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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 23–45
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Today – 8:46pm
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Arabic (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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I'm like a potted plant moving from garden to garden: Self-contained in my little ecosystem but straining to put down a few roots. I grew up in Colorado, moved to Arizona, went to Morocco, lived in Colorado again, and moved back to Arizona.

I scrape my knees a lot, yet I don't think of myself as clumsy.
What I’m doing with my life
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I spend a lot of time rock climbing (mostly indoors, but I love to go outside) and running. I got a few cookbooks (Japanese streetfood, vegan slow-cooker, and an NFL-themed one that has pretty good food) that I'm planning to try out. I cook Moroccan food every year for Christmas, which means I can cook for about 12 people if necessary.

I write a small video game magazine with my brother as a hobby/creative project (it makes no money whatsoever). I like writing the magazine because I write so little deep criticism (not as in "negativity" but as in "analysis and evaluation").

For work, I teach, design, and direct courses for a major university. I mostly teach public speaking, but I dabble in other things as well. I play with cameras and computers in our recording studio and green screen doing basic video production (nothing too fancy). I do some research into simulation-based learning and program.

I'm looking for things to do in PHX beyond eating and drinking. I am very pro-dinner/drinks, but I'd like other kinds of activities. I like attending First Fridays, readings, strange plays, and other events.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trivial Pursuit. I have only lost once and it was close. I can even beat older folks at the Genius edition from the 1970's (most of the answers are "The Soviet Union").

I make popcorn on the stove.

I can discuss a film in great detail, almost too much detail. This can make me a bad film date, but my nitpicking and wild speculation can be fun if you have a strong interest in film.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People notice I'm not a morning person. Anyone who has seen me before noon says, "You're not a morning person are you?" This is probably because I sqi-lare (this is a combination squint/glare that comes with the hatred of early morning light and the murder-rage caused by the lack of coffee in my hand).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Every week, I listen to Downtown Soulville and dance like a fool. I read pretty much anything handed to me, so it might be easier to list some favorites like The Prophet, From Freedom to Slavery, and The Adventures of Kavlier and Clay.

I volunteered as a film festival judge, so I've seen a lot of movies (probably 300-350 in the past year). Watching that many films allows me to understand that some films are well-crafted but not to my taste. I still like most movies, but I will spend an hour (at least) picking apart a film I've just seen. Some people like discussing films, others don't. I do the same with books, video games, or plays (I don't know enough about music to do the same level of criticism).

Despite my film viewing, I have pretty broad tastes (yes, even the occasional romantic comedy). I own The Wages of Fear and a handful of other movies, and I'm a big booster of seeing things in the theater. Most films are made for the theatrical experience, and watching things like comedies or action movies at home doesn't make much sense. I went to see Obvious Child at the FilmBar and was the only guy in the theater at the time.

I'm watching The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt and probably need to get over my allergy to media that just loves New York so much. I like the show, but it has a pet peeve that writers use "It's so New York" as the peak of human striving and experience. I'm watching more so, maybe that will change in later episodes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-A pencil (it's so versatile)
-My iPod
-A comfy place to sit
-A little quiet time
-My library card
-Good beer
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Who would win in a fight between a bear and a shark. Ask someone and you will have an instant conversation (sometimes an intense argument).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably staying in cooking, reading, or watching a movie. I don't mind going out, but I tend to be a homebody when left to my own devices.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I played the French horn in high school.

I am terrible at origami. My mom bought me an origami-a-day calendar, and the first thing was a crane for good luck in the New Year. My apartment was full of deformed cranes, the calendar was in March, and I saw that later creations required techniques I couldn't master because those directions were part of the flock. I donated the rest of the calendar to a youth center, and the kids all made throwing stars. A kid gave me his because my star came out terribly.
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you say "It is I" when arriving at someone's house.