Phil315
30 The Bronx, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a band geek. No really. Try to contain your excitement.

Transplant from a small, dirty, post-industrial ghetto-tundra.

Cerebral, thoughtful, polymath-jack of all trades, intellectual, kind, mellow, humorous.

Maith thú má is maith leat teanga na Gaeilge, agus níos fearr má labhaireann tú é!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a high school teacher to a bunch of punks (really I like them, though). Though I may complain about teaching from time to time, I care deeply about my work and the field of education in general. And even if I'm not always a teacher, in general I'm really a public sector kind of guy, so I'll probably never be rich. Sorry, haters!

When not teaching, I am a free-lance musician of the classical and theatre variety. I play woodwinds in symphony orchestras and theatre productions all over town. "It is my wife, it is my life".
I’m really good at
Music, teaching, cursing (sometimes all at once)
The first things people usually notice about me
-"Nigga look like Poindexter" (Harlem has many connoisseurs of passers-by)

-Tattoos

-Jazz radio voice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: History, politics, biographies, music, social issues.

Movies: Gritty and cerebral; anything set in NYC in the 60s-80s; Anything involving crime, war, suspense. I'm hooked on good documentaries, and I'm a big Star Trek nerd.

Music: Classical music is pretty much my life. The most fun performance I've ever been to was a terrifyingly heavy metal band. And I know all of the words to "I wish" by Skee-lo. In addition to that, I would have to say everything else.

Food: BARBECUE, seafood, Cajun, Italian, Chinese, Indian, anything that's a bit too spicy for most people.
The six things I could never do without
Music
Sugar
Netflix
Emotional support
Teaching
Eccentric and bizarre humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-My little school band in the ghetto and how to make it better.
-Owning a dog!
-Why every girl on here drinks whiskey, has an absurdly extensive travel resume, and thinks that I give a shit that she is "really OCD about grammar and spelling". Present company excluded, of course.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully playing music or cycling recklessly around town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sober five years. I don't care if you drink; I'll join you at the pub, just try not to look like Ginger from Casino.
You should message me if
-You're unusual
-You're progressive (even if you don't give a shit about politics)
-You are exceptionally kind
-You love dogs (I don't have one, but they're my favorite)
-You swear like a sailor
-You are genuine and down to earth. You have a sense of humor and realism about the world that comes from seeing and experiencing actual difficulties.

-You fancy a chat...preferably in person. About ZERO of my personality comes out through text, and my voice is an asset, so let's meet up like real people!
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