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seekslaurapalmer

35 Seattle, WA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 24–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating

My details

Last online
Yesterday – 9:43pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Religion
Atheism
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Rather not say
Income
Rather not say
Status
Single
Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, Japanese (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
fleeing the flip-flop bro' infestation that san francisco has become over to seattle this august. convince me I am not making a major mistake.

you're not going to see any pictures of yoga poses or cuddling with sedated tigers in this profile. having said that, continue on.

an east coast, saying what's on my mind, non-believing jew who is a music/film/pizza/bagel snob with a half-read New Yorker collection that keeps growing in size.

after six years of misery (i.e. PhD) in the midwest, i'm happy to be finished and surrounded by fog. however, waiting in line for toast isn't my thing.

i have a strong fondness for eccentrics and misanthropic [film, literature, music]. if that resonates with you, don't be shy and write.

enjoy these sounds. think of it as a soundtrack to the rest of this profile.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
scientist by day
being nostalgic for pre-disney 1980s nyc
preventing my plants from dying. they happen to be on life support
films at the castro, berkeley pfa, and oddball cinema
shows at the lcm
lectures at the jccsf
in a sisyphean hell of brushing away dog hair
experimenting with modular analog synthesizers and sequencers
collecting and listening to vinyl records
finding gems at antique shops and estate sales
believer of minimalism (disregard the previous two statements)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
making you a mixtape
traveling without an itinerary
fixing and assembling things
developing new gazpacho concoctions
reciting lines from woody allen films
deseeding pomegranates
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
two furry animals by my side
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
books:
Les Chants de Maldoror, People's History, Nausea, The Stranger, No Exit, The Chomsky Reader, Johnny Got His Gun, Notes from Underground, All Men Are Mortal, Woman in the Dunes, The Iron Heel, No Longer Human, and various other misanthropic tales. currently reading Celine's Journey to the End of the Night.

music:
experimental, krautrock, no wave, post-punk, yé-yé, 20th century minimalist, musique concrète, gamelan, throat singing, noise, improvised, (old) industrial, tape-loops, field recordings, and other drone-heavy and distorted tunes
examples:
Coil, Current 93, Nurse with Wound, Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, Les Rallizes Dénudés, Suicide, Glenn Branca, Modern Lovers, Faust, Neu!, Fugs, Flower Travellin' Band, Fursaxa, Ash Ra Tempel, Sun Ra, Comus, Fela Kuti, Ruth White, Chris & Cosey, CAN, Wipers, Sun City Girls, Pharoah Sanders, La Monte Young, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Brigitte Fontaine, Fushitsusha, Keiji Haino, William Basinski, Alice Coltrane, Lustmord, Moondog, Swans, Half Japanese, Träd Gräs & Stenar, finnish folk, Skullflower

my last.fm page

radio:
WFMU, Radiolab, This American Life, Hearing Voices

film:
Fanny and Alexander, Seventh Seal, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Vivre sa vie, Wings of Desire, 400 blows, 2001 : A Space Odyssey, Rashomon, Love and Death, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Mystery Train, Dead Man, The Holy Mountain, Stalker, Au Hasard Balthazar, La Planete Sauvage, Lucifer Rising, Scorpion Rising, Medea, Scenes from a Marriage, Breaking the Waves, Wicker Man

film directors:
Bergman, Jodorowsky, Allen, Ozu, Teshigahara, Kaurismäki, Pasolini, Jarmusch, Satyajit Ray, Varda, Tarkovsky, Ichikawa, Wenders, Akerman, Herzog, Kenneth Anger

tv:
i don't have cable nor watch tv. however, here are some classics: Second City, Cosmos (original), Fishing with John, Louis Theroux, Peep Show, Twin Peaks, old Dick Cavett episodes, and anything Larry David related.

food:
fresh (non-ikea) lingonberries, lemon cucumbers, high quality matcha, neapolitan pizza, ny pizza and bagels, pomegranates, avocado, borscht, and grandma's matzo ball soup.

characters:
the dadaists, the surrealists, aleister crowley, genesis p-orridge, klaus kinski, yukio mishima, alejandro jodorowsky
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
in no particular order:

1) dogs
2) records
3) coffee/tea
4) films
5) bicycles
6) mossy forests
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
being born in the wrong half of the 20th century

plan (a): finding an academic gig
plan (b): move to copenhagen
plan (c): open up a cat cafe if (a)-(b) are a no-go

lamenting the disappearance of old cinemas
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
(applies to any day of the week) some combination of the following:

making music
camping somewhere
seeing a film
listening to records
at a show
rearranging furniture
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
i value some semblance of privacy, but here are a few safe ones:

i got kicked out of hebrew school
a prairie home companion is a guilty pleasure
skateboarding was my life [ages 7-21]

pet peeves:
the phrase "work hard, play hard"
harmonicas and banjos.
hashtags
TED talks
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
any of the below apply to you:
- you want to fight over which sections of the sunday nyt to read
- you daydream about living in the pacific nw or northern europe; vancouver, copenhagen, helsinki, or berlin come to mind.
- you want to debate annie hall vs manhattan
- you have an eye for danish modern furniture
- you use oxford commas
- burning man is not a major part of your life
- you are the reincarnation of simone de beauvoir

joking aside, if any of the these sound fun, contact me:
- japanese gardens and other botanical gardens
- picnics at the park
- farmers market explorations
- exploring various trails
- road trips
- getting dressed up and attending the SF opera and symphony
- nighttime bike rides through golden gate park
- dog walks
- roaming around record shops [aquarius, stranded, amoeba]
- trading mixtapes

p.s, i try to respond to actual messages instead of likes. just write more than "hi", "hello", or "sup, yo". if there is something unique only to you, you could tell me all about your PhD thesis, your ikebana abilities, or your collection of rare records.