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jac1729

29 M Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:19pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Latin (Okay), Ancient Greek (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Just got my Ph.D. in a technical field. Moved to Austin last August for a job on faculty at a local university now (guess that kind of gives it away).

Otherwise, I am a 5'8'' male human, kind-hearted and even-keeled, possessed of a bizarre sense of humor.

Describing oneself is difficult --- my view of myself is probably both wildly inaccurate (who can judge what others think?) and far, far, too accurate (I know what goes through my brain).

I like to have fun. I also like tautologies.

I could put on a little performance here in this section, say as many clever things as possible in as short of a span as possible, but I'll save that for a date.

Celebrity crush: Heloise d'Argenteuil.
What I’m doing with my life
Academics. Travel. Learning as much as I can. Spending as much time having fun as I can. Learning banjo. Memorizing types of wildflowers. Learning new ways of looking at things. Getting down to capital-T truth. Gradually decompressing after 22 years of school.
I’m really good at
I'm a pretty good cook. I've gotten quite a bit better at running lately. I'm at least a little good at my field of study. I can turn a dirty pun pretty quickly. Playing devil's advocate.
The first things people usually notice about me
Smile, i think. Hair, possibly - it's graying at the temples.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Infinite Jest, Pale Fire, JR, Blood Meridian, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Ada or Ardor, Moby Dick, The Sot-Weed Fact, Vox, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Flannery O'Connor, Fortress of Solitude, George Saunders, Proust, Letters of Heloise and Abelard and many more. Those are just the top of the top.

Recently read : The Story of the Human Body, Atonement, JR, Perv, How Much is Enough?, working on Ulysses.

Harold and Maude. Tremors. I tend to like TV shows more. Archer, Parks and Rec, Louie and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are current favorites.

In no particular order [this list needs updating...]:
Weakerthans, Bright Eyes,Decemberists, The Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie, Bowerbirds, Cave Singers, Bluegrass (Doc Watson, Scruggs, Ralph Stanley etc) , Fiery Furnaces, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Antony And The Johnsons, Interpol, Andrew Bird, The Walkmen, Old 97's, Built to Spill, White Stripes, Postal Service, The Walkmen, The Smiths, Cat Stevens, Nerf Herder, The Faint, Pedro the Lion, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mountain Goats, We Are Scientists, Belle & Sebastian, Architecture in Helsinki, The New Pornographers, Beirut, Tenacious D, The Dodos, Animal Collective, Horse Feathers, Ravens and Chimes, Bishop Allen, Elliott Smith, The Handsome Family, Jeffrey Lewis, Meatloaf, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Dock Boggs, old mountain music, St. Vincent, Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Andrew Jackson Jihad and more. Always looking for more good music.

I listen to the Savage Love podcast a bunch. And just started listening to a fun philosophy podcast.

Macaroni and cheese. It's like crack to me. Rare steak. I really like to cook. In the past I've invested time getting good at both bread and ice cream. Now I'm trying to get good at Indian food.
The six things I could never do without
Oxygen. LOL. no.

*intellectual stimulation (my job fits the bill, but I like all sorts)
*physical exertion (preferred form is running)
*a good side project or two (brewing, baking, learning a language, music, &c)
*good literature
*travel
*a city nearby
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Math, science, literature, how to make a good loaf of bread, how to make a good batch of mint chip ice cream.

Also, how to be a reasonably kind and moral person (which, note: is not the same as a doormat). How to have a job that isn't evil. Inventing bizarre ethical dilemmas.

The challenge of communicating honestly with someone without sounding like a complete weirdo. See? See how weird it sounds to tell someone that honestly?
On a typical Friday night I am
At home or at a local dive bar. Maybe a dinner party with friends. If I'm lucky, at a show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
If I see a dog it takes all of my energy just not to laugh and clap my hands like a 4 year old. I love dogs.

Also, I watch "Millionaire Matchmaker" religiously.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You want to cook with me. You want to go to a dog park and pretend we have a dog out there, but then just play with other people's dogs. You want to go for a run with me. Or go to a bookstore with me. Or a show. Or a good cocktail bar or dive bar.

You have some amount of kindness in you. You're intelligent and engaged and driven but have the sense to question the hedonic treadmill we're all on.