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IAmTheMercury

26 F Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 2″ (1.57m)
Body Type
Full figured
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and dislikes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Portuguese (Okay), Polish (Poorly), C++ (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm passionate about life and the will to power. Statistically speaking I am of above-average intelligence, I make moderately funny Your Mom/That's What She Said jokes, and... I always know where my towel is.

Above all, I'm a staunch existentialist: existence precedes essence, no inherent meaning, we create our own purpose, to do is to be, ultimate freedom = ultimate burden, etc. That line of thought directs the vast majority of my behavior.

I am in a non-monogamous relationship with this Aussie cunt. I more closely identify with the "free love" attitude of decades past than with the militant polyamorism here on OKC. I just go with the flow. I get not wanting to conform to societal norms; I don't get wanting to be so rigidly defined by your relationship habits.

So come on, let's get acquainted!
What I’m doing with my life
I guess I could say "I teach middle school Spanish", but that somehow doesn't seem to fully convey everything my job entails. I do my part to effect social change through education.

I travel, volunteer, tutor, and write about the amazing tenets of atheism. Other stuff, too, like feeling a severe nostalgia for the 90s. The 1890s! (This is a half-joke; not a reference to some affinity for steampunk.)
I’m really good at
learning languages easily, and anything language or linguistics related is an enormous passion of mine. Currently learning Portuguese.

I know a lot of stuff, which until recently is something I've been ashamed of.

Losing myself in the sea of "grey area" that exists between black and white dichotomies.

Making situations awkward by laughing at seemingly inappropriate times. It's a coping mechanism.
The first things people usually notice about me
IF people notice me, which often they don't, they see: that I'm fat, that I wear pretty dresses and head bang to Emperor, that I have large breasts. Also that I'm unusually strong for someone of my stature.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Classic murder mysteries (Poirot/Holmes), sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction (philosophy, history, politics, biographies/autobiographies), and anything absurd or surreal. Currently reading We Are Water (Wally Lamb).

Movies and TV: Anything related to Top Gear UK, Monty Python, That Mitchell & Webb Look, IT Crowd, QI, Saxondale, Chaser's War on Everything, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, MST3K, Jon Stewart, Bruce Campbell, Pedro Almodóvar, or Quentin Tarantino. El Topo and Don't Look Now! are great. Honestly this category is so overwhelming I can't include everything.

Music: 60s and 70s prog rock, ambient/psychill, 80s pop synth, ANYTHING 90s, black/prog/folk metal, blues, bluegrass, Texas honky tonk. Listening to a lot of The Atomic Bitchwax lately.

Food: SUSHI. Mostly everything.
The six things I could never do without
Chapstick
My music library
Laughter
A prefrontal cortex
Irony and absurdity
God (haha just kidding)
A will to power
The intimacy of eye contact
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how we're all made of star stuff. How vast and fucking incredible the universe is, how similar yet diverse each individual's life is.

I think a lot about the true roots of societal issues, and about how much time people waste trying to fix what they wrongly assume is the cause. I often consider how I can facilitate positive social change through my work and the way I live.

I often wonder, "What was Wenger thinking, sending Walcott on that early?" The thing about Arsenal is, they always try and walk it in.
On a typical Friday night I am
pissing the night away. I drink a whisky drink, I drink a vodka drink, I drink a lager drink, I drink a cider drink.

I sing the songs that remind me of the good times, I sing the songs that remind me of the best times.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been greying since 9th grade.
I was born in the wrong decade.
I spend a lot of time studying people's hands.
I do not like or drink beer.
I think Richard Dawkins is a dick and Christopher Hitchens' God debates were repetitive, misinformed, and counterproductive.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 27–43
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you are any lead singer from a 90's alternative band (OR Sean Kinney from AIC), play rugby, and/or want to finance my travel ambitions. Or even just participate in my travel ambitions.

Do your best to avoid messaging me if you ever use "fat" in a derogatory way, or if you can only ever manage a "Hey what's up?" I like elaboration; it really revs my engine.

Oh, what the hell -- just go for it. I look forward to hearing from you!