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30 F Syracuse, NY

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5′ 7″ (1.70m)
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Mostly anything
Working on Ph.D program
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Likes dogs and likes cats
English, French, Spanish

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My self-summary
I'm silly, sometimes stoic, and kind. I love riddles and hefty books, and I have a smokin' lexicon. I can't help but talk to dogs and babies in a ridiculous, high-pitched voice, which I find slightly embarrassing in retrospect. I tend to overtip.
What I’m doing with my life
After living in Manhattan for a few years, I'm pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology. This is exciting! Psychology is one of the only professions I can imagine that combines emotional fulfillment with intellectual satisfaction (for me, anyways), and I'm happy that I'm on this particular road. I miss the city, but I return to see friends and soak in urbanity fairly often.

I enjoy the sense of purpose that comes with being in school and being on the road to my career, but sometimes long to grab a single suitcase and go run around Argentina or the Galapagos or Thailand for two weeks. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut, and that desire for exploration hasn't ever really gone away.
I’m really good at
Reading really, really fast. Solving puzzles, speaking in a pretty passable French accent, speaking in a terrible British accent, eating the icing last, pondering pondering. Grammar.

Alternating between dry wit and nonsensical goofiness.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have giant blue eyes. My previous incarnation was apparently an anime character. What else...I have a very distinctive walk, a strut I suppose, like I'm always wearing heels.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Way too many to list here. Here are a few: e.e. cummings and Tennyson, House of Leaves, The Chess Garden, Drood (amazing fictional history/horror novel about Charles Dickens), Middlesex, graphic novels like Sin City and Sandman. When traveling, I like to indulge in Stephen King or Peter Straub.

(b) The Usual Suspects, The Princess Bride, American Beauty, Magnolia, Jet Li's Hero, Nine Queens, Clue (best ensemble comedy ever...Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and Tim Curry! Aah!).

(c) Doctor Who, Sherlock (BBC version), any program about physics (bonus for quantum) or tricks of human nature, really bad reality programming

(d) Opera (faves are Lucia di Lammermoor and Rigoletto), Iron and Wine, Jeff Buckley, Massive Attack, Jay-Z, Florence and the Machine, Sneaker Pimps, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Vivaldi, David Bowie, The Postal Service, Metric, Dntel, Death Cab for Cutie

(e) White-flesh peaches, salmon sashimi, udon noodles, steak (medium-rare please!)
The six things I could never do without
1. Introspection
2. Moments of pure fucking goofiness
3. The glorious, delirious sense of the unknown
4. The "aha!" moment
5. Tea, guitar and rain
6. The BBC
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A. Puzzles. Games, mysteries, cryptography, intrigue, etc. I want to hear the music of the spheres. I'm hopeless.

B. Graduate school, what I'm going to do with myself tomorrow and five years in the future.

C. How to reconcile the joys and horrors of the world. What I can do to make it better. Yes, I know, I'm such a therapist.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably enjoying a low-key evening with a couple of friends, taking an occasional night to myself, or sipping a glass of wine downtown. I tend to take board games and conversation over bar-hopping, though I have been known to Get Down, etc, upon occasion.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once danced on a bar in Lima, Peru, stone-cold sober.
I make jokes about quarks.
I'd rather watch a psychological thriller than a romantic comedy, and I'd rather read or write than shop. Also, I tend to be a bit messy, though am trying to get better. I attribute this to my left-handedness.

I love antiques, anything with a sense of time and history. I recently bought a 1930's carriage clock, and am busying myself imagining its travels.

I aim to be skeptical, not cynical.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 24–37
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You maintain a sense of wonder in the face of everything that this crazy world brings. You know yourself, and are confident with the place you're progressing towards--or, at least, you're passionate to find out where that might be. Alternatively (or additionally), you want to learn about cryptography. Ah, the Vigenère cipher!