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25 • Washington, DC • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 18–27
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- Yesterday – 11:28pm
- 5′ 11″ (1.80m)
- Body type
- Mostly anything
- Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
- Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
- Working on masters program
- Rather not say
- Strictly monogamous
- Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
- Likes dogs and has cats
- English (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly)
I read a novel called Three Kingdoms my freshman year of high school. It was AWESOME, but also confusing. The novel, being from a culture I was completely unfamiliar with, was full of allusions to historical events and persons totally unknown to me. So I went and bought a book about China, and discovered that CHINESE HISTORY FUCKING ROCKS! So I read everything I could about the subject, majored in it in college (dual major History / Chinese Studies), and now I'm here trying to apply all that book learning to practical problems.
I'm a junior editor at a minor IR publication.
In personal terms, I'm trying to master Mandarin and lose some of this excess flab. Some goals are proceeding better than others...
I was really good at Quizbowl in high school. Never went pro, though...
I am also fat. Very very fat.
As for non-fiction: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy, The End of Poverty by Jeff Sachs, and Jervis's Perception and Misperception in International Politics have probably shaped my worldview the most. White House Burning, despite the inflammatory title, is actually worth a read re: modern politics.
I can't omit Three Kingdoms, the book that literally changed my life. It's kind of a slog, though. Also, IT HAS SPOILERS IN THE CHAPTER TITLES!
Movies: I am a certified James Bond junkie (except for Roger Moore's stuff, bleh). Also: Children of Men, Lord of the Rings, Monty Python's works, Die Hard, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Space Mutiny (but only the MST3K riff), Burn After Reading, Highlander (There can be only One!).
TV: Law & Order, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Firefly, Archer, The Office, 30 Rock, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Red Dwarf, Star Trek (except Voyager), The Spoony Experiment (not strictly speaking a TV show but it fits best here), Monk, Psych, is Boardwalk Empire still on? (I haven't gotten HBO in a few years), the Walking Dead,
Music: Honestly, I'm not much of a music person. I like to have something on in the background sometimes, but I'm just not *in* to it. The last album I bought was a collection of Central Asian folk music that came with I book I bought.
Food:Pretty unsophisticated. I would probably try to eat a fossil is there was enough mozzarella on it.
Water: ~3 days
Food: ~couple of weeks
Being a smartass:
(Man, I thought I was so funny when I wrote that)
Okay, for realsies:
1. My cat Daisy. She keeps me grounded, and is a good listener.
2. Something to read. If I finish my book on the bus I'll panic and start reading the bus schedule. If I use your bathroom I will read your shampoo bottles.
3. The internet. My computer imploded recently and it was stressful not being able to go online and find out what was happening in the world this instant.
4. My friends. They are few in number but we are strong in our bonds.
5. Public Transit.
6. Libraries: books are expensive, yo. Also: database access.
Current events, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
The discourse-analysis and constructivist approaches to studying international relations.
How awesome the future can be.
2...you think "read any good books lately?" is a good conversation starter (give me a break, it's all I've got!) (This is not a joke. Seriously, ctrl+f "social caterpillar".)
3...you thought #1 up there was a good joke.
4...you have a life-changing book you'd like to tell me about.
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