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2obvious

34 M Washington, DC

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:39pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Black
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
"I think a lot. About many, many things. I think about thinking." And I like making plans. Or, more precisely, heading in a known direction. It keeps my mind extremely active.


My body, not so much. I'm a desk jockey. I make up for it in part by exercising the way most people brush teeth. For the same reason most people brush teeth--I've never been the sporting type. (My ambitions tend to be more inspired by personal fulfillment than social achievement. Competition seems "weird" to me.)


This all adds up to a truly unique personality. If you consider yourself conventional and are looking for something normal, I wish you all the best. Me, however: my journey begins with recognizing that I'm not a type so much as an individual.


Surely someone values that?

What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At the moment?

Scrapbooking and commissioning handwoven baskets on Etsy.

(Yeh: I'm complex like that.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Solving word problems. (That is, essentially, my job.)
Being unconventional. (There are those who try, and then there's me.)
Pull-ups, for some odd reason. (Can't touch my toes, though.)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I read somewhere that what you say only makes up a tiny fraction of communication. Except for me, the words coming out of my mouth are 100% of how I try to get a point across. (I'd take a class, if they taught it...)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Here's a roadmap.

Books:

I can go through a pile of bad flicks in the time it takes to read
one sub-par novel. And I'm all about efficiency. So, despite a freakish literary comprehension, I seldom read for pure pleasure. When I do...
- Coupland has been consistently weird and funny for twenty years. And he writes exceptional dialogue.
- Palahniuk is hit and miss. But his prose is infectiously poetic.
- Hemingway was great with structure and grand themes.
- Rand wrote one decent book, with strong themes (but she over-romanticized her characters).
- Someone convinced me to check out Franzen recently. I think his social commentary distracts from the narrative, but our personal sensibilities are parallel.

Movies:

I like words, ideas, and nuanced complexities.
- anything by the Nolans, the Coens, or Kaufman
- I Heart Huckabees
- Me and You and Everyone We Know
- Brainstorm
- Pi

Shows:

Mostly "high brow" sit-coms and home renovation shows.
- I actually watched Arrested Development when it was ON. Street cred.
- Peep Show
- The Thick of It
- Archer
- Neon Genesis: Evangelion
- Holmes on Homes
- Income Property

(Podcasts are "shows," too, right?)

- Radiolab
- Real Time (this is what you do when you don't have HBO, folks)
- Stop Podcasting Yourself (where half the joke is placing the references)
- Adam Carolla
- The Mike O'Meara Show

Music:

I'm the type who listens to music with his eyes closed wearing obscenely expensive headphones.

Sure, there's nostalgia. It will go unmentioned.

Then there's the alt-rock I stumbled into while developing my ear as a teen.

- Tori Amos
- Radiohead
- Sunny Day Real Estate
- Rage Against the Machine

After that, I settled into hip-hop. My preferences have taken divergent paths:

British formalism (which eventually progressed from trip-hop to ambient):
- UNKLE
- Dieselboy
- Cinematic Orchestra
- Tim Hecker

Abstract lyricism. It doesn't have to be underground. But the words are the music.
- Lupe
- Skyzoo
- Qwel
- MF DOOM
(a lot of local talent as well, actually)

Food:

I attempt to follow a slow carb / paleo diet. But I'm not religious about it.

The two cultures that handle this best are Mexican and Indian. So, when salads get boring, I eat some fusion of the cuisine from those cultures.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) A goal.
2) A plan.
3) A contingency.
4) A willingness to fail.
5) An awareness of when I'm wrong.
6) The openmindedness to adapt.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...what it means to be attracted to "funny." Because--with the exception of class clowns and stand-ups--most of us really aren't. But sometimes, one sees women giggling anyway?

I also spend inordinate amounts of time trying to cogently articulate feelings and/or states of mind in ways that rhyme.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...doing the same stuff I do every other night, except without the curfew.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I reckon I devote as much thought to home renovation as the average profile on OKC does to travel. (Priorities, I guess.)
I’m looking for
  • Straight girls only
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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You're thoughtful. I'm quite fond of (intoxicated, really) by people who express themselves in terms of ideas, theories, and big pictures.

Bonus points if you work in math, science, or books: someone who finds research satisfying.