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25 Ithaca, NY Man


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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 20-30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My details

Last online
Nov 20
5' 6" (1.68m)
Body Type
Average build
Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), Esperanto (Somewhat), Spanish (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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The biggest influences on my diction are Homestar Runner and Wizard People, Dear Reader. I am always looking for new people to play Scrabble with.

I was in an engineering PhD for a year, and I just dropped out for various reasons. I'm still a Hollywood boy at heart. I like being around clever people with interesting stories!
What I’m doing with my life
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Reading (language-processing papers, socialist literature, stories about unicorns), flipping out about the future, watching films. Please inquire for more details.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Trying new things! Linguistics, math and science, traveling the world, Scrabble, watching movies.

I'm good at going out with people I know well. I'm trying to get better at the whole socializing-with-new-folks thing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If we're in my apartment, you'll probably notice my 3D printer right away. Otherwise...I try to tell insignificant but amusing stories. Like how an accident in Nicolae Ceausescu's secret bear-hunting grounds led to reported monster sightings all over Romania! That's a good icebreaker story.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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BOOKS: White Noise, Last Chance to See, A Confederacy of Dunces, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ask the Dust, The Geometry of Pasta, Signals and Systems by Oppenheim/Willsky/Nawab. My favorite Shakespeare play is Love's Labour's Lost.

MOVIES: Bin-Jip, The White Diamond, Do The Right Thing, Brick, The Big Lebowski, The Blues Brothers, Fargo, Dr. Strangelove, Apocalypse Now Redux, Fitzcarraldo, Tampopo, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, True Romance, Inland Empire, Mulholland Drive, Fast Cheap and Out of Control, Grosse Pointe Blank...

SHOWS: The Thick of It, QI, Food Jammers, Twin Peaks

MUSIC: New wave, indie rock, classic rock, alternative, some metal. My all-time favorite artists are: The Deadly Syndrome, Sparks, Steely Dan, David Bowie, The Hold Steady, and Wall of Voodoo.

FOOD: I like food! I've eaten live octopus twice--sorry, cephalopod-lovers and Oldboy-haters! Also, I love fancy cakes, especially baumkuchen and kürtőskalács (hence the username).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My laptop. I've forgotten what it's like to not be doing research or working on an electronics design project.
2. People to talk to! Sometimes I get lonely. Okay, a lot of the time I get lonely.
3. Caffeine. Is that a contrived answer? It sounds a little contrived. Oh well.
4. Movies. I've cut back, now I'm only watching 2-3 films a week.
5. Things to do. If I don't have a personal project or a grad school assignment handy, I kind of fall apart.
6. My 3D Printer, Melissa. She has a few battle scars but has shown me nothing but dedicated service over the years.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Math, robots, puzzles, cinema, language. I like coming up with and laying out projects to do, even though I'm always working on one from much much earlier.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
probably not going out. But maybe going out! Who knows??
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I'm extremely nervous about a deadline or a meeting or something, I'll dress up way nicer than usual and paint my nails.
You should message me if
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OR if you want to go see The Room with me.

OR if you're willing to throw down and play Scrabble (with trash talk, of course)