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28 Tuscaloosa, AL Man


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  • Ages 22–30
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  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Yesterday – 3:22pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Strictly anything
Working on Ph.D program
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and has cats
English, German (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Minnesota native.

I'm bookish, but not in an Ichabod Crane sort of way, more like a Truman Capote meets Christopher Hitchens by way of Jack Kerouac sort of way. So take that for what it's worth.

I'm a graduate student at UA. I like learning, writing, thinking, talking.

I'm an odd mix of music/film/book junkie with a knack for the outdoors on a quest for something or other. I'm a dilettante in many artistic endeavors. I paint. I play my banjo and ukulele. I write trivialities in verse and proclaim frivolous existential victories almost daily.

Other details? Ask away.
What I’m doing with my life
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I read. I have cats. Sometimes I have something interesting to say.

Right now I am pursuing a terminal degree in English lit. This obviously takes up much time. I focus on 20th c. American literature, and I teach youngsters how to read and think and write. I really enjoy teaching, and hopefully that is how I will spend my career.

When not grossly over-involved in and over-stressed by school:
Painting; I'm working on a graphic novel about hellish futility and also a Space Rock Opera featuring only the music of my favorite mythological river. I'm also working on my very own navel-gazing bildungsroman.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Building something out of nothing and nothing out of something.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my jib; it's got a good cut.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: This is impossible, but I will list a few favorites. Ulysses by Joyce; Beloved by Morrison; Blood Meridian by McCarthy; Moby-Dick by Melville; A Confederacy of Dunces by Toole; Fools Crow by Welch; In Cold Blood by Capote; Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by Evans and Agee; Dharma Bums by Kerouac; Madness and Civilization by Foucault; the Third Policeman by O'Brien; I love Southern Renaissance and Irish lit. I also love comic books, which leads me to...

Comics: Batman, duh. Really digging most of the new 52--sorry, I'm more of a DCU than MU fan, which really enrages some people. I'm teaching a class on graphic novels. I think everyone should read more of them and realize they are awesome and not just for nerds. Or that maybe we're all nerds, and that's a good thing.

Movies: There Will Be Blood. The Neverending Story. Raging Bull. Jackie Brown.

Shows: HIMYM, Big Bang, Star Trek, The Wire, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, and Six Feet Under is probably my favorite show of all time. I'd say Doctor Who, but I don't think my level of fandom can compare to others'; I just really like the show.

Music: Classic rock and oldies: Buddy Holly, Beatles, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Pink Floyd....all that goodness. Jazz: Miles, Thelonious Monk, Duke, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus.

Food: I eat ferociously, and I make a mean enchilada.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Words, coffee, my cats (that's two), food, music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Life, art, politics, and the good and bad of the world.

Why people feel an overwhelming need to put on a rough exterior and/or superior posturing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Usually hanging out with a couple friends, having a beer or two or three, probably a couple joints, and likely a couple games of Magic the Gathering, Cribbage, Risk, or Scrabble.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I will always have a soft spot in my heart for ridiculously cheesy emo music.
You should message me if
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You enjoy intellectual conversation.
You are not materially inclined.
You can tell me Molly Bloom's last word.
You like Star Trek, Battlestar, Dr. Who, and/or the X-Files.
You play cribbage.
You read not-crap books.
You think spontaneity is a virtue.
You are not grossly in love with yourself and don't actually think you are the coolest person on the entire planet. Confidence is good. So is humility.