Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Heyo, Daio. I was born and raised on a farm in the mountains, I've
lived in New York City for a couple years, and went to high school
in three different states up and down the east coast.
Time and circumstance have thrown around my life plans a lot, but
I've noticed a constant throughout all of it which has kept me
happy: It's been interesting. I've pretty recently become concrete
about the massive driving force in my life which is, in basest
form, having interesting experiences. Recently having decided to
pursue a degree in Philosophy (and professorship thereof, because
what else is actually possible with that degree?), I've largely
abandoned ideas of leaving behind a tangible legacy like some great
change to the world, and have begun instead to pursue (what could
be painted with some broad brushstrokes as selfish) interesting
experiences for myself. That is my end, with as much else as
possible being a means to that end.
I'm glad I've moved around a lot, I'm happy I've learned a good
amount of German and Spanish, that I've experienced amnesia, that
I've lived without parents since age 17, and alone since 19, gone
biking and hiking in the NH mountains, get to experiment with
having a full beard at a young age, have been personally exposed to
astounding, undersung minds, and I want to do more. I'll have done
enough when I'm dead. Even that's pretty damn interesting.
So, are you interested in doing some interesting stuff?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
In between colleges at the moment having left one and needing to
wait a year before eligibility for in-state tuition kicks in, I'm
waiting tables at a fabulous new restaurant in Durham. Local 22.
Come by, see for yourself.
I was a biology major, I will be a philosophy major, and will
possibly give in to my having been smitten long ago with the idea
of being a chef. Serving in a place with a high-tier chef in the
kitchen has made me appreciate and love food more than I ever have
before. Which means I also make some mean food.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am one beastly Cuban chef. Honestly a walking pile of beans and
rice. But season that rice with some good olive oil, garlic powder,
and salt; cut up some chicken all stringy-like, throw it in a stew
of seasoned tomatoes and smashed up mango, serve over rice and
black beans with some chili powder thrown in...
Just keep in mind, I cook like this for my dates, too. Wink
I also cook with my brother sometimes; he has his own repertoire, I
have mine, and we have our shared.
A once-good runner who once ran a marathon from his dorm room to DC
and back because I felt like it. I was running 10-16 miles a day,
and wanted to see if I could pump it up to thirty.
Now an ex-runner who has a slightly messed up knee and noticed the
trend of every other longterm runner having serious knee issues.
Now an extremely active biker.
The first things people usually notice about me
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People mostly see my beard or my nose first.
They usually perceive my openness soon after. I'm not in the
business of forcing you to interact with an enigma and having you
make your best guess at what I mean. I am a proponent of truth. I
relish truth. It makes everything easier and transparent. I
pointedly don't feign friendship with those whom I have no desire
to interact. They know it. Just as those with whom I would spend my
days are well aware of it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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In no one particular order or ranking-
Books: LoTR trilogy plus The Hobbit and Silmarillion, Narnia,
Demian, The Book Thief, A Brave New World, some Camus and
Descartes, though I haven't read many philosophers since I last
took a course on it.
Movies: The Matrix Trilogy, Wilde, Dead Poets Society, the most
recent Sherlock Holmes movies, Scott Pilgrim, both Tron movies
(Yeah, there are two), V for Vendetta
Shows: A recent and intense addiction to QI (Stephen Fry's
BBC-based comedic panel quiz show), Stargate (SG-1 and
Atlantis...Stargate Universe is heresy for the same reasons the new
STar Treks are), Star Trek: TNG, Family Guy, South Park, Futurama,
30 Rock, Archer
Music: Woodkid, XXYYXX, The XX, Massive Attack, Hermitude, M.I.A,
Imagine Dragons, Gorillaz, Glitch Mob, Evy Jane, Edward Sharpe and
the Magnetic Zeroes, Crystal Castles
We've gone over the whole food bit and how I rock at cooking.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My brother. If you meet me, you'll meet him eventually. If you like
me, you'll like him. It just works that way. We have a bond
stronger than any family I've ever seen, and his presence is a
near-necessity in my life.
Stephen Fry. He is the man whom I most revere. Mind you, he was my
idol before I knew he is gay. A fact I was later told was "as
obvious as the ocean being wet".
The ability to freely roam wherever I live. At college I'd
disappear at 10:00 at night, and show up again at noon the next
day, having been on a walking adventure through forests and unknown
roads for the night. Right now I live in a ghetto, so it's an iffy
prospect of doing that, so I choose not to.
A sound system. Music is as constant a presence in my life as I can
make it, and so I always have a good audio system either in-hand or
near-by. Whether it's my Sony system, my brother's Klipsch, my
Audio Technica ATH-M50 (Maybe we have the same, I've been seeing
them around) headphones, or my car or work's Bose, I'm always
Tea. Because of my brother. We have a cabinet full of boxes of
teabags, we have tea and a teaset from Teavana, and more than one
percolator throughout the house.
My vice of choice.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Well that's just a question we're going to have to handle
gradually, good sir.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Since arriving in NC, either at work working, or at home homemaking
and thinking. I've been on a kick of cooking parties with friends.
Some great foods have passed through my kitchen and into my
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The "fantastic tiramisu with a sweet liqueur flambee which goes
perfectly with the darker taste of the coffee" is not tonight's
dessert special. I just get to serve you a tiramisu, charge you
$1.50 extra, and light something on fire at your table. Everybody
You should message me if
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You should message me if you like what you saw above! It's why
we're here, right?
But do me a favor and don't just message me saying "Hey there," or
"Hi nice profile", or if your profile picture is of your
mostly-nude self in the mirror.
Don't be intimidated by how much it says I respond. That's a direct
result of people having ignored the above sentence.
Also, my deepest apologies, but I'm just not attracted to guys who
are really overtly gay. You can do you, be whoever you want and you
rock it, but I'm sorry, I'm just not really into that. If you think
that's "ignorant" or have ever said and meant the words "die cis
scum", feel free to either message me about it, or rest in peace
with the knowledge that we never would have gotten along anyway.
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