Hey, my name is Jerry, pero mis amigos hispanohablantes me llaman
Gerardo. As it seems most austinites are, I am a transplant. I
moved here from Chicago about 4 years ago to go to UT and to escape
the tundra. To make up for the 18 years spent in the terrible
Midwest climate, I like to spend a lot of time exploring all of the
green space Austin has to offer. You can usually find my dog, Lana,
and I hiking the greenbelt or bumming at the park. I also love
swimming, kayaking, biking, and camping. When I return to the
indoors, I like to do a lot of cooking (and eating). I love a good
movie, especially when it's accompanied by a drink at the Alamo
Drafthouse. Speaking of drinking, I like doing that too. Some of my
favorite spots are Buzzmill, House Wine, Fadó, Mugshots, Cheer Up
Charlie's, Barbarella, Violet Crown Social Club, Shangrila, Luster
Pearls, and Icenhauers. But I'm not picky. I love exploring Austin
and finding new and exciting things to do in this city. Not really
sure what else I should put here, so if you have any questions just
What I’m doing with my life
The first things people usually notice about me
It's always the eyes. One time when I was getting my braces
adjusted at the orthodontist, one if the technicians called over
all the other technicians around to stare at my eyes while I was
stuck with spacers in my mouth. They then proceeded to argue about
who's daughter I was going to date. Needless to say none of them
got a chance.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I don't read as much as I would like to, but the few that I have and loved include Harry Potter, The Help, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Hunger Games series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, Running with Scissors, A Game of Thrones (I am currently working on all of the books in A Song of Fire and Ice)
Shows: Isabel, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, Wilfred, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Newsroom, True Blood, South Park, Family Guy, American Dad, Skins (UK version, obviously), Misfits, House, Grey's Anatomy, Dexter, Girls, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and much much much more.
Music: Zoé, Bomba Estéreo, Hello Seahorse, Mala Rodríguez, Calle 13, Santigold, Arcade Fire, Black Keys, Wye Oak, Other Lives, the Strokes, Arcade Fire, Phantogram, Lana del Ray, the Naked and Famous, M83, St. Vincent, Metric, Gold Panda.
Movies: La Piel Que Habito, El Labrinto Del Fauno, Black Swan, A Beautiful Mind, 500 Days of Summer, Harry Potter, Silence of the Lambs, Avatar, Star Trek, Promethius, Mean Girls, the Devil Wears Prada, Pan's Labyrinth, American Psycho, American Hustle, X-Men, and more that I wish I could think of right now.
The six things I could never do without
- My animals (Dog & Cat)
- My phone / an Internet connection
- Easy access to nature (Greenbelt, Town Lake, etc.)
- Something to learn
- Close family and friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The origins of life, humanity, and society. Also how extremely odd
almost all human behavior is.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends on the Friday. Sometimes it's downtown to have a
particularly boozey night with friends, sometimes it's hanging out
at a quiet bar having deep conversations. I could be staying in and
recovering with some good pickings on Netflix or catching up on
homework, much to my dismay.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That the saying "if my dog doesn't like you, than neither do I" is
You should message me if
You've gotten this far and think we'd be a good match!