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35 Portland, OR Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 22–36
  • Near me
  • For short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Feb 1
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Trying to quit
Not at all
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Working on law school
Rather not say
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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//Edit: Just got back from a summer sojourn in Medford. It was, let's say, exactly as you would imagine. I'm happy to be back but would love to expand my rather school-constrained social circle.

Over-educated, post-cool. I've lived a lot of places but always seem to come back to the American West. I have not followed the typical path to where I am now; I've been everything from a ranch hand to an infantryman, and now I appear to have become a pen-devil lawyer-to-be. I'm way too confident and have to work on toning it down most of the time.

Great kisser, passable cook, terrible knitter.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I appear to have become a law student.

Yeah, I'm surprised, too. There's no telling where you'll end up in this world.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
... giving spinny-hugs. No, really, it's my superpower. That, and walking into conversations at the worst possible moment.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My big moon face? I smile a lot. I'm usually in a good mood.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Oh, goodness. What am I doing lately? Depends on my mood, I suppose.

::Scariest: _House of Leaves_
::Saddest: _Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth_
::Desolate: _All the Pretty Horses_
::Lyricism: _Neuromancer_
::Information Density: _Watchmen_
::Dystopian: _The Handmaid's Tale_
::Love Story: _Bel Canto_
::Americana, of a sort: _American Gods_

::"I like both kinds of music: country /and/ western.": Hank; Hank Jr.; Patsy Cline; Charlie Daniels; Steve Earle; Merle Haggard; Waylon Jennings
::Folksters: Robert Earl Keen Jr.; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Peter Rowan; Greg Brown; Kate Wolf; Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs
::Americana: Sixteen Horsepower / Woven Hand; Old Crow Medicine Show; Calexico
::Punk fucking rock!: Sleater-Kinney; Subhumans; Dead Kennedys; Dresden Dolls/Amanda Fucking Palmer; Circle Jerks; Murder City Devils
::Punk fucking rock! Just a little more psycho, and a little more hillbilly: The Cramps; HorrorPops; Creepshow; Nekromantix
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
--my books... all of them
--old brown cowboy boots
--the BBC World Service
--the high lonesome country
--wikipedia as collective brain and obsession-driven infomaniac's dream
--working on #6. I'm low-maintenance.

All of that said, the older I get the more I realize that every thing you "need" is a chain you lay across your own back. Choose your needs wisely.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Wishing I were out in the desert, either in the dunes or the high desert backcountry.

The odds of the Singularity as compared to other world-ending events. Style and design. Foreign affairs. Handmade things and how enthusiastically bad I can be at making them. The IF renaissance in an age of omnipresent screens. My current IF work in progress. The fact that okCupid's spellcheck system red-underlines the word 'spellcheck' as a misspelling.

Women, and how they captivate me so.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not-so-rationally maximizing my utility.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can quote Dickinson for all occasions (the set of all occasions that are loneliness, death, redemption, and the indelibility of love).

(No, there is not a frequent demand for this talent.)

I find Gillian Welch almost preternaturally beautiful. The Revelator, indeed.
You should message me if
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Hyperliteracy and a twinge of the obsessive well-regarded.

I am mostly looking to date. Short-term and fun.

So, more concretely: I am most attracted to strong, independent women. Knowing what you want to do in this world--career or otherwise--is sexy. Working hard to make it a reality is even sexier. I run hot and wear my heart on my sleeve; you'll always know how I'm feeling. I tend toward intellectuals and intensity.

I don't place any stock in OKC's matching algorithm. I could care less what percentage it assigns; I'm more interested in what someone has to /say/.

**Biographical note: I have two beautiful, nuclear-powered attackchildren whom I support and adore. Unfortunately, they do not live with me, and that's not likely to change.