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saudade74

39 M Los Angeles, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 6:37am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern, Hispanic / Latin, White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Judaism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Scorpio
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Other
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Fluently), Hebrew (Okay), Chinese (Okay)

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My self-summary
Some things I dig:

Laugh-crying. I wish this happened more often, but I am thankful that it happens at all. It feels so cathartic and loosens up your muscles in a delicious way. What is the evolutionary advantage for humans of being able to laugh-cry? Did it scare away our potential predators, or merely bring us closer to our fellow laugh-cryers?

Shaggy dog tales. These are the jokes that go on forever and deliver very disappointing punchlines. Weird, right? I don't know why I like them so much, maybe they represent the pure joy of storytelling and remind me of my cool-ass dad, who is also very fond of them. My favorite shaggy-dog punchline is "Life ISN'T a fountain?"

Mexicanamese food. A proud native Angeleno, it warms my heart that my town is finally coming into its own as a hotbed of culinary innovation. So every time I see a new LA-bred cultural fusion I cry little tears of joy that Armenians and Koreans have come together through a shared love of skewers.

Getting older. OK I know this one is hard to believe, but there is something to be said for feeling comfortable in one's own skin. Dylan summed it up well: "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

Vinyl records. I'm not a purist by any means... I dig the mp3 revolution and how easy it has made it for us to access all kinds of music and listen to it just about anywhere. But being in your cozy house on a rainy day, listening to Miles Davis or Toots and the Maytals on a fuzzy warm piece of vinyl while drinking Earl Grey tea... a little slice of heaven.

Long hikes in the wilderness. I especially love sun-dappled pools on a gurgling river, enormous trees and vistas that remind you of how small you are, and the feeling of solitude and remoteness afforded by deep nature. Also, mushrooms.

Maps. I love me all kinds of maps, loved 'em since I was a kid. Sure, they represent travel, both actual and potential... but I also just like them for what they are, their lines and contours, their orderly representation of a mad and complicated world.

Sunrise sets. The party has thinned, everyone's looking a little worse for wear, the music becomes less bombastic and tries to soothe you gently into the light of day, celebrating that you've made it through the long dark journey of the night...
What I’m doing with my life
I spend most of my waking hours making music, mostly of the electronic-tropical-hip-hop variety. I also do marketing for an amazing cause-driven company to help me pay the bills. I tend my veggie garden, I go to my local yoga studio, I go hiking, I spend time with my family and friends. Sometimes I manage to escape and go somewhere far away.
I’m really good at
Making hummus from scratch, planning camping trips, skewering the sacred, gettin' goofy on the dance floor, constructing custom Pandora stations.
The first things people usually notice about me
People are constantly walking up to me and saying "I couldn't help but notice your amazing eyes!" I blush, embarrassed by the attention.

No, that doesn't happen, but I think it could, and I'm still holding out...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These days I'm a little obsessed with Haruki Murakami. I'm pretty much on a Murakami bender, making my way through every single one of his works (and the new one just came out!!!). I'm not sure what I'll do when I run out of Murakami books to read... although I seem to remember that I used to be able to read works by other writers such as Phillip Dick, Alexander Solzhenytsin, Geoffrey Eugenides, John Barth, and Michael Chabon.

Music is such a huge part of my life it's hard to boil it down into a mere list, but for the sake of online dating I will try! In more or less chronological order as they came into my life: Toots and the Maytals, Mercedes Sosa, Paul Simon, Glenn Gould, Grateful Dead, Caetano Veloso, Jane's Addiction, Eric B. and Rakim, Pixies, The Cure, Ice Cube, James Brown, Lil' Rascals Brass Band, Asian Dub Foundation, Primal Scream, Taraf de Haidouks, Dandy Warhols, New Order, Mos Def, Huun Huur Tu, Nosaj Thing, Bil Bless, The XX and much much more...

I like movies, here are some that begin with the letter "B" : Brazil, Boyz in the Hood, Birdy, Broadway Danny Rose, Black Orpheus, Big Night, The Big Lebowski.

I heart good food... cooking or eating out, healthy, soulful, painfully authentic ethnic cuisine.
The six things I could never do without
Never is such a strong word. And why six? What research did OKCupid do to come up with that number? Alright, enough kvetching, here are my six:

guitar (or piano, either will do, but pianos are a little more cumbersome)
frying pan
organic soap
sleeping bag
bicycle
knife (if you had just a frying pan but no knife, you might be a little sad)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What will the future language and music of L.A. sound like? Will it be a beautiful mash of all the cultures that are currently colliding here? I sure hope so...
On a typical Friday night I am
I prefer to spend weekend nights chillaxin' at my friends' houses, drinking their fine Belgian ales and chasing around their dogs and babies. However, as a musician, it's kind of my duty to go out on a regular basis and support the artists that I admire. I would be bitter about this if I didn't love dancing so damn much.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Much like Mark Zuckerberg, I believe we live in the post-privacy age.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–40
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If any of what I said made you smile, or even snicker. Eye-smiling counts!

OR, if your idea of a fun date includes plenty of yummy eats, funny stories, and aimless walking, cause well, that's more or less my idea of an awesome time.