31 Rockford, United States
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My self-summary
If you don't think the tax rate for millionaires on up should be 90% plus, we got problems.

The things I consider primary to myself are an endless curiousity, a playfulness with words and language (sometimes that just means dumb jokes), and a conscientiousness born of a desire to not inflict suffering on others. That last character trait can be easily misapplied, because I over read some situations, and am oblivious to others. Same with everyone.

Other people might start with my height (although with all things smacking of privilege, since I am tall, I never think about it), and then move into my seeming a bit removed, but that's just because I'm still taking in my surroundings. And then eventually, I'm hopefully engaging and awkwardly charming. In any case, I'm a cup of tea, and I hope to be yours, in that sense.
What I’m doing with my life
I newly work in science/academia (but not a professor, sadly and somewhat gratefully) after a long post collegiate stint as a server and sometime bartender in chicago. I needed a change in pace, and after the universe grumpily plodded on for some time, it deemed it the right time to dump an opportunity in my lap. Perhaps it was falling from somewhere very high above, very far away (this is a metaphor, not a god thing, jeez). This is good because of free courses and tuition reimbursement elsewhere. So yeah, free school. If you're not into free classes, you probably aren't into me, unless you're some sort of library obsessed autodidact.
I’m really good at
Reading and arithmetic. Two out of three ain't bad. Not too bad with accents although I usually need a drink or two for that. And I can sing, juggle, dance (not really, well kinda), answer trivia, and generate music.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and later, how I (might) surprise them. I like to think I ask well thought questions too. Now I sport long hair and a beard, but am prone to change. I'm fully customizable, long or short hair, beard or no. (I like to mix it up).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't know why, but this is the least important section to me in looking at people. As such, I won't fill it out myself. I don't find that the things one has been exposed to, to be particularly illumining in many cases. Maybe I just don't like long lists of bands I've never heard of.

As a discerning person, I probably like much the same things as you, fellow lady of discernment.
The six things I could never do without
Really and truthfully, I need white noise while I sleep, good friends in moderation while I wake, well made cocktails in the evening (or failing that, craft beer or neat whiskey), a plan for the day, possibilities for the near future, and good, steady sources of information to digest. And games (e.g. crosswords) scattered amidst and within the previous activities.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Great band names that I will never use.

Actually, I actively try not to think as much. This is somewhat meditative.

Oh, and whether or not the dog needs to pee.
On a typical Friday night I am
Avoiding all the crowded places? I can hang, but there have to be reasons! Good ones! Or a beguiling lady.

Or Propping up middle american dictatorships.

Really I run a Friday night chop shop specializing in European imports,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm reaaaaaaaaaaalllllyy near sighted. But I wear contacts most of the time.

Ok, and I put people on my favorites list with the intent of messaging them, and then grow so tired of seeing them on the 'online now' portion of my profile, that I decide to message them with something flippant and quick, just to get them off that list. This is not the best method for procuring dates.

But then, I don't take this site that seriously. Do you?

I would go four part christmas caroling anytime of year.
You should message me if
I leave you with an original:

Put that gin up in that microwave,
press thirty secs and walk away,
come back in a min or two,
hot gin be wait'ng for you.

Aaaaand, I am willing to do new nice, normal messages on request, but otherwise you're getting the weird ones. Y'know, without midstream editing.

Oh, if you can't be funny, at least be funny weird.