uglystupidjerk
34 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Disclaimer (June 2016): Kind of overbooked for the next couple months, so probably won't be looking to meet new people for a little while and I might be very slow responding to messages.

I'm eccentric and adventurous with a touch of nerdy. I was recently described as "a mixture of adorable and intense." I'm always down for new experiences. I'm bad at half-assing things, so when I find something I'm passionate about, it often turns into an obsession. I place a high value on open, sincere communication, intelligence and compassion.

I like to move my body in artistic ways. My current obsession (for the past 18 months or so) is aerial acrobatics (rope and silks) and pole (which despite the reputation, I find much more athletic than strippery, though it does involve booty shorts (although not in this particular video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Aszt3-ONY)). I love yoga as well.

I really like playing music, but the band has been on hiatus for a while ever since the drummer knocked up our bass player (you all know how that goes...) I'm no virtuoso, but it's something I really enjoy doing a lot. I play guitar and sing, so if anyone out there wants to get together to jam, let me know! (I also love karaoke).

I'm a frequent traveler. I've traveled a lot around Asia (I lived in Tokyo for a few years) and Europe, and I'll be visiting Turkey and Morocco in the next month. I have too many friends who live in too many places. It's great to always have a place to stay, but it also means I'm always on the road (or in the air) trying to catch up with people I care about. It would be cool to meet a travel buddy to share my adventures with.

I'm a feminist and I connect well with strong, independent women. I tend not identify with a lot of traditional gender roles.

I'm perfectly happy being single and I'm not looking to jump into a relationship right off the bat, but I'm open to a deeper connection if the right person comes along. While I'm ok with fairly casual and not expecting commitment right away, I would prefer something ongoing to a one time hookup.
What I’m doing with my life
Aside from acrobatics, my day job is working on machine translation software.
I’m really good at
acrobatics, thumb wars (I don't think I've ever lost a match (I will fight dirty and cheat if necessary to win or force a draw)), nested parentheticals, back rubs, learning foreign languages, making soup, math, thinking of horrible practical jokes that are actually too horrible to ever carry out.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I look like a better looking version of somebody else they know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Of Montreal, Little Dragon, Elliot Smith, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Belle and Sebastian, Zeppelin, Kings of Convenience, Amy Winehouse, Melody Gardot.

Food: Korean, Dumplings, Middle Eastern (Hummus, Kebab, etc), Peking Duck, Sichuan style dishes (Ma Po Tofu, Yu Xiang eggplant, etc), stewy soupy stuff, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Ethiopian.

Lately though, I've been on kind of a health kick. I'm trying to eat only real food that don't come from a box and not much refined sugar/carbs. I'm not vegetarian, but I've been eating vegetarian more often lately, mostly because I think it's healthier.

Movies: Being John Malkovich, Wayne's World, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ratatouille, Princess Mononoke, Fight Club, The Matrix (only the first one).

TV: The Wire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, The Daily Show, Elementary, Dexter, BSG, Star Trek TNG (Patrick Stewart is so dreamy),True Detective, Fringe. I love sci-fi, especially of the futuristic / space-exploring variety. I don't really watch TV that often, but I do binge sometimes if I find a show I like.
The six things I could never do without
E, A, D, G, B, E strings
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I look ridiculously hot in a dress (2nd place in my undergrad drag show, though sadly I can't find any hard evidence of this :/)
You should message me if
Want to
- learn to break dance with me
- learn to do any other kind of dance with me
- play music with me
- do karaoke
- check out a new restaurant
- play board games
- just hang out and talk to someone new

I find girls who are smart, and crazy (the fun kind of crazy) and not afraid of making a fool of themselves particularly irresistible. I also really admire people who have a passion that they dedicate themselves to. I'm quite physically active and enjoy having friends/partners who I can do athletic activities with.

I personally feel it makes more sense to meet up in person sooner rather than later. In my experience, you can tell so much more about how you'll get along with someone from a quick coffee date than you can from any amount of online interaction. If you feel like you want to get to know me a bit better, please feel free to ask me anything (I'm very open), but I'm quite happy to set up a time and place to meet right away. I can usually tell from someone's profile if I want to meet them, and it's rare that messages will change my mind.
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