mateeos
32 Madison, United States
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My self-summary
A doctoral student and his dog.
What I’m doing with my life
A Southern transplant in Madison working on my PhD in Applied Spanish Linguistics.

I'm fascinated with studying and learning about other languages. Alongside Spanish, I've dabbled in ASL, Catalan, French, Italian, and Portuguese. However, only Spanish seems to have stuck. I am also a heritage speaker of Thai.

When I'm not studying, I'm usually drinking the night away and playing PSO2. :D
I’m really good at
Well, languages! I am not much of a reader — I'd prefer to listen to an audiobook instead — but if you were to look through my book collection, you'd find a huge assortment of language-related material.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've heard people say my smile. Hopefully the snaggletooth doesn't get in the way, but I've been told it's cute (at least by women). ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight l, The Language Instinct

Shows: Burn Notice, Community, Gilmore Girls, Golden Girls, Orange is the New Black, Queer as Folk, Reno 911, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Walking Dead, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Movies: L'auberge espagnole, Las mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, Bridget Jones's Diary, Drop Dead Fred, Legally Blonde, Miss Congeniality, The Eye, รักแห่งสยาม,bปิดเทอมใหญ่ หัวใจว้าวุ่น

Music: Belanova, Jennifer Lopez, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Michelle Chanuel, Rockell, ปาล์มมี่, หวาย

Games: Earthbound, Parasite Eve, Phantasy Star Online, Saga Frontier, Shadowman, Silent Hill
The six things I could never do without
My dog Taco, WordReference.com, a coffee shop, index cards, my Scion xD, and my passport.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...where I'll be in a few years. I would eventually like to have a place to call my own, with a great job and a partner to share it all with. Pretty simple, but I don't need anything extravagant to be happy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting at a coffee shop, Netflix and wine, or playing video games. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Lost the greatest parents in the world, both to lung cancer. Needless to say, I don't think I could date anyone that smokes cigarettes.
You should message me if
...you would like to chat. If we "like" each other, at least be able to hold a conversation; it takes two! I'm also always up for a drink (coffee, tea, beer or wine).

I am also looking for language exchange partners. I am trying to work on my Catalan, Portuguese and Thai, so if you're interested in meeting up, let me know! :)
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