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michael_reid

29 M Austin, TX

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 12:02pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English, German

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My self-summary
I'm a native midwesterner who is constantly coming to grips with Texas and Austin twentysomething culture. About once a year I think I'm going through my quarter-life crisis, but always realize that I'm just bored and haven't been exercising. Most of the time, though, I'm enthusiastic, interested, and amusing. I like to go out and to stay in, but don't we all?
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a graduate student at UT. I study Renaissance literature, although I don't feel like a "Renaissance literature person," since I don't much care for Shakespeare in Love. I also teach undergraduate composition; don't message me if you're in my class. I still wrestle with the big-picture relevance of life within the university, and try to volunteer or otherwise make myself useful in the world. Other than that I'm JUST DOING THE BEST I CAN OKAY?

Oh I also write a column about grammar for The American Reader, it's supposed to be funny and sometimes is: http://theamericanreader.com/author/michael-roberts/
I’m really good at
Super Mario Brothers, making (and drinking) cocktails, crossword puzzles. I'm not a good dancer but I dance as if I were. I think I'd be a pretty solid Jeopardy contestant, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
In college I spent too much time cultivating my tastes, but now I'm much less invested in seeming cool. I study Shakespeare, but In Search of Lost Time is the only book that ever "changed my life" (but maybe not for the better). I also really like Grace Paley, George Saunders, and Lydia Davis. Oh and how did I forget Joan Didion here? Her essays are depressingly true.

I'm a sucker for old French movies and film noir. I also think that Pixar has brought about a real golden age for children's movies (I can barely handle Up). In the Mood for Love, The Red Shoes, and Fanny and Alexander are my absolute faves.

I really like the Modern Lovers, the Cure, Jens Lekman, and Belle and Sebastian. I also like hipster dance jamz (like LCD Soundsystem), but only really when I'm out drinking and dancing. I've been through the requisite punk, folk, and house phases and like to revisit them occasionally.
The six things I could never do without
background music.
(good) sushi.
champagne breakfasts.
sarcasm.
crossword puzzles.
lost weekends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Would you rather be a french person or an American cat? If you had to be a plate of food and to be eaten by one person alive or dead, what food would you be and who would eat you? Message me with answers, or to find out mine.
On a typical Friday night I am
...probably drinking with friends and then going out dancing at some East Side bar or club. Or going to a house party. Or cooking and watching a movie. Or all of the above.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I talk to my cat in funny voices.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating