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My self-summary
I am hoping to use my old profile to make some friends using this site. Is that stupid? Maybe. A long shot? Probably.
Here to find potential friends with similar interests and a compatible personality.

Friends only. No sex.
I've been in a monogamous relationship with the same guy for 8 years now. I have zero interest in screwing that up.

I'm going to say this one more time: Friends only.
No straight men, sorry. Women and gay men only.

Moving on:

I err on the side of being polite and reserved with most people -- but some of my best friends have described me as a living cartoon. If I get to know someone well and really get along with them, I'm pretty goofy.

I like getting excited about things, but I tend to be careful. I give into wacky adventurous impulses from time to time. I like to plan, work for goals, and organize, but I'm also lazy or spontaneous at times & I appreciate the good life. I adapt. I'm also kind of a dork. I like cheesy things & nonsense humor. I have a dark side, (just like everyone else!), but I try to express it in positive &/or humorous ways. -- I do have curiosity, & perseverance. I usually end up laughing if life is really hard, disgusting, undignified.

There is a very practical side to my personality, I do what I need to do to survive and work towards my goals, but I enjoy being really silly, weird, creative, adventurous. I like people who are about learning & laughing & being awesome. I'm not afraid of hard work and I often make myself do difficult things for fun, but I need a systematic understanding and plan if I'm going to continually invest time and effort in something difficult OR important.

I'm the kind of person who is interested in everything - if I only had thousands of years to live! I do mean everything. Epidemiology, psychology, geology, fashion design, philosophy, chemical engineering, phylogeny, industrial design, composing music, singing, martial arts, horseback riding, computer animation, criminology, economics, cellular chemistry, politics, baking, ontology, epistemology, cooking, auto repair, et cetera. There isn't time enough in this life (or room enough in my brain, I suspect) for everything I wish I could experience, learn, become skilled at. All the same, I appreciate ordinary things - there is much to enjoy in normal life, particularly if you use your imagination & creativity & are willing to work for it.

My biggest challenge in life now seems to be that of focusing on a limited number of things, simplifying my life, & being practical -while living with creativity & poetry.


I might not check my messages for a long time, because I hardly ever log into this site.
What I’m doing with my life
Right now I'm going back to college for art & biochemistry.
Currently improving my art skills and knowledge, and plan to teach and sell art.

I did special effects for a small local film production company for a while. It was fun, but I'm trying to be more serious about finding a proven way to make money some time in the near future... damn student loans. :P
The first things people usually notice about me
Several people have told me their first impression of me, or even their ultimate impression of me, is that I'm one of the smartest people they've ever met.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) The New Inquisition; Why We Hurt; The Little Prince; The Outsider, by Colin Wilson; Weetzie Bat; The Schroedinger's Cat Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams;The Believing Brain;Zero: the Biography of a Dangerous Idea; Parasite Rex; various things by Roald Dahl,Alan Watts, Francesca Lia Block, e.e. cummings

(b) Big Trouble in Little China, Cannibal! The Musical, Bowfinger, The Three Amigos, Earth Girls Are Easy, Spaceballs, Ran, The Sand Pebbles, Orgazmo, 12 Angry Men, Serial Experiments Lain, Tetsuo The Iron Man, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Encino Man, Ice Pirates, I Heart Huckabees, Zoolander, The Big Lebowski, Groundhog Day, Scrooged, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Mixed Nuts, Pan's Labyrinth, Sunset Boulevard, A Clockwork Orange, Seven Samurai, Bad Day at Black Rock, Don't Mess with the Zohan, Anchorman the Legend of Ron Burgundy

(c)Firefly, Ugly Americans, How It's Made, MonsterQuest, Forensic Files, Ru Paul's Drag Race, Venture Brothers, The Mighty Boosh, Monster Quest, Paranormal State, Unsolved Mysteries, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Forensic Files, Futurama, Dexter, South Park

(d) I like most everything from classical to unclassifiable... including but not limited to ~ Tones on Tail, The Magnetic Fields, Swans, The Tuss, Mr. Bungle, Depeche Mode, Nurse With Wound, Death in June, New Order, People Like Us (the experimental project), David Bowie, Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Skinny Puppy, The Residents, Aphex Twin, The Sisters of Mercy, Hildegard Von Bingen, Brian Eno, Stereolab, Tom Waits, Bauhaus, Hank Williams, Sr., Negativland, & generally - synthpop!!!! like Simple Minds, etc!

(e) dolmades, tabouli, sushi, Turkish coffee, delicious salad, Thai, Middle-Eastern, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, soups, seaweed salad, chocolate! & spicy! & I love food art & gourmet food. I tend to cook at home. I try to cook cheap, simple, and healthy. Food can be easy, taste good, be good for you and be satisfying, at least mostly!
Six things I could never do without
Well, certainly there are more than six, however without exactly citing the various chemicals that keep me going (you know those things that pass through inter and intra cellular membranes), as well as "gravity", electrons, submesons, etc & everything (quite literally... because everything causes everything)...

1 art

2 science

3 humor

4 "perspective" (including "madness")

5 practicality

6 love (I mean joy in/of something, not "romance" per se)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to pay off my student loans.

I'm really into science, but just as a hobby. I subscribe to medical research newsletters - but again, not a professional scientist or doctor. Sometimes friends ask for medical advice. If I know what I'm talking about, I'll give it (let me emphasize that I sometimes just have to tell them to go to the doctor, that it's something I can't advise them on - I'm not an idiot, & I'm not about to hurt people by telling them lies to bolster my ego). Personally, I like messing with my neurotransmitter levels, thinking about the space-time continuum, etc.

Lately I've been really into artistic techniques and materials as a more technical systematic study, because I plan to go into teaching, and also want to become a better artist by approaching art scientifically rather than just emotionally.

I think about politics sometimes, too. People getting together to try to use reason and available information to solve problems in the best way currently possible is something I like. Doesn't that sound naive?...but isn't it also what politics should be about?

Definitely also very interested in human behavior, make observations and predictions about people around me as well as observing how functional or dysfunctional different aspects of my personality, behavior or thought processes are. Sometimes I go on autopilot, but I like to notice how things work, and work with them or improve upon them, whatever seems to make sense. Humans have many programmed behaviors that are sometimes best to just work with rather than try to fundamentally change or subvert. It depends.

I hope I don't sound stuffy... I swear I don't take myself all that seriously. I would probably interject an impression of Billy Bob Thorton as Karl (in Sling Blade) somewhere in there if we were talking face to face... which would probably totally creep you out... unless you're like me and then you would find it strangely appropriate. :P :)
On a typical Friday night I am
Homework, painting, writing, cooking dinner, movies, or music. I don't tend to go out and spend money, though I like music shows, going out for a beer, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Let's see...something really juicy.... hmmm... I like eurodisco from the 80s?
You should message me if
You want to hang out and see if we click.
The two of us