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Frankish

35 M Palo Alto, CA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 7:28pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.74m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Wants kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Italian (Fluently), German (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
Hi, I'm Francesco - just moved back to the Bay Area after working in London for a bunch of years. I'm looking to meet cool people and shake this sorta half-way English accent that all my friends here seem to like making fun of.

I like serious books and silly films and watching TV shows on Netflix. If the economy was based on my spending habits, Tower Records and Borders wouldn't have gone out of business (and makers of bookshelves would be pretty happy too). I'm kind of torn between big cities where you can do stuff, and places with a bit more space, for the quiet. Prefer mountains to beaches, but warming to beaches (no pun intended).

Nice to meet you.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing novels and short stories and thinking up ideas for movie screenplays. Financing that by writing snotty things about Verizon for a living.

Running half marathons. Ruining the running by eating. Ruining the eating by running again.
I’m really good at
Traveling to and living in different countries - I've lived in Italy, Germany and England. I'd like to add a few more to this list (like maybe Australia or Japan).

Languages. I'd like to add a few more to this list, too. I once spent a few weeks trying to learn Finnish from a book, but gave up when it was pointed out to me that the Finns all speak English.

Geeking out over stuff, including but not limited to geeky stuff. I like to dive straight into a subject and learn all I can about it in a short time.

Oh, and I can whip up a mean spaghetti with meat ragu. You should try it.
The first things people usually notice about me
Back in England it was the American accent, although you might think I sound British.

Or my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Can't stop reading. Game of Thrones; Lord of the Rings; travel books, mainly Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux; 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dune and Hyperion; The Great Gatsby; lately I've started reading a lot of history.

Movies: Star Wars; High Fidelity; Austin Powers; Rushmore (any early Wes Anderson); The Dark Knight; Office Space; Orange County; the Big Lebowski. I also always have time for stuff like Back to the Future or Alien/Aliens.

TV: the Simpsons, the Wire, the West Wing, Arrested Development, Community, the Big Bang Theory, Blackadder, Fringe and Firefly. Currently on Breaking Bad and Justified.

Music: The answer used to be "Pretty much everything, as long as it's indie rock." These days I spend a lot of time looking for electronic/synth-pop videos on YouTube (think the original German version of The Model, by Kraftwerk). Also into avant-garde classical music and Johnny Cash and Miles Davis.

Food: sushi; buffalo wings; NY-style pizza; In'N'Out; carne asada soft tacos; curries (Indian, Thai, Malay, you name it). Also becoming rather a connoisseur of green tea.
The six things I could never do without
Something to read.
Something to write.
Something to write on/with.
Something to listen to.
Something to watch.
Somewhere to go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Doing things that I've never done before. Traveling to new places. Financing said things/places.

Figuring out if I can parlay the ridiculous things I say on Twitter into some form of paying career.

Three-act plot structure. Transition from Act 1 to Act 2, or Act 2 to Act 3 (that's the one I really have trouble with).

Whether or not I can tetris the books I just got into the rapidly diminishing space on my bookshelves.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'd like to say the pub or something, but since I'm training for a run at the moment it's more likely to be carb-loading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My sense of direction is charmingly awful - I can get lost on the New York subway.

My wallet is full of notes my sister wrote me when she was tiny.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 27–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
You have something clever to say, on any subject. Or, possibly, you've realized that what's missing from your life is someone who can find a Simpsons quote for any occasion.