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mickshadeland

34 Ypsilanti, MI Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women who like men
  • Ages 26–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Nov 21
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay), German (Poorly), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I love music- especially the nuts and bolts of making live music. I love Left-ish and Sciencey '-isms': Humanism, Feminism, Darwinism, Progressivism. I love language and NASA and things narrated by David Attenborough. It would be fair to say I'm a design and typography buff- I grew up around printers and designers, so it's in my blood. I have a 10-year-strong nerdcrush on Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the new Cosmos series gave me the biggest science boner. Haters need not apply.

I love Halloween. I get annoyed when Christmas tries to barge in like it belongs in October. It doesn't- it belongs about two weeks into December. Thanksgiving is happy enough with a couple weeks to itself- Jesus needs to stop being so selfish and learn to share.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work in a research library and I think I finally got over a lurking mania with Grad School. I'm much happier with less formal, but much more practical learning. You're doing it? Great! I don't have the patience for long-winded professorial ego anymore.

That said, I enjoy skill-collecting- my garden did pretty well this summer; home ownership implies a lot of fun with caulk and furnace maintenance; I'm adding some web components to what I know about graphics and publishing so I can stay relevant in my field.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the local breweries- I'd evidently had the wrong opinion of wheat beer for a decade or so. I'm incredibly disappointed that I've been in A2/Ypsi for five years and still can't find even a halfway-decent margarita pitcher. This town should be ashamed. Ashamed! Sangria is nice, but just doesn't cut it, kids.

If I can walk or bike to wherever I'm going, I'm generally happier once I get there.
I’m really good at
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I listen like your best friend over a pint at the pub. I can mic your vintage-but-shitty amp. I more or less figured out Cyrillic script to make my job easier. I grew up playing with the things that became the Adobe Creative Suite so I'm pretty handy pushing pixels. And I say that like I didn't grow up in the family print shop, design ads for car magazines, or do gig posters for rock shows- where's the crossover point between modesty and self-deprecation? I'm good at that too.

I'm fairly well equipped for camping, and if it's even reasonable weather, I'm liable to pack it up and head out. Reequipping over the winter for backpacking next spring.

My superpower is always looking directly into random camera flashes in public.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My beard is darker than the rest of my hair- more of an auburn than the strawberry blonde above my ears.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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History, Classics, Science, and Science Fiction figure heavily on my shelf- Sagan, Vonnegut, Pratchett, Herbert and Tolkien. I grew up on the cynicism and misanthropy of Calvin and Hobbes; more than two decades later, my sense of wonder is as strong as ever and my faith in humanity has yet to recover. My shelves are conspicuously full of things written by white men, so any suggestions to broaden that, which might suit my genre tastes are welcome. Gotta start somewhere, right?

Musical standbys include Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, Pinback and GY!BE; throw on The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, or Built to Spill any time. Moving toward Tycho and Fila Brazilia lately. Kinda glad that New Wave and Glam came back, but only so far as Grunge can come back too and kick their asses again. Auto-Tuning hurts me in my heart-place.

Kids in the Hall, BSG, Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Game of Thrones, and Rick & Morty. John Oliver is onto something fantastic with Last Week Tonight. I follow Formula 1 pretty seriously, but I won't inflict it on you beyond recommending that you see the Senna documentary. I don't miss daily TV; with the net, we've been living in some version of my childhood future for a while now and it's awesome.

Kevin Smith movies are always good for a laugh and toe-dabbling intellectualism. Ed Wood films and other so-bad-they're-good B-movies are LOTS of fun. Any documentary gets a chance, but most summer blockbusters do not. Thrillers are okay, but with the notable exception of zombie flicks, gore is a non-starter. Obviously, Thriller itself is golden.

I love cooking, and usually cook for an army that never shows up, leaving me with a week's worth of lunch. I usually only eat meat when I'm out and about. But I make decent chili, and decent Thai, Indian and Mexican food. I am willing to go to some lengths for good coffee, cheeses and chorizo.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Reading material.
As much music as humanly possible to experience.
Friends to tell me if I'm being a jackass.
B-Movies. Overacted? Shaky plot? Bruce Campbell? Press play!
Good coffee.
My bike and my camping gear.

Some of this is most easily covered by (or purchased via) an Internet connection, though, so that might have to rank fairly highly in there, too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Things from obscure corners of museums and libraries lurk in my semi-conscious- like feathered dinosaurs and 150-year-old pornographic daguerrotypes in special curated collections. Me and the 'Random Article' button on the Wiki have spent some slow workday afternoons together. I'd like to know why my Indian and Thai food are reliably tasty, but (with the exception of butter chicken) never quite look like what you get at a restaurant. I also think about how I would go about getting Bill O'Reilly to cut my mic and kick me off his show as quickly as possible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
doing *something*. Out with friends, on a date, gaming, making dinner at home, or on the couch with a book. Boredom is a thing of the past- I lost track of the last time I stopped to ask myself 'what am I going to do tonight'.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Almost everything I know about football comes from playing Tecmo Super Bowl on the NES, which is, I think, the 1991 season. For anything beyond that, I wish you well on your sportsball-watching endeavours.
You should message me if
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• You think an MST3K marathon is a good idea for a snow day.
• You think playing in the snow is a good idea for a snow day.
• There's a new beer on tap, 'cause I wanna try it too.
• You enjoy oddball film, and enjoy enjoying it with a friend.
• You're a radiologist- I can't explain it but I've always gotten along really well with radiologists. Go figure.
• You've gotten this far and are open to a medium-to-long-term something. Flings are fun, for sure, but my life is really coming together and I'd like to aim for someone to share that with.