There's so much to see and taste in the world and I need a traveling companion with whom to experience it.
I'm a rocket scientist, but what I really want to do is direct (or mostly teach).
I love the history of things. My friends call me 'Neo' because I'm a font of useless information and can read the menus in foreign countries, but I'm really not tapping into the matrix... as far as YOU know.
I love quirky funny and dry funny and just crazy funny. Not a big fan of stupid funny though.
I am chivalrous; I will open the door for you even though you are perfectly capable. It's not (entirely) about you.
When the cat flops over, she gets a tummy rub. It's not optional; it's the cuddle tax.
I don't think I'm particularly funny but I laugh at myself a lot anyway.
I'm not a runner, but a couple of hours walking on soft beach sand gets you the workout without all of the harmful bouncing (in the way that Swiss ball rollouts are way better for the abs and back than crunches. ...I'm just sayin'). I'm in the best shape of my life, but I'm still working on that 6- pack; getting closer... I eat healthy but I'll splurge a bit when we go out. I don't mind parking far away.
Did you ever notice how, from behind, minivans and great big SUVs look just like slalom cones?
I prefer cuteness to beauty because cuteness has staying power and beauty knows it's beautiful in a way that cuteness rarely does. Cuteness gets the 500 miliHelen bonus (standard metric unit of beauty; 1 miliHelen=the amount of beauty necessary to launch one ship).
I love cooking with the herbs and veggies from my garden. I learned to cook from Bon Appetit magazine so my chicken with tarragon cream sauce rocks but I'm still a bit shaky on hard-boiled eggs.
I am fairly articulate for an engineer. My mother is a retired elementary school teacher. (I am not the man of whom your mother warned.)
My dad ran the auditing department for ASCAP, which is patently the most boring job in show business. Still, someone has to keep those royalty checks coming...
I'm looking for someone easygoing, bright and upbeat and kind.
I know how to match the wine to the dish, but you can drink your favorite wine (or beer) with anything.
I can keep myself amused for hours but you can be my social secretary if you'd like. I love 'small plates' restaurants. I don't like clubs. Living just beyond 'the orange curtain,' I want to explore new parts of LA and try all of the restaurants I've seen on Food Network and the cooking channel. I like cooking classes and picnicking at the verizon amphitheater or Hollywood bowl.
I default to 'alternative' music but I like to be musically prepared. I have iTunes playlists for impromptu Casablanca screenings, folksy mornings, thingamabilly road trips (Teddy Thompson, Lyle Lovett - assorted alliterative artists), an instant prohibition speakeasy or jazz club, 80s screamers of the week (from my mis-spent youth on Long Island), a Festa di Medici in renaissance Florence, moon viewing in medieval Kyoto, Italian pop per strada, ... I collect music; I am the man for whom the genius feature in iTunes was invented.
I get my news from The Economist, Reuters, and NPR ('No Rant and Slant That Challenges'). I agree with Mark Twain that most people call it 'thinking' when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
I'm a blood donor; it's one of the few unambiguously good deeds you can do. (If the vampires have taken over the Red Cross, I don't want to know). I also volunteer for clean-up days at our local wetlands and charity fundraising walks.
I'm a bit of a clothes horse. I have suits and I'm not afraid to use them. Weekends are usually a button down and jeans (add a sport jacket if it's cool enough) ...unless I'm out playing in the dirt.
If I don't respond to IMs, it probably means I'm on my iPad; you and I may be compatible, but it just ain't happenin' between Apple and Adobe flash.