Here's the rundown. I'm 31 years old, back in school after a long break, during which I worked behind-the-scenes in radio, television, music and film, mostly in technical positions (i.e. studio engineer, camera operator, audio/video editor, etc.), and also in creative positions, such as writing feature copy and directing voice-over sessions, but I was never too high on myself to turn down a gig driving a truck or lugging gear up a mountain for a music video shoot.
I currently attend the University of California, Riverside, pursuing a triple major in Anthropology, Classical Studies and Linguistics. I can speak, read and write in ten languages (though only English and Spanish with any useful proficiency). I put my research first... or at least try to while I'm not procrastinating by doing things like writing absurd songs about politicians, listening to Howard Stern and prank calling 7-Elevens, by conference calling two of them and staying quiet on my end, letting whoever answers argue in their confusion. My research foci are the archaeological records of the Mediterranean, Mesoamerica and the American West, organic archaeological materials and the connection between the evolution of the human brain and advancement of articulation in speech (i.e. the variety of sounds we can make, what points in the brain store different pitches, registers and accents, other nerd stuff, etc.).
As for what I'm looking for...good company and good conversation is all I need. A little understanding when I don't return phone calls or text messages immediately, because I have been up, binge drinking espresso and chomping on nicotine gum in the library, for three days, trying to figure out why exactly wood in a borax mine deteriorates so slowly, is also appreciated.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I recently attended an archaeology field school on the tiny Mediterranean island of Menorca, so I have been on a major Spanish kick lately. If you are up for sangria and paella, I am down to find a place that does them right.