echopapa
35Saipan, United States
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My self-summary
There’s nothing I love more than learning new things. Exploring is a great feeling—I love to go to antique stores, surplus stores, thrift stores, etc., and just browse for interesting objects, or dig through the Internet Archive to find neat films or music. I’m a nerd but not a geek.

What else is interesting about me? Well, I wish Art Deco would make a comeback; I once ate a balanced breakfast of cereal, juice, toast, and milk just to prove it could be done; I spent four years living on a flyspeck tropical island; I once played piano at the Sydney Opera House; I lived for 81 days on generator power after an apocalyptic typhoon; and I was the best man at a celebrity wedding. On the other hand, I also enjoy golf and crossword puzzles, which makes me pretty much the coolest guy ever in 1925.

I’m not looking for a partner in crime. Crime is a sucker’s road: it leads to the prison, the gutter, or the grave.
What I’m doing with my life
I’m a lawyer for a local nonprofit.
I’m really good at
Pointless information, reading, being polite, proofreading, people-watching, talking back to TV shows, improv-based card games (Funemployed and But Wait, There’s More, among others).

Basically I am the kind of person that you would want to have around if you had a long layover at the airport.

I’m bad at both golf and piano, and mediocre at Ultimate (which I’m not supposed to call Ultimate Frisbee because it’s trademarked) but enjoy them anyway.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m tall and I have a full head of hair. At least that’s what I hope they notice about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I mostly read nonfiction about history. When I read fiction, it’s usually comedy. P.G. Wodehouse is among my favorite authors.

Movies: Flash Gordon (1980), Bubba Ho-Tep, This Is Spinal Tap, The Fall, the parts of Star Wars involving Han Solo. I also like to dig up strange foreign films, like Hong Kong action movies and a pretty sweet rock opera from Communist Hungary.

Musical genres: arena rock, rockabilly, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, flamenco, Cuban jazz, symphonic metal.

Food: When I lived in the islands, I really missed getting fresh apples, curly fries, and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning.

TV shows: I haven’t followed any shows since I moved to the Pacific, so I’m way out of date. I enjoyed Arrested Development, House, Psych, MST3k and Rifftrax, The Kids in the Hall, Look Around You, The Tick, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Jeeves and Wooster, and Danger 5. (You can see that I am a very serious person.)

Sports teams: Iowa Hawkeyes, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Twins (because the Montreal Expos have gone to see “la grande Expo dans la ciel”), Manchester City FC.

You’ll note that OKC isn’t asking us for favorite Internet entertainers or video games, which tells me that the target audience for OKC these days is people in their thirties.
Six things I could never do without
Here are six reasons I left the islands:

1. Reliable electricity
2. Hot water in public restrooms
3. Pumping my own gas
4. Dishwashers
5. Peanut butter chocolate ice cream
6. Well-paved roads
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether Lifetime Original Movies are the spiritual successors to Victorian women’s literature, how they would edit me to look like a jerk if I was on a reality TV show, how getting a law degree has pretty much made me an official grown-up, whether Neil Young sings like that on purpose, whether being a one-hit wonder is actually a better ticket into history than being a two-hit wonder, where all the radio morning show guys come from (and how to send them back there), whether Jessica Alba has ever appeared in a good movie, where I want to vacation next (Montreal? Dallas? Miami? Savannah? Norway? Italy? Israel?) and how all these things would be more interesting if I was talking to somebody about them.
On a typical Friday night I am
I’m definitely not going out to a club, that’s for sure. They’re too noisy and crowded and I don’t like them.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There’s one TV show I look for in every woman’s profile. If she likes it, I resolve not to message her.
You should message me if
You think improv theater would be a lot of fun. You want a golf buddy—normal, miniature, or disc. You have an interesting job that you like to talk about. You noticed that I used curly quotes throughout this profile and were suitably impressed.

Polyamory, smoking, and drug use are deal-breakers.
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