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My self-summary
I don't live wherever it says! I'm traveling for 2017 muhuhahaha coming soon to whatever far-flung crazy pot you call home!
I am a well-traveled but not yet world-weary teacher and law student. I love New Orleans, fancy creole cookin', live music, exercise, motorcycles, Scrabble, film noir, sleeping late, poetry, disturbing fan fiction, spontaneous travel, kissing in doorways, and looking at the sky.

In my short, happy life thus far I've been an EMT, firefighter, sailor, soldier, exotic dancer, professor, public candidate, auctioned off bachelor/servant, door to door salesman, bartender, waiter, bouncer, campaign manager, biker, and pilot.

I'm here because I think it's crazy that we essentially limit ourselves to the handful of people who happen to be coworkers, classmates, or neighbors. There are amazing people out there that we are fantastically compatable with, but don't happen to live next door. I want to find them.
What I’m doing with my life
Kicking life's ass? Okay, maybe not kicking it, but spanking it anyway. I own my own small house and a rental property. I make my own schedule. I've been to 47 states and 51 countries. I had a front row seat to the two largest national disasters in modern American history and came out intact. I've been through the grinder, but I still sleep like a baby.

In the most straightforward sense, I am in grad school, working a little on the side, and desperately searching for authenticity.

In a broader sense, I tend to work for a year to afford a year off to explore the world or try something experimental and, more often than not, extremely foolish. I'm trying to take my retirement in installments while I'm young enough to enjoy it. I lead a rich, exciting life and want to continue to do so, but I am searching, earnestly, for exceptional people with whom to share it.

I really am questing of late... I fly to some faraway city to meet someone new, I get up in the middle of the night and run to the store because I had a dream about King Cake, I memorize poems in case they come and burn all the books. Semper paratus.
I’m really good at
Recognizing the ambiguities in complex situations, nurturing a warm understanding of the human condition, and pissing off religious nutjobs.

Decisively stating what should be obvious but isn't. Pursuing that which exceeds my grasp.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm carrying a helmet? That I have their wallet? That my pants are gone? I just don't know. It would really depend on if they notice anything at all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh, I don't know if this is the most useful category... what does saying you like The Daily Show really say about you? That you are under 40 and not Amish?

For argument's sake I guess I'll throw out Fitzgerald, Pirsig,Carl Sagan, Tom Robbins, Douglas Adams, Gleick, Bertrand Russel, Anne Rice (she lives down the street), Pablo Neruda, Jared Diamond, Orson Scott Card, Michael Pollan as authors.

FILM: Annie Hall, Love and Death, Harold and Maude, There Will Be Blood, Casablanca, Star Wars, Double Indemnity, THE FINAL SACRIFICE! MST3K

STAGE: American Idiot and Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Hamlet, Dream On Monkey Mountain, Don Quixote,

MUSIC: Rebirth, Harry Connick jr., Sasha Masakowski, Ray Charles, Meschiya Lake, TMBG, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Bruce, MJ, Maria Callas, Master P, Tupac, Fiona Apple, Leonard Cohen, Bethoven, Dvorjak, Hank Williams, Daft Punk, ABBA, Peaches, Queen, Prince.

FOOD: Watermelon, Domalises (large shrimp, dressed), sushi, saag paneer, ice cream, scotch, and pork pad woon sen
Six things I could never do without
NOLA, verism, reveling in the absurd, massages, motorcycles, Thai food, sex, sleeping in, causality, the History Channel, hot sauce, equal rights, time travel, cold fusion, and sloppy, wet kisses in the rain
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether the US will resort to more aggressive means to protect her unique position in the world in the 21st Century or relax a little and adjust to a multi-polar world... that, and where to eat.
On a typical Friday night I am
Checking hotwire for cheap tickets to random spots, yoga in the backyard, reading, homework, writing old friends, looking for love, eating popcorn, and wishing I had the wherewithal to masturbate

Not really that last thing, I just really wanted to write, "the wherewithal to masturbate"
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
A deep loathing of inconsiderate drivers, and that after looking at 1,000 OKC profiles I could write the perfect bland, amalgam of the worst and most common answers.

Much is a mystery on here... So many non-monogamous couples, spam, prostitutes, attention seekers, people who will write for months but never meet up, people who clearly haven't read your profile at all, and people who seem to go out of their way to be as antagonistic as possible... Aren't we all sort of slogging through this mess together? Can't we agree on some basic rules of courtesy and honesty?
You should message me if
I am hereby changing this completely:
I want to find a truly exceptional woman. In truth, I have a legion of friends. I have energy, money, and free time. I have professional people I respect, a family I can count on, and a lot of love in my life. What I don't have is a partner. There are many great and terrible things I still want to do in this short time we have here, and I want someone undeniably great who can take on the world with me. I want someone who instantly recognizes me on a deep level and will take off for the unknown. That's why I'm throwing this open worldwide- I want to be very thorough in my search in my search for you. If you are her- I don't care where you live.

I'm looking for friends too, and I always welcome a strange story from far afield. But I am keeping my head and heart open, and my ears perked up. I'm looking for you ninjalibrarian.

I think obsessing over pro sports is waste of time. If you list football as something you can't live without, belong to a fantasy league, or have multiple photos in a jersey at a game there are plenty of guys out there for you, but I am not one of them.

This old stuff I'll leave... 'cause it's true. You are niether religious or conservative. You have skills and ambitions. You like riding on motorcycles through the city at night and drinking expensive wine from the bottle while singing. You have a high quality amount of travel and education under your belt, and, if you are crazy, which you probably are, it's at least a fun/perverse kind of crazy and not just socially awkward/emotionally crippling crazy.
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