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DCgourmet

46 M Washington, DC

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:27am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), German (Fluently), Portuguese (Fluently), Italian (Okay)

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My self-summary
I'm not very easy to summarize, and if you don't think you are either than we might be a good match. I've spent as much of my adult life living outside the US as living in it, and while I'm not living in DC for any of the usual professional reasons, I have no plans to leave either. Despite my rather extensive experience abroad, I've spent most of my career working for myself. If that intrigues you, maybe we should talk.

I love to cook, especially Spanish and Italian, have a huge interest in art history, and as long as the weather is cooperating I'd rather spend a day cycling than doing just about anything else.
What I’m doing with my life
You mean since I got out of prison?
I’m really good at
Languages - I'm fluent in four and can get by in a few more. Among other things I translate professionally. I have excellent grammar, which is apparently rare from the complaints I've been reading (second in frequency only to shirtless selfies), but rarer still I don't have a 'tude about it. I'll see your Oxford comma and raise you a New Yorker diaeresis.
The first things people usually notice about me
I bear a strong resemblance in person to the pictures I've posted here. You should too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Tulipomania - a history of the 17th Century tulip craze in Holland. You'll never look at a tulip the same way again.

Recently finished Antifragile, the sequel to The Black Swan (not the psycholesbian ballet drama – the book that predicted the financial crisis a few years ago). Life-changing, if unrelentingly erudite, stuff.

And I can't leave out La Mimica Degli Antichi Investigata Nel Gestire Napoletano (Andrea de Jorio, 1832) You know how Italians tend to talk with their hands? Ever wish someone wrote a dictionary for it? Well someone did, and this is it. Every Italian I've shown it to reacts the same way: "Where did you get this book??"

Music: I especially like anything Brazilian, but will listen to just about anything once, especially live. Last local concert I really liked was Bob Dorough at the Kennedy center, performing a bunch of Schoolhouse Rock songs - since he wrote and sung on the original recordings of most of them (he's 89 now). Saw Nando Reis and Caetano Veloso on two recent visits to Brazil in December '12 and June '13, and planning my next trip around Hermeto Pascoal's concert schedule in São Paulo. I also like electronica but I'm pretty picky about the genre. The new Boards of Canada album is getting significant airplay in my home office. Thievery Corporation is always welcome for any occasion, and they make me happy I live in DC every time I hear them.

Food: I'll go out for (or preferably cook) just about anything, but am especially fond of Italian and Spanish - mostly cooking Italian at the moment, but planning a major Spanish cookout for my birthday this year.
The six things I could never do without
- My friends near and (mostly, unfortunately) far
- Mountain bike
- Passport
- Telescope
- Properly made espresso (almost impossible to get in DC)
- Art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Art, cooking, and my next trip to Brazil. I travel there several times a year for work, and also have a three-year-old godson who lives near São Paulo.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a drink or a meal somewhere in town, if at all possible outside.

Or coaxing the latest advance in German technology into English for a US patent application if I'm on a deadline. Which doesn't mean I won't be having a drink too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a teenager in Virginia Beach I was a snare drummer in the Princess Anne High School marching band. That used to be a geek credential, but not any more - a couple of years after I graduated so was Pharrell Williams – same band, same high school, and for all I know, about a one-in-four chance, same snare drum.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 28–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
...you'd like to actually meet, and very soon after mutually getting in contact.

...you're American and you've spent at least two years abroad - bonus points if you took the time to learn the language wherever you were.

...you're Brazilian, have a connection to Brazil, or at least have an interest. Between my godson and my consulting business I spend a couple of months a year there, and it would be great if you have a reason or desire to spend some time there too.

...you're from anywhere else in the world, and want to meet an American guy who has as much or more experience living abroad as you do (trust me).

...you don't have a picture of yourself tandem skydiving into Machu Picchu and landing in a yoga pose. Shirtless selfies aren't the only annoying photo subject on OKCupid :-)

...you didn't lie about anything in your profile. Sorry in advance that I even need to say this...

...e se você fala portugues, o você é brasileira e mora aqui em DC o perto de São Paulo, por favor escreve! Várias vezes por ano eu visito o meu afilhado em Vinhedo, e gostaria muito te conhecer na minha próxima visita ao Brasil.