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jarsandnets

37 M Brooklyn, NY

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–47
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Today – 10:24am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
When drinking
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Other
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Speaks
English, French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I have a pretty silly and occasionally dark sense of humor (although it probably won't come out so much here) and laugh often and boisterously. I'm intellectually curious to the extent that my interests and attentions have always been pulled in wildly disparate directions. If I had the choice between spending the afternoon at the Cloisters, going to an art installation/party thing till 4AM, going to the beach or Bear Mountain, seeing an opera/play/theater or cooking a fancy dinner (or tacos) at home and watching a movie/playing cards/researching cloisonne, I'd be genuinely hard-pressed to make a decision (though I would make one).

Items of Interest!:

-- Cash Cab winner!
-- Skipped 2nd grade. Distant history now, but it was definitely a formative event
-- Made/led a book club where several friends and I read the whole of Ulysses aloud across 16 Tuesday evenings while drinking Guinness and eating Irish treats
-- Made a few hundred dollars writing poetry which probably places me in the 99.99th percentile of top poetry earnings ever
-- One of my book reviews was blurbed once. Minor, I know, but it still gives me great pride. (Eat your heart out, Peter Travers!)
-- Blood donor
-- Proponent of manners and politeness (you can take the boy out of the Midwest...)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I do building information modeling for an architectural engineering firm. Also, doing some writing and trying to learn how to talk to computers in code again and trying to get back into a good exercise regimen. Recently trying to get an exercise regimen going with a fair bit of success. Running, calesthenics , yoga, golf.

Past lives include: a fishmonger, a scientist (materials engineering), a playwright/director, a poet, a chef-in-training, filmmaker, rare book purveyor, book reviewer, trivia host (and champion!) and founder of a lawnmowing empire (OK, maybe more of a fiefdom...)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Math/geometry, Bistromathics (really just a sub-field of math), cooking, fileting, shucking, baking, eating, poetry, absurdity, grammar, card and board games, trivia, conversating, being the big spoon
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm reasonably tall? Have 10 fingers? (I lost the others to child-soldiers in New Zealand. Don't ask.) The swagger of a used car salesman and the gait of a Peruvian pearl-diver??? Dunno -- that's your call.

Oh, and a fortune teller on Coney Island once told me I had a cracked aura, so if you have the Gift that's probably going to jump right out at you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
These lists are kind of dumb (for an absurd number of reasons), but I still feel compelled to make at least truncated versions of them because I like making lists.

Books: Joyce, Atwood, Chandler, Pynchon, Ellroy, Mitchell, Amis
Recently: my friend Tom's debut novel Dry Bones in the Valley -- it's fantastic! Devil in the White City, The Robber Bride. On deck: Pale Fire, maybe City of Thieves

Movies: Bit of an old and foreign film buff -- Dr. Strangelove, Sunset Blvd., High and Low, Rear Window, Masculin Feminin, most Coens, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Wilder, Renoir

TV: Breaking Bad, The Wire, Peep Show, Prime Suspect, IASIP, Venture Bros., Fawlty Towers, Mr. Show, Louie, Simpsons

Music: A smattering -- Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, Deerhunter, Pavement, The Kinks, GBV, Jackie Mittoo, reggae (dub - King Tubby and A Pablo), Big Boi/Outkast, Broken Social Scene, Class Actress, Woods, Janelle Monae, Wagner, Puccini (I listen to opera sometimes while I make buildings. I suspect it's quite similar to being a deity of some sort.) and many, many others. Recently listening to lots of Speedy Ortiz and Blood Orange.

Food: Mexican, Italian and French are my faves, but I'm not a picky eater. Would perform unspeakable acts for warmed/toasted goat cheese
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Tea -- I drink loads of the stuff, always unsweetened, sometimes iced, fan of all types except Lapsang Souchong and Earl Grey. Seriously, Charles Grey can take his bergamot and go fuck himself. Well, except for the reform stuff and abolition of slavery. That's ok, I suppose.

2. My chef knife -- Wusthof. 10". Indispensable in the kitchen. Useful for making delicious things.

3. Glasses/contacts -- This may seem a bit of a cop out, but I have horrible vision and would probably have died in early adolescence if I had born in the pre-spectacle age. If you like migraines, playfully try on my glasses sometime.

4. Keys -- I'm slightly paranoid and obsessive about forgetting and losing my keys

5. Lighter -- Useful for tons of stuff besides the obvious. Besides, Prometheus went through some shit to bring us fire. The least I can do is carry around a portable version.

6. My rubber plant -- I love nature but have always had horrible success growing plants -- except for my rubber plant! I've successfully not-killed it for about 7 or 8 years now and watched it expand to about 12x its original size. It's like part of the family now. I call him Rubby.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Sea creatures, gelatos I have known, ineluctable modality of the visible
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, it all depends, doesn't it? It can be a friend's birthday party, drinks with co-workers, some sort of "thing" going on, simply cooking dinner at home, elaborately cooking dinner at home, reading quietly till the wee hours, upstate at a hotel/cabin. Who knows?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Well, if you found anything here interesting or piquing of interest, feel free to get in touch, obviously. Otherwise --

-- I recently won a Natural History museum membership. Free, potentially fun date if you're into that
-- You like leaving the city sometimes
-- You'll go see old movies or new bands with me
-- You're tall (This last is just a mild preference, not a deal-breaker by any means...)