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29 M Washington, DC

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My self-summary
I'm a bit of an anti-world-traveler - grew up in the DC area, went to school in the DC area (University of Maryland), and joined a Boy Scout troop in the DC area - but I like to imagine that my Internet experience makes up for the lack of meatspace experience. (Then again, I also like to imagine I'm a superhero.)

As you may have guessed from my last parenthetical aside, I'm a pretty big fan of comics - both webcomics and print, though not the big superhero continuities of Marvel and DC. (I like superheroes, though - I'm trying to set up a superhero RPG.) I grew up watching a lot of movies - my favorite is Twelve Angry Men, but I liked Crank (haven't seen the sequel), Iron Man, and (I shouldn't admit this) Phone Booth. As for broadcast TV, I liked Monty Python's Flying Circus, and I hope Castle and The Unusuals get picked up, because I liked those too.

I'm also a fan of mathematics, philosophy, and the hard sciences. As a point of fact, my favorite philosopher is Imre Lakatos, particularly for his Method of Proofs and Refutations, described in the book "Proofs and Refutations" - but if you want philosophers you may have heard of, I like Daniel Dennett and the field of thought related to free will. Dropping back to mathematics: I enjoy it, although I've only studied it in depth insofar as it relates to engineering; forward to science, likewise.

I am not religious.

I am geeky, timid, and good at math
What I’m doing with my life
I'm still in school at the University of Maryland - I'm studying for a mechanical engineering Ph.D., and I rather would like to be a teacher. As for my pastimes, I would like to take up playing the piano again, and I would like to ride my bicycle more (although not those two simultaneously).
I’m really good at
mathematics and the hard sciences. I'm also a fair hand at tutoring in the above - I've got a reasonably good ability to explain things in a way which makes sense - and I read pretty quickly.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a 'fro. Honest-to-goodness afro - more than one person has come up to me and asked to touch it (heaven knows why). Second thing people are likely to notice is that I have a bit of trouble modulating my voice - the moment I get excited about anything the volume goes up to eleven.

Third thing: I'm a total, unmitigated geek. No kidding.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: "Shardik" and "Watership Down" by Richard Adams, "Islands in the Net" by Bruce Sterling, "A Woman of the Iron People" by Eleanor Arnason, "A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will" by Robert Kane, "Consciousness Explained" by Daniel Dennett ...

Movies: "Twelve Angry Men", "Iron Man", "Crank", "Phone Booth", "The China Syndrome" ...

Music: Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Counting Crows, Shawn Colvin, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morissette ...

Food: pasta, (American) Chinese, Indian ...
The six things I could never do without
Music, stories, drawings, novelty, thinking, liberty
I spend a lot of time thinking about
recreational mathematics, superheroes, stories I have read ...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Haven't been kissed. (So sad!)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–44
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends