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27 M Dorchester Center, MA

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5′ 11″ (1.80m)
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Mostly vegetarian
Trying to quit
Dropped out of masters program
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Likes dogs
English, Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I realize my username is idiotic.

Anyway, I am an all-purpose nerd going through a modest quarter-life crisis re: you know, important stuff, like What I Want To Do and Making Positive Change in the World. Still working out the details - this is mostly about me not knowing myself very well when I was a teenager.

Personality-wise I'm basically empathetic and generous and invested in my friends, but also cartoonishly awkward, melancholic, and I'm a bit of a prattler.

Politics drives me strongly, though in a meek academic center-leftist way which mostly spends its time muttering about fiscal multipliers and ethnic segregation. Something positive about myself: I'm temperamentally progressive in a way most white American dudes simply are not.

My therapist and I occasionally chat about Shelby County v. Holder, which I still lose sleep over, and now she's justifiably worried about how I'm handling Schuette. Don't worry: usually I send my friends things like this and keep the American Prospect links to myself.
What I’m doing with my life
Work: computer stuff. I'm pretty low-grade, cf. that Education bit on my profile (I have two years towards an incomplete master's in math, due to non-academic Circumstances).

Not work: I try to stay busy with various artsy projects. Generally I'm making plans, some of which are big and untenable, more of which are smaller and realistic.
I’m really good at
Neologisms, puns, being somewhat knowledgable on a broad scale, connecting like *this* with dogs, deftly navigating the MBTA buses. Math and physics, according to my résumé. Friends and roommates seem to think I'm a really good blues guitarist, about which I probably have some self-esteem issues.

Things I'm not so good at: penmanship, drawing things comprehensibly, remembering key elements of the plot in books/TV shows, eating healthily.
The first things people usually notice about me
From a distance I am nicely dressed, but up close I suffer clinical-grade sartorial malfunction.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read way too much, seriously. I know people say that a lot. My favorite fiction writer is William Gaddis, nonfiction might be Ta-Nehisi Coates or Catharine Mackinnon, and poetry is Louise Glück or Charles Wright. My overall fave/hero is Ralph Ellison - go read Shadow and Act! Lately I've been reading a lot about 20th century urban history and civil rights.

Music: blues, jazz, hip-hop. Representatives include Booker White, Memphis Minnie, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Jean Grae, and Pharoahe Monch. B.B. King is my lifelong Guitar Idol; I probably won't show you the shrine on a first date. Stuff like this is my comfort music:

Movies: Ratatouille is obviously the greatest film ever made, but also My Winnipeg, Killer of Sheep, Gates of Heaven (Morris), The Up Series, The Emperor's New Groove, Jackie Brown, Control Room, City of God, Dr. Strangelove, Paths of Glory. I like dumb action movies if they aren't politically icky.

TV: The Wire, Police Squad!, Orange Is the New Black, Everybody Hates Chris, Mad Men, Blackadder (<3), FLCL, Adventure Time, Sherlock. Lately I've been watching Fraiser and, despite some vintage 90's sexism, I just love Niles.

Food: I'm pescetarian and fucking love fried clams. At home I eat mostly vegan, but I can really tear through some eggs. I also tear through hot sauce, about which I've become a budget-level connoisseur. Chelsea Fire Wicked Hot Sauce is my main jam.
The six things I could never do without
- books
- a guitar
- coffee, and I guess places where I can buy coffee and catch up on reading
- an ecigarette, hopefully without any real ones
- a way to learn about history
- if I had to pick only one album for a long and desolate journey, it would be The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

And requisite stuff about friends, family, love, etc, which almost goes without saying except that I don't want you to think I'm a cold, asocial, stimulant-fueled nerd
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Apartheid, momentum, Phil Upchurch, algebra, work, whatever I'm reading, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am

This is the part where I should mention that I don't drink very much these days due to medical shizz - two drinks in a night is normally my max, but I'm fairly susceptible to peer pressure. Drunkenness isn't going to kill me; I'll just be lethargic and quiet and no fun, and will wake up with a cosmologically-sized hangover.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Occasionally I log out and, out of anthropological interest, look at other men's profiles from the "similar to" box on mine. OKCupid is the cruelest mirror.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You think we could be pals and stuff.