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My self-summary
The second photo of me is me heroically saving a bat that got trapped in my office building.

Howdy! I am here to offer you my own unique blend of intensity and playful whimsy. I am passionate, yet I gleefully frolic in the playground of the absurd. I relish the life of the mind, and I like to show affection. And I am polite to boot!

I would like to find someone who is passionate about something - it doesn't particularly matter what - and wants to share that passion with someone. I am seeking someone who is kind and considerate. Who is intelligent and curious. Who loves learning. Who still has a sense of wonder. Someone who can think and imagine outside the ordinary.

I am a legal aid attorney, and it is important for me to be doing something that is fulfilling. I love poetry, physics, politics, college football, film, rock music, other good music, going to concerts, and going for walks. I would like to discuss these activities/passions with you, and hopefully even share some of them with you.

I am extremely playful. The world is a serious and often harsh place, but it is also a glorious playground. I make people laugh (so long as they aren't humorless). Laughter is an essential part of life, and humor is one of the best tools we have for engaging the world. I prize wit and I am a connoisseur of non sequiturs. I love playing with language. I am a gleeful prankster, and I still sometimes sneak up on my friends and yell "boo!", even though technically I am a grownup and past such things.

At the same time, people often describe me as an "intense" person. Yep - I'm kinda intense. But I smile a lot, so I like to think it's ok. :) But truly, I am a passionate person.

I must say that at this point in life I am somewhat tired of the interviewing and auditioning that often comes with dating. I will be looking to get to a level of "realness", mutual respect, and equality pretty quickly.

Ideally, I want to find someone who wants to be in a relationship, who can show and receive affection, and who ultimately wants to become close to someone. I strive to truly, deeply know a person, and for her to come to truly know me.

I hope to hear from you!
What I’m doing with my life
I am a legal aid attorney - meaning I provide free legal services to poor people or people who are in need. It doesn't make me rich but it is fulfilling!
I’m really good at
Listening. Entertaining a crowd. Saying shocking things (when the mood strikes me). Deconstructing arguments and contracts. Kissing. Making people laugh. Maintaining a rational mind under intense emotion and stress. Understanding and expressing my thoughts and feelings. Making a lady feel exceptionally good during sex. Letting go and giving myself over to the holy experience of beautiful music. Writing. Teaching.
The first things people usually notice about me
The fact that I wear fuzzy slippers to all events, including first dates, weddings, and Court hearings.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Music: Beatles, Dylan, Zeppelin, Springsteen, Phillip Glass, Vaughan Williams, Wagner, Metallica, Seattle Grunge, Emo, PostRock, Hard Rock generally.

Favorite Television Shows: Friday Night Lights, House, Arrested Development, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Psych, Mr. Robot, the Americans, The Thick of It.

Favorite Movies: Fight Club, Magnolia, Memento, Life is Beautiful, Punch Drunk Love, Royal Tennenbaums, Signs, The Hours, Unforgiven, The Matrix, Closer.

Favorite Novelists: Rushdie, Vonnegut, Saramago. Favorite Poets: Collins, Gluck, Hall, Agha Shahid Ali, Hoagland, Olds, Plath. Shakespeare.
Six things I could never do without
-My brother.
-A fulfilling job where I felt I was doing something meaningful.
-Diet Mountain Dew (actually, now it is Mountain Dew Kickstart Orange!)
-Beautiful music, film, literature, art of any kind.
-Fresh air.
-Toothpaste (seriously, that would suck to not be able to brush your teeth).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
In no particular order:
-My clients, and whether they're doing ok.
-Literature, film, and music.
-College football and the NBA.
-Screenplays I'm writing.
-Philosophical shit of all kinds!
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, or my brother, or decompressing from a challenging week at work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
See above regarding the slippers.
You should message me if
You are impressed with my bat rescue.

Just message me. Sadly I can be slow at messaging back and will be looking to move to a phone-based conversation soon, as I am super responsive by phone.
The two of us