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Oh hey! I'm Perry, and I'm a Jersey boy at heart, but I've lived in
DC for... almost nine years it seems. I graduated back in 2010 with
a degree in international affairs. I'm finally putting it to good
use, working for a big international non-profit. I just recently
started with that, and I'm volunteering as a TA for a German class,
which I LOVE. I have a dog named Icarus, he is my handsome little
I'm also into:
- Learning languages: I've taken classes in seven different
languages, and I've just started #8! My department hired an Arabic
tutor, so it looks like I'm not done just yet!
- Sports/staying active: I bike everywhere, run at least 3 times a
week (I just finished my first half marathon, and I have 4 more
this year, ahhhh!), and play basketball when I can. I do have my
few teams that I love to watch, but I'm not one of those guys that
needs to watch EVERY GAME. Unless you want to. Then we can.
- Cooking: When I have the time, there's nothing I love more than
putting together a good meal. I'm always so happy to feed people,
it's the Italian in me. If you're into homemade gnocchi or
meatballs, I've got you covered.
- Science & technology: I'm always fascinated by scientific
innovation, so a lot of my media consumption is stuff on YouTube
like VSauce and DNews.
I'm an ISFP, just like Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Justin
Timberlake... So there's that...
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now, working at an international non-profit, assisting with
an academic exchange program. I'm learning a lot of new stuff, but
I doubt I'll be in this job for more than a year or so. Gotta keep
learning! I do love my organization though, everyone is
intelligent, kind, and appreciative of my work (which is always
Long term, I don't have that plan locked down yet. Just keeping my
mind open, always looking for opportunities to either learn or
teach. I got the education bug, that much I know. (Speaking of,
grad school is in the works... just not sure what for yet).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Picking up new languages then mixing them up with the others I've
- Crosswords and sudoku. I get into that "A Beautiful Mind" zone
where the words/numbers start to zoom off the page, swirl around
the room and then fall into place.
- Dodging city traffic on my bike. Or riding the red line with no
hands (I want to learn to surf eventually, this has to be good
- Interacting with small humans and animals. Got that camp
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm tall, my hair does a swooshy thing that I just can't do
anything about anymore (except now my hair is buzzed for the
summer), and the Italian nose, I'm sure. And I'll joke about
anything once I get comfortable with someone.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Scar Tissue, John Dies at the End, anything by Cory
Doctorow, American Book of the Dead, Ventus, Valhalla, The
Unincorporated Man. Basically any post-apocalyptic sci-fi
Movies: Young Frankenstein, Kill Bill, Sin City, The Boondock
Saints, Inglourious Basterds, The Fifth Element, Mafia!, Monty
Python and the Holy Grail. I'm a huge fan of the absurd, if it
TV: Cosmos, Archer, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Game of Thrones,
The Office, and a whole lotta Food Network.
Music: All time favorites are Red Hot Chili Peppers (and John
Frusciante's solo stuff) Parliament/Funkadelic, Coheed &
Cambria, and A Wilhelm Scream, and a ton of other stuff. My recent
favorites are Thank You Scientist, Vitamin Sun, and Nothing More. I
love rock, funk, prog, acoustic, hardcore, and metal (I won't judge
if you won't).
For food... everything. I'll eat most anything once (and likely
again). Love me some tacos though. I'm a mad scientist in the
kitchen, I love to experiment when cooking! I'm a spice junkie,
I've been known to down raw habañeros.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My family and friends.
2. My dog Icarus, aka Sticky Icky, aka Captain Blackwhisker.
3. Funky music.
4. My bike/running shoes.
5. Work/life balance.
6. Hot sauce. I'm sure my blood has its own Scoville rating.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where humanity is headed in our lifetime. There's so many
beautiful, horrible, fun, terrifying, ridiculous things happening
around the world. I'm always anxious to see what's next, in a good
way and a bad way.
Why OKCupid won't let me add any more languages to my bio.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Now that I'm in training, you'll absolutely find me on a long run
on Friday nights. If you creep around the Capitol, I'm sure you'll
see me go by.
Usually, Friday night is usually reserved for relaxing at the end
of the week, especially with this new job. I'll make a good meal,
flip on a movie, whatever! Saturday would be more my going-out
night. Love to find new places to hang out (pubs > clubs, any
day). Always down for a bike ride, concert, ball game, adventure
out of the city - you name it!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I own a pair of footie pajamas, and immensely enjoy wearing them
from time to time. I got them for Christmas as a joke gift. They
are no joke.
You should message me if
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You're a kid-at-heart type of person. I get along really well with
people who have a spark of curiosity and wonder about the world
around them. Closed mindedness is not cool.
You speak another language in addition to English, or you find it
attractive when a guy does. Alles klingt besser in einer anderen
Sprache, nicht wahr?
You want to go to Union Market with me and just eat... like... all
I'm looking to click with someone long term, definitely let me know
if you're on the same page. I'm not a one-and-done type person.
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