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JeanValjean

43 M Columbus, OH

My Details

Last Online
Jan 10, 2013
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Sagittarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Technology
Income
$20,000–$30,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth!" -Alan Watts ...

Tall eccentric, decent-looking, never married/no kids, reclusive, fit, impractical, did I mention eccentric? How about reclusive?



Oh-- also. I'm completely free of contradictions. Complex, maybe, but as concentric and symmetrical as that Shri Yantra/mandala thing.



In objective measures:
Sex: Male
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown/Black
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 206#
Waist: 34", Inseam: 34", Neck: 16 1/2", Sleeve: 35"
IQ: 129
MBTI: INTP
Annual Income last 3 years mean: 25k/yr
Marrital Status: Single, never married
Children: None
Blood Type: O-
Words typed/min: 73 WPM
Degrees: BS CIS, 2nd Dan Taekwondo



I am erudite, inscrutable, and ignominious
What I’m doing with my life
"Resist that which resists in yourself; become yourself. -the Mahabharata

Tryin' to hold down a job and paying off my student loans. Wasting my time online, hanging out with my nieces, Tae Kwon Do, reading, writing, chatting, City of Heroes (an MMO), arguing politics, writing poetry, and generally being a derelict.

I’m really good at
Scratch that. Fairly good at: Taekwondo (korean karate), third-wheel parenting, coding, ethics & philosophy, comparative mythology, eating, truth.
The first things people usually notice about me
"What other people think of me is none of my business!" --my father

That statistically, I should exist, but I'm never seen in public!

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

BOOKS (Nonfiction): Masks of God series by Joseph Campbell, The Discoverers and The Explorers by Daniel Boorstein, Godel Escher Bach, and the Minds I, by Douglas Hofstadter, A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy by Wing-Tsit Chan, Lies my Teacher Told Me (James Loewen), The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (Oliver Sacks), The Language Instinct & The Blank Slate, by Stephen Pinker, Meeting the Shadow, edited Zweig & Abrams, The Reenchantmemt of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore, Tao: Watercourse Way, by Alan Watts.

(Fiction):Tales of Earthsea and original Earthsea trilogy (Ursula LeGuin), His Dark Materials Trilogy (Pullman), Ficciones (Borges), Parzifal (VonEschenbach), Magister Ludi (Herman Hesse), Dune Series (Frank Herbert), Watership Down (Adams), Diverse Paperbacks Unspeakable (Lovecraft), The Eternal Champion and The Warhound and the World's Pain (Moorcock), the Gormenghast trilogy (Mervyn Peake)



MOVIES: Strictly Ballroom, Run Lola Run, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Blade Runner, Brazil, Last Temptation of Christ, Pan's Labyrinth, Princess Mononoke, Hero, Tous Les Matins Du Monde, Aliens, Amadeus, Napoleon Dynamite, O Brother Where Art Thou, Ghost Dog, School of Rock, Enemy at the Gates, Whale Rider, American Beauty, Cool Hand Luke, Spirited Away, City of Lost Children, Shawshank Redemption, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, 2001.


MUSIC:Juno Reactor, Daft Punk, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Waits, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Eurythmics, The Police, Queen, Led Zepplin, Journey, Heart, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Dead can Dance.

The six things I could never do without
Oh, whatever:

Books. Caffeine. Imagination. Solitude. Writing. Self-deceptions.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make imaginary things coherent and vivid.
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing, reading, thinking, playing, sleeping, alone.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are moments when I'm not sure exactly what I want!
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You:

1) are perfectly happy having nothing to do with alcohol, television, or "god,"
2) are reasonably ethical, sane, decent-looking, and smart, and
3) think you would find the sundry facets of my geekiness (see above) interesting enough to spend time with.

Hilarious true fact: I actually look better than my profile picture.