Hmm.. it's hard to "sell" yourself without sounding like a narcissistic jerk. I'll just go for honest. I'm an introvert, not afraid to be alone, preferring small groups or one-to-one interactions. I enjoy deep, intellectual conversations (small talk bores me). I spend most of my time reading non-fiction: philosophy, biographies, essays, and I am working my way through the cannon. Movies and music are my passion. I'm guessing I watch about 3-4 movies a week. I play guitar (not nearly as well I would like). But, I love it and persist. Nothing worth doing is easy, right? I am pretty creative and interested in design--clothing, furniture, architecture (particularly Brutalist).
Winters are hard on me. I miss riding my motorcycle. I love the desert and mountains. I love Italy and lived there for a while and will return one day. I am a beginner/intermediate Italian speaker always looking to improve. Italy is breathtaking. There is no food like Italian food.
I'm pretty intense, serious, but I have a drop-dead sense of humor. You will always be laughing, thinking, and never bored. I grew up in California. I've lived all over this country.
I have zero interest in the Buckeyes. I don't like team sports--unless you count MotoGp. I love that.
I'm always up for lively political conversation, but, frankly, the horror show that is American politics has me hiding a bit, waiting for the storm to pass, for my sanity. I think of myself as a sensitive, artistic type and being here now is tricky.
I'm kind, and empathic. I think compassion and kindness trump everything; but, I love a good sense of humor, and some verve. If you're mean to servers move on. I like people who know who they are and say what they think. I do and it gets me into trouble sometimes. I'm super left wing on 98% of issues. My BS detecter is fine tuned--yours should be too. Mostly, because I need someone to call me on mine. I reject group-think of any kind. Think for yourself. Don't follow the herd.
I used to work in healthcare as a nurse and an administration in the psychiatric stuff. I got burned out and now I am mostly retired. I am 53 but I look early 40s. Not sure what the next phase of my life looks like. I'm open to suggestions.
I don't have kids or pets. I know who I am...I don't really care if you do... I have tattoos. I don't care if you do. At all. You should have a great sense of humor, be intelligent, kind, compassionate, take care of yourself...
I think that it all comes down to chemistry. I have no real agenda. I'm more interested in meeting the right person who "gets" me to spend some time with.
OK. I think I hit the highlights. Cheers.