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29 Allison Park, PA Man


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  • Ages 24–33
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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body type
Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Entertainment / Media
English (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm one of those guys who grew up rational, stoic and pragmatic, so I went to business school. But then I realized I was more of an idealist and romanticist. The bridge between the two was filled with cynicism and irony, but now I'm starting to really get to find my earnest and sincere self.

I'm an INTP, but I have a strong hunch that I'm classified wrong.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm not sure if I'm a Kinky Foodie, or just into them.

Living somewhat Byronic-ally but losing faith in nihilism. Learning to tune down the snark and sarcasm, and trying to make earnest sincerity fashionable. Trying to work out the balance of living simply, but still having outlandish experiences.

I work as a project manager in marketing. I'll never understand why I thought the field would be shamanistic. Blame the advertising?

Pondering if self-improvement is the goal of life, or merely a cultural fetish.

A few friends and I are trying to make it through Pittsburgh Magazine's top 30 restaurants. I'm getting good at budgeting.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Having a sense of beer snobbery that goes down smooth.
*I think italics are super classy.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If I'm being truthful, probably that I'm a bit of a hobbit. But I'm told I make up for it through my smile, blue eyes and sense of humor.

I've been told that I can be very masculine, and yet also very feminine--at the appropriate time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I started taking the bus simply so I could have more reading time (Oh, and because I want you to think I'm green and stuff).

Recently: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, And Smoke Gets Into Your Eyes.

I like my comics and genre fiction post-modern (or deconstructionist or post-apocalyptic or meta) but my non-fiction creative and honest.

Authors: Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Baudelaire, Umberto Eco, Tom Robbins, Christopher Moore, John Barth, Nabokov, Hume, Knausgaard, and many others.

Movies: I'll watch anything weird (Jodorowsky, Bunuel, Depeux, etc) and watch anything from someone with a serially hip repertoire like Tarantino, Coens, Boyle, Kaufman, Payne, Jarmusch, Aronfosky, Wenders, Herzog, Haneke, etc. --A bunch of older stuff too, but it's not as topical.

Shows: Yes, I do like ArrestedSixDeadWireBreakingMad. Thanks for asking! But only up until when the Cylons/Tribbles/Tardis jumped the Smoke Monster and found out that it had St. ElseLupus, then the family moved to Mexico due to Winter Coming.

Anyone notice how these shows star sociopaths and psychopaths? More than a little disconcerting.

That being said, I'll most likely refuse to to watch a series until I know that it's going to wrap in a satisfactory manner. Too many Carnivale's for one lifetime.

Slightly more obscure shows--Bored to Death, Wilfred, The Prisoner, Three Sheets, Fishing with John, Extras, Brew Masters, Disinformation, 30 Days, Utopia, Da Vinci's Demons, John from Cincinnati, South Park, Skins, Adventure Time, Broad City.

I'll stop pretending, my favorite show is Killer Karoake

Comics: I love the medium. I work at times in the medium.

Music: There's very little I don't like. But nothing puts me in a trance like Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Nick Cave, Dan Deacon, Warren Zevon, Kool Keith, Ennio Morricone, Klezmer-style music. I also love musicians with gravely voices like Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Honus Honus (of Man Man), and Leonard Cohen. Even though he's not a musician, Clive Barker's voice makes me swoon.

Food: I'm the kind of person who like's to try something new for the experience of it, as well as trying to understand our wonderful sense of taste. The Modernist Cuisine thrills me, even if it is a bit decadent. I've tried tripe more than a few times, and liked it on the third try (I wasn't a fan of the texture the first two times). But mushroom flavored ice cream? Spoon. A few times a year I'm awfully tempted to go vegetarian. But I need to have ethically gleaned foie gras first.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Proust moments or Peak Experiences. Ambition, Connectedness.

A few thought-provoking ideas, perhaps a tasty buzz and I'm fine to survive.

An adventure now and again lets me thrive. As well as self-improvement attempts, learning to master everything and I'll be self-actualized.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
If self-improvement is the goal of life, or merely a cultural fetish.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'm more into trying something new, rather than cultivating a reputation for having "the usual".

As such, several friends and I are working on the 2013/2014 Pittsburgh Best Restaurants list.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I may not know French, but it doesn't stop me from trying to find the cheapest way to buy bande dessines and google translate them at 2am in the morning.

My family has the worst family crest imaginable.

I kind of actually liked "Anthem" by Ayn Rand.
You should message me if
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You want new friends. I love new ideas, and exploring new places.