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powderhound256

29 Palo Alto, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 7:47pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Black, White
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I enjoy inactivity and sobriety. My favorite pastimes are driving in traffic, eating stale bread and waiting for my entree, doing my taxes, and especially going through airport security. I'm sanctimonious because I'm perfect just the way I am. I'm looking for a one night stand because no one is good enough to date me. And I don't work out, ever.

If the exact opposite of that appeals to you, I'm your man.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a grad student working on a PhD in genetics. But I'm actually a pretty cool guy.

I'm not sure what direction I will take after school, but I'm really enjoying the ride and learning a lot of amazing things.

I'm an avid skier and ski mountaineer. My first big mountain ski descent was Mt. Shasta three years ago. Since then I've done a solo ski ascent/descent of South Sister, near Bend, OR. Most recently I climbed Mt. Rainier, a pretty damn serious mountain for being in the lower 48. It put me to the test.

Basically when I'm not in my lab or hanging out with friends, I try to explore the outdoors. National Parks, old growth redwood groves, desert canyons, etc. Mountains most of all. My travel destinations almost always have some kind of natural attraction.

My greatest adventure to date was when I went on an 3 week expedition to climb Denali in Alaska. We were stopped by weather a day's climb from the summit. While I didn't top out, the experience on the mountain was strikingly beautiful and alien. It felt like what I imagine being on the moon would be like, cold and lifeless besides other people, a place where humans can visit, but can never stay for very long.

I'm a real media junkie: music, movies, books, TV...I'm insatiable.

I'm just doing my life really, trying to experience as much as I can of what this world has to offer, while also doing what I can to make it better. It's a privilege just to be alive. We're all lottery winners of the ultimate jackpot. When you think of the countless generations of our ancestors that had to be lucky enough and live wisely enough for us to exist, how can you not try to make the most of the time that you have?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Thinking of new and unusual ways to have a good time, making people laugh or feel offended, depends on the audience, just being a legit dude, being sarcastic, hosting cookouts at my apartment
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Food is easy: I will eat anything and generally like it

Favorite books: The Origin of Species, War and Peace, Moby Dick, The Brothers Karamazov, 1984, Dune, The Martian, Hyperion, to name a few. With some you have to really dedicate yourself to get all the way through, while others are nearly impossible to put down. They're all great in their own way.

Favorite movie: Probably Goodfellas. It's tough to pick just one, but I have to give it its due, I never get tired of watching it. Wedding Crashers is another one that I've seen more times than I can remember. I've probably seen A LOT more movies than you, it's a bit out of control, but there are worse vices.

Favorite current TV shows: Game of Thrones, The Americans, Silicon Valley, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead. I'd say True Detective but after this last season, yeah...not so much

Favorite TV shows of all time: Seinfeld. I recently re-watched the entire show with my 19 year old brother who had never seen it before but who loves Curb Your Enthusiasm, and there were so many great, subtle jokes that I never got when I watched it as a kid. It's brilliant and timeless. I also love crime dramas, especially The Sopranos, The Wire, and Breaking Bad.

Favorite music: classic rock, electronic, indie rock, psychedelic. I'm always looking for new jams, especially if it's live, but good music is good music no matter how you hear it. if you have any recommendations I'd love to hear them.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family
Friends
Trying to make a positive impact
Good food
4Runner/Tahoemobile
Travel
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can improve myself. How I can tear down outdated parts of myself and rebuild them better and with new wallpaper. How to be a better scientist. Ok, yeah, I don't really think about that stuff a lot, but I do occasionally, and I'm trying to do it more.

What I typically think about is:
Food, what restaurants and bars I want to check out. Bands and comedians I really want to see and how to get to their shows. And sports. I think about sports a lot, it's just too fun to invest emotion in and learn a lot about something that is thrillingly unpredictable and pure entertainment. It's essential for me to have a variety of passions to be content. I think about my pets and my garden, they're really rewarding diversions too. Watching things grow is kinda miraculous.

I think about existential questions. What are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Seeking answers to those questions is what got me into science. I don't expect to discover any profound truths, but I'm steadily learning things that make the answers seem slightly less mysterious.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Relaxing with a few beers and close friends at a bar or at somebody's house. Driving to Tahoe to ski all weekend. Going to see a movie.
You should message me if
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You want to, it's not like I can stop you ;) If you read my whole profile and you think we'd hit it off, that would be ideal, but if you skimmed, that's ok, there won't be a quiz, just holler at me.