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  • Ages 21–39
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My details

Last online
Aug 13
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Atheism, and very serious about it
Graduated from masters program
Rather not say
Doesn’t want kids
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am the secret love child of Jean-Paul Sartre and Ally McBeal, with all of the attendant peculiarities.

***As of August 2013, I am residing in the US again for the foreseeable future.***

I have had a profile on OkC intermittently since late 07. It has yielded me a bunch of good friends and one romantic relationship that ended amiably when I was getting ready to leave the country. Not a bad for a website which pretends to be run by tiny robots.

Most of the previous incarnations of my profile have been expressions of the poetic principle drilled into me in 7th grade English, "Show, don't tell." However, I am starting to suspect that my fellow OkCers value candor in this section above creativity. So, here it goes.

I have lived in many places in the US and on both coasts of Africa.

I cook reasonably well. I would like to think this is because I am patient and resourceful. However, I have some good cookbooks, which might be the real reason.

I am an ethical person. I do what I can best justify. That's very important to me.

The relatively homogeneous structure of these lines bothers me, but I'll learn to live with it.

OkCupid used to make you sum yourself up in three adjectives, for the benefit of those users too impatient to read an entire profile. For the record, I am intuitive, discerning, and analytical.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am in business lately.

I finished grad school at the University of South Florida in 2010. I spent ten months out of the year working in East Africa hunting parasites in 2011 and 2012.

When I was in school I worked as a graphic designer at an ad agency and a clerk at an auction.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
sleeping on airplanes

being an INTP
This is not low or self-deprecating standard. It is good to round out your rough edges. Indeed I have invested in that process. However, I have also done everything I can to work with what comes naturally to me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
my hair, which does this kind of anti-gravity thing if I don't comb it or take a shower immediately after I wake up... or if I don't wear a hat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Dune, Waking Life, zydeco and bananas.

House, among current options on the small screen.

Oh, and this is the part where I explain that I was a vegetarian for twelve years.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A preoccupation with determining how little one can manage on is generally a trait of those who (like me) have never known great material want. These are the needs I have discovered along the way.

In no particular order:

1. Communication
2. Pockets
3. Sunshine
4. Aspiration
5. Transport
6. Wikipedia
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how I wish I could just answer this question by deleting the word "about."

- markets
- nomenclature
- the light that hits the room
- control and experimental groups
- how to explain my job to people
- iambs
- emergence
- tradeoffs
- rules
- how the subjective experience of cognition would differ for us and other entities that I can metaphorically endow with some form of intelligence, like insect swarms and chess pieces. The bishop thinks the board looks like a diamond to you too, by the way.

Also, why is the artistic merit of a song inversely proportional to the euphoria produced by dancing to it at a club?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
working. I do not find work inherently burdensome. I do not find much inherent about anything. Also, I think Mike Rowe should be given a medal, as America's last living philosopher of work.

On an atypical Friday night, I am at World of Beer or out of town. World of Beer would not be my idea of a good date, too loud.

On a Friday night of still greater rarity, I am down by International Plaza having dinner. This would make a more reasonable date destination than World of Beer, but only as a last resort.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I don't like chocolate ice cream. But I do like chocolate... and ice cream.

"Without your wounds where would your power be? It is your melancholy that makes your low voice tremble into the hearts of men and women. The very angels themselves cannot persuade the wretched and blundering children on earth as can one human being broken on the wheels of living. In Love’s service, only wounded soldiers can serve.” - Thornton Wilder

When I speak Toposa, I pick up a slight lisp. You don't speak Toposa, so you will not notice.

I am not into being silly. I sometimes end up being silly anyway.

I refer to cities by their airport code. More people should do this.
You should message me if
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you think we might have some chemistry.

you picked kissing in a tent in the woods over kissing in Paris when you answered that match question. Make no mistake, I have been to Paris and it is great, but life in a tent comes along with the career choices I have made. We could still kiss in Paris anyway. People have been known to do that.