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RockClimberDrew

22 Westchester, OH Man

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  • Ages 18–35
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My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 10:04am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Strictly other
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Buddhism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Japanese (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I am Drew: 21, gluten free, rock climber and life long adventurer. I am singlehandedly both one of the most serious and the most laid back people you will ever meet.

A long time ago, someone described me as “absolutely dedicated to the idea of the day,” which I feel captures me nicely. If something, anything really, strikes my fancy, then I am absolutely going to do that thing and nothing will stop me. Once, for example, sushi caught my eye, and I was immediately fascinated by the whole operation - preparing the rice, the mechanics of spreading the rice across the makisu evenly, the variety of tastes and flavors that make up a good roll, and the knife skills involved in slicing everything in sight. I spent the next six weeks “apprenticing” at a local sushi restaurant. I use the word “apprentice” because of how the arrangement worked: I spent about 30 hours a week as unpaid labor doing a lot of the grunt work, and in exchange I got to hang out with a ton of cool people, learn a lot about the restaurant business, and practice my sushi-making skills. What I took away from this? Sushi is HARD. Sometimes my passions are much simpler, sometimes not, but I’m always incredibly serious about them.

When something interests me I tend to get absorbed in it, but I just follow my interests where they take me. In other aspects of my life I am an extremely laid-back person. I’m always up for learning and experiencing new things, and I never say no to an adventure. You never know what shiny new excitement could be around the corner.

I eat an extremely strict gluten free diet, which can complicate some friendships but also means I am a fairly good cook. For most of my life I suffered frequent, debilitating headaches. When I discovered gluten was my trigger, I immediately cut it out and haven’t looked back. I’ve been migraine free for two and a half years, and its totally worth it. Gluten free food doesn’t even taste bad, I swear!

Rock climbing is a lifelong passion of mine. Its great exercise, but more importantly its great fun. There is nothing that can compare to finishing a route you’ve been working on for weeks, or to the feeling you get when you’ve been climbing for 5 hours, you’re incredibly pumped out, and you just barely manage to clip the anchors on your last climb of the day. Its always fun to introduce new people to the sport.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am a sometimes-student at Miami. I’ve studied many things over the years, but I’ve finally settled into a major in the business school. I’ve been out of school since December 2012 recovering from a (minor) injury, but I will be resuming classes soon.

My primary focus right now is on physical fitness. No matter what else I do in my day, I am committed to spend time daily on pushing my limits and really discovering how far I can take myself. This summer, I started many of my days with a 3 km swim. Most evenings I spend rock climbing. Sometimes I’m in the mood for torture and I even do hill sprints :)

Exercise leaves room for another one my favorite activities: Eating! I’ve been experimenting cooking authentic Mexican dishes for the past several months with every intention of eating until I explode.

Annnnnd have I mentioned rock climbing?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Cooking fun food. One of my favorite things is to look at what I can already make and then transform it into a fun new dish:
Pico de gallo? Pineapple-mint pico de gallo!
Pão de queijo (a brazilian cheese bun)? Pizza with pão de queijo crust!
Diced tomatoes as a taco topping? Cajun tomato salsa!
Banana milkshake? Cantaloupe banana milkshake! (Trust me. Best combo ever.)
Lime-ade? Lime-ade using sweetened condensed milk as the sweetener! (Best drink ever while fresh.)
Sometimes experiments flop but sometimes they’re fantastic, and therein lies the beauty.

Getting so fascinated with something that the world ceases to exist. One time the topic of insects for nutrition came up in conversation. Don’t ask me how, because as far as I can tell we were brainstorming the most obtuse and inefficient ways to engineer semi-trucks, but once the idea of eating insects came up - I was down the rabbit hole. Just imagine - instead of thousands of acres devoted to raising livestock, you could have a thriving insect farm with just a small plot of land. The protein-per-acre would be astronomical! I spent hours and hours poring over all the materials I could find on the nutritional values of insects, the difficulties of raising them on both smaller and larger scales, even the various ways to prepare and eat insects... fascinating stuff. When I finally surfaced for air, I imagine my passion for insect husbandry was quite entertaining to my friends.

Anthropomorphizing animals. When I meet a new animal, sometimes I get this crazy feeling that they have extremely human desires and impulses. Every time I see Bear, a friend’s dog, I swear he wants to play baseball. Not fetch or some silly dog game, but honest-to-god baseball. He’ll look me in the eye and its just “Baseball baseball Drew lets go play baseball I’ll pitch, Kevin will be catcher, and you can be in left fielder! Baseball!” ... Yeah. That actually happens. Really I’m kind of pissed at Bear though because I’ve never played baseball in my life. Plus, if I HAVE to play I’d rather it be right field.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People tend to notice one of three things about me, depending on what state they see me in.

They might notice my hair, which I lovingly style by doing nothing of the sort - intentionally messing up and refusing to tame it.

They might notice my infectious grin, which is on my face with startling frequency.

People sometimes even notice the extremely animated way I talk when I am excited by something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am an insatiable consumer of all things media, so I am open to enjoying most forms of entertainment. That being said, I do have several preferences.

MUSIC
I have a love affair with classical music, especially that from the russian romantic period. I'm debating building a shrine to Modest Mussorgsky - he’s just that good.

I am addicted to old school hip hop, especially Wu-Tang’s first album. I’m partial to east coast, but I’ve been known to enjoy N.W.A and Tupac on occasion.

I also enjoy a lot of older punk rock; oddly enough my favorite punk band is The Blue Hearts. The Blue Hearts is a japanese punk rock band from the 80s, and they’re magical. The marriage of bare-bones punk melodies with energetic japanese lyrics is transcendent.


My current musical obsessions are electro swing and progressive bluegrass.

MOVIES
I have yet to find a genre I’m incapable of watching, but I would have to say slasher/gore flicks are my least favorite. When I’m choosing the movie, I tend towards a few different genres.

Action thriller: a well put-together action film can be the perfect adrenaline rush. I find the Bourne trilogy a fine example of good action movies.

Slice of life: films focusing on the sometimes mundane details of everyday life fascinate me. Jeff Who Lives at Home and A Bag of Hammers are two of my absolute favorites.

Kaiju: cheesy, over-the-top monster movies from japan are perfect. Sometimes a night of Godzilla films is exactly what you need, but my favorite would have to be the Heisei trilogy of Gamera films.

BOOKS
I enjoy contemporary fantasy, biographies/memoirs, and academic works on comparative religion.

Richard Kadrey, with the Sandman Slim series, is one of my favorite fiction authors.

The one memoir I feel everyone should read is Aquariums of Pyongyang, which details a family’s life living in a North Korean concentration camp.

As far as incredibly dry works go, I am currently working through William R. LaFleur’s publications. I am especially fond of The Karma of Words, which attempts to detail the way many competing Buddhist ideas appeared in and helped to shape Japanese literature.

FOOD
Food is possibly my favorite thing in the universe. All I’ll say here is this: Mexican street food. Any variety of tamale? Heavenly. Tacos al pastor, fresh off the spit? Literally orgasmic.

The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A car with a manual transmission. There’s nothing quite like being fully in control of your car - the feeling of downshifting into second to go around an uphill curve is amazing. The vibrations of the engine revving, the sound of your tires gripping the asphalt, the feedback through the steering wheel... its pretty fantastic.

A kindle. I love paper books, but there is something to be said for the convenience of thousands of books in a single device weighing just under half a pound. The instant gratification of having a book downloaded and ready to read less than 30 seconds after purchase is nice too.

Freedom - the possibilities are endless. Sometimes I want to buy sidewalk chalk in bulk and spend the day making (poorly drawn) comics on sidewalks. Sometimes I want to drive down to Alexandria just to drive. Sometimes I like to spend the day playing pretend with my friends - just being airplanes or tigers or grocery stores or whatever. Without the freedom to be spontaneous I would go insane.

Ice cream. Its irresistible! Roast some cinnamon, whip up a custard, and have delicious (and fatty!) homemade ice cream an hour later. Pretty self explanatory.

My cats. They’re soft. They’re cuddly. They won’t shut up when I’m eating tuna. They like to chase water bottle caps. They’re super cute. I love them.

Rock climbing... I feel like this one might have been obvious though :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Human locomotion blows my mind. All of the little things we do and the tiny adjustments we make completely change the way our bodies balance themselves. Almost anything is possible with a little mindfulness.

Also: growing avocados in Ohio, naming conventions for camels, vascular malformations, crayons, and gluten free baking.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I spend many fridays at an indoor climbing gym. In between the hours of 5 and 10 pm, I’ll be perfecting old routes, working on new ones, trying to figure out the latest bouldering problem, or taking a banana break. I’m of the opinion that bananas are the perfect exercise food - negligible fat and protein, 27 easily digestible carbs for quick energy.

If I’m not climbing, I can be found somewhere in suburbia hanging out with my friends. We’ll be watching tv shows or movies, playing drinking games, or just breaking out into laughter over the most inane things.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I stil say "Never Eat Soggy Waffles" to figure out my cardinal directions. I'd be lost without third grade mnemonics :)
You should message me if
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You’ve ever put your arms out to your sides and made airplane noises, leaning into the turn as you go around a corner.

You’d enjoy going downtown to listen to live jazz on the weekends.

You know absolutely anything about yoga - I’m interested in learning.

You like to ask for the children’s menu at restaurants so you can color with the crayons.

You’d be up for an extremely irreverent discussion attempting to draw as many similarities between North Korea and literally any other entity.

You’ve ever considered the accessibility adaptations you’d have to make if an octopus were to move into your house.

You don’t consider ridiculosity a barrier to entry in a conversation.