I'm a separated father of two young boys who's looking to find new
friends. I socialise with all sorts of people, but am particularly
missing intelligent adult conversation with someone capable of
stringing together a coherent sentence. I'm not looking for a new
mother for my children - they already have one. My tastes in life
are broad, as is my sense of humour, and I definately don't take
myself too seriously. I read a lot and widely, play music (be
warned - it's mostly Irish Traditional!) and don't own a television
set, although we do play DVDs on my laptop.
My boys are with me half the time, and I love spending time them
and with other people's kids. My time is half kid's activities,
half daddy stuff. I'm particularly fond of nature and regularly go
camping and fossicking, although I have been known to lie on the
I am tall, intelligent, and down to earth.
What I’m doing with my life
Cruising along - I work on a contract basis, so it's drought or
plenty as far as that goes.
I’m really good at
Stunning people with my sledgehammer sense of humour. Thinking of a
really witty retort three days too late (ah, l'esprit d'escalier!).
Feeding two or more starving kids when there's nothing in the house
- Old Mother Hubbard, what a loser! Getting drunk and talking
sh*te. Ranting. Being a FIGJAM who knows everything.
The first things people usually notice about me
It would have to be my devastating lack of dress sense. And the
huge esky of carry out.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a complete bookcase full. Although perhaps I should move the
food to the refrigerator?
I'm currently reading three books - a collection of short stories,
a textbook on wood carving, and one by Allison DuBois. Make of that
what you will, possibly that I must have at least one extra eye, or
even two extra if I'm managing to type as well.
I like folk music (there, I've said it) and some classical. And
heavy metal naturally. I play some.
I like most things I can fit in my mouth. And yes, I am being
The six things I could never do without
They didn't say you had to prioritise the list...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
All sorts of sh*t. In fact I spend more time thinking about it than
doing it. Or at least I used to. And believe me, most people think
it's complete sh*t.
On a typical Friday night I am
Not having anywhere near as much fun as I should be. Unless I'm
playing music, in which case don't bother me. Unless you're also
playing the same music. Or you have another pint for me. Or you're
female, not physically repellent and have a pulse (being brutally
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I always cry when I watch one of the following films:
a) The breakfast club
b) Thelma and Louise
You'll have to win my confidence before I tell you which one and
You should message me if
If you really want to make friends with a know-it-all, opinionated
smart a*se who dresses like your least favourite uncle and dances
like a funky fish. Or if you're bored, or lonely, or incarcerated
for a crime you didn't commit. Or even for one you did. But
especially if you think you can make me laugh, or perhaps more
importantly that we can do that to each other.