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IronyOxide

26 Saint Louis, MO Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–28
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 7:49pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern, White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on med school
Job
Science / Engineering
Status
Single
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Arabic (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
FAIR WARNING: I'm moving to California in about a month to start med school, so if you're in St. Louis and looking for a soulmate, I am probably not your guy. But if you enjoy non-committal hanging out and an abundance of freewheeling, adventuresome antics, look no further!

26-year old human male and doc-in-progress, half-Arab who can't speak Arabic worth a damn (but fluent-ish in French, which comes in handy exactly never), plays guitar (formerly saxophone, piano), fences, likes science, video games, reading, cooking, redditing. I graduated from WashU in St. Louis in 2011, in biology. I'm originally from SF but I moved to St. Louis after college. I just moved to the CWE from Dogtown, and while I'm sad about the reduced frequency of dogs, my roommate does have a bar in the dining room. You take the good with the bad.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a total goofball, and extremely outgoing. My sense of humor vacillates between bizarre and abstract, bitingly sarcastic and sometimes just boyish to a degree that borders on caricature. I indulge my imagination whenever possible, and I have a penchant for embarking on curious projects that occasionally go unfinished (case in point: a tabletop forge that I am gradually constructing from a large soup can).

In essence, I might be your doctor someday, but I'll still be a kid at heart.

Oh. And er... my name is Sam. Hi. :D
What I’m doing with my life
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Until I start med school, I'm a medical scribe in the ER of various hospitals in north St. Louis. I also devote my life to exploring ways to be more like Tony Stark, testing the limits of human capsaicin tolerance, talking incessantly, periodically forgetting to breathe, daydreaming, trying REALLY REALLY HARD to get into rock climbing (Addendum: I DID IT! I LOVE IT! IT FIXED MY ACROPHOBIA! KINDA. :D ), moving heavy objects for fun, reluctantly doing cardio, and vigorously exercising the the Oxford comma. See what I did there?

I find the solutions to all the world's problems each morning, and forget them as soon as I step out of the shower.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Fencing, biology, listening, lifting heavy objects, making your taste buds do happy little backflips, making unusual cocktails, and convincing people that I'm a good guitarist when mostly I just like to find creative ways to exploit the minor pentatonic scale.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been told I have a very bright, happy smile that I'm not shy about using. So hopefully you're noticing that and not my unkempt facial hair. A fun benefit of being half-Arab is that I can grow a beard in about 20 minutes, and then I spend 2 weeks agonizing over whether or not to keep it, then I shave it all off and the vicious cycle begins anew.

I also have a very large voice that projects a long way, so it is likely that you'll hear me before you see me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I love me some fiction. I'm a big fan of the more renowned fantasy and sci-fi series, e.g. Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Dune, and anything by Terry Pratchett (Rest in Peace, Sir Terry), Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, or William Gibson. When I can forget about what a bigoted wanker he is, I can get into a little Orson Scott Card. I also have about 50GB worth of comic books in PDF form stored on an external hard drive. Outside of fiction, I enjoy contemporary essayists, especially the works of David Foster Wallace, who won my heart last year after I read Consider the Lobster and Other Essays. I might move on to Infinite Jest, but I've heard that one is something of a labor of love.

Movies: I like psychological comedies like Office Space, The Science of Sleep, The Truman Show, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. On top of that I love scifi and fantasy films, like The Matrix (mostly the first, but the sequels had some good effects at least), Star Wars, and DEFINITELY Marvel Movies. It goes without saying, Lord of the Rings (the extended editions, naturally). The Simon Pegg/Nick Frost fare (Cornetto Trilogy 4 lyfe). I also enjoy documentaries, both about nature and culture. I loved Exit Through the Gift Shop -- I'm still trying to figure out if Mr. Brainwash is an elaborate Borat-style prank being played on the art world by Banksy.

Shows: Firefly, House of Cards, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Archer, Arrested Development, and as of recently, Veronica Mars. If you couldn't tell, Netflix Instant Watch is my jam. Also, nature documentaries like Planet Earth or Planet Ocean regularly blow my mind.

Music: I'm a DJ for my university's radio station, so I'm possessed of a certain unquenchable thirst for new music. The list of "music I like" is long and ever-changing. Jazz and blues predating 1970, and then some modern contemporary jazz and fusion. Also Michael Bublé is my guilty, guilty pleasure. I LOVE blues rock, just... any blues rock, modern or classic. Black Keys, White Stripes, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Ward, you name it, I probably like it. Also I enjoy some electro, glitch, trip-hop and dubstep. Daft Punk, Justice, The Toxic Avenger, Zeds Dead, Massive Attack, Portishead, UNKLE, Glitch Mob and so on. As for hip-hop, Jay-Z, a bit of Kanye, Chiddy Bang, Childish Gambino, Watsky, Das Racist, various other indie hip-hop artists and a healthy measure of nerdcore rap (see: MC Frontalot). Tom Waits is my soulmate. He's the most irresistibly hard-to-place shade of weird, both in lyrical content and sound.

Food: I love to cook. My mom has taught me well in the art of middle eastern cuisine, and my dad, being a masterful griller, has shown me the right way around a steak. I love trying and making new things, and I'll attempt any recipe I find interesting, though usually not without some minor tweaks and alterations. I seem to have a particular weakness for Ethiopian fare -- injera might be the world's most underrated utensil. I'm more recently becoming an afficionado of Filipino cuisine. Fair warning, I like spicy things, and I am being very serious when I say spicy. The secret ingredient in my hummus is half a dozen whole habaneros. Whole. Not de-veined or de-seeded. I'm sure my abiding love of capsaicin is doing irreparable damage to my digestive system, but until that catches up with me, it hurts so good. I also, for my own amusement, like to sometimes turn my kitchen into a kind of Frankenstein-esque laboratory wherein I cobble together willfully awful monstrosities for the purposes of horrifying the townsfolk. Pizzas with hot dogs baked into the crust, or a crust made entirely of meat, or topped with poutine gravy, curly fries and cheese curds... I've created some truly bizarre pizzas, come to think of it. I should note that one of my favorite subreddits is /r/shittyfoodporn. I should maybe stay off there for a while...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Eh, the obvious is air/food/water etc, so this is more like a list of things I would greatly prefer not to do without:

Video games, martinis, books, the internet, my friends, and a tremendous amount of coffee.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
At the risk of sounding dowdy and unidimensional: science. Srsly. It takes up a significant majority of my idle brain cycles in one way or another. Personalized medicine, human enhancement technology, gene and tissue engineering, nothing's off limits up in my head. I want to change the world in a big, crazy, irreversible way. My inner universe probably looks not too unlike William Gibson's.

I've mentally engineered a functional suit of powered armor, but I'm no physicist, so I need someone else to come up with a miniaturized fusion reactor to power it. If you can hook that up, get at me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sometimes I like to be low key, but most likely I'm getting my dance and/or drink on with my friends. Put some Jameson in me and witness my incredibly caucasian groove.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I keep jugs of iced coffee in the mini fridge next to my bed so as soon as I wake up in the morning, I can immediately chug some and become functional. It's actually kind of a problem.

Also I shower naked. Don't tell anyone.
You should message me if
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I look like I'm carrying a lot of tension in my shoulders.

...Oh, MESSAGE. Um. If you enjoy video games and books, have a discerning taste for whiskey and/or beer, can appreciate a good joke and a bad pun, can talk turkey about the hard sciences (or at least be willing to listen to me rave from time to time), like -- no, LOVE! -- to cuddle, and can accept the fact that if you're possessed of a particular smallness, I might pick you up and carry you around. I measure my weightlifting milestones not so much in pounds or kilograms, but in multiples of the mass of small people I know.