35 Schenectady, NY
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My self-summary
Things I've had and continue to seek (nearly exclusively):

If She understood my appreciation of my favorite group and the like...
If gifts took the shape of dinner, James Baldwin, Paik, Yorke etc...
If She were more beautiful to me than she appears to others (or simply just beautiful to me)...
If she made me feel as though I make her feel good...
If I felt comfortable...
If she were entirely unlike me in at least one significant and pleasant way...
I don't have a "type", I'm not after any particular personality... I don't give a rat's ass about ethnicity or faith... broke to spoiled/ ambitious is fine... lifestyle is negotiable... I'd like to feel at ease, gratified, contented and maybe even challenged; I'd like to be smitten.

I don't really know what to say to make myself understood. The solipsist in me doesn't think that it's even necessarily possible.

I'm a bit of a punk. I'm past pseudo-intellectual. I like things funky or tidy as fuck (sometimes both in simultaneity).

I've gone from resenting empiricism to embracing it to a large degree.

My values are 'left of center'.

I'm really sweet and caring.

I would like to fall fast asleep (with maybe one eye open).

I don't drink soda and I don't eat junk food (I don't really have much tolerance for this). If your metabolism, skin and everything else is tolerant of that shit (mine was too [ten years ago, when I would eat it]), more power to you. If that's the case, I guess I'll watch you eat it and try not to scoff.

I'm 6' (an honest 6') and ≈ 170 lbs. I've a 30- 31" waistline (I wear this size comfortably).

I really like to walk. I think I like it more than cycling now.

I'm beginning to really appreciate the gym. My good friend is, sort of, coaching me, or teaching me "the ropes," if you like. I did NOT think I'd like it as much as I do.

I'm not much of a thrill seeker (I don't really like jet skis or amusement parks, for example).

I don't really have a "type," I'm just looking for a 'workable match.'
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the IT dept. at the school I attend.

I've earned a bachelor's degree in Art History/ English. I took nearly enough Philosophy for it to have been my minor (instead of English).

I'm studying nanoscale materials technology with the aim of becoming economically viable and ultra tech savvy.

I also studied photography at an unaccredited school.

What I'm working on: 1. getting a real job/ career
2. getting insanely fit (I've no gut as it is, but I'd like to be cut) and 3. getting signed (I'm super experimental, and that's part of my sound, but I want to hone in a tad more and throw a demo at these 2-3 labels, which I think may be receptive to my material). I would just like a small cult following. I've been at it for over 3 years.

I'm also working on school (if you've read, that's obvious).
I’m really good at
You may be thinking “I can read, too. What a joke.” Only people who read truly know what I mean. In other words, literacy admits degrees.

being compassionate, tolerant, attentive (try sitting through video art) etc.
physical things (cooking, frisbee, cycling, and so on).
cerebral things (reading, writing, conceptualizing etc.).
(I've boat loads of –what's referred to as– emotional intelligence.)<--the period goes on the inside here. :D

I'm a generalist (specialists kind of seem challenged to me) and I think I've dodged the 'mile wide and an inch deep' pejorative expression. (I'm maybe a foot deep in this respect.) :D

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The first things people usually notice about me
is that I don't appear to be a 35-year-old.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I read quite a bit. (Or, I've read quite a bit [I'm studying math and science now, so...].) Most people who claim to enjoy reading seem like phonies to me. Dostoevsky is one of my favorites, but I haven’t read a lot of his work. I just really love the way he writes (or, maybe the way it translates) and what he writes about. I also think I want to read more science fiction. I primarily read nonfiction. I really feel that books and music are too sacred to list extensively on here. Meet up with me and I’ll natter away about it all. :D

Movies: Food Inc., Examined Life, Inglorious Bastards, Atomized (The Elementary Particles), Upstream Colour, The Happening, Tony Takitani, Fight Club, Black Swan (for the right reasons), Love Liza, Avatar, The Illusionist, The Decalogue, Three Colours, American Psycho, American Beauty, Magnolia, Annie Hall, Bottle Rocket, Moon, The Sheltering Sky, Zeitgeist, Whatever Works, Man on a Wire, The Corporation, Princess Mononoke, Adaptation, Examined Life, Requiem for a Dream, Unbreakable, Deconstructing Harry, Blue Velvet, American Splendor, Food Inc., High Fidelity, 12 Monkeys, Caché, Being John Malcovich, The Wrestler, Cast Away (this may be a bad movie) etc.

Shows: Television sucks. With that said, here's what I sometimes watch: Real Time (Bill Maher), Jeopardy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Art:21, Californication, CBS Sunday Morning, msnbc (Okay, I've given up on MSNBC [back at it Lol], House of Cards, The West Wing, and I watched all of Breaking Bad (over the course of about two weeks). Lost was also pretty incredible. Also Cspan (seriously).

Music: electronic music. I'll give you one name, which you've probably heard of: Boards of Canada. I've already pretty much exhausted pop/ rock (indie, classic etc.). I simply like music. You know what it's like to be ahead of the curve, I'm sure. currently listening to 'Garden of Delete' and liking it quite a bit. OPN is surely another one. You likely wouldn't like my absolute fav. group though. Second all-time fav: Radiohead.

Food: whatever. Carbs and calories, I suppose. Pizza may be at the top of the list (but I make my own, with topping such as spinach, basil, artichoke hearts...). I don't order pizza. In fact, takeout sucks when compared to my cooking (even when I take shortcuts).
Pasta (Italian)
Tacos (loaded) & other Mexican
Sushi is alright, but I can't quite handle sashimi.
Not much for sweets and I don't mess with junk food.
(I cook and enjoy grocery shopping.)

Things I've never liked:

muscle cars
brussel sprouts
guns (or any weapons, really [I'm always at a loss in COD and the like])
dip (tobacco)
country music
energy drinks
fancy trucks
star trek
pro wrestling
scarves (for me)
pop punk
most metal (as a serious genre)
The six things I could never do without
My parents (they were together over 50 years until I lost my mother recently).
Good food (whether that means tasty or wholesome, it doesn't matter).
Companionship (this is why I'm here).
Music and the means to make it.

As far as possessions go, I really love my collection of books and my bike (synths are covered by "the means to make music"). The books keep my mind sharp and are a sort of physical residuum of my accomplishments and understanding of art and the world. The bike keeps my body fit, and subsequently my mind as well.
There are, of course, other things, but those two are the most important, I suppose.
I guess I have to add my auto to this list. I really do appreciate it. It's a 'stanced' e46 (my father's last ride). It's not a status symbol, but it's a rad car (with relatively low mileage). It's a personification of me in a lot of ways and a tribute to my father's good taste (he also drove a first generation RX-7 when I was a pup).
I went the longest time without an auto, and during that time I discovered (rediscovered?) that I really like walking and mass transit (which takes the form of CDTA in this area). In one of my recent trips to the city –I go for music and museums– I made a walking city out of NY. A walking city it is not, but it was an incredible day.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Art, politics, sex, death, abstract intellectual concepts and health. I'll add an addendum to this as well: financial stability... lots o' things, really. If I'm anything, I'm a thinker. ;)
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm in. I'm cooking for myself, maybe working on some schoolwork, maybe watching msnbc or HBO, maybe fucking with my synths, drinking coffee... I don't really go out unless I've made plans.

I guess I'm viewing this field as an opportunity to disclose the following:
I find Albany to be more than a little underwhelming, so I'm pretty reclusive. I'd like to see if I can make Albany work out, but I'm entirely open to relocating in the near future, preferably to someplace more urban… …or rural.

I like EMPAC quite a bit... let's go there.
You should message me if
If you're inclined, just message me. We'll determine our particular level of compatibility one way or another.
Want to go to an art museum/ gallery? Message me.
Want to grip some edibles (I mean food)? Message me.

I'm not sure it's a good practice, but I'm going to list a few things that I don't think I can deal with (i.e., I'd rather be single):

1) an out of control BMI (slightly ≤ "normal" would be great)
2) anti-intellectualism
3) commonness (is your posture typically pretty 'run of the mill' or 'middle of the road'? That's probably a bummer for me)

Post script: if I sounded arrogant or 'full of myself', I really don't believe I am. I just want to make things clear as to avoid wasting anyone's time. I'm super loyal, looking for love/ monogamy and will give you my everything if you're able to put me at ease. :D Cheers!

PPS, or whatever:

A few guidelines for being a decent adult:
Try not to be reductive.
When arguing or discussing points of contention (the umbrella of serious matters), try not to use straw men and the like.
Try not to be insular.
Don't assume (even if there exist isolated incidents supporting your inference).
Whenever possible, know what the fuck you're talking about.
Use rationale to explain your position ("because" isn't rationale).
Don't cast aspersions willy-nilly unless you're an absolutely perfect specimen (you're not).