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ochristo

27 M Boulder, CO

My Details

Last Online
Aug 18
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
When drinking
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Student
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Latin (Fluently), Ancient Greek (Okay), Greek (Poorly), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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For those who've asked: I'm directly on the boundary between ENTP and ENFP

Hey! I'm a Michigan transplant to Colorado, and I've noticed that this is pretty common! I got my BA at University of Michigan, and now I'm here going to grad school and living life!

I'm super social and outgoing. I'm pretty easy to distract and I do things on a whim about as often as make plans. This is probably hilariously obvious to everyone, even the undergrads I teach.

I love old shit! I love talking about old shit! Teaching (albeit only as a graduate student) at CU has been one of the best experiences of my life! Being able to see some students realize just how cool the stuff I've devoted my life to is a really great experience!

Interesting fact: I used to be a math major. I remember translating Catullus and just thinking "I know that feeling." There are few times in life you feel you can complete someone's sentences, and when that person is 2000 years dead, you might as well go into it.

A favorite of mine, from Propertius 1.1

"...Then impious Love himself cast my arrogant eyes down and assailed my head, his foot on my neck, until he taught me to avoid the good girls, and to live with reckless abandon." (super loose translation)
What I’m doing with my life
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In a specific sense: I'm a graduate student at CU, currently pursuing my MA and PhD in Classics. I got my BA at Michigan (Classics, History, Comparative Lit). I'm studying Latin, Greek, and History.

In a general sense: Seeing how far I can push myself. See if I can get that MA, after that see if I can get that PhD, after that see if I can get that professorship. And on top of that it's important to me that I enjoy those things, otherwise what's the point of doing any of them?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
- Making steaks and marinades for said steaks
- Conversing
- Making arguments about weird things ("allow me to explain to you why Bob Dylan only exists because of Horace," that sorta thing)
- Other things I'd have to be drunker to admit
The first things people usually notice about me
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"You wear a lot of plaid!" Yes, that tends to be true. It's warm, cheap, and gets you noticed!

"You are really good at words." Is something I've been told more than once. Feels good every time I hear it though
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books

I think the works of Ovid are fucking brilliant. Neil Gaiman's "Sandman" holds a huge spot in my heart. "Journey Into the End of the Night" is another work I find myself having to reread on occasion.

Movies

"The Living Wake"is essentially my worldview captured in one film. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" nearly makes me cry every time haha. "Wristcutters: A Love Story" is a beautiful and under-rated movie. I'd argue "Brick" is one of the most important films of the last 20 years. I also love cheesey 90's horror. I've seen "Event Horizon" more than I'd like to admit haha. I really like movies, a lot. You should see my shelves.

Music

Elliott Smith is always appropriate in my eyes, any mood any day. As far as I'm concerned Sufjan Stevens is the Bob Dylan of our generation. If it's not Sufjan it is definitely Bill Callahan. I listen to music a lot, for more information/stalking check out my last.fm profile:
http://www.last.fm/user/TheMeerkat

TV

Rescue Me. Louie. Always Sunny. Dexter. Game of Thrones. Sopranos.

Drinks

It's hard to beat a good White Russian. Johnny Walker Red is often nice though. I also love Gin and Ouzo
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Friends
Written Language
Something to figure out
Absurdity
Free Time
Waking up to the sound/smell of rain
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether or not Horace is Jon Stewart
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
6-8PM: Working my ass off at Innisfree while a poet with some small modicum of talent regales me with his/her worldview.

8PM-10PM: Getting drinks/food with friends at somewhere decent/not-too-pricey, perhaps the Sink? Somewhere on Pearl Street? No Name Bar?

10PM-sleep: Holding a mini-symposium with whomever cares to join in: "Let us discuss, my friends, the values of *INSERT EMOTION HERE* in a truly Epicurean manner"
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I use reddit and used to surf /b/ regularly. That's admitting a lot.

Also, I am an undercover Junior Power Ranger. I have the card in my wallet and everything, but shhhh, don't let anyone know!
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–30
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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You think I'd be fun to talk to! Contacting me doesn't mean anything other than we'll talk, which sounds great to me! I just want to get to know people, and if that goes somewhere GREAT, and if not, STILL GREAT :D

Being a grad student it's rare to meet people I click with outside of my department, so even if we just become coffee-buddies, I'm game.