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NervousFishdown

39 M Columbus, OH

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Today – 3:52pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Aries, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English, French

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My self-summary
"To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable" - Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891)

Right, so I'm that guy at the back of the coffee shop surrounded by books on politics and philosophy. I am an academic. I am a wee bit of a geek. But really, I love what i do and I'm just fine with it. I work hard. On the other hand, I think I'm also pretty focused when it comes to having fun. I do like to go out 'properly': i.e., dinner, yummy drinks (can I hear a 'Curio'?), proper HOUSE MUSIC, followed by sore head in the morning.

I do spend a lot of time at coffee shops. Mostly because I enjoy that kind of scene. Also because my office has no windows (this is a big problem for me. I don't know how anyone could seriously expect me to write brilliant papers and lectures without a window in my office).

I'm from Ireland, originally. Born and raised - still a citizen, actually. Moved to the USA in 2000. Then I spent 6 years workin' on my PhD. Finally I got that sorted. And now by some miracle I have a job and I am here in Ohio! My greatest joy as a teacher to date was the day I was told by one of my students that I was too liberal for America and that, if I didn't like it here, I should just go back from whence I came and hang out with the leprechauns... I was like, WHAT?! Dude, actual leprechauns are like REALLY right-wing!! They don't believe in wealth redistribution. Thats their whole point. Duh!

I did campaign for Obama tho. Both times. Tho... maybe with a heavier heart the second time (but better him than Romney, no question there).

My accent has changed a lot over the last few years. Tons of Americans ask me if I am Canadian. Ewww.... But I am still very much Irish. And because I am Irish, I of course love a good night out and some great big dirty pints of Guinness! (Well, stereotypes are never 'entirely' groundless, right?).

Random self-impressions: enjoy the company of dynamic and witty people, I love my research (mostly in international relations); I love kids and get along well with them because, basically, I am a big child; I love a good dinner debate; I like sci fi; I get homesick for Ireland sometimes; I live for live music - rock, funk, jazz, alternative - it doesn't matter, so long as its good. I'm also told, by people who seem to know a lot about these things, that I am somewhat charming and "a really sweet guy".... ahem!
What I’m doing with my life
I teach polsci at a local 3rd-level institution. My research is mostly on political theory and international relations. Also keep fairly fit. I like yoga and swimming as my main go to activities, but I also do a bit of TRX and running.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at dinner conversation, writing, public speaking, singing at karaoke, cooking, any kind of social networking... did I mention karaoke?
The first things people usually notice about me
Hrmmm... my height, my accent, my impeccable sartorial style...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like Neal Stephenson, China Mieville, Orson Scott Card, Kurt Vonnegut, Graham Greene, and Ernest Hemingway. Keep trying to read Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow but seems I don't quite have the patience. I need to lock myself away and finish the darned thing. Apart from that, just read a bio of Karl Marx - was great. Try to keep up with the New York Review of Books when I can.

TV/Movies: - my favorite movie is Blade Runner. On TV, I simply LOVE Mad Men, Battlestar Galactica, oh... True Blood (so much fun!) and The Big Lebowski (over and over!). I love the new HBO series Treme, Lost, The Wire, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, Arrested Development.

Music: Just a random sample of stuff I like -> Matthew Dear; Bat For Lashes; Elvis Costello. Anything dubby or dub-step oriented (esp. the German minimalist stuff); Glasser (ever listen to her track "Home"? ~ its amazing); Animal Collective; David Sylvian; M.I.A., Deerhoof; Tim Hecker; Burial; Sonic Youth; Best Coast; PJ Harvey; Wild Beasts; The XX; Gil Scott-Heron; Laurie Anderson; Madlib; Prince; Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, William Basinski; Neu!; Joan as Police Woman; Aphex Twin, Joanna Newsom.

Food: sushi, curry (love that!), and I'm a devotee of Mark Bittman's 'Food Matters' cookbook series. I was a vegan for about 3 years - had to give it up recently tho, sadly, as it seems carbs and I do not get along. So, my need for protein has lead me back to meat! :-/

Cities & Travel: Dublin (the Irish one - its my home, and its a wonderful place to be), Paris, I have recently enjoyed time in Bolivia. And I take every opportunity I can to go to New York...

Painters: Monet, Manet, Turner, Ingres, Delacroix.

Philosophy: Foucault, Marx.
The six things I could never do without
My family, my home (Ireland), curry, my books, my iPhone, yoga
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The writings of Michel Foucault; how to move my career along; how I need to calm down a little; how best to prepare my lectures... and sometimes feeling a little sentimental for my folks back at home.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out and about, having a few drinks, eating some tasty food, dancing, karoke, you name it!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I secretly think I am absolutely useless at my job and that some day somebody is going to find me out! Hasn't happened yet tho... which is good, as I need the money. And I happen to like my job!
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
You've a strong sense of your own personal worth and you don't feel insecure talking about interesting things.