Can I play with your poodle? [whoops, how shameful & inappropriate!] Sorry, .let me start again . 200 words? Mark Twain said it took him 2 weeks to come up with something spontaneous, but let's see. I am a single, 51 years young and have lived in Livingston most of my life. I desire a friend for communication, and partner to please [probably another Livingston resident?] who also seeks a local friend. I have a diverse set of interests and life experiences which include being a regularly published writer [clips provided on request!] a computer software trainer, working in a fine art gallery, stand-up comedy, and giving fossil shows and Autumn hayrides to local school kids on a nearby farm. Not all this at once, of course. My wildly interesting work with fossils, dinosaurs and rocks keeps me deeply grounded, [sorry,] and is the most fun I've ever had in my life! [well, maybe 2nd, see: inappropriate] It gives me some time during the day, and an 8 minute commute to and from work. I am a one-man IT, DTP, advertising, copywriting, graphics, art & design Dept. for a local company that deals with museum quality fossils, dinosaur remains, and other rare mineralogical specimens.[really] You will find I can make you laugh and even smile. Invite me over and I'll cook like Escoffier, satisfy your appetite, and curl your toes afterwards. [is this too over the top?] From memory I'm able to read poetry while giving you a massage [Fukuoku or deep tissue]. And, I can roll your favorite cigarettes while we're kissing & dancing in the dark to Roy Orbison[growl!]. I'm handy around the house and even handier around a computer. I have checkable references, can drive a stick, and, can pass a blood test, an IQ test, a driver's test, and the unexpected but occasional police line-up. IM me, I have no one interesting to talk to. Go ahead, MAKE the time, .take a confidant, take a friend, take a lover, . take me!