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CortoMaltese216

29 M Astoria, NY

My Details

Last Online
Today – 7:03am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English, French (Okay), Japanese (Okay)

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My self-summary
I'm a writer and a reader, and I used to be a scientist.

I've studied memory, sleep and dreaming in neuroscience labs, written fiction about sympathetic murderers, articles about electronic skins and implanted memories, interviews with comedians and fashion designers, and a review of a kids' story by George Saunders for GQ. I lived in Paris for a while in college and in Okayama and Kyoto, Japan for three years after college. I've worked as a teacher, translator, psychology researcher, house-painter, and park maintenance tech, and I'm aiming now for a career as an author. I'm a lover of NPR and of magazine journalism like the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Harper's, and my current dream is to write stories for magazines, radio and books about culture, neuroscience, travel, and other interesting things.
What I’m doing with my life
Journalism masters program. Freelance writing for Fast Company, GQ, etc. & on a documentary film about sleep & dreaming.

Writing. Reporting. Reading. Exploring. Traveling whenever I can.
I’m really good at
conversation.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm enthusiastic. I'm too interested in people to act aloof.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Writers: J.D. Salinger, Faulkner, Woolf, John Barth, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Nabokov, Kundera, Frank O'Hara, Yukio Mishima, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Camus. I also love to read history-- e.g. Japanese-American history by John Dower; American Revolutionary history by Joseph Ellis and David McCullough-- and science writing by folks like Oliver Sacks, Atul Gawande, and Jonah Lehrer.

Music is a huge part of my life, and many of my best friends are musicians-- rock, jazz, & folk. My favorites in recent years have been folk singers Paul Curreri, Dave Van Ronk, and Devon Sproule; jazz musicians Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Coltrane, Mingus, Ellington, and The Bad Plus; and indie rockers The Flaming Lips, Why?, The Magnetic Fields, Bright Eyes, Smog, Modest Mouse, Elliot Smith, and Weezer. I also like some more top-40 music, like Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne, and The Roots, and old country music, like Hank Williams.

Movies: I like dramas, smart comedies, and psychological thrillers. I love auteur filmmakers like Woodie Allen, Francois Truffaut, Wang Kar Wai and Pedro Almodovar, but I also get a kick out of lighter and more mainstream comedies like those of Judd Apatow. I love classic thriller movies like Silence Of The Lambs, and old film noir like the ones I used to see in revival-house cinemas in the Latin Quarter. I love good 1950s movies-- e.g. All About Eve; Sunset Boulevard; The Apartment-- and I have a soft spot for courtroom dramas-- everything from Otto Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" with Jimmy Stuart to "A Few Good Men" with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholas.

I don't watch much TV, but when I do it tends to be cable series like Girls, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, The Wire, Arrested Development, and Six Feet Under; or sometimes documentaries. Oh, and I also love Community & 30 Rock, & Freaks & Geeks is probably my favorite non-cable series ever. I like How I Met Your Mother, too, because I like Jason Segel, and anybody else from that original F&G cast.
The six things I could never do without
1. Outdoor places to run or go hiking.
2. Books
3. Travel
4. Serotonin in the synapse
5. iPhone calendar to keep my life straight
6. imagination & ambition
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the brain, why we dream, how to write words that move people
On a typical Friday night I am
out with friends.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–31
  • Near me
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating