veratrum
35Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
picking a dating site profile name is the worst. people read into everything. so I went with a random Latin word that refers to some kind of plant. (okay it turns out this plant is poisonous. let's move on.)

all in all I’m a pretty happy person. I have a great group of friends and a professor job. I feel pretty settled and stuff. the okcupid thing has been okay. I’ve met some good people. I guess my philosophy is, "slow and steady wins the race." (this is also my sexual philosophy. just kidding! maybe.)
What I’m doing with my life
I teach and do research and waste my time at committee meetings. I'm starting a new research project in France at the moment, which ain't too bad.

I'm currently commuting between NYC and Philly (where I teach), which isn't ideal but... compromises are the spice of life?
I’m really good at
napping. sleeping in. cuddling (esp. while napping/sleeping in).

reading books. reading about books. movies. talking about movies. reading about movies. reading about movies about books.

finding good restaurants. skiing (in snow). zoning out at the gym. drinking whiskey with my friends. volleyball. yoga.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm "young looking" to be a professor. Also, people ask about my ethnicity a lot. I'm Polish and Italian.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anything by Ian McEwan. Dave Eggers. Michael Chabon. Louise Erdrich. Jonathan Lethem. Harry Potter.

Almodóvar, Bergman, Kubrick, Kar-Wai, Al Hitchcock, Frankie Truffaut, Werner Herzog, Jean Rouch, Let the Right One In, Clue, Cry Woman, To Live, House of Yes, Ikiru, Get Out, sci fi.

classical, Rihanna, classical Rihanna, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Beirut, Robyn, Sharon Jones, jazz

allll kinds of food. except shrimp... the texture :(
Six things I could never do without
my family
decent coffee
a decent coffee shop
soft sheets/pillows
my dog Charley
on-demand tv
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the night sky. human nature. why is that person wearing that.
On a typical Friday night I am
eating with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I went to space camp.
You should message me if
if you want to get a beer.
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