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vgalis

30 M Atlanta, GA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Virgo, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Technology
Income
$80,000–$100,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Romanian (Fluently), French (Fluently), German (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm a smart, nice, honest, easy-going guy with a dry/ironic sense of humor. I'd like to find someone similar, who loves intelligent conversation (or at the very least uses her head for more than just wearing a hat, not that there's anything wrong with also wearing hats) and meeting new and interesting people.

I moved back to Atlanta last year to take a better job after spending a few years up in the frozen North. A fair number of my college friends are still here, but they're pretty settled and hanging out with them doesn't really lead to meeting new people.

Travel is a passion of mine and I've even lived a few other places in the US and abroad. I visited 27 countries and would like to increase that count. I also enjoy random digressions, which may or may not be all that relevant at this point.

I'm slowly, but surely learning to apply heat to food in order to make it edible and delicious. At this point I hesitate to call it cooking though. If you can teach me something in this regard or would like to learn with me that would be totally awesome. I'm hoping this will be good for my health, but I can see potential dangers too (http://xkcd.com/418/).

I enjoy the outdoors in all seasons (though apparently not the Atlanta summer). I love to hike, bike, ski, etc. Dinner and a movie are fun too. Since I got here, I've started playing ping pong and swimming. More recently, I've started playing soccer again too. Maybe I can find someone to play actual tennis with too? Being an explorer at heart, I love to find new places, new ideas, and meet new people.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to weave the ephemeral strands of my identity into a coherent whole and seeking to construct a sense of self through materialistic self-indulgence, while suppressing my natural concern that I will be sucked into the soulless void inherent to consumerist culture and become afflicted with a deep existential malaise that cannot be medicated with ice cream... or something like that.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating... other things too, but I'll fill those in later.

Update: OK, so I've left this section blank for about a year. I think that's enough to prove I'm really good at procrastinating. I'm also pretty good at:
-Finding my way around strange and foreign cities (though the area within 5 mins of my apartment has been a source of embarrassment in that regard)
-Giving directions in Paris. Somehow, I have been able to answer almost every lost tourist's question there even though I've never lived there (I was not quite perfect last time.)
-Memorizing random facts (Not necessarily useful ones...)
-Forgetting how to speak German (I'm so good at it, I've done it twice!).
-Chasing wild geese (Proverbial ones... I'd probably be pretty bad hunting actual animals.)
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty frank. Not always, but sometimes, I just can't dance around some topic like social convention demands. That tends to be pretty noticeable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I seem to go through phases. For a long time, anything written by Alexandre Dumas would have topped the list. After unpacking, I've been reminded that I went through a phase where I really enjoyed mysteries (The twenty Agatha Christie books were the first clue). After that The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Three years ago I got really into the Flashman Papers series by George MacDonald Fraser. Finished A Dance with Dragons the week it came out, which was gripping even if I'm not altogether happy with it. This should probably also tell you how much I enjoy the Game of Thrones series.

This should give you a better idea, most recently read:
-The Day Aberystwyth Stood Still by Malcolm Pryce (I have an inexplicable fondness for this series. One day it will lead to an actual visit to the place, not totally unexpected disappointment, and a sudden realization that there really isn't a night train to Shrewsbury.)
-Cardinal's Blades Trilogy by Pierre Pevel (I reread this in French because that's the original language and it's been awhile since I've done any serious reading in another language. )
-Just finished Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson.
-I just started reading The Stockholm Ocatavo and I'm captivated. I have to say historical fiction is probably second on the list after fantasy in my favorite genres.

Movies: Lots of stuff, nothing that really stands out as being more totally awesome than anything else.

TV: I should probably mention that I didn't take my TV with me when I moved. I don't miss it yet, so there's been no replacement so far. I still sometimes watch The Daily Show and Colbert Report online. I also just finished season four of Downton Abbey. Other all time favorites: Black Adder, The Simpsons, Futurama.

My tastes in music are very broad. My playlist stretches from Die Ärzte to the Wildwood Valley Boys. That doesn’t mean I like everything, but I tend to have songs within most genres that I like from Classic Rock to Norwegian Folk music (yes, really). I had one of my pre-set stations on my satellite radio set to a bluegrass station, back when I had a subscription. Now my buttons are set to NPR and some oldies stations. I do not expect our musical tastes to be similar, that level of awesomeness would only be possible in some work of fiction.
Also I have a surprising fondness for Gilbert and Sullivan musicals.

Food: I like anything Middle Eastern, Italian, Chinese, Thai, and I'm probably forgetting a few others. Also, steak.

I also enjoy, but have not been able to find in Atlanta: Montreal-style bagels, smoked meat, and a decent poutine. (I'm still pretending I couldn't just learn to make poutine anytime I like, because I would like to have at least some chance of making my New Year's resolutions work this year.)
The six things I could never do without
Not necessarily in this order:

The Internet and some sort of connection to it
Chocolate in any/all of its forms, the cause of and solution to all my problems
Sleep
Friends
Hot showers
Knowing where my towel is
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Books I'd like to write
-Places I'd like to visit
-What I'm going to write to you (No, seriously those take me way too long to write.)
-My future in a more general sense
-What I'm going to do for exercise once me and my co-workers get good enough at ping pong that we don't spend a significant portion of the time chasing stray balls and it becomes too cold to swim
-Politics and the economy
On a typical Friday night I am
There hasn't really been a typical Friday lately. (Ask again after the holiday season?)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once crossed the Mojave Desert at night to get Internet Access. (I may be a little obsessed.)
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You just feel like it.