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mickshadeland

33 M Ypsilanti, MI

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–36
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Sep 25
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Non-monogamous
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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First, some essentials: I'm in an open relationship- ethical non-monogamy. In English, I'm Available and everybody's okay with that.

I love music- especially the nuts and bolts of making live music. I love Left-ish and Scientific '-isms': Humanism, Darwinism, Liberalism. I love language and NASA and things narrated by David Attenborough. I have a 10-year-strong nerdcrush on Neil DeGrasse Tyson and the new Cosmos series gives me the biggest science boner ever. Haters need not apply.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work in a 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 is doing 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, but my distaste for IPAs has only grown. I'm incredibly disappointed that I've been in A2/Ypsi for five years and still can't find even a halfway-decent pitcher of margaritas. This town should be ashamed. Ashamed! Sangria is nice, but just doesn't cut it, kids.

If I can bike or walk to where I'm going, I'm happier once I'm there.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I listen like your best friend over a pint at the pub. I can mic a typewriter, tubular bells, a scratchy gramophone, and your vintage-but-shitty amp. I can find space in the mix so your cello doesn't get lost under the bass. I absorb languages- 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 and used to do graphics for a car magazine, so I'm pretty handy pushing pixels too.

My superpower is always looking directly into random camera flashes in public.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I often wear a tie. No occasion. Or did you mean the ginger hair and ruddy complexion?
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've read Hitchhiker's and Dirk Gently. 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, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nick Drake, Lou Barlow, Neil Young, El Ten Eleven, Pinback and GY!BE; throw on The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, or Built to Spill any time. Unabashedly love Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai. 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, Battlestar Galactica, Venture Bros., Robot Chicken, Game of Thrones, Archer, 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 really miss daily TV; we've got the 'net, man- 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. 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. It's happened that I usually only eat meat when I'm out and about. But I make a 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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Everything I know about football comes from playing Tecmo Super Bowl on the NES, which is, I think, the 1991 season. Unless it involves the Colts, since I lived in Indianapolis until '09- and I blame that on having absorbed it out of the city water. 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've gotten this far and are open to a medium-to-long-term something.

It seems kind of obvious to have to state, but I've always had really good conversations and dates with people who are at least 85-90% matches. Less than 70-75%, not so much. Once I get talking, I'm easy to talk to.

I had a thing here for the longest time that was basically an excuse to use the word 'satyrical' in a sentence. Really though, the gist is: sex is awesome, but I am not here primarily to get into your pants. That's a fantastic amazing thing that happens sometimes, but blood is still flowing to my brain.