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28 Albuquerque, NM Man


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  • Ages 21–30
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My details

Last online
Dec 11, 2014
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Strictly anything
Working on masters program
Art / Music / Writing
Rather not say
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Likes dogs and has cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), Portuguese (Okay)
My self-summary
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I once asked my best friend to describe me in five words or less because, as you will soon find out, I am constitutionally incapable of using only that many. His answer was: intelligent, laid-back, funny, thoughtful, and witty. There you have it.

I'm two-thirds done with a three-year Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, where I also teach undergraduate English courses. After I graduate next May, I'll be in search of a teaching job.

Random thoughts, in no particular order: I want to write the next Great American Novel. My long-term goals are to be a writer, a professor, a husband, and a father. All of those roles are important to me, and I will work hard at each of them to be the best that I can be.

I'm told my sense of humor is that of an observational comedian. Apparently that means there are others who are equally wry, sarcastic, and given to puns and wordplay. I kind of doubt it, though.

I worked as an EMT in college. After I finished undergrad, I spent a year in a dual-degree MD-PhD program before deciding that I didn't really want to be either a doctor or a researcher. As a result of that abbreviated training, I often know what is medically wrong with someone, but I almost never know how to fix it.

If you're interested, I can tell you exactly what your appendix looks like. If I really like you, I might just write you a new one.

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. I went to college in Connecticut and med school in Miami, and, as above, I'm now finishing up grad school here in Albuquerque.

I am fascinated by foreign languages and cultures, I love to travel, and I want to see the world. In high school I was an exchange student to Brazil. The places I most want to go next are Spain and Egypt.

I'm a pretty mean cook. My specialties are chicken enchiladas, pasta bolognese, and white chocolate fondue.

I played club baseball in college and now play in an adult ice hockey league. I am a fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Rangers, and UK basketball and football.

I read voraciously. Favorite authors include Steinbeck, Marilynne Robinson, E.B. White, Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace, Alice McDermott, Charles Dickens, Gay Talese, and many, many more.

I listen to all sorts of music, but my favorite genres are jazz, blues, classic rock, country, and classical. I can give a pretty solid piano performance of the theme song from Jaws, and I can also do a note-for-note rendition of John Cage's 4'33" on any instrument you put in front of me. Trying to expand my repertoire on guitar.

I try to have fun with whatever I'm doing. My life has a running soundtrack in my head, and I often break out into spontaneous song while completing household (apartment-hold?) chores. I can also do fair impressions of Yogi Bear, any James Earl Jones character, and Stitch of "Lilo &" fame.

And you thought that list was going to give you some idea of what my natural speaking voice actually sounds like.

I believe there's nothing quite like the pleasure that comes from giving the perfect gift. After that, I take my cues from Erasmus: "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes."

I'm not a big fan of the dinner-and-a-movie first date because there's only so much you can learn from sitting next to someone in a darkened theater without talking. Instead, I would prefer to go do something--anything, really--to see if the chemistry is there, if we can have a good time without really trying.

Qualities I value in women: honesty, directness, intelligence, sense of humor, curiosity, playfulness, flexibility, compassion. Probably others. That's just what came to mind.

I thrive on intelligent conversation and witty banter. I really like debating with other intelligent people, even and perhaps especially when they disagree with me. Passion and courage of conviction is infinitely more interesting than apathy. There is perhaps nothing sexier in all the world than a beautiful woman who can hold her own in a friendly debate. If you don't like sarcasm and wordplay, then you probably won't like my sense of humor. Looking for someone who not only thinks I'm funny, but can also make me laugh in return.

If I left out something that you wanted to know, just ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Freelance writer, editor, tutor, marketing consultant, admissions consultant &c. Master of Fine Arts student in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico. Aspiring author of the next Great American Novel.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Waxing philosophic.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm told that I have an honest face. Whether that's the first thing people notice about me I honestly don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: East of Eden, Grapes of Wrath, Gilead, Essays of E.B. White, The Meadow, White Teeth, Death of a Salesman, A Raisin in the Sun, Confederacy of Dunces, A Christmas Carol, Consider the Lobster, Housekeeping, The Great Gatsby, Charming Billy, The Poisonwood Bible, The House on Mango Street, Good Poems, Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing...

Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester, Groundhog Day, The Sandlot...

TV: The West Wing, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Seinfeld, South Park, Modern Family, Whose Line Is It Anyway?...

Music: Zac Brown Band, Eric Clapton, Dave Brubeck, Jim Croce, Yo-Yo Ma, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Beethoven, CCR, Van Morrison...

Foods: Tex-Mex, Italian, Indian, Thai, steak, seafood...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My family and friends.

Good reading material.

Thoughtful conversation.

Good music.

My hockey skates.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. The unexamined life is not worth living.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Reading, writing, or spending time with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
If you're wondering about something that I didn't include in the veritable novella above, just ask. I don't have an honest face for nothing.
You should message me if
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You think of yourself as honest, direct, intelligent, funny, intellectually curious, playful, flexible, and/or compassionate.

You enjoy intelligent conversation, friendly debate, and/or witty banter.

You're looking for a man with some or all of the qualities I used to describe myself above.