Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Edit: disregard the stuff about speaking German, I'm in the UK for
I'm originally from England. Naturally, as a native English
speaker, I am hopelessly shit at speaking German.
I like to ski, dance, surf, hike, cycle - anything physical,
particularly if it's outdoors. I play the piano, I live on a really
messed up sleep schedule, I go on video game binges more often than
I should, I meditate sometimes.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm part way through my PhD in glacier modelling. And by that I
mean I've found a way to get paid to be a student somewhere I can
ski, which is pretty incredible.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Maths. Turning things into competitions. Dancing, apparently (I'm
as surprised as anyone else). I'm becoming a pretty good skier. I
want to say editing, but if I do then people will spot the errors
I've made in my profile and think I'm a halfwit.
My mum always asks me to make my goats cheese and caramelised onion
tart when I visit my parents. So maybe I'm good at making goats
cheese and caramelised onion tarts. Or maybe her tastebuds are
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I don't make a good first impression. It gets better.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Maybe Dune, or His Dark Materials? It's easier to talk about what
I've been reading than about my favourites. Recently I've been
reading ASoIaF, and I just finished David Attenborough's 'Life on
Air' which was fascinating. I now find myself reading quite a bit
of Pratchett, which is good to relax with.
I'm not too sure on favourite films. Gladiator is up there, as is
Apocalypse Now. In Bruges, perhaps. Lost in Translation, if I want
something a bit more relaxed.
I don't watch much regular TV, but I've got into Adventure Time in
a really big way recently. Older stuff - Futurama, Firefly,
Blackadder (and all sorts of other old British comedies I bet
nobody in Austria has heard of).
Music: I really don't know. All sorts. I'm not that knowledgeable
about any particular type of music so I'm one of those irritating
people who usually likes only well known pieces from any genre. I
like a lot of classical music. Beethoven's piano sonatas are
definitely up there.
Food - anything with strong flavours. Thai, Chinese, Indian,
Mexican... just not bland English stuff.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Everything on this list.
2. Everything not on this list.
3. Bertrand Russell.
... 4. You, if you are following this.
5. And 6. Are intentionally left unanswered as an exercise to the
reader. Write in, and the best suggestions will get a prize.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Anything and everything. I can't switch off.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ordering Korean warships to shell the coastal cities of the
Germans. So in other words, playing Civ 5.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I care far, far more about the way people think I look than I
You should message me if
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