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johnolantern

26 M Goleta, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:38am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Smokes
Yes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
My real name is Jonathan, but I go by John. Why the ‘h’? Just thought I needed a change, ya know? (I was 5). I’m optimistic, kind, confident (…I think), intellectual, clever, outgoing, and weird. I can be sarcastic, but I try to keep it good-hearted and positive rather than cynical.

I sometimes have a difficult time expressing excitement, but I am generally a very happy person.

I'm....weird (?). Abnormal or atypical, I guess. In what respect? Well, I don't know, it is difficult to explain. Maybe like this: I'm a radical free-thinker with a strong basis for HOW I reason and think and about WHAT I should be reasoning and thinking.

My hometown is Oceanside, New York. I only lived there for the first 10 years of my life, but the accent still slips through, especially when I'm around my loud-ass family. We moved from NY to AZ, where I spent the next 12 years before moving to Santa Barbara for grad school.
What I’m doing with my life
Working toward my phd in philosophy at UCSB. This will be my 4th year here in Santa Barbara.

The better question: Why am I doing what I’m doing? I find philosophy intellectually rewarding. I learn better ways to evaluate the world and I get to teach it to other people.

I’m liberal, especially when it comes to human rights issues, though I’m not really into politics. Also, I’m not religious, but this doesn't mean I don't think there's more to the world than meets the eye.

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Reading Goedel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, teaching a summer session class, and rewriting a paper. Also settling into my new place in Goleta....if you have any room-decoration ideas, shoot them my way.
I’m really good at
Coming up with philosophical thought experiments on the fly! I am really good at arguing, but I’m not a dick while I argue. Looking on the bright side instead of dwelling on the worst of it.

Oh, I'm pretty good at math. I got a degree in physics (and also in philosophy) at Arizona State University and worked as a tutor for awhile. That reminds me...I'm awesome at writing on a white board.

What I would love to be good at is music. I've been (slowly) teaching myself the basics on a microkorg synth.

I'm pretty good at basketball (no, really!) and baseball, which I played growing up. Though I don't mention it much in my profile, I am active...I play sports, run, and do yoga occasionally.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beautiful hair. Or, maybe, my outspokenness. I can have fun in a social situation, but I am very open and honest with people. Sometimes this comes off as weird or whatever. But I always have good intentions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Most of my time reading is dedicated to philosophical stuff (academic essays & books) so not much into reading novels. But if I had to choose one out of the embarrassingly small list of books I’ve read, then I’d have to go with East of Eden.

I love television because of it's ability, as a medium of art, to build on itself in ways other types of art can't. Some of my favorites are Justified, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Louie, Fringe, Adventure Time, Comedy Bang Bang, The Wire.

I cannot play music (though I wish I could) but I love it. More upbeat stuff is generally what I look for, but really my favorites are from a wide range of genres. Tom Waits, Sam Cooke, The Fiery Furnaces, The Thermals, Stars of the Lid, Fugazi, Ween, Beastie Boys, Akron/Family, The Magnetic Fields, The Pharcyde, Charles Mingus.

Pizza, Vietnamese coffee, Rainbow cookies, other foods

Just realized I didn't have any movies on here. A few of my favorites are Adaptation, The Graduate, Primer, The Prestige
The six things I could never do without
Philosophy
The people I love
Art
Coffee
Cigarettes
This list (really though, the ability to analyze my concepts and build on it)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Personal identity, what we know and how we know it, how to be a good person, art, people, emotions, patterns, self-reference, the kinds of things I should be thinking, the nature of intelligence, beauty, sex

How the world can be so boring sometimes when there is so GOOD to it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Oh, I don’t know. Sometimes out with friends, other times writing/reading.

(Hanging out with you!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a difficult time coming up with what is most private to me since I don’t really consider much private. I’ll leave it up to you. You can ask me anything (ANYTHING!) and I’ll tell you, I swear. Don’t hold back. If you can ask something I don’t want to tell you, I will mail you some cookies.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
You want to teach me to play the piano or about music theory. You want to play chess over a cup of coffee. You want to play basketball with me. You want to take a walk to the beach and draw spirals in the sand.

You are a person who is sincere, honest, intellectual, and funny, but also really fucking weird in your own right. Artistic and open-minded. A person who is willing to question things that are rarely questioned. Someone who is not afraid to speak her mind, but can back that shit up.
Someone who will push me to be sillier, more light-hearted, and more artistic.

I intrigue you (at all!). Want to hang out and do something out of the ordinary.