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BlockBF5

31 M Allston, MA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 5:41am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I think just about any Jonathan Richman song sums it up pretty well.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I teach writing at Northeastern University. When not doing that I can most likely be found browsing record bins at In Your Ear, buying comics at Comicopia, humiliating myself at open mics, walking around the city, watching good stuff at the Coolidge or the Brattle or the HFA, or waiting for a train. If I'm not doing any of that, please call my parents because something awful has clearly happened to me. Unless I'm just asleep. In fact, that's probably the case so go ahead and cancel the call to my parents. Phew, solved that one; good job.

I also host a literary culture podcast and write criticism and some fiction. Honestly, the podcast has probably reached a wider audience than the fiction, but it's good to dreams.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Reading and sleeping; and sleeping after reading in particular. My mixtapes come with fun (not good, but fun) artwork. I can negotiate a kitchen and I follow recipes. Not a great singer or dancer, but I make up for it in taste and enthusiasm. I know all the presidents, in order, so I'd be an asset for your bar trivia team. Also, the Bane voice.

Things that I'm good, but not really good, at: lifting boxes, bicycle repair, encouraging you to do those things you always talk about, drawing cartoons on any available surface, distracting you from troubles by telling embarrassing stories, that bar game with the punching bag.

Things I'm terrible at: folding the fitted sheet, communicating with barbers and other people who cut hair, keeping mortifying experiences to myself, getting rid of books/records.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Recently several people have told me I have a good laugh, so chances are it's that (I laugh readily, and boisterously.) I've also heard: my eyes, my taste in t-shirts, and my clumsiness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
The last two records I bought were Joanna Gruesome "Weird Sister" and Serge Gainsbourg "L'historie de Melody Nelson." The most recent songs I've played over and over until I almost don't want to hear it again is "Buried Alive" by Veronica Falls, and Nina Simone's version of "I Get Along Without You Very Well." Lists of bands are kind of boring, but I like tend to like indie pop and jazz and a lot of stuff that you probably also like.

Lately I'm listening to a lot of podcasts, too. Mostly comedy stuff, like How Did This Get Made, Comedy Bang Bang, Never Not Funny, etc. In fact, I probably listen to too many comedy podcasts, so if this is also you we can start a support group.

I read fiction, and I especially like comic books. Music criticism is great, too. I have a love/love/irritated by relationship with the 33 1/3 series.

Also, lots of movies. I'm up for most anything happening at the Coolidge or Brattle or HFA, or finding weird stuff on Netflix and YouTube, or your favorite movie.

I'm working on being less of a jerk about people's taste, like at the end of "High Fidelity". I bet we can get along even if you don't like The Byrds or "8 1/2". I just really really hope you don't like awful stuff. Like Sublime. Everyone, stop liking Sublime.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Evidently, the books I keep telling myself I won't bring with me the next time I move but which always end up in several boxes, taking up moving van space.
2. The same goes for records.
3. Access to sandwich-making materials
4. Oh, I should mention comic books, specifically
5. And I'm happy whenever a cat is around
6. Fall, which is why I moved to New England in the first place.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How my students are going to respond to the lesson I've put together; or, trying to put a lesson together in the first place. (alternate answer: why my students didn't respond well to a lesson I put together, and what is wrong with them, why don't they know who Van Halen is, why is YouTube their only source of culture. And also how I can improve the lesson for next time, I guess.)

Bruce Wayne's love life. More comics should feature Batman trying to juggle romance and crime-fighting. I don't believe Batman is always thinking about crime, unless you consider stealing someone's heart a misdemeanor. (alternate answer: Alfred Pennyworth's love life.)

Infinity. I've been watching Cosmos, so most days I spend a lot of time thinking about the cosmic calendar, and the lack of "thereness" in the universe, space-time, a bunch of stuff that I have very little grounding in. (alternate answer: that "all you can eat but you have to eat all you get" sushi place in Brighton.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Dancing on the ceiling?

Most likely at a bar or a show, or maybe a movie theater, or maybe in bed reading. Or maybe crashing my bike into a tree, something like that. If I've been in the bar long enough, then inevitably there will be some neighborhood track and field, which could also involve crashing into a tree.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was a kid I used to cry whenever I listened to "Starlight Express" so hello, ladies.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you really honestly like "Crimson & Clover"
- we aren't currently feuding
- you need someone to do a Bane impression for literally any reason
- you want to go see movies and talk about them afterward
- you can teach me about space or atoms, or another language or poetry
- your idea of the best Saturday is laying around listening to records
- double bonus if one of the records you want to listen to is Isaac Hayes's "Hot Buttered Soul"
- you don't mind that I'm afraid of mountains