55Durham, United States
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My self-summary

I'm the ur-geek; cooking, computers, science fiction, and getting along with animals are some of my superpowers. I was transplanted from San Francisco to rural North Carolina when I was 10; I now live in NC's Research Triangle. I'm a decent amateur woodworker, and can sharpen almost any tool or kitchen implement. I'm reasonably well-read, but not so film-literate as most of my friends. I skipped the "education" question on my profile because anything I said would be misleading: I'm over-educated and under-credentialed. ;)

Another way of thinking about me: go watch House on Fox. Dr. House? I'm like him, except I'm younger, have no limp, and not an MD.

Despite the above, I'm told that I am more empathic than most -- perhaps even a bit too empathic for my own good. If that makes me a walking contradiction -- well, so be it.

I have a blog at -- take a look and get another idea about what I'm like.

A description from earlier: I am intellectual, acerbic, and copacetic. I'm also taken. :)
What I’m doing with my life
Not nearly enough. In my spare time I read and spend too much time playing with computers. I also like cooking -- people keep trying to get me to cook for a living. I like woodworking, but haven't been able to pursue that for a few years now.
I’m really good at
Being a smartass; being kind and loyal to my friends; cooking anything; sharpening kitchen knives (and other assorted tools); listening; asking probing questions; getting along with animals; getting along with people; reading anything; talking intelligently about almost anything; appearing avuncular. That last one sucks, actually.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair, then my brain. It's all about the head.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) The Argument Culture by Deborah Tannen, Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny, Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem.... It's kinda hard to pick out particulars. Come root through my library and ask. ;)

(b) Blade Runner, Touch of Evil.

(c) Dire Straits, Henry McIntosh, They Might Be Giants, Yes.

(d) The cuisine I couldn't do without is Italian, but I'll eat anything well-prepared: a good hot dog or good beef Wellington -- gimme it all. I've also done a lot of French and Chinese cooking, and a lot of good-old baking.
Six things I could never do without
I'll skip air and the like: (1) books, (2) friends (3) a place to cook, (4) good food, (5) science fiction, (6) reading material. ;)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Front Raps Cod Freeze in Safe Smash Drugs Basin!
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to avoid computers. What the hell am I doing here! Ahhhh!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I lied my ass off on "The Death Test." Ok, next: it's really hard to find someone such that we're both interested in and attracted to each other.
You should message me if
You like the crispy feeling of line-dried cotton clothes.
The two of us