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yossarin

37 Blairstown, NJ Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 29–44
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Dec 20
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Native American, White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Athletic
Diet
Mostly vegan
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Other
Sign
Cancer
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Japanese (Okay)

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My self-summary
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"'I am this', 'I am that' is a sign of not enquiring, not examining, a sign of mental weakness or lethargy."

~Nisargadatta Maharaj

"I should probably be doing my homework." ~ me

"This is funny but may be too clever for some. I would be more explicit about your beliefs and philosophies on life. Like the fact that you generally tend towards a Buddhist philosophy. That you love nature. That art is very important to you. That you love exploring new places. That you are interested in language and culture. It's more direct and takes the hard work out of figuring out who you are. It also opens up the market for you as a LOT of women will be confused by your depth. Not to say that you want to hang out with or date dumb shallow women but that being too cerebral straight up might intimidate or alienate some genuinely nice ladies who are not necessarily as well read or spiritual as you. "
~ a girl I know who looked at this
What I’m doing with my life
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February 2002 through October 2012 I spent living in Japan, painting landscapes, and teaching English to kids. I'd always meant to come back home and go to art school: "sometime before I die", and that is what I'm doing now. I'm in a MFA program for illustration, doing quite well at it too, as it happens.
When it's sunny I go outside and paint, or ride my racing bike.
I do the same when it isn't sunny ...it's less fun those times.

I had intended to move to San Francisco (where my school is) after coming back to the US, but there aren't any cat friendly apartments within commuting distance for less than $5,000 per month.
If I had known that before hand I might have stayed in Japan (I can do it all online), but NJ has its charms as well. (I'm hard pressed to name them, but I'm sure there are some.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Japanese landscapes!

Photoshop.

I ride my racing bike around all the time, so I am good at that, and I'm really really good at minimizing damages to my person when I get thrown off/ hit by cars. (It's never happened in the US at least.)

I'm surprisingly good at Karaoke. (I don't know why it has to be such a surprise every time - that I am good at it.)

Little kids, old people, and animals love me, but I don't know that it's through any skill of mine.

I'm funny ...often intentionally.

I'm fairly good at cooking, being that I like to eat.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I drink a LOT of tea!

People I haven't met before often say that I'm very laid back and I don't know how they know that, being that we've never met before.
(I don't dispute it. I just find it curious.)

I also get my picture taken with people I don't know (people passing in the street and such) several times a year, because I look like ? (someone) . I look exactly like some famous guy in Brazil, and exactly like someone's cousin in Turkey, and a soccer player in Spain, and a guy in a band, and a different guy that used to go to that bar all the time 5 years ago...
and it's really important to them that I understand how much I look like whoever these other people are,
but I never have any idea who the hell it is they're talking about.

I didn't meet many other Americans throughout most of my adult life, so I seem to have picked up an odd assortment of other foreign accents.
It might go away over time. It's not so bad anymore really.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I like a lot of - names of bands go here:
Easier:
http://grooveshark.com/playlist/-/90754585

dEUS used to be really really good. I don't mean that in a hipster kind of way, like they did something that disappointed me. I mean that their violin player quit and the next few albums were pretty boring.
Beirut, Portishead, Catpower, Modest Mouse Does anyone remember Spacehog or Sponge?
I like Fun the band, and fun in its most general sense besides.
Funk as well!!

I HATE country music. Everybody else should hate it too,
because it is te-------rrible!

I really really like Indian food ...an awful awful lot. The guy at the Indian place near my old house said he worried about me when I didn't go for 2 weeks. He was practically my best friend, and almost my only friend because in Japan anyone foreign is scary.

I like to try all kinds of things
(and I don't mean that exclusively to foods)
but if a food is mostly vegan + isn't natto, I can deal with it politely enough.
(Natto is fermented/ rancid soy-beans. It's better than country music anyway.)

Books: I like books. I always used to read 5 or 7 at once, but they didn't have any English ones in Asian bookstores, and now everything I read is for school. 3 books on the theory of perspective this semester - all of them are very very dry (but to be fair, it isn't the most interesting topic).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Inapplicable.

How did it come to 6?

(Why can't Buddhists vacuum in corners?

- No attachments)

As desires go, I follow the same hierarchy of needs that Maslow and everyone does,
but I do enjoy my cat + my racing bike
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
but I don't.

"Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."

~Hans Margolius
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
. Most other nights too.

I used to go to a Japanese volunteer class with a lot of Chinese, Korean, Brazilian, Argentinian, Indian people, (etc.), and I'd often go out drinking or have a vegan picnic with friends on Saturdays. Sundays I used to go out, up, and down mountains with my cycling team. I don't get out as much as these days, because this is Blairstown. I'd like to find some new friends to do stuff here/ elsewhere with.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'd admit to anything if it was true.
I already said that I like Catpower.

Sometimes I use baking soda for baking instead of baking powder. I'm not sure if that's significant, but it happens.
You should message me if
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if you've already written a message, especially if there are full sentences. It's really not going to do you any harm to send a message, and I'll likely get back to you, politely.

if you aren't still in love/ trying to maintain a codependent relationship with an abusive ex ...who pretends to be your friend and tries to murder you, repeatedly. I've cleaned up far more blood than I care to.

For my part, I would like to meet people who may be able to:
operate a bicycle, or are, at the very least, tolerant of seeing reasonably fit people wearing those bike suits (see photos above),
sing, dance, or do anything funny,
play frisbee/go hiking/ swim/ ski/ snowboard/ ice skate - I enjoy those things,
eat strange ethnic foods,
(This list is non-comprehensive.)

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