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My self-summary
Hey there! Name's Perry. I'm pretty much a DC native at this point, been here for the better part of a decade. Though a little piece of Jersey lives deep within my soul and grants me the powers of sarcasm and the ability to cook passable Italian :)

Things that make me happy:

Dogs (especially mine)
Painfully spicy foods
The beach
Learning languages
German beer, local gin

If any of these things make you happy too, and see no reason why we shouldn't multiply the happiness, let's meet for a drink or something less cliche!
What I’m doing with my life
Working in international education! I strongly believe people should visit other countries, learn other languages, and just generally be more globally-minded. My current program is focused on study abroad and critical language proficiency.
I’m really good at
- Voices/accents/impressions. I've been told I should go into voice acting by more than a few people.
- Picking up new languages then mixing them up with the others I've learned.
- Logic/word/number puzzles. My brain is wired for it.
- Dodging city traffic on my bike. Or riding the red line with no hands (I want to learn to surf eventually, this has to be good practice)
- Cooking. Most of the time.
The first things people usually notice about me
Depends on what you look for? I'm tall, have a tendency to joke about most things, and I change my facial hair about 4-5 times a year. My housemates tell me I have a good booty. I wouldn't know, it's behind me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Some of my past favorites are John Dies at the End, pretty much anything anything by Cory Doctorow, American Book of the Dead, Ventus, Valhalla, The Unincorporated Man. If it's science related (fiction or non), I'm into it.

Movies: Young Frankenstein, Kill Bill, Sin City, The Boondock Saints, Inglourious Basterds, The Fifth Element, Mafia!, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I'm a huge fan of the campy and absurd, if it doesn't show.

TV: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Star Trek: Voyager, Archer... and I love me some Food Network.

Music: All time favorites are Red Hot Chili Peppers (and John Frusciante's solo stuff) Parliament/Funkadelic, Coheed & Cambria, and A Wilhelm Scream, and a ton of other stuff. My recent favorites are Thank You Scientist, Vitamin Sun, Nothing More, and Lindsey Stirling. I love rock, funk, prog, acoustic, hardcore, and metal.

For food... everything. Food is a way of life for me. I love to cook, and I love to eat. My absolute favorite dish is fish tacos, and I recently accomplished my major life goal of acquiring some in San Diego. I also love food spicy enough to be considered chemical warfare. If you let me cook for you, I promise I'll dial it back if you need me to!
The six things I could never do without
My family and friends go without saying.

1. My dog Icarus, aka Sticky Icky, aka Captain Blackwhisker, aka the Gringo Dingo
2. Alone time
3. Running shoes/my bike
4. Competition
5. Snark
6. Hot sauce. I'm sure my blood has its own Scoville rating.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where humanity is headed in our lifetime. There's so many beautiful, horrible, fun, terrifying, ridiculous things happening around the world. I'm always anxious to see what's next, in a good way and a bad way.

Why OKCupid thinks I'm less suave then the average guy. Pssssh. *Snort
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably messing up the kitchen and tear-gassing my housemates with spicy food.

Friday I'm usually recovering from the week. I'll make a good meal, flip on a movie, whatever! Saturday would be more my going-out night. Love to find new places to hang out (pubs > clubs, any day). Always down for a bike ride, run, concert, ball game, adventure out of the city - you name it!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't care for political dramas. Blasphemy for a DC resident, I know.
You should message me if
You're a kid-at-heart type of person. I get along really well with people who have a spark of curiosity and wonder about the world around them.

You speak another language in addition to English, or you find it attractive when a guy does. Alles klingt besser in einer anderen Sprache, nicht wahr?

You want to go to Union Market with me and just eat... like... all the things.

You're looking for a long-term relationship. The dating game is fun and all (cough), but I'm looking to get to the point where getting to know one another isn't like a job interview.