I was off POF for a while- but I'm back, updating this profile was overdue! I am not an upgraded member, so I do not see anyone under "Meet me"; you'll have to actually drop me a line if you want to get in touch with me...
I describe myself as a geek, but I mix perfectly well with all kinds of people- Spock ears aren't in my wardrobe! But I am curious about many things that are not of the mainstream out there; I think that is one of the definitions of a geek. Once you begin doctoral studies of *anything*,you've joined the club! = ) I have a wide variety of interests, and would like to meet someone who does, as well. A few off the top of my head (looking around the place)- reading, NPR, healthy/green living, multimedia art, the Internet, music (from anime soundtracks to Zap Mama), movies-did I mention reading? (man, I have a lot of paper in here!)
**OK, in the "why can't we all just get along" vein, I have amended my "no Redmond fans" statement to be a bit more tolerant**
(It's been interesting, the amount of email I've gotten about my anti-Windows stand... )
anyway, please continue reading...
I'm into Macintosh computers/iOS devices; Mac-haters need not apply. You don't *have* to be a Mac user- if you don't really care much about computer platforms, or are into Linux/Unix- that's all fine with me. However, if you troll discussion boards to trash Macs, or have a tattoo of Bill Gates, that is another matter entirely... The other such turn-off that comes to mind would be Republicans of the Rush dittohead or Tea Party variety. And I'm not budging on that one, folks! I'm looking for Mr. Right, not Mr. Right-wing!
What do I look like? Well, you can see my face in the pictures- beyond that? OK, I guess the word zaftig would apply (bonus points for Yiddish appreciation)-curvy, but in all the right places. I'm returning to a more active lifestyle, but not planning any triathlons! I've been told my eyes and my smile are among my best features. I've been told of others, but that's not for public consumption... You? Reasonably fit, healthy and attractive is a good starting point-I don't get into listing physical qualifications for a potential date- chemistry is such an individual thing! There is one exception that I should confess; I do prefer men that are at least my height. I'm sorry, it's a petty bias, but I'd be lying to not admit it.
So why am I here? Because many of my jobs have entailed working nights, evenings, and weekends, and/or teaching, I just haven't been meeting people to date. I know it's a stereotype, but I love a cozy evening at home. I would like to meet someone also up for anything from bookstore browsing, museum crawling, games-playing (not of the head variety), movie-watching and other fun noun-verb combinations. I'm not desperate to get married; I'm comfortable being on my own. I won't settle for less than a healthy, happy relationship- no one should! Honesty is important to me, and I have no wish to hurt or mislead anyone. Sooo... if you are still reading this, and would like to get to know me better, drop me a line- if you aren't, that's fine, too. I sincerely hope everyone here finds the person they are looking for- life is more fun with company!
The following is for the men who are married, living together,etc.:
*climbing on soapbox, grabbing microphone* I guess I need to emphasize this- I am REALLY not looking for a man who is married, living together, or in some other form of "committed" relationship- the quotes are there because the commitment doesn't appear to be. I've had relationships end because I discovered the monogamy was unilateral (I was, he wasn't). Guys, give your S.O. the respect to talk with her about what you "aren't getting at home". Be open, be real, but not cruel-be honest. If you need ideas, talk to a good friend, find a good book, or look into therapy. If you don't want to make the effort to resolve your differences, for heaven's sake, let her go. End the relationship so you both keep some dignity. You two were together because you cared about each other,at least at first- care enough to work on things or end them.
*drops mic, climbs down, shaking head sadly*
And, since it now appears to be necessary:
I do not give plenty of fish or any entities associated with plenty of fish permission to use my pictures, information or posts. By this statement I give notice to plenty of fish it is strictly forbidden to disclose, copy, distribute or take any other action against me based on this profile and/or its content. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of privacy can be punished by law. (UCC 1-308 - 1-1 308 and the Roman law. NOTE: plenty of fish is now a public entity. All members must post this statement at least once or you will tactically be allowing the use of your photos as well as the information contained in the profile status updates.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
This would really have to depend on what we both wanted to do- one person might like to see a women's basketball game, another a movie,still another to go for sushi, or a quiet coffee somewhere- you get the idea. I don't have a fixed idea of what a first date should be- I'm certainly open to suggestions! If there's a live Rifftrax show in the area, and you're a MST3K fan, I'd love that!