Ma Vie en Rose, To Wong Foo, The Dreamers, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Donnie Darko, The Producers, School of Rock, Breaking Away, Identity, Wizard of Loneliness, Secondhand Lions, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Trading Places, Pump Up the Volume, Blues Brothers, Apocalypse Now... STOP ME - way too many movies I liked!!! Suggestions?

TV (I watch too much and overuse the DVR)
Monk, W & G, 24, CSI, The Wire, Arrested Development, Simpsons, Daily Show, QAF, Kids in the Hall, 4400, Psych, Veronica Mars, Joan of Arcadia, MST3K...sad that most of these have been canceled.

Books literally insulate my world and home!
Michael Pollan is really good and I am currently reading In Defense of Food. Just finished The Omnivore's Dilemma, and have more of his books waiting in line from Amazon.
Anything by Robin Cook, Ken Follett, Robert Ludlum, Augusten Burroughs, Sebastion Junger... more to come as I walk around looking at the nooks and crannys. Currently enjoying The Smell of Apples by Mark Behr and,of course, The Revolution - A Manifesto by Ron Paul. Just finished Boy Meets Boy and Geography Club. Wish books like those were available when I was a kid!

A few artists from my iTunes library: Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Colbie Caillat, Coldplay, Danny Saucedo, David Bowie, David Grisman, Elton John, The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie...
Alexander Rybak RULED the Eurovision Song Contest (The Europeans seem to take this very seriously!!)

Fav album: The Last Waltz (The Band);
Best concert ever: Rolling Thunder Revue:
Best fest: Philadelphia Folk Festival
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams redefines cool.

Foods??? I love to cook and create interesting dishes from random ingredients. Not a fan of very spicy foods like some Indian, but willing to experiment. Am much more interested in organic gardening and non-industrial foods than I was a year ago.
The six things I could never do without
Good and healthy food

My online life and technology

Books

Music

My outdoor activities

MOVIES
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to improve my life and be more social. Also how to improve my health and take better care of myself. After reading two books by Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food) I am trying to purge the junk from my diet and enjoy real food (see above book for the definition of real food - you will probably be surprised).
How uninformed and easily manipulated American voters generally are.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am retired - wtf, is it Friday again already?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Share with me and I'll share with you! Seriously, I enjoy watching Glee...but only by myself!
You should message me if
You want a giving friend and enjoy good chat. Age doesn't matter, literacy generally does. Sorry if my occasional random comments on profiles I find interesting and well written freak people out, but I am moved to write and I mean nothing sinister by them.
You are in Vermont and would like to hike or kayak (the eagle and ospreys are back on my lake).
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