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Hidalgo73

40 M Barcelona, Spain

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:07am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Hispanic / Latin, White
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), French (Okay), Italian (Okay), Portuguese (Okay)

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My self-summary
In a nutshell, I'm open-minded, laid back, curious, humourous, liberal, playful, sympathetic, nonconformist....

Some interests of mine are:

- Reading, learning and researching about various subjects.

- Learning languages and about other cultures.

- Being a traveler rather than a tourist. Always with my camera, I love photography too.

- Hiking and camping. I love walking and I prefer to walk in the mountains like a goat rather than lie on the beach, but I must confess that I enjoy snorkeling and I wouldn't mind learning to scuba-drive. I love the sea and traveling by boat.

I guess I'm a little on the intellectual side, but not to an extreme. Anyway, I cannot hide this fact, so I guess I need to put something "solid and substantial" about me, although some of my "nerdy" / intellectual interests are more active than others:

I have passive interest in biology, especially zoology and in relation to Darwin's theory of evolution (aka evolutionary biology). The concept of evolution applied to all spheres of existence (nature, society, politics, concepts, conventions, world outlooks, one's own individual and collective identity, etc) is very important to me and reality wouldn't make sense at all without it.

My intellectual passion is historical linguistics (and comparative linguistics, its main sub-branch), especially Indo-European and Romance linguistics. I also love ethnolinguistics (cultural linguistics) and ethnology; all things related to language, languages, linguistic and ethnic diversity fascinate me; in a nutshell, I'm fascinated by mankind in its linguistic (and cultural) aspect and diversity, which is inevitably historical - the result of a cultural evolution - and has a geographic setting, that's why I love history and geography too. I personally think we are our past, our history, and one should know the physical world one lives in. I suppose my (passive) interest in astronomy is nothing but an extension of my interest in geography. In relation to all this I also like other sciences like archaeology and anthropology.

I'm also actively interested in psychology, especially humanistic psychology, social psychology (I love Erich Fromm), personality psychology, and even (but with a pinch of salt) transpersonal psychology (mainly Ken Wilber's work).

I also like philosophy, but at the moment it's only an active interest regarding existentialism and Eastern philosophy, and I guess that I have a liking for Taoism and Buddhism, especially Zen.

Social justice and equality are major values in my life and in relation to them I have a very active interest in politics and political theory. My political stance is pretty liberal / leftist and nonconformist, I tend toward Bookchin's social ecology and I'm in favor of animal rights.
What I’m doing with my life
RELOCATED TO BARCELONA IN JULY

Basically, I'm saving the world. I fight secret evil organizations that aim to dominate the world, such as Dr. Evil's Virtucon
or Stavro Blofeld's SPECTRE. I also divert all evil asteroids, comets, space debris and wrecked alien spacecraft that threaten
to crash into Earth, especially (I don't know why) into the USA. I fight off ill-meaning aliens that once and again insist on invading the USA despite the fact there are countries which are much easier to invade...such as...well, you know which.
I also rescue cats from trees and American students from creationist teachers. I chase after villains who tie helpess young ladies to railroad tracks and after crooks who snatch elderly ladies' purses. I prevent Sumerian gods and demons from coming to this plane of existence through haunted fridges so that they won't invade and dominate important American cities like New York. And I even make the Sun God appear again when sometimes the Moon Goddess attacks him and tries to devour him (yeah, I'm the guy who saves the Sun God and pushes him into motion again, I also fix shower handles)...well, and stuff like that.
When I'm not saving the world I usually work as an English or Spanish teacher. Besides, I have recently started a master's degree.
I’m really good at
Listening, relating things and knowledge, teaching, doing research, getting the gist of things, getting the big picture, learning languages, walking and hiking, listening, assembling furniture and installing appliances, saving the world, washing the dishes (yes, it's true, but don't ask about ironing, please). Anyway, I'm glad they didn't ask what I'm really bad at...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very tall...and they often ask me if I play basketball (no, I don't play basketball...I don't like basketball...and as a basketball player I'd be rather short)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
- Books: I guess I'm a bookworm, mainly of non-fiction. I cannot have a favorite book, but I think Being and Time by Heidegger is one of the deepest and difficult books ever written. I also love Tao-Te-King and the Analects by Confucius, which are also deep but less difficult.
Regarding non-fiction I guess my favorite book is The Little Prince (le Petit Prince) by Saint-Exupéry (more favorite books after this are Siddharta by Hesse, Don Quixote by Cervantes, The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger and Cien Años de Soledad / One Hundred Years of Solitude by García Márquez )
I may have favorite authors: Fernando Pessoa (my favorite poet, along with haiku poets), Sartre, Erich Fromm, Murray Bookchin, Karl Marx (I also like Groucho), José Ortega y Gasset, Martin Heidegger, Kropotkin, Bakunin, Allan Watts, Ken Wilber, Roger Garaudy, André Gorz, Abraham Maslow, R.D. Laing, Ivan Turgenev, Tolstoy, Kafka...and at the risk of sounding too nerdy I should say I love textbooks, dictionaries, maps, historical atlases and visual guides / atlases of any subject.

- TV: I hardly watch TV now, but my favorite TV shows are BBC documentaries...I've gradually lost my ability to watch TV series unless they are very original, creative and funny, like the Big Bang Theory, the Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy or South Park. I also love British humor and British double acts. This plus some good movies (I guess I'm a film buff) and some reports about current issues is the only thing I watch on TV now.

- Cinema: I grew up watching TV and movies, and over the years I've learned to avoid TV series and tacky TV films and focus on (what I personally regard as) good movies, so I guess I've become a film buff, although I like all kinds of British humor (Monty Python, Sacha Baron Cohen) and American "absurd" humor movies and parody films. I love epic and historical films like Lawrence of Arabia (including good war films like Downfall / Der Untergang), (most) musicals, movies with "real" heroes (Schindler's List, The Pianist, Hotel Rwanda, Awakenings, The Impossible / Lo imposible, A Beautiful Mind, My Left Foot, The Elephant Man, Alive, The Motorcycle Diaries / Diarios de motocicleta), intercultural movies (like Dances with Wolves, Jeremiah Johnson, Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa, Babel, The Empire of the Sun or The Last Samurai), (some) science fiction / thrillers / horror movies (but never too gory, and all the better if they can a bit humorous like Shaun of the Dead or Zombieland), etc. I also love it when a very serious subject is depicted through an apparently incompatible genre such as comedy or horror, like in the movies La vita è bella (Life is beautiful), Lars and the Real Girl or Aparecidos (a great Hispanic ghost film that denounces the disappearance of thousands of dissidents during the military dictatorship in Argentina).

Favorite actors and actresses: Robert Redford, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Bridges, Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Sean Penn...(regarding Hopkins, Freeman and Spacey, I especially love the sense of dignity they always convey with their acting)

Favorite actresses: Jane Fonda, Cate Blanchett, Barbra Streissand, Naomi Watts, Kathy Bates, Emma Thomson, Hillary Swank, Charlize Theron, Jodie Foster, Uma Thurman, Rachel Weisz...

Favorite directors: Stephen Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Danny Boyle, Clint Eastwood, Amenábar, Almodóvar, Guillermo Del Toro, Tarantino, James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Sean Penn...and from a linguistic point of view I think Mel Gibson't efforts should be acknowledged and imitated (I hate it when language is taken for granted in historical movies)

Favorite comedians: Marx Brother's and far behind Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Leslie Nielsen, Rob Schneider, Owen Wilson, Gene Wilder...

Favorite dictators:...just kidding...

Most disliked actors: Jackie Chan and far behind Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris

Favorite bad actor: Silvester Stallone

- Music. My favorite music is Bossa Nova and Vinicius de Moraes music, and also Italian music / la canzone italiana. I also like Celtic music, Queen, Beatles, Pulp, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, Björk / Sugarcubes, Aṣa, 30 Seconds to Mars, classical (Chopin, Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, etc), world folk music (especially Russian folk music.)
Regarding Hispanic / Spanish music I like Julieta Venegas (simple but nice and original), Joan Manuel Serrat (his first songs), Jorge Drexler (a "mystic" who composes, sings and plays, he's just great), Calle 13 (they're very original, creative, witty, funny, and deep, generally at the same time) and Delafé y las flores azules (a Catalan band, halfway between indie pop and trip hop, whose music and videos make you fly to heaven...and beyond).
I should mention that I personally think that some of the best songs and best video-clips of all time are by Monthy Python, especially those in the movie The Meaning of Life, like The Galaxy Song or Every Sperm is Sacred.

- Food: vegetarian food from any country in the world. In general I'm not picky...but, to be honest I don't like artichokes...
The six things I could never do without
- learning
- sharing what I learn
- communicating
- love and all the things of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
- sense of humor
- I need a sixth thing...air to breath? peace in the world? toilet paper? (It's terrible when I'm still sitting on the toilet and I ran out of it after having forgetten to replace it..no, please, don't ask what I do in those rare situations).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
About the causes and origins of things, about their consequences in the present and about related possibilities in the future...and about sex (just kidding, come on!). About social justice and about all the concrete cases of injustice and social inequality I see in my everyday life. About the difference between "exploitation" and "alienation". About extending the concept of "alienation" to all spheres of human life where human growth and happiness are hindered by social, political, economic and ideological causes...and about ways of disalienating the world. About how a real human community could be established. About the etymologies of words and about the different stages in which the meanings and phonological shapes have been evolving till the got their present meanings and phonological shapes. About the meaning of life. About the prevalence of existence over essence in existentialism, and if it is equivalent to the negation of the self, soul or personal essence (anatman) in Buddhism. About the reason why Sacha Baron Cohen chose Kazakhstan as Borat's country rather than...well, a different country....
On a typical Friday night I am
reading, doing research, watching a good film, saving the world...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was born alone because my mother had gone next door to ask for some salt from our neighbor. While she was still out, I left the apartment and went downstairs looking for her, and the concierge was the first person who learned I had been been born and it had been a boy. When I went back to the apartment I saw my mother was already there, and I said: "Mom, I have been born, it's a boy!" But my mother was upset and told me not to be born alone again without her permission...and I haven't done it ever since. (Fortunately my father's reaction was different; he rushed home when he learned then news about my birth, and he was extremely happy to see me and to be at home again after having been away in Japan all alone for over two years)

Also, I can be a bit naughty...and I still love Ghostbusters...haven't you noticed before while reading the profile? Ok...and I liked one of Steven Seagals's movies, but only one.

By the way, I could write here what I do in those rare situations when I ran out of paper toilet while still sitting on the toilet...mmmm, no, I'd better not, if someone is really interested I can send them a detailed report upon request.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–39
  • Located anywhere
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you haven't fallen asleep while reading this profile.

If you fell asleep while reading this profile, but after waking up you managed to get to this part.

If you fell asleep while reading this profile, but you managed to wake up enough to get to this part while still being half-asleep. if you message me, you'll probably be in this state of confusion.

If you have a good sense of humor

If you like having fun and at the same time you know or feel deep down that life is (or should be) much more about than having fun and working to pay your bills.