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26 Pasadena, CA Man


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  • Ages 23-29
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Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
6' 1" (1.85m)
Body Type
Average build
Agnosticism and it’s important
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat), C++ (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Hey! How's it going?

I'm a graduate student at USC. My bachelor's degree is in physics, but nowadays I study classical music. I got my master's degree in the spring, and I just started at USC a few months ago in an independent study program leading to a doctorate. I'm an organist by choice and by degree program, but as a practical matter I also frequently find myself playing piano.

Let's see. When I'm not practicing, what do I do.... I guess you could say my first love in life was railroads and steam locomotives. I volunteer at a railroad museum maintaining and operating a steam locomotive from 1922, and I'm a federally qualified locomotive engineer. Truth be told, had I been born a century earlier, I would have done it for my career, but alas, I was born too late for that....

I also really like going on random adventures, although not in the way most people use the phrase. (My concept of an adventure has less to do with going to a new club and more to do with driving down a county highway in the Mojave desert.) Sometimes I'll drive around the city, the mountains, or the desert with no real destination in mind, just seeing what I discover along the way. I've also taken to walking around historic parts of LA, as I've found you miss too much if you just drive by. It's amazing what you discover in the most unassuming places. I've found beautiful vistas, waterfalls, a replica of a tower from a medieval castle, the world's largest metal fish sculpture, the world's largest Czech egg (like a Ukranian egg, but, well, Czech), roads over remote mountain passes that are so perilous it's hard to believe they're legal, beautiful old bank buildings with majestic columns and breathtaking vaulted ceilings, mediocre-looking donut shops in sketchy parts of town with amazing ice cream and donuts, and much more.

I also have stories (like the time my friend and I spent New Year's Eve stuck in snow on a small forest road on Mt. Gleason) that were not funny at the time, but have become funny with the passing of time.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working towards the day when I have a doctorate, and people I don't like will have to call me 'Doctor'!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I can't say I've ever really asked anybody about this. I'm somewhat tall, so perhaps that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Even outside of school, I listen to a lot of classical. My favorite composers are Mendelssohn, Haydn, Schubert, and Bach. I really like Schumann, Vierne, Gounod, Czerny, Knecht, and Beethoven too. I've also been starting to listen to Mozart's music more and more lately. (They say you don't truly appreciate Mozart until you're 30, so maybe I'm slowly growing into it....)

Outside of classical, I really like classic rock, Johnny Cash (I've got most of his songs memorized....), CAKE, and They Might be Giants.

TV: How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Parks and Recreation (the funniest show ever), Better off Ted, Frasier, Star Trek. (Deep Space 9 is my favorite, but The Next Generation does have a kind of timeless perfection to it)

Movies: I love stupid comedies. Some of my favorites are Airplane, Brain Donors, Once Bitten, Slammin' Salmon, 22 Jump Street, The Emperor's New Groove, and Despicable Me 2. I also really like historical and epic movies from the '50s and '60s, like Disney's version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Anastasia (with Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brenner), The Agony and the Ecstasy, and Lawrence of Arabia. The dialogue in movies was amazing back then.

I suppose I could mention this too here. I really like paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. My favorite painters are Ivan Kramskoy, John Singer Sargent, Caspar David Friedrich, and Albert Bierstadt.

Books: I like Kurt Vonnegut a lot, and Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card was a great book too. Too bad Orson Scott Card kind of went off the deep end....

And food. Ummm. I'm a guy, so I'm pretty much always hungry. I like just about everything, except Vietnamese food. If I had to eat one thing only for the rest of my life, it would definitely be sushi. Or ice cream. But sushi would probably work much better from a long-term standpoint.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a mental list of awesome quotes that I will sadly never be able to use, such as:
--"Operator? GET ME LONDON!!!!"
--"My god. Does the President know?" (Best said while dramatically pulling off glasses.)
--"Hemos tenido bastante de tus mentiras." ("We've had enough of your lies.")
--"Angels and ministers of grace defend us!"

I also have one heck of a story about this answer box on somebody else's profile that I will tell you if we ever meet in person.
You should message me if
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1.) You're kindhearted, intelligent, and passionate about whatever it is that you do.
2.) You don't mind somebody who makes really awful puns.
3.) (Yes, I know it sounds corny, but...) You like watching sunsets.
4.) You have ever seen a road stretching across the desert floor as far as the eye can see, and felt an urge to see where it goes
(4.1--Extra Credit:) You in fact did drive down that road to see where it goes
5.) You believe in a natural process by which species change and adapt over periods of thousands or millions of years in response to their environment.