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My self-summary
I'm a semi-recent transplant to the Twin Cities and looking to meet some people my own age. I moved out here a year ago from the southwest and when I tell people that they like to ask me if I'm looking forward to winter here. Then they usually laugh like some sort of Bond villain.

I moved out here post-graduation for work and to be near family while I pursue graduate school. See, I'm in the process of applying for a Ph.D., and working as a teacher in the meantime. It's a solid day-job, and it keeps me grounded from my overactive imagination.

If I were to say one thing to best describe who I am, it'd be that my favorite hobby is sitting in on college classes I'm not enrolled in. It's all the fun of school without having to worry about grades or your future.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in private education as a teacher. It's a cool job that lets me bend a lot of rules of normal teachers and it gives me the time to focus on my other interests.

I'm an aspiring writer. I read at least two books every week and I will geek out about almost any book at all.

I also have a biology background and am working on working that into my studies (hint: think Neuroscience of Reading)
I’m really good at
Making things into jokes. Especially puns. I love those.

But I've got a ton of hobbies that I'm either sort of good at or bad at but enjoy anyway.

Swing dancing
Rock climbing
The first things people usually notice about me
My tie and what I'm reading. Because I'm always carrying a book. Like, all the time.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too many to list, but I'll do my best.

Books (Authors): Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, Lauren Groff, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, David Mitchell, Junot Diaz, Yiyun Li, Stuart Dybeck, Michael Chabon, Denis Johnson, Flannery O'Connor, Douglas Adams, Mo Yan

Movies: My favorite film of all time is Back to the Future and I consider myself something of an expert on Time-Travel movies (If there's one you can name that I haven't seen I'd love to hear about it.) But I'm a big film buff and like pretty much all genres. I've even written and produced some short films of my own!

Music: I love Jazz and Classical, but I used to do radio and I've heard a lot and liked a lot of it.

Food: I've never met a meal I didn't like. (Well, okay, that's not true, but the point is I'm adventurous and not picky.)
Six things I could never do without
1. My Family
2. My Friends
3. My Books
4. My Laptop
5. My Tea
6. My Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about

And you're like "pfft, what does he mean by 'everything?' Total cop-out." But I'm serious. I'm fascinated by everything from quantum mechanics to Argentine exports to languages invented by identical twins and beyond. I've gone on binges over neurogenetics and south African oral traditions. I've re-translated stories from Japanese just to get a sense for how hard it is. So far the only thing that I've found boring is people who aren't passionate about anything.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like to think that one should try and avoid a "typical" Friday night, which I imagine to be a pint of ice cream and some Netflix (Don't judge, you've done it, too).

But those Fridays I enjoy most have me out at a performance. I like Jazz clubs, theatre, poetry readings. Something where there's a creative artist at work and I'm in the room with them. I just find that way more energizing than a moive. Though I do watch a lot of movies, don't get me wrong.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I make balloon animals.
You should message me if
You're an intellectual and proud of it. You like to read and you get bummed out if you didn't learn at least one new thing every day.

Your idea of a perfect date is less Dinner-At-A-Nice-Restaraunt and more Ice-Cream-And-Water-Balloon-Fight
The two of us