Evan-from-USA
48 Kiev, Ukraine
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My self-summary
I am a teacher of English as a foreign language. I left the USA in November of 2011, and since then I have lived in Kharkiv, Ukraine for 2.5 years and Budapest, Hungary for 1 year. I returned to Kyiv in late August of 2015.

Most people seem content to live inside the box that society, family, religion, and school made for them. I want to live outside the box, and do. I may not be able to change the WHOLE world, but I can change MY world enough that my daily reality conforms more to my intentions than to the "default" positions of society/culture as a whole.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a blogger, a freelance writer, and an English teacher.

I know the things I want out of life, and am actively working towards achieving the ones I'm not ALREADY living. I'm busy taking everything in my life to the next level, and being the change I want to see in the world.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height‽ I'm a frackin' midget next to the tall and dark man of your fantasies! If you're tall, don't worry...I CAN climb.

NOTE: I'm not down on myself about this; I'm just realistic. I've heard the "short" comment from women enough times to know it probably is the first thing many of them notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Story of B, Illuminatus!, Manhood of Humanity, Food of the Gods, Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, The Book of Secrets, Sexual Energy Ecstasy, Ishmael, My Ishmael, Science Fiction, Science Fact, Robert Anton Wilson

Movies: The Matrix Trilogy, Alien, Donnie Darko, The Player, Touch of Evil, The Tenant, Network, Existenz, Moulin Rouge, Citizen Kane, Dangerous Beauty, Pulp Fiction, Fire in the Sky, Holy Smoke, Bliss, O' Brother Where Art Thou, Unforgiven, Fight Club, Too many great movies to list.... Favorite directors include: Roman Polanski, Orson Welles, David Cronenberg, David Fincher, Joel and Ethan Coen

Music: I like tons of music from many artists. My tastes are very eclectic. My favorite genres of music are funk, electronica, world music, classic rock, jazz fusion, acid jazz, reggae, rap, industrial, and blues.

Food: Indian, Thai, Chinese, African, Pakistani, American, French, Italian, Ukrainian, Russian, South American, Mexican, Polish
The six things I could never do without
Love,
friends,
family,
a planet to share and explore with them,
a healthy body and mind to experience them all with,
and a sense of humor about it all.

Those...and my collection of shrunken human heads. ;)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be the change I want to see in the world. How to let go of what interferes with that.

I also think about:
- Love and sex
- My family and friends
- Learning new languages
- Improving my writing, and finding more ways to make money from it
- Working on my book of Business English lessons based around the sitcoms "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office"
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing we do every night, Pinky; trying to take over the world!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like to watch cheesy American evening soap opera shows sometimes.

Oh wait, you said "private." I thought you said "embarrassing."
You should message me if
...you still want to after reading this profile. You think we're compatible, based on our profiles or answers to questions here. You want to meet in real life, and are not interested in an online-only friend. I'm here looking for a woman for a long-term committed relationship, but if you're interested in just making friends or something else, message me anyway. Like I said, I'm new to Kyiv, and would love to make some new friends.
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