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29 M Carmichael, CA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 9:43pm
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English, Spanish (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hi...Hola...Ni hao...Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo,

My name's Eric. I'm a teacher, writer, philosopher, traveler, science-buff, linguist, poet, and dreamer.

I think of myself as a pilgrim, wandering the foreign lands of life, seeking a home and a place to settle, yet always craving a new adventure. A bit like Bilbo the hobbit, I guess...minus the hairy feet.

"Mens sana in corpore sano" (a healthy mind in a healthy body) is one of the mottoes I live by. "Carpe diem" - sometimes "noctem" - is another one I try to follow.

To love, to know, and to create: these are the goals that breathe meaning into my existence. Oh, and to consume ungodly amounts of Reese's peanut butter cups, too (kind of works against the whole "corpore sano" thing, but oh well).
What I’m doing with my life
Last summer, I moved to Sacramento from the frigid, northern lands of House Stark (i.e., Washington State). Since then, I've taught reading and math to kids with special learning needs, substituted as a high school Spanish teacher, and translated a document from English to Spanish. I just finished writing a novel, and am in the process of trying to publish it (fingers crossed).

In the past five years, I've taught English as a Foreign Language in Mexico, Spain, and China. Though I've enjoyed my nomadic, independent lifestyle, it would be awesome to share my future adventures with a lover and kindred spirit.
I’m really good at
Writing, editing, philosophizing, foreign languages, working with kids, soccer, downhill skiing, track, tennis, juggling, drawing and other artistic endeavors, cooking Chicken Divan, and ping pong (I have an official paddle from China - so watch out!).
The first things people usually notice about me
Blue eyes, curly hair, intelligence, creativity, and maturity despite a youthful appearance - I discovered the fountain of youth in Mexico, you see. (No, I'm not telling where)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like all genres, but I have a special love for imaginative lit like fantasy and science fiction. My favorite book is probably "Ender's Game" and my favorite authors include Ray Bradbury and Ursula K. LeGuin. I'm a pretty hard-core Harry Potter fan; I stop just short of buying a costume (actually, that's a lie - I do have a costume). I also like to read scientific and philosophical works: anything by Plato, Hume, Emerson, Nietzsche, Einstein, Loren Eiseley, Daniel Dennett, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and Frans de Waal.

Movies: As with books, I like films with an imaginative edge, like "Field of Dreams," "The Matrix," "Batman Begins," "The Truman Show," the "Lord of the Rings" series, the "Back to the Future" series, and the original Star Wars trilogy (not the plotless special-effects fart that came afterwards).

Shows: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Lost," "Game of Thrones," "Revenge," and "The Office" (American version) are the main ones I've followed. I don't watch much TV, actually.

Music: I have a wide variety of musical tastes, and I'm always open to hearing something new. Currently, I'm digging Imagine Dragons, Lorde, and OneRepublic. It's refreshing to hear songs about experiences and emotions besides infatuation and heartbreak. If aliens heard our music, they might wonder if we ever thought about anything else! Other favorite bands/singers: U2, Journey, Elton John, Billy Joel, the Beatles, Enya, Josh Groban, James Blunt, Enrique Iglesias, Era, and Sigur Ros, to name a few. Like I said: a wide variety!

Food: I'm a very flexible and adventurous eater. Nearly everything Italian, Mexican, Chinese, or Indian will make my mouth water. Unfortunately, I've inherited a sweet tooth, but I try to resist temptation as much as possible and eat healthily (note: I said "try").
The six things I could never do without
1. A passion, a bliss, a purpose in life
2. Love of all kinds: storge, phileo, eros, and agape
3. Family (cliche, but true)
4. Friends (also cliche, but true)
5. Eyes
6. Hands
(7. A brain to know the difference between six and seven)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
*How I can achieve the most good and happiness during my short pilgrimage through this universe
*The meaning of life (or whether there is any meaning besides the number 42)
*Ideas for new books, poems, or short stories
*Big questions about the universe (How did it begin? Did it really begin? Are there other universes? Why did Snape have to die?)
*And, of course, women (the most mind-boggling subject of all - just ask Stephen Hawking)
On a typical Friday night I am
Stocking up for the zombie apocalypse.

No, just hanging out with friends or family, or Skyping with friends far away, or dinking around on this site.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A previous girlfriend got me hooked for a while on a soap opera. (No, I won't admit which soap opera)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–30
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Any of the following:

*You weren't turned off or bored by my philosophical musings above;
*You know what "Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo" means, or you have the curiosity to ask me or look it up;
*You're kind, honest, intellectual, creative, curious, outdoorsy, nerdy, eccentric, globally aware, adventurous, and/or physically active;
*Hablas español, or you speak a different language;
*You have some magic in your blood: elvish, faerie, vampire, or otherwise ;)