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30 Gainesville, VA Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
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My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:38pm
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Atheism, and laughing about it
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Has dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Latin (Poorly), Ancient Greek (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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"Half Nerd. Half Jock. All Hero." That might be overstating the case a bit. On the whole, cultivating myself, being kind, and living well are all really important to me, and I seem to be doing a good job.

Just entered my thirties. I had to make a lot of sacrifices in my twenties, but I've somehow managed to wrangle some stability out of it all. I guess I'm ready to do all of that traveling stuff that seems to be so popular. There are still some things I need to put to bed, but it looks like I'll finally be able to live for myself a bit.

I enjoy teaching myself new things. I can play a tune, do a handstand, and can be a decent writer when I want to be. I started learning guitar a nearly three years ago, and it's become a real passion that's helped me reconnect to music (fingerpicking folky/bluesy stuff for now, working up to jazzier fare). I also fight crime by giving lectures about Rousseau and Ovid to superstitious and cowardly perps. Once they fall asleep, it's just a matter of returning that old lady's purse.

Role models growing up: Superman, Bugs Bunny, and Gomez Addams. I think this says more about me than I'm comfortable with.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm currently running the finances for my family's business. I was doing the whole DC thing (Journalist. You never heard of me.), but it wasn't for me, and coaching crew couldn't pay the bills. I'm happier here (I sure do miss crew, though), even though my current gig is likely more boring by DC/NoVA standards. I've given some thought to going back to school and getting into education, but I'm needed here for the time being, and the stability and income let me pursue my actual passions. Most of the time.

My stepmother passed away a year ago, so I moved in with my dad to help him out with my little brothers (9 & 10, by the way) for a bit. And just help him out in general, because he really doesn't deserve to go through this alone. I plan on moving back out soon. Once things smooth out a little more and my family can get along without me. Looking forward to living near a boathouse again, that's for sure. Things seem to be getting to a good place, so it's just a matter of time.

I have a few creative sidelines going on. I recently helped a relative of mine with his memoirs. I recorded a bunch of his stories and tried to edit them into something kind of public radio-y so that his kids, grandkids, and beyond could listen to them. I also write about comic books for a fairly popular website with some other folks, which is pretty cool.
I’m really good at
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Earth-shattering warrior bellows.
The first things people usually notice about me
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If I'm lucky, the sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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As for stuff to do, I like museums, and art is important to me, so I go to the galleries on The Mall pretty frequently. I like visiting the 14th Street area in DC for the restaurants or bumming around Annapolis for a weekend afternoon. Live music too, of course. The world's our oyster!

My all time favorite book is probably a toss up between either Rousseau's Emile or Rousseau's Confessions. I like a lot of classics and philosophy, but I also really enjoy SF/Fantasy. Genre favorites include Iain M. Banks, Scott Lynch, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Gene Wolf. Currently trying to read this collection of classic 50s sci-fi, but haven't had much time to really commit lately. I subscribe to Jacobin.

Music: My other great passion. I'm really digging Brown Bird, Shovels & Rope, and Father John Misty these days. I'll go through phases where I'm exploring a genre or an artist, but Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are enduring favorites, along with Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Gabriel Faure, Nas, and many others. But really, Jazz is just the best. Saint James Infirmary is probably the best song ever written. Blossom Dearie is underrated.

Movies: Both high and low brow. Favorites include Red Beard, 8 & 1/2, Robocop, Die Hard, The Thin Red Line, Carpenter's The Thing, and The Fountain. Recently watched Errol Morris's Tabloid, and that was a hoot.

TV: Behind the times when it comes to shows. Favorites include The Wire, Louie, Deadwood, Archer, and those Timm/Dini cartoons based on DC Comics. Currently watching and really enjoying Orphan Black with some friends. I probably haven't seen your favorite show.

Food: Pretty much everything but mayonnaise. I've been experimenting with my broiler recently, and have perfected the pork chop. A little magical cartoon chef teleported in and gave me a trophy and everything.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Time to think, exercise, guitar practice, books, vowels.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Mythologies, cultural life cycles, inequality, Superman, Rousseau, and Bob Dylan.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to memorize all the verses to Stack-O-Lee.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was a kid, I convinced my dad that I saw a ghost at an old house in Culpeper, VA. I've never corrected him.
You should message me if
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I guess I'm just looking for someone to keep growing with. I'm not religious, and I'm very much on the left end of the political spectrum, but I'm no fanatic about either of those things. Still, it would be nice to find some who is sympathetic with my ideals. I'm attracted to people with a strong sense of self leavened with a sense of compassion. A bit of a geeky streak doesn't hurt, either, as I'm culturally voracious, seeking out new literature, music, and art constantly. It would be nice to meet someone who could keep up, and maybe even push me into some new directions.

Or if you want to play Fiasco or Numenera.