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My self-summary
***NOTE: Despite what my photos might indicate, I am not a smoker. I probably have 2 cigarettes per YEAR at most.***

"In a world where finding a mate is no small feat, some Anglerfishes have evolved an extraordinary strategy. The tiny male angler searches for a female by smell, then bites into her and becomes permanently attached. Eventually his mouth fuses to her body, his gut degenerates, his blood vessels merge with hers and he becomes little more than an attached sperm sac available at any time to fertilize her eggs. In some species females have several males embedded in their bodies."

You want commitment, ladies? Are you sure??

Amphibious intellectual: (noun) A person who loves self-enrichment, learning about the world, and pursuing truth, but who can also fit easily in a sportsbar or other less intellectual crowds. Or maybe just a smart fucking frog.

I grew up fiercely rejecting my family's hyperintellectual tendencies, instead throwing myself into sports and comedy in order to define myself separately from them. However, the older I get the more I find that I was also largely rejecting a significant part of my own true identity. When I was a child, my mother did not like the idea of me being left-handed and would pay me a dime every time I wrote the alphabet with my right. Although naturally it didn't work, growing up with not just a mother but a world that catered to right-handers made me ambidextrous in a number of different ways. Nature made me left-handed but I was nurtured to be right. This same idea made me an amphibious intellectual. These days I'm likely to watch a baseball game (go Phillies!) and then an episode of Jeopardy. Or perhaps to hear some classical music followed by a trip to a bar to joke with friends. My most intellectual friends don't get the sports and the joking; my blue-collar friends don't understand NPR or Jeopardy. I'm looking for someone else like me who gets both and could hang out with either group. Can anyone out there relate?

I am funny, serious, and contradictory
I’m really good at
Piano, songwriting, massage, impressions
The first things people usually notice about me
That I look like someone they know.

Also, that I look conservative. Then they realize the book cover may say "How to Succeed in Business" but inside there's a copy of "How to Talk Dirty and Influence People."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay, Shawshank Redemption, Big Fish, The Godfather, The Risk Pool (really anything by Russo)

More recently, I really loved Martha Marcy Mae Marlene.

TV: Deadwood is still my favorite show of all time. Currently, I love the shit out of Louie. Absolutely brilliant. And okay, I watch Downton Abbey. I hope that does not reduce my manliness.

Food: I love all kinds of ethnic food, though sushi is pretty low on the list.
The six things I could never do without
1. Family
2. Piano
3. Self-expression
4. Baseball
5. Meditation
6. Laughing til I'm crying
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to get paid to do what I love (even more than I already do)
On a typical Friday night I am
Staying in, gotta work Saturday morning.
You should message me if
you're smart, interesting, and fun. You have a playful mind. The way to my heart is through my brain. Physical attraction is important, but people look more or less attractive depending on how they interact with you on a mental level. Physical connection, mental connection-- this is a false dichotomy. They're inseparable.

I would love it if you were, personality-wise, a mix of Diane Chambers and Mary Crawley. I have a weakness for women who are intellectual and guarded, but turn out to be soft and sensitive and striving to be more open. I don't know why.

But I probably don't know what I want so feel free to ignore the above.