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30 M Smithtown, NY

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6′ 0″ (1.83m)
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Mostly anything
Sagittarius, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from university
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Relationship Type
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Italian (Okay)

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My self-summary
I'm a dork, but I guess everyone sort of is these days. I like constitutional law enough to listen to U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments for fun.

I'm a good conversationalist.

I like subtlety in most of its forms.

I'm at least a little bit intellectual; if nothing else, I like reading and finding out about stuff. I read a lot of news and political blogs and whatnot whenever I'm around my computer. I tend to like people who can talk about "important" things without being self-important. Intellectual curiosity is a big draw for me, but being very, very academic all the time might not be.

A friend recently happened upon my profile and said that I came off as way more serious than I am. Less-than-serious things that I like include: wordplay! Going to concerts! TV shows on DVD! Making fun of Bill O'Reilly! Also, exclamation points.

I can play six string guitar, though not especially well. I've been messing around trying to teach myself, but of late I've been considering casting aside my rugged individualism and paying for lessons.

I like games. (Of the entertainment variety, not the emotional rollercoaster variety.)

Apparently, I also like clarifying ambiguities.

I miss having a cat very much, and I'm grateful to the Internet for being such a great repository of adorable cat photos.
What I’m doing with my life
Attending law school eventually, I think. Tutoring test prep for now. If high scores on standardized tests impress you...perhaps I should add "gloating" to this list?
I’m really good at
Tetris. Trivial Pursuit.

Sometimes I'm really good at understanding people.
The first things people usually notice about me
Right away, people seem to think that everything that I say is very serious. (In fact, I just like deadpan humor, and much of what I say is not serious at all.) Physically, people probably notice my voice pretty fast, and its timbre might by why people think I'm so serious all the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: _Cat's Cradle_ by Kurt Vonnegut, though I haven't read it in a while. My favorite novel of the past few years is _The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay_.

I reread the _Prydain Chronicles_ by Lloyd Alexander recently, and they're still pretty great even after 15 years. Eilonwy was my first crush.

I've recently finished Infinite Jest, and while it's kinda overwritten, it's also brilliant and compassionate and sincere in all the best sort of ways.

For nonfiction, I'm pretty enthralled by books on the intersection of technology and law--Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Jonathan Zittrain stuff.

Movies: Dr. Strangelove, Wall-E, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Also, Real Genius is awesome.

TV shows: On balance, I think TV is better than movies these days. I've really been digging Adventure Time and I'm annoyed I didn't get into it sooner. Firefly, Futurama, cable series both fancy and middlebrow.

Music: The Decemberists, Wye Oak, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, Jonathan Coulton, They Might Be Giants, The Mynabirds.
The six things I could never do without
Library card. (And the library itself is also an important part of this equation.)

Technology and the Internet.


I'm quite fond my car, though I could do without it if I really had to. We've become more attached after it got me to and from Buffalo, and now Minnesota.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Minneapolis vs. Astoria. (MPLS seems to have the inside track right now.)


Creativity and my attempts to engage in it.

In that vein, I wrote a sonnet for a zombie as part of an online contest. I think it went rather well!

Also, I've been wondering whether my explanations of the formal logic OKC questions ("If some men are doctors and some doctors are tall") are helpful/endearing or pedantic/obnoxious. I'd actually welcome some feedback on this matter.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing some variation of the stuff described in this profile. (Hopefully not reading Internet law books, although that's probably where I'm headed if I end up going to law school.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A disproportionately high number of my insights into human relationships come, directly or indirectly, from Dan Savage's podcast.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You don't mind losing to me at Scrabble even after you've bragged in your profile about being really good at it.

You think irony is fun but sincerity is better.

Also, I match up well with Joss Whedon fans, both because of the shared interest (I like Joss Whedon, too!) and maybe something also about feminism and humanism and philosophy.