How about we… play tennis.
An awesome place I've visited:
The Great Barrier Reef
The movie I've watched the most times:
I tend not to willingly watch movies more than once - there is too much in this world that is new and interesting to repeat spending time on what is largely a passive activity. Wow, that was pretentious! The truth is that if I really like something I love sharing it with someone I am close to so I can see them love it too (hopefully). So classic comedies others may not have seen like Arsenic and Old Lace or The Palm Beach Story, it's always a joy to share with new eyes,
My life history in 5 sentences or fewer:
Born and raised in San Francisco, youngest of nine, seven sisters - now that can impact your life. I always loved literature, words and sports and have had a varied career - tennis teaching pro, journalist, and finally settled into various positions within the software industry. Then, thinking I needed a better outlet for my love of writing, reading and just being smart, I decided to go to law school. Presumably three months from now I will have graduated, taken the bar and be on my way in a new profession. I've had loves in my life and maybe its sad in some ways but my greatest love not inherited from family is that of my 15-year relationship with Maddie, an absolutely angel and a golden retriever/lab mix.
My first concert / My dream concert:
Man, I am just not a concert goer. As someone who has played sports all their life, watching other people perform music just does not do much for me. I like music and probably the first concert I went to was Jane's Addiction when I was a freshman in college. My dream concert these days - maybe the Flaming Lips but it could also be any number of beautiful and beautifully-voiced women around these days (Scarlet Johannsen made an album - is she touring?)
For me, a first date no-no is:
Boy, this is such an opening for ironic attempts at humor ("Pulling up in the unmarked van" comes to mind) but i'll be serious but predictable. Drinking too much Having Sex Going to the Movies Planning a whole series of things to do together Talking about myself (JK!) Talking only about oneself (Not Kidding) Not doing something we both really like Not finding a relatively quiet but not isolated place to really talk
What I would bring to show and tell:
My tennis racquet juggling ability
I secretly want to be:
a novelist OR A cross between Thom Yorke and Jimmy Fallon
I want to be with someone who wants to be:
my best friend
An infatuation of mine:
Oooh, so many and they are so fleeting, but Tennis believ it or not will always be as will Yoga and as will learning new things and understanding this world. Oh shoot - the latest thing for me is I confess Twitter.
One thing my mother would want you to know about me:
I am pretty certain he remains as he was as a boy, a sweet-natured, precocious and gentle soul