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topingtime

29 Portland, OR Man

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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 21–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 8:22pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
Yes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
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Getting it out of the way, I transplanted out from North Jersey a bit over 5 years ago. My dad's side of the family goes way back here though.

Grad student, flaming socialist activist (not preachy all the time), written-word addict and part-time alcohol researcher more or less sums up how I like to spend my time.

I've got a kind of low filter sense of humor so I tend to like people who don't have too many sacred cows, or much traditional, restrictive morality. The main exception to this is bigoted/misogynist "jokes," and if you dig on that, then fuck right off and save us both some time.

If it's not clear by now, I curse a lot, but usually in a highly good-natured way!

My favorite animal is the platypus. It's just so delightfully improbable.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Enjoying that I don't have to go to my old job anymore. I'm training to be a social worker (otherwise known as "more practical than my English degrees"), so I now spend a lot of time reading about that sort of stuff and working on getting street kids to trust me. I'm usually involved in some way in hatching plans to fight City Hall. I really love me some protest and street politics. I like to write, mostly about politics, when I can find the time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing
Arguing politics
Coming up with absurd ideas for pranks, but somehow not following through. Like going to the opera dressed as Darth Vader and hobnobbing with the 1%.
Attracting and generally shutting down drunk people hitting me up for free therapy when I'm trying to have some fun.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Depends on context and depends on them. My tattoos if I'm wearing short sleeves, the fact that my hair gets wavier/curlier the more it grows and the fact that I think shoes achieved perfection with the Chelsea boot tend to pop up pretty often.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Handmaid's Tale is my most recent favorite. George Orwell is pretty damn great, more I think for stuff like Homage to Catalonia than the usual suspects. Haruki Murakami is pretty damn great too, especially Kafka on the Shore and Norwegian Wood. I am embarrassingly familiar with The Game of Thrones books. Apart from that, Spring Snow, The Shock Doctrine, The Sparrow, Great Expectations, The Things They Carried, The Dispossessed, The People's History of the US, Invisible Man, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autobiography of Malcolm X and some comics such as Sandman and Trans-Metropolitan. These are some things that come to mind.

Movies: Adaptation, 12 Angry Men, Seven Samurai and other Kurosawa, Pulp Fiction, The History Boys, Almost Famous, The Big Lebowski, City of God, pretty much any Scorsese I've seen, Rear Window, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fight Club, This is Spinal Tap, Princess Mononoke, Dazed and Confused.

TV (dammit): The Wire, The Simpsons, Mad Men, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, South Park, Sons of Anarchy. I also liked what I saw of that thing where Elijah Wood smokes a ton of weed with a burly Australian in a dog suit.

Music: Alice In Chains, Joseph Arthur, Lowkey, System of a Down, Leonard Cohen, The Coup, At the Drive-in, Murder City Devils, The Clash, The Pogues, Rise Against, 16 Horsepower, Immortal Technique, and in Portlanders: Speaker Minds and Bad Habitat.

Food: Thai, Sushi, proper New York pizza and bagels.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Some kind of artistic stimulation...books, movies, music, etc.
2. Nicotine, which I keep saying is "just for now."
3. Good people around me.
4. The usual money, food, water, oxygen, etc. answer
5. Purpose.
6. Chances to cause a ruckus for the powers-that-be.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
When it comes up, terrible writing, grammar, and abuse of homonyms and homophones.

Writing ideas that have yet to come together.

What corporations are doing wrong, what the government is doing wrong.

Books I haven't read, books I have read, books I'm reading, books I want to read again.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably either catching up on school stuff or drinking. I have been known to karaoke and I'm wondering why I haven't played pool in like a year.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Where would be the fun in that?
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you think we could hang! Those looking for new friends and those looking to do date-like stuff are equally welcome.