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zkelvin

26 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Apr 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Aquarius
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
My mom tells me I'm a real catch.

I'm a transplant from the great liberal oasis that is Austin, TX, and as such, I'm partial to say "y'all" and the occasional ironic "howdy".

From Austin I moved to Seattle for a Ph.D. program at UW, studying genetics. I was totally obsessed with it. Partially because I love science and partially because geneticists are, hands down, the dopest people on the planet. Believe it.

Eventually, though, I realized that, mainly for bureaucratic reasons, the whole academia route wasn't for me. I since started my own internet business type thingy. It's pretty slick -- immensely fulfilling, personally meaningful, financially self-sufficient, and supremely independent: I get to work whenever I want, from wherever I want, and on whatever I want.

During one summer in grad school, I interned as a science reporter at the Oregonian through the AAAS. That was pretty neat. If you're into science, you can read some of my articles here: http://connect.oregonlive.com/user/bblakeley/index.html

I'm a slut for fresh linens, seasonal cocktails, and the Oxford comma.
What I’m doing with my life
Pursuing creative programming projects of my own choosing.

Currently, I write programs that create and upload videos to YouTube, mostly of an educational flavor. On top of these videos run ads (I'm sure you've seen them before) and each time someone clicks one, I'm like, one nickel richer.

It's neat because it's more like I'm creating digital capital that generates constant income well after creation as opposed to something that requires perpetual work to maintain. It's a really bizarre niche I found myself in.

While I love programming, it's ultimately motivated by the desire to have the freedom to do whatever I want, whenever I want. My most recent adventure involved learn Muay Thai for a month in Thailand, followed up with slow travel through Chiang Mai, Singapore, and Saigon.

When I'm not traveling, I'm a little obsessed with various fitness stuff: strength training, bodybuilding, mobility and flexibility. I also enjoy rock climbing, slacklining, karaoke (only at public bars -- private rooms don't count), and cooking.

And of course, I always love meeting new people.
I’m really good at
Overusing parthetheses (sometimes they get nested (sometimes that gets messy)).
The first things people usually notice about me
Girls I've met through OKC: "you're more attractive in person."

When I run into people I know in public, I sometimes say "hi" well before we've reached a comfortable distance for communicating. And then we have to kinda stare at each other and smile awkwardly for another 50 feet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: A Song of Ice and Fire, Catch-22, The Stranger, The Illustrated Man; New York Times, Slate, Salon, TED talks.

movies: Minority Report, Vanilla Sky, The Butterfly Effect, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Final Destination 2, Sin City, Memento, Phone Booth, Rookie of the Year, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, Forest Gump, The Illusionist, The Prestige, Lucky Number Sleven, Primer, The Dark Knight

TV: Dexter, Game of Thrones, Archer, Futurama, Family Guy, The Office, Firefly, Star Trek, Entourage

music: Cake, Maroon 5, Muse, Cassius, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, Jamiroquai, Phoenix

Now, make various assumptions about my personality based on my tastes in things.
The six things I could never do without
Based on my recent spending, I apparently value a solid wifi connection over potable tap water.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fitness, solopreneurship, sex, mathematics, social dynamics. All at once.
On a typical Friday night I am
out pretending that bars are good places to meet interesting people.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–28
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
...you think it's so 20th century for women to wait for men to approach them