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  • Ages 25–40
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My details

Last online
Jun 1
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
A little extra
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Aries, but it doesn’t matter
Dropped out of Ph.D program
Seeing Someone
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Latin (Fluently), Ancient Greek (Fluently), Spanish, German
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Descriptions, descriptions. It's hard to describe myself. I'm a walking contradiction, really (example - I'm about the most non-religious guy you'll ever meet, but one of my favorite areas of study is theology). Well, I'm tall (about 6'3"). I love going out, but what I love even more is staying home. Hence, we (well, I) are/am at an impasse. But I do get out. I love to go rock-climbing, and I try to go camping or fishing every once in a while too. Insofar as indoor/yet not at home activities go, I like playing billiards, watching movies, and playing basketball (I get to roughhouse and stay in shape - what's not to like?). When I stay home, it's mostly reading interrupted by sporadic fits of gaming. A longstanding Netflix junkie, I'm often watching TV series that I missed one way or another (the most notable have been Avatar, Angel, and Voyager).
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Crushing my enemies, seeing them driven before me, and hearing the lamentation of their women.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Shameless self-promotion, such as the kind required in this particular field. I've always had a talent for language. Basketball, too. Which would, I suppose, explain why my mouth runs faster than my legs on the court at times.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My height (I'm 6'3"). I've never asked anyone, really, but I assume that since the first thing I notice about most people is how short they are, it's a good guess to think they notice the opposite about me. You should have seen me when I lived in Korea. Tallest guy anywhere I went, I tell you. I felt like king. Granted, the crown and purple cape may have (completely inadvertently) been a cultural faux pas.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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First off, though TV isn't mentioned here, I have to give a huge nod to Community. In my honest opinion, it's the best sitcom since Arrested Development. If you love it too, please let me talk your ear off - I never get to meet anyone who feels the same way.

(A) So many, and I have a hard time choosing between the books of my favorite authors. So I'll list a few of those instead: Petronius, Catullus, Martial, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Boethius, Homer, Vergil, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Camus, Kant, Shakespeare, Milton, and a whole lot more you can ask about should you want to. (B) Star Wars (the old ones, of course), Indiana Jones, anything by Mel Brooks, Lord of the Rings, Deer Hunter, Gremlins, etc. (C) I've always figured that to balance out the whole elitist academia thing (not that academia is all elitist, but c'mon, I studied Classics), the Fates decided to grant me rather plebeian tastes in music (and movies, if you hadn't noticed). I enjoy all kinds of music, but my favorite bands are Rage, the Chili Peppers, any hair-rock (especially the ironic type) - lately, I've been on a strangely satisfying kick for 80's montage music. Yeah, it took me by surprise too. The only music I generally don't listen to is country; however, this has nothing to do with the inherent musical merit of the genre. It's just that my mom listened non-stop to pop country when I was a kid (non-stop achy-brakey heart seriously messes with your head) and every time I hear twang I suddenly start twitching. (D) Anything spicy. Indian, Mexican, Korean, I love it all.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(1) Books. I'd go insane without something to read. (2) Laughter. Perhaps it's not even the best medicine anymore (let's face it, the pharmaceutical companies are putting way too much into R&D), but at least the side effects are negligible. (3)Unfortunately, the internet. I swear, when it shuts down, I take to aimless wandering (literally). Modern technology as shepherd? (4) Air conditioning - I went through a humid Korean summer without it, and I'll never take the blessed machines for granted again. (5) My two little sisters. Their never-ending quest for piggy-back rides and ice cream always makes me feel needed. (6) My two cats. What can I say, I'm a cat person. Or, as my roommate once put it, "If you ever see Paul charging you (a blatant mischaracterization, as I have never "charged" anyone), just put a cat in front of him and he'll stop to pet it." He's probably right.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A healthy mix of the profound, the random, and the blatantly nerdy. I can't count the times that nice academic conversations concerning satire, pedagogy, etc. have devolved into fights on whether the Statue of Liberty is wearing anything underneath her stola or whether Potter wizards or Jedi are more powerful (she's not, and definitely Jedi).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with friends for a couple of drinks. I tend towards quiet, badly lit places where you can have a conversation without having to lean and scream (yeah, so I'm boring).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If the whole mother's father thing is correct, I've only got about 5 years of naturally dark hair left. At which point, I'll probably throw caution to the wind and experiment with fuschia. Or maybe brown. Whichever matches my shirt, I guess. Also, so long as we're on the subject of embarrassing physical traits, I feel it fair to warn you that I'm a big guy. Like 6'3", ranging between 240-250 lbs most of the time. I'm by no means inactive - I can run up and down the court for hours, go on a day-long hike without a problem - I was just born a bit pudgy. So, if you like scrawny, you'd probably be better off with the guys sprawled on the basketball court after mistakenly thinking they could run through me ;)
You should message me if
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You have a smartass comment on the tip of your tongue. Go ahead, say it. I've got thick skin.

Since I've left grad school, I've been a bit adrift -underemployed, disorganized, and overweight. So I'm not really looking to date right now. Which isn't so much of a problem with the qualities I just mentioned. I'm always up for talking/hanging out with new people, though.