The really long description of me.

I was born in September of 1960 (if you can't do the math to figure out my age, we probably wouldn't get along) and enjoy my career as an engineer, I'm athletic, intelligent, literate and have all of my own hair. Some might argue that I even have more than my share. My alcohol consumption averages one or two drinks a week, mostly at a monthly wine tasting class I've been going to since 1989. I do not smoke, but am usually tolerant of it in others. I'm attracted to women that are intelligent, articulate, and whose idea of fun extends beyond the TV set.

I'm going through some changes in my life. I'm trying to figure out what I want in the long run out of my life and my love life. I'm trying to figure out both who I am, and who I want to be, as well as trying to understand what people perceive me to be.

I'm also in the middle of a grand adventure. The main office of , where I work is in Singapore and I am living and working there for six months.

When I look at it written down it seems silly to say that I want to feel comfortable with myself, but it seems to be one of those obvious truths, that are so easy to lose sight of. I do know that there have been periods in my life where I have felt confident in my abilities and sure of my niche in life. There is a feeling of centeredness that comes with this understanding of myself and I am trying to regain that.

In the long description, I discuss some of my current relationship goals.

I am a nerd. I've been one since long before it was popular. I finally realized that it was inherently part of my make up and that being a nerd does not necessarily mean being a wimp.

I enjoy adventure and trying new things. The list of my interests is long, and constantly growing. Unfortunately, I only have time to pursue a couple at any given time, which means that old ones are constantly getting pushed off the bottom of the list. It also means that if I meet someone who does something that I've always wanted to, or used to enjoy doing, I'm usually very willing to give it a try, or go back to it.

I've enjoyed swing dancing for many years. It is finally getting popular enough that it is happening in clubs. I'm almost always up for going dancing, and would love to have a regular dance partner.

I have a very strong sense of personal honor. I rarely give my word on something because when I do, I do my best to keep my promises. I strive to be painfully honest. It causes a lot of short term discomfort, but prevents a lot of long term discomfort. I must admit that I don't always succeed in these goals, but I like to feel that I at least make the attempt.

I consider words to be my personal toys. I love word play in almost any form: puns, flirting, clever insults.

Appearance seems to be the first thing people notice in real life, yet very difficult to convey via text. I am an aspiring writer. While I have not yet sold any of my fiction, at least I have the rejection slips to prove that I've finished and submitted a few stories.

I'm 5'8 tall and weigh about 185 pounds. I have long, wavy, reddish brown hair and a brownish red goatee. I have deep brown eyes but without my glasses my vision is somewhere between "what chart?" and "what wall?". I have enough body hair to tell that my ancestors evolved from apes, but not so much that one wonders if my ancestors decided that evolution was just too much bother after all.

Despite the numbers, I'm not particularly fat. If, like me, you enjoy words, "mesomorphic" is a good adjective to describe my build. For the less lexicologically inclined, "husky" will also work.

My favorite radio station is KPIG.

Active Interests: (want to join me?)

  • Dancing
  • Auto racing
  • Writing
  • Bicycling
  • Motorcycling
  • Working_out
  • Good_Food_and_Drink

    Dormant Interests: (want to remind me of how much fun I had?)

  • Martial arts
  • Historical recreation:
  • Blacksmithing
  • Rockclimbing
  • Photography
  • Horses
  • Animals
  • Lapidary

    Contact info: The best way to reach me is usually via email:

    Last modified 01/24/99

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