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35 • Somerville, MA • Man
I’m looking for
- Ages 26–42
- Near me
- Who are single
- For long-term dating, short-term dating
- Last online
- May 22
- 5′ 10″ (1.78m)
- Body type
- Graduated from university
- Doesn’t have kids
- Likes dogs and likes cats
I'm a semi-regular at a prison book program in Quincy, I uncle to the best of my ability -- I have two tremendously awesome nephews -- and I also nurture a latent-but-growing wanderlust, making my way outside of the city whenever I can. I bike to work and most places around here and thus finally feel like a proper Cambervillian/Somerbridgian after years of relying mainly on the T (ugh).
- Reading people's sense of humor and working with it to find smiles
- Unearthing quiet moments every day
- Coming up with hooks and evocative textures on guitar
- Detecting and avoiding bullshit
- Barbecuing pork shoulder and making homemade BBQ sauces, ketchups, and mustards
- Noticing insane behavior in public settings
- Nicely-timed deadpan and measured doses of understatement
- Inventing tee shirts
Moby-Dick, Snow Crash, A Death in the Family, The Things They Carried, Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer, The Magus, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. Raymond Carver, David Foster Wallace, Cormac McCarthy, Haruki Murakami, James Lee Burke. It also probably bears mention here that I really, really enjoy reading Gawker and Harper's Magazine.
Gritty 70s thrillers (The French Connection, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Taxi Driver, Dirty Harry) and deceptively poignant supernatural flicks from that decade, too (The Haunting of Julia, Don't Look Now), irreverent comedies that aren't cutesy/self-satisfied over their own irreverence (Dirty Work, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie, Fletch, This Is Spinal Tap), documentaries that pique my interest with odd subjects and end up delivering surprising big picture observations on life and/or the world (The King of Kong, Cave of Forgotten Dreams). Most Coen Brothers, Kubrick, Aronofsky, Cronenberg, and Hitchcock. Pretty much anything Paul Newman was ever in.
Indie pop with sublimely beautiful choruses (Guided By Voices, the New Pornographers), meat-and-potatoes hard rock (Zeppelin, AC/DC, Band of Skulls), soulfully expressive guitar playing (John Frusciante, Jimi Hendrix) and angular, outside-of-the-box six string alchemy (Andy Gill, Tom Morello, St. Vincent), druggy garage (Crystal Stilts, Spacemen 3, the Black Angels), dark, lustful rock and dream pop (the Kills, PJ Harvey, Warpaint), heart-wrenching, gut punch country (Cowboy Junkies, Townes Van Zandt), jazz both meditative (Miles Davis) and sprightly (Django Reinhardt), hip hop with grace and deep grooves (Jurassic 5, Nas). College radio is a godsend: I am absolutely in love with WMBR and am also quite fond of WERS and WMFO. Locally, I like Viva Gina, Hammer & Snake, DCDR, Cooling Towers, the New Highway Hymnal, Poor Everybody, Duke Levine, Tim Gearan, Hallelujah the Hills, and the Baker Thomas Band.
One of my favorite things in life is the smile that comes to the lips of someone watching the delight slowly dawn on someone else trying a bite of something unexpectedly delicious for the first time. It's like the sharing of a wonderful secret.
- Memories that connect to smells
- The bigness of joys that come unbidden
- Most of the major themes covered here, even if I'm annoyed that the author tacitly grants snark a free pass when it's just as hollow a manner of engaging the world as smarm: http://gawker.com/on-smarm-1476594977
I also want to borrow and paraphrase something I read on another profile that feels worth saying: I think it takes a certain brave vulnerability to send a (thoughtful!) message to a stranger on a dating website. If you message me and don't hear back, please don't envision this stranger haughtily turning up his nose at you. For whatever it's worth, I'm flattered, and for whatever it's worth, I've sent plenty of my own unanswered messages, too!
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