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27 M Moscow, Russia

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 7:45pm
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
When drinking
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Likes dogs
English, Russian (Okay), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
If I had more talent, I’d love to be a writer or musician; I’m probably not in grad school yet because I want time to pretend that I'm this guy: When I'm done pretending, I'm most likely headed for a psychology program. California sounds nice.

I like details and calculated vagaries. I love making and listening to music; I like that feeling in the throat and chest when everything is just right. A strangely large number of my friends are theatre people, so I've really gotten to like live theatre. A not so strangely large number of my friends are foodies, so I've gotten to really like fine wines, fine scotch, fine cheese, and fine dining.

Someday I'd like to be paid for my panache.

I used to spend a lot of time in the gym, but not having access to one for a year got me into bodyweight workouts. I'm working at being able to do a full planche within two years. Gyms are for chumps and underwear models, as it turns out.
What I’m doing with my life
Forgetting, and trying to stay sharp. Teaching English, and learning Russian. I was doing this as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but my program was canceled so I got a job in Russia. I'm persistent. I'll be back in 2014.
I’m really good at
asking good questions. active listening.

also, making the weaker argument the stronger.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m tall. I’m very specific. I'm having a good hair day. Often in that order.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I like everything about books. Sometimes I’ll buy a suboptimal translation simply because it has a fantastic binding. Example: I bought the Everyman' Library edition of Rawlinson's Herodotus, despite the fact that said translator footnoted Herodotus' very acute conjecture that the Pythia was on drugs with the learned observation that no less an authority than the Apostle Paul had thrown a demon out of a later Pythia, thus proving that her oracles had been real visions seen by the power of the devil. But the cover was so purty. Pride & Prejudice and Tom Sawyer might be the only books I’ve read more than twice in my life.

Movies: I really like westerns (Once Upon a Time in the West), kid movies (Ice Age, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and classics (His Girl Friday, On the Waterfront). Стиляги, О Чём Говорят Мужчины, О Чём Ещё Говорят Мужчины, Утомлённые солнцем, Москва Слезам Не Верит, Место Встреча Изменить Нельзя, Два Дня, Питер ФМ, Пока Ночь не разлучит.

Music: short answer, yes. Longer answer, soul, funk, pop, jazz, country, hip-hop, classical, blues, folk, etc. Some favorites are Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Wilco, Charles Mingus, Lee Morgan's trumpet solo on Moanin', Art Farmer, The Beatles, Lupe Fiasco, Parliament/Funkadelic, Michael Jackson, Prince, Brother Ali, Sly & The Family Stone, Howlin' Wolf, Fela Kuti, Isaac Albeniz, Arvo Part, Gyorgi Ligeti, Gregg Brown, Animal Collective, Harry Nilsson, Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and Paul Simon. ДДТ, Аквариум, Браво, Цои, Ночные Снайперы, Машина Времени, Ольга Арефьева, Пикник, Пилот, Сергей Бабкин, Чайф.

Food: slow.
The six things I could never do without
a guitar
good health
western toilets. outhouses on winter nights are no fun.
friends who love long conversations
meats and spices
I spend a lot of time thinking about
other countries. santa fe. patterns. metaphor. life plans. russian grammar. alternatives to any given statement. what comes to mind.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I never seem to be laughing at the same thing as everyone else.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–28
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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