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kavlatiolais

34 New York, NY Man

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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 21–36
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 6:54pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.76m)
Body Type
Average
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Cancer, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), Japanese (Poorly), C++ (Okay), Portuguese (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm back and forth between Seattle and NYC at the moment. Such wonderful cities.

TL;DR if your answer to do you want to go to Europe in a few weeks is "Yes" rather than "Where are we staying?" We'll probably get along.

And my friends tell me I'm an ENFP. I told them I don't really believe you can put people in boxes like that. They replied "That is such an ENFP thing to say".

Writing about myself is such a pain. Let's try telling some stories instead.

Upon arriving in Israel a few years ago I discovered I'd made a planning snafu. Turns out answers to "Which hotel are you staying with?" and "What city will you be staying in?" are considered mandatory by border security in that country. I unfortunately didn't have answers as things were a touch... last minute. After a few minutes attempting to get some kind of acceptable answer out of me the poor security officer finally said "What exactly are you going to do after you pass through this checkpoint?" to which I replied "I don't know; Skype my office and see if they booked my hotel?"

I'd like to claim that's the last time I travelled without a firm plan and that almost being blocked at the border after twenty hours of flying taught me a lesson, but alas it didn't. Border guards often think I'm insane when I offer to show them important documents on my phone or fail to know exactly how many days I'll be in their country.

I'm a bit of a spontaneous person and details are better left to... someone. I've forgotten their name but if you give me a minute I'm sure I have an email from them on my phone I can show you.

The other day I put together a really small travel kit (pack towel, clothes line, passport, super light clothing, etc). I think I'm going to carry it in my bag at all times. International travel at the drop of a hat sounds awesome!

Update: totally forgot my kit on a vacation to New Orleans and had to have it fedex'd to me for a last minute trip to teach in Albania. Oops.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend my days running a company that helps people build better products by listening to their customer's stories and empowering their employees. We work on some pretty cool stuff. Mostly software. We did help redesign a major brand's cosmetics department once.

I know way more about ambergris than is good for anyone.

I love teaching others and so tend to jump at opportunities to do that, especially when they involve traveling. Especially at the last minute.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
You'll see.

This is actually the punchline of a joke my nephew once told me. He really didn't understand the concept at the time but thoroughly enjoyed knock knock jokes. This one went as follows:

Him: Knock, knock uncle Kav
Me: Who's there?
Him: Your google-y eye!
Me: My google-y eye who?
Him: (in an ominous tone)You'll see

spooky right?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: All the time. I read slightly faster than I eat. Since I eat at the speed of light this may violate a law of physics.

Movies:
A list of movies I think everyone ought to see but you likely haven't: Suspiria, 3 Iron, Definitely Maybe, Spirited Away, Delicatessen, Hard Candy, Liquid Sky, Across the Universe, and of course The Lego Movie. Not all of them are good; just worth seeing.

Also going to throw Peanut Butter Solution in there because most of the people who watched as kids think it was a nightmare they had; not a movie. It was strange to discover it wasn't; it was stranger still to find that I wasn't alone in thinking it had been.

If you remember a nightmare about your hair falling out and being kidnapped by an evil magical painter; you too might have seen The Peanut Butter Solution.

Music: I love the music. My favorites are things with fun syncopations you can dance to; with a partner, or just like a crazy fool. Take your pick really. I go to a lot of live shows.

Food; Yep I love food, the spicier the better. All the usual suspects. (for the SEO that means Indian , Vietnamese, Greek, Mexican, Italian)

I once ate Ethiopian four times in a week. In addition to being so damn delicious my favorite thing about it is it's a great filter. If you're too afraid to eat random piles of various whatnot with your hands then you're probably a bit stuffy for me. On the downside it is the worst food in the world not to finish because you know... starving kids in Ethiopia.

How guilty do you feel for even thinking about laughing at that?

I love sushi. I used to hate it. So much for continuity of self.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm pretty sure I could do without most things. I once considered selling all my stuff and living under a bridge. It would have totally worked because they had showers and lockers and everything at the office.

Think about how awesome that story would be, even if you just did it for a week. Right?

I suppose some crazy ideas are a bit too crazy.

Like Ethiopian food this too is a filter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. If you aren't a thinker we definitely aren't going to get along. That doesn't mean being a pedant of course. I'm talking about thoughtfully engaging with life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Drinking, dancing, at a show with friends, talking too loud, reading a book, visiting my parents in Portland, sleeping, flying, elsewhere.
You should message me if
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You...
Love to do crazy things for the stories.
Love your bicycle enough that it has a name.
See the unknown as opportunity not risk.
Are doing something with your life that you are passionate about.
Believe in fitness as a core part of your life.
Want to hang out in real life rather than be Internet friends.
You're really really smart and that leads you to find the world an alternately fascinating or amusing place rather than being an ass about it.