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My self-summary
Let's dive right in, shall we? I am a few things that sound contradictory, but fit comfortably. Old school approach, new school ideas. Tough but tender. Driven and disciplined, but unorthodox and a joker. Gentlemanly with a bit of a rakish quality. An utter nerd who trains religiously in boxing and Muay Thai. Analytical and warm-blooded af. At this point in my life, I know precisely what I am: a breed apart, and I like that. This lad might not be for everyone, but if I’m for you, you’ll know it pretty quickly.

My values are on the progressive side. I believe in fairness, opportunity, humanity. Not sure what it’s worth for a man on a dating website to say he’s a feminist, but I am, and resolutely. There’s sexism woven into the fabric of our society, it sucks, and I will call that shit out when I see it happen to my fellow woman. The same goes for all other walks of life.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in the emergency room.

Recent trips: Thailand to train Muay Thai, hiking around Yellowstone and Grand Teton, WY, and straight-up vacation in Lisbon.
I’m really good at
The critical, life-or-death part of my job that constitutes about 5-10% of my day.

Improvising. Learning languages (Russian at the moment) and accents. I do a Walken impression. Writing.

I'm good at Muay Thai, and have had a couple of (very) amateur bouts. I also ski well, hike frequently, play in social sports leagues. My reflexes are cat-like. My cardio and flexibility are... less impressive. I'm an excellent partner in any game where you throw A in/at B.

I'm on-call for kareoke, at all times.
The first things people usually notice about me
Good teeth, and apparently that I'm not photogenic (I outperform my profile photos, it seems).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This Key & Peele skit: https://youtu.be/4k-Dd71CqnM

Westworld, Master of None, GoT, Narcos, Quarry. Just finished Rome, which was phenomenal.

Eternal Sunshine, Before Sunset, Whiplash, Silver Linings Playbook, Let the Right One In, Godfather Pt 1, Pulp Fiction, The Thing, 28 Days Later, Primer, The Descent.

Built to Spill, The Dears, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros, Rolling Stones, Oasis, RHCP, Zeppelin, Explosions in the Sky, Sea Wolf, Portishead, Phantogram, Sufjan Stevens, Mr Little Jeans.

Currently reading: Guns, Germs & Steel, Triumph of the City, Seveneves, the Kissinger biography by Niall Ferguson. Recently finished: Modern Romance, The Life We Bury.

A number of podcasts. Freakonomics, S-Town, Serial, Planet Money, Hardcore History, This American Life are all good.
Six things I could never do without
Spicy things, rye and bourbon, the hard sciences, the beauty of nature, sex, quality headphones, and of course, brilliant women.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The human microbiome. Writing a story that a million people will want to read. People's body language. Subway behavior. Which sense would be the hardest to live without (smell is the dark horse candidate). How we're living in the golden age of opening credits for TV shows.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't feel that privately about my life, so nothing specific comes to mind, but you may ask away without reservation.
You should message me if
you want to teach me something or learn something yourself.

you'd like to have a wide-ranging conversation over a satisfying beverage.

you have a unique talent or parlor trick and want to shamelessly show off to a willing audience.
The two of us