AesopRox
38 Rochester, United States
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My self-summary
Baltimore ex-pat, engineer, volunteer, dancer, writer, beer snob, artist, capoeirista, scotch lover, tinker, tailor, soldier, spy; looking to meet someone one or three similar interests, or would like to teach me something new. Generally, I am nerdy and upbeat; my humour is usually non-sequitur. I can still comfortably mingle with the Eloi, though. By the way, if you know what an Eloi is, you are just as nerdy, so stop denying it, put down that crotchet Enterprise tea cozy you're making, and put on that non-utilitarian steampunk clock monocle you hid in your dresser. Nerd.

Conversations tend to intertwine between mundane and grave. I can talk of whether my new shirt is frumpy to how damaging heteronormative tropes are when ingrained into the prepubescent mind to what to do when approached by a skunk. My attempt to be a bookworm is ongoing. I have a long book list, and listening to Terri Gross interviews is not making it easy to tick off books as fast as I add them.
What I’m doing with my life
I design, build, and test trains, rail systems, and their wayside safety mechanisms, so if you get on a subway, your life is in my hands...you can't see, but I just laughed maniacally...My job title is "electronics engineer", but that is only because HR won't let me put "Train Lord" on my business cards, because HR is full of uptight tyrants.

In my spare time, I do capoeira, try to learn French, attempt to dance, write, read/relay funny stories on various stages, and volunteer for causes about which I care (mostly equal/civil/LGBTQ/women's issues).
I’m really good at
Talking to strangers, kicking stuff/people, drawing, singing off-key, dancing until dawn, being a beer snob.

If you agree with me that [Anything] Light is not so much beer as it is dirty soda water that tastes like liquefied hate speech and sad kitten tears, we will likely get along great.
The first things people usually notice about me
My diastema, which I hear is sexy in Somalia. It really means little though since I'm in Rochester.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
“...If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't f*** them.” -John Waters. Best reading advocacy quote ever.

For literature, music and shows, just ask me what I'm consuming at the moment. It differs all the time.

For food, I'm mostly piscivorous, and except for red meat, I will try anything twice. I'd like to try ostrich. If you are an ostrich and reading this, I'm going to eat the f*** out of you. Watch your back.

Should I become a zombie, vampire or werewolf, I would most likely eat only vegans, because they are free range, local, and organic.
The six things I could never do without
A pad, a pencil, my passport, some pants, a pomegranate, portmanteau.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How much I want to hug a red panda, but I don't want it to scratch out my eyes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Listening to a Girl Talk mashup of Run the Jewels and Led Zeppelin . Drinking a sazerac at a speakeasy-style bar. Learning how to tie a fancier tie knot. Designing a tattoo for a friend. Hosting a B-boy battle. There is no such thing as "typical" in my world. You've been warned.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a crush on Gwendolyn Christie.

I have the entire Lego Architecture series on display on shelves in my living room, which is probably why I'm still single.

I was homeless for 2 1/2 years, spanning my last year of high school and my first three semesters of university...What? The whole profile can't all be lame puns and jokes!
You should message me if
You are not incensed by mention of small mammal embracing or my Danish brick collecting, or if you are an ostrich who is willing to sacrifice yourself for my culinary explorations. I'm serious; if you are an ostrich, I will f***ing eat you and not bat an eye.
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