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ygolyadkin

26 M Houston, TX

My Details

Last Online
Jul 29
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Pisces, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Working on university
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I recently went through a kind of re-invention of my life. I've had a few big changes happen that are too lengthy to describe here, and after first buying a bunch of furniture, I am trying to expand my social life that was limited for a long time.

Quickie bio: I'm from near San Francisco. I've lived in Manila. I'm now in Houston. I will likely move quite a bit over the coming years, with grad school and my personal studies.

I live with two cats. I would say I own two cats, but they are cats, and as such the distinction of owner/owned in the relationship is rather blurry.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm working on two degrees at the University of Houston, a BA in History and a BA in Liberal Studies with focuses in Art History and Anthropology, and I plan on pursuing a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies. My main focus of study is French Indochina (Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam). Eventually I hope to become a foreign service officer, working at a US embassy abroad.
And I'm still in college at the age of 26 because for years I've been a part time student while working a job. I only take a few classes per semester, so it's going slower than it would for a normal full time student. On the plus side, the job pays for the school, so while it'll take me longer to graduate, I will graduate completely debt-free!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making people laugh. My life isn't complete without making everyone I meet a little happier. Or at the very least a little more confused as to why I just randomly made a joke at an inappropriate moment.

Identifying the locations where pictures were taken just by the background. If there's anything slightly uniquely identifiable in the background (like more than a single solid wall or trees or something), I can usually work out where it was. My proudest moment of this was identifying the inn that a friend of mine stayed at in California based entirely on a small section of chair visible over their shoulder and the creek in the background. I think Geoguessr is one of the best things ever invented by man.

Random trivial knowledge. Once people know me for long enough, they start to be surprised when they ask me something about something that isn't really that important, and I don't know the answer. Wanna know the real name of Bangkok? I know that. Wanna know how thick Saturn's rings are? I know that.
Wanna know something useful? I probably don't know what you need.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My hair. It's over two feet long.

EDIT: I got it cut. The horror! It's only about a foot long now. Although now I no longer sit on it when I get into my car, so that's a plus.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books:
Fiction: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut. I'm also a sucker for Russian novels - Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, etc. A Dostoevsky novel is actually where my online name comes from (points to you if you can name it without the help of the googles).
Non-fiction: mostly history books, and then mostly relating to Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. Sideshow, A Bright and Shining Lie, etc.

Movies: It's easier to just say that if it's made by Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino, Guy Richie, Stanley Kubrick, Dreamworks, or Pixar, I like it. There are other movies I like, but I don't like making long lists and having to remember "oh, yeah, that movie that had I think Tom Hanks in it that I saw maybe 10-12 years ago was good..."

TV: Doctor Who and Quite Interesting. BBC programming in general, really.

Music: Pretty much anything except violent, obscene gangster rap and country music. I don't generally like artists so much as songs. Most artists have some good songs and some shit ones, so I don't make blanket statements about liking specific artists generally. The only artist I can point to right now as someone I really like across the board is Phil Ochs. He's like Bob Dylan, but way, way better.

Food: I love it. All of it. Anything edible I'll eat and probably enjoy. Except nuts. I just can't stand nuts. I will eat (and have eaten) things that aren't even dead yet, but I will not eat nuts. Go figure. Vietnamese food especially, though. It's cheap, delicious, healthy, and as of the past 2 or 3 years, really readily available throughout the city.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Food
Water
Shelter
Clothing
Hey, I did it in 4! :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lots of different things. The ADD makes thinking about one thing for a long time difficult. ;)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home. Or at my friend's apartment. Or out somewhere. I don't exactly have a "typical" Friday if I can help it. The only really regular night I have is Wednesday when I'm at a nearby pub for steak and pint night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a stuffed animal collection larger than the armies of some small countries.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 18–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, casual sex
You should message me if
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You have read this far. I like talking to people. Message me for no good reason whatsoever and I'll probably respond.
Although do try and put at least a little effort into it. One sentence messages with no capitalization and no punctuation will be deleted without a second thought, and a message with no effort at all just saying something like "hey, you should message me" will be ignored.