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My self-summary
Newly single, heyo.

"you bring out the capslock in me" - My college roommate

I'm what you get when mixing a Latino and a Norweigian.

I'm Astronaut Mike Dexter. It's a pleasure to meet you.

Grew up in a trailer in the middle of the forest in rural Missouri. To this day I realize new things about how completely weird that childhood was.

I love love love the performing arts. I played the trumpet from the 5th grade through college (I knew that would make me more badass than learning guitar.) I did theatre from the 5th grade through college. I sang in a choir in college. I've periodically done casual stand-up. Love it.

I also love this: http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF098-Sgt._Grumbles.jpg

I will love animals forever and ever and ever. I always had, at any one time, at least 5 different pets growing up: cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice, rats, squirrels (the last two are for reals. On a completely unrelated note...wild squirrels absolutely cannot be domesticated.) There is a reasonable chance my first dog will be named Ron Swanson and my first cat will be Tammy 1. P.S. This reminds me that I've gotta get a pet LIKE RIGHT NOW.

As far as I can tell, I apparently don't follow the "only want what I can't have" stereotype. If I can't have you, I lose interest really fast. If I can have you, I adore you.
What I’m doing with my life
Recently graduated from Harvard, quit my job as a Microsoft engineer to do a fitness start-up with my best friend. Yeehaw.

P.S. Majored in ancient history in college. Liberal arts FTW.
I’m really good at
high five-ing

I'm pretty good with fixing/building things with my hands. Particularly construction, worked with my dad to build the house I lived in during high school. I'm also decent at fixing cars and other machinery. 'Tis what happens when you grow up in rural America.

Making various sounds. I'm particularly proud of my mountain lion growl. And my mad scientist laugh. God I'm cool.
The first things people usually notice about me
I dress like a douche.

People say I look like James Marsden, which I do not see at all but will graciously accept. A superhero, Disney Prince, and Liz Lemon's boyfriend? Yes please.

When I was clean shaven, I would get compared to Nick Jonas surprisingly regularly. Now that I have a short beard/long scruff (like my photo with the kitten), I don't get it anymore. Ugh life is so hard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Watchmen, King Lear, Endgame (okay, those two are plays, but still), Thucydides' The Peloponnesian War, The Very Hungry Caterpillar (that guy is a badass)

Movies: Memento, Kill Bill, Star Wars, Wet Hot American Summer, TiMER, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog.

Music: The Faint, Bright Eyes, The Mars Volta, The Decemberists, The Blood Brothers, Journey, Muse, Brand New, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley, Sufjan Stevens, various video game soundtracks (Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross, Zelda, Skyrim, etc).

TV: Star Trek (all of em, including Enterprise,) Community, 30 Rock, Buffy/Angel, Battlestar, Firefly, The West Wing, Party Down, News Radio, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec. More recently: Sherlock. Love me some Cumberbatch.

Food: This thanksgiving I ate an entire pecan pie. YOU TELL ME.
Six things I could never do without
The Ballmer Peak. http://xkcd.com/323/

Music. I deliberately form associations with music and people/places/events so I can feel more connected to them.

Science Fiction. Because stereotypes about engineers are awesome*

Good beer. I still haven't figured out how it tastes both awesome and kinda gross.

Attention. Sweet Jesus do I love attention.

Doing physical things. Working out, dancing, exploring, running around imagining I'm a dinosaur.**


**that's a lie, I am a dinosaur
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I would look like if my Norwegian side made me a blonde. I suspect I'd look like some odd 90s boy band member. Sigh, what could have been...

What I can do to be more like Jean-Ralphio.
On a typical Friday night I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My fists...are not the hammer.
You should message me if
You must love: Piggy-back rides

Also would be awesome if you:
- Are hilarious. Funny girls make me weak in the knees.
- Have extreme enthusiasm for stuff even when it doesn't make sense
- Love love love love love animals
- Are Jenny Slate.
- Are highly driven and intelligent
- Like going on adventures (even unplanned, spontaneous adventures that involve getting lost in the middle of nowhere as we're being approached by a man with a hook for a hand.)
The two of us