I am Eli! I was born in Belarus which is in Eastern Europe. I came to the United States when I was a year and a half of age. English is my first language with Russian being my second. At one point in my childhood I learned Cantonese and Hebrew but due to not practicing I forgot them quickly. I have been to Germany, Belarus, Israel, Mexico, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Tahoe, Yosemite. I'd like to go see some more places like that.
I also like thinking of myself as a living Wikipedia; not all topics covered and editing needed. I am big on proper grammar. That being said I am not exceptional with my grammar. English was always my worst subject. My best subject was Math then Drama. My drama teacher is still someone important in my life and was my neighbor. If I didn't make her laugh she would have flunked me. Dancing is also something I do but not as often as I want. I have two semi official dance names at clubs: Captain Clear-the-floor, (pronounced Clea-da-floe) and Dr. Twerkenstein. I had done competitive ballroom but don't like competitive activities.
What I’m doing with my life
Making jokes on snapchat. I just passed my motorcycle course and am licensed and now I'm looking to get my first bike! I'm experimenting with putting out a youtube show. Caring for my grandparents and currently working for a startup driving people around in a van.
I’m really good at
Planning, conversing, picking (finding cool things), driving, making connections, philosophy, reflecting, reading people, interior decorating (too many HGTV marathons), and I enjoy small gardening.
The most interesting things I have tried so far have been: keeping a garden, glassblowing, moonshine making, bee keeping, bomb shelter construction, cooking, city night life, and getting back on a motorcycle after fracturing my arm on my course.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard it is immense and powerful and has it's own personality. My voice which is a deep rumble to match the beard. People notice how animated I am. And my chest hair. I have been chased by wildlife conservationist while camping.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Honestly far too many movies. I am a bit of a movie buff and rewatch some films from diffrent perspectives to understand the characters deeper. I only keep a Facebook account to track the fims I enjoyed.
Shows I watch: (Still on Air) 8 Out of 10 Cats, anything Seth MacFarlane, Archer, Grimm, Daredevil, Arrow, The Graham Norton Show, Deadbeat, Marco Polo , The Walking Dead, Mythbusters, Robot Chicken, Da Vinci's Demons, The Flash and seasonal anime.
Music: These are genres I typically do not like: Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Reggae, Trap, Screamo, Gorecore, Horrorcore, Rap, Country, Terrorcore, Folk, Religious.
Some of the artists I listen to: Benny Bennasi, 5 Finger Death Punch, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, Frank Sinatra, Example, Parov Stelar, Inner Party System, Paul Oakenfold, Queen, Caravan Palace, Lenny Kravitz.
Food: Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese (Not the food generally served in China however). I am a picky eater. If I don't like the smell of something then I probably won't be eating it. When cooking I don't really stick to specific cultures. I am better at being assistant chef than head chef.
The six things I could never do without
Food, Water, Shelter, Company, The need to continue improving,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Musical jingles, the sounds animals make, the present, why Kim Kardashian and such are celebrities, what we have to look forward to in life, planning road trips. Does anyone else still crip walk? Where is the money I am getting paid with coming from? If zombies then...
On a typical Friday night I am
Raiding the kitchen. Out with friends contemplating philosophy and
the meanings of lives. Catching up on shows or movies. I prefer
staying in if I don't have a reason to be out. I don't tend to
wander on my own.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am still friends with someone who lived across the street from me, smoke marijuana, have a fetlife profile and I have had more "near death"experiences than I have fingers.
Side note: I have all of my fingers
You should message me if
You: know who Smiling Bob is, want to discuss any of the shows I watch or want to have a date. None of that Netflix and chill nonsense either.
Think in some manner we will get along.