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27 M Chapel Hill, NC

My Details

Last Online
Apr 14
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Gemini, but it doesn’t matter
Working on Ph.D program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Doesn’t want kids
Likes dogs and has cats
English, Spanish (Fluently), Russian (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I overthink everything, criticize too much, create too little, and can never live up to my own standards... But I can often make other people happy, and maybe that's all that matters.

I like... woodcuts, color theory, phonetics, cobalt drier, the smell of linseed oil, all flavors of quarks, taxonomy, family crests, Jorge Luis Borges and...

...nothing else.

Я из США, из города Миннеаполиса. Недавно прожил в Санкт-Петербурге и работал преподавателем английского языка в Гуманитарном Университете Профсоюзов (СПбГУП). Теперь я в аспирантуре в Сев. Каролине.

еще брожу в пустыне. Всегда думаю чересчур долго. Критикую слишком часто и создаю слишком редко. Сам сужу себя по невозможным критериям.

Но я всё же делаю счастливыми других людей, и может быть это самое главное в конечном счёте.

Я интересуюсь... ксилографией, теорией цветности, фонетикой, таксономией, гербами, Хорхэ Луисом Борхесом. Люблю запах льняного масла, кварки любого аромата, и кобальтовый сиккатив и... вот и всё.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in a Ph.D program (Political Science) at UNC. That's supposed to lead straight to a career in academia after my dissertation is finished, but it could lead down other paths, too. Honestly, my priority is to live the kind of life where I'm using Russian, Spanish, or some other foreign language most days and traveling overseas at least a few times a year. A job as a professor would fit the bill. But after two years in the heart of Siberia and the incomparable city of Saint Petersburg, the hours I spend running regressions in libraries and computer labs feel a little dry. The "life of the mind" might not be for me.

Я в аспирантуре по политологии в Университете Северной Каролины. Это должно вести к академической карьере, но тоже может заводить меня к другому виду работы. Честно говоря, мой самый высокий приоритет--жить такой жизнью, в которой можно говорить и читать на испанском, русском, или другом языке в большинство дней, и путешествовать за границу несколько раз в год. Академическая профессия бы отвечала всем этим требованиям. Но после двух года в сердце Сибири и в несравненном г. Санкт-Петербурге, кажется немножко скучным сидеть за компьютером весь день и выводить линейные регрессии. Начинаю думать, что жизнь ученого--не моя.
I’m really good at
babbling, bullshitting, abstraction, distraction,

drawing, languages,

explaining, overthinking, idle wishing, procrastinating, zoning out, forgetting things,

lovin', listening...

Not THAT good, though.

Я скромный человек, но не хочу пропустить вопрос.

Я способный к...
рисованию, живописи, языкам, (бегло говорю по-испански, и нормально разговариваю по-русски, хотя мне трудно писать правильно)

болтовне, отвлечению, откладыванию, промедлению, разговору о ерунде.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm supposed to know?

Откуда мне знать?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Middlemarch, Lolita, Ways of Seeing, Birth of Tragedy, The Antichrist, The Gay Science, The Master and Margarita, Notes From Underground (Записки из подполья), The Brothers Karamazov (Братья Карамазовы), 1984, Poisonwood Bible, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Grapes of Wrath (Гроздья гнева), Civilization And Its Discontents, Nietzsche Genealogy History (Foucault), The Human Condition (Arendt), Water Music, The Sot-Weed Factor, Tom Jones,Story of B, almost anything by Roald Dahl, Bill Bryson, Elaine Morgan, or Steven Pinker, The Descent of Woman (Morgan), Pinker's List (also by Morgan), Man in Revolt (L’Homme Revolté) (Camus), The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, The Great Transformation (Polanyi)

Art (Любимые художники):

Bruegel (you know which one, so stop asking), Bosch, Dürer, Botticelli, R. Crumb, and...

WALTON FORD ( (, the best living artist (to my knowledge)

Валтон Форд, по-моему, является самым лучшим художником из ныне живущих.

London After Midnight, Pixote, Брат, В синем море в белой пене, City of God, Crumb, Style Wars, Airplane!, Love & Death, most shit by the Coen brothers, The Third Man, Bridge on the River Kwai, Smoke Signals, Central Station, The Empire Strikes Back, Walkabout, Amores Perros, The Seventh Seal, A Christmas Story, Charade, The Seven Samurai, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Waiting for Guffman, In The Loop

TV: The Thick Of It, Louie, Arrested Development, Peep Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Music to me is like food. I like it, but I don't have much to say about it. So tell me anything you want about music and I'll listen for hours, but don't ask me questions -- I'll come up empty.

Мало знаю про музыку, но люблю.
The six things I could never do without
- lots of natural endorphins
- (human) company
- (human) conflict... If no one disagrees with you, what have you got to prove? If nothing upsets you, why try to make things better?

In my life, the other basic needs (food, water, warmth, and internet access) are never lacking for long.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Let's see...
- myself (if I said I didn't think a lot about myself, I'd be deluded or lying),

- my friends, my enemies,

- language(s),

- the future (the part I'll be around for anyway), pictures, sculptures, colors, maps, books

- (lately) data, data, data, and data, all of which purportedly shows something about democracy and "development" (who's poor, who's rich, and why)

- the house I'm going to build and live in some day.
On a typical Friday night I am
...letting the other grad students peer pressure me into whatever they're doing. Drinking, dancing, I'm game for anything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hope this isn't TMI:
- I never had a latency period (so I had to dissemble for most of my childhood)
- I'm more prone to get mad at an uncooperative computer than an uncooperative human being
- I don't like Nutella (I know. I--I'm sorry)

- В детстве, у меня никогда не было Фрейдского "латентного периода", и постоянно надо было скрывать любую пошлую мысль.
- Я склонен сердиться на аппараты (особенно компьютеры) скорее чем на людей.
- Не люблю Нутеллу… Прошу прощения.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–32
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
you're not obnoxious, obtuse, psychotic, cruel, a creationist, or an (ugh) "objectivist." Because I have a weakness for those types... right


... if you want to. I'm game to start a penpal-type thing any time.