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35 Melbourne, Australia Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 30–36
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  • Who are single
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Last online
Yesterday – 4:29pm
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body type
Strictly anything
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Graduated from university
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and has cats

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My self-summary
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Book nerd, word nerd, animal nerd - maybe just nerd? Tending towards the taciturn rather than the magniloquent. Pursuer of disparate enthusiasms. Would sooner love something with embarassingly unabashed wholeheartedness than appreciate anything "ironically". I think adjectives are great and I don't understand why they've got such a bad rap.

Oh, and I find the whole idea of rating people to be almost unbearably creepy so I guess my profile is destined to forever remain "incomplete".
What I’m doing with my life
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Working for a renewable energy consultancy for money; writing for a vocation.

I've been living in Melbourne since 2004 so I dedicated 2014, my tenth anniversary, to exploring Victoria: I visited a different part of the state every month, mostly national parks. I went to the far west coast to look for whales and found albatrosses instead; I caught an overnight bus to the Mallee in the middle of winter, hiking into camp at 6 in the morning; I went to Chiltern and had a very close encounter with an utterly adorable antechinus; I caught a boat to a tiny ring of islands in the middle of Port Phillip Bay to gawp at birds that fly all the way down from Siberia every year and then fly all the way back again. I've always loved animals and nature but for a while in my 20s I pretended I didn't - I'm enjoying being older and not caring so much about whether anyone thinks I'm cool or not.

Other than that, just enjoying all the cultural perks that a city like Melbourne has to offer. Trying not to be too bothered by the high level of self-regard Melbourne has (yes, yes, it's a wonderful city - but does it need to constantly go on about it?). Slowly building my writing career - it's a long haul but I'm managing to get a few bits and pieces published and to get a tiny wee little bit of a name for myself, which is nice.
I’m really good at
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Using semi-colons; writing extraordinarily short stories that fit into a single text-message; identifying birds.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Laugh-lines (and laughing). Also lately the fact that I bought a bat detector and won't shut up about it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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BOOKS: anything by Muriel Spark, Elizabeth Taylor (the wonderful English writer who died in 1975), Kate Atkinson, James Baldwin, William Maxwell. Oh, and Tristram Shandy! I love that book more than words can say.

TV: the Wire (obviously), Community; Louie; Archer; Treme; Breaking Bad; anything with David Attenborough. My New Years' Resolution for 2015 is to not watch any TV dramas that are about male violence against women - and I'm pretty good at keeping resolutions.

FILMS: BIG soft spot for French dramas - there was a run of gorgeous French humanist films that came out in my formative years in the 90s and I still cherish them. Anything directed by Kelly Reichardt, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach. I used to list Wes Anderson here too but to be honest I think he's losing his spark. If the Astor's showing old Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, or Marx Bros films, I'm THERE.

MUSIC: Grand Salvo; Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co); Will Oldham; the Mountain Goats; the Silver Jews; the Dirty Three. Also a lot of jazz (it was a phase). There are a bunch of local bands whose shows I go too religiously, too. Too many more books, films, TV shows, and bands to list!

FOOD: Oh, that goes here too? I like most cuisines. I cook my own dinner most nights and I love riding to farmers markets to get fresh, seasonal produce. Lately I've been cooking really simple food - roast vegies, that kind of thing. It's a rut I guess but kind of a happy one.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm getting to the stage in life where I'm starting to realise that losing or forgetting about things isn't the end of the world, so even though I've got heaps of stuff I suspect none of it's really essential. Though I do really really like my cat. Also I bought a bat detector a couple of months ago and it's totally awesome.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything. Too much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Preparing myself to get up early on Saturday morning. Sometimes dancing til the wee small hours at Bar Open and trying to ignore the fact that I'll only get a few hours sleep before I have to get up early on Saturday morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Although I'm not morbid I already have my funeral song figured out; it's Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love".
You should message me if
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You want to go bat detecting some time.