Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I split my time between Austin and the UK, I just returned having
lived in Panama for the last 2 years. I travelled non stop between
19-23, I had a thirst for seeing new places and cultures and
meeting new people. During that phase of life I discovered/fell in
love with Austin and made a group of amazing friends.
Right now I am rediscovering my love of travel and adventure. I
love meeting new people and becoming involved in there passions and
interests to further my own. I'm enjoying living a healthier
My main passions : Music, Film, Sports, Awesome cocktails, wine and
food. In no particular order of preference.
Things that would have shocked me if you had told me I'd be doing
them 5 years ago :-
- Yoga (I'm terrible and like to practice in a room... on my own...
But I enjoy it and its beneficial for so many things)
- Love Sushi (I never used to even eat fish then the transition
came via Ceviche, mmm ceviche
-Being both British and vertically challenged, playing a lot of
basketball and being pretty good at it, lol. It turns out 10 years
playing rugby helps with setting bone crunching screens, haha
-Running almost obsessively albeit still frustratingly slow. I
managed my first half marathon (on my own on a training run) in
July and hope to do it officially with the Austin half in Feb.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to be as happy and healthy as possible! While also drinking
great wine and eating delicious food, its a balance!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Bringing people together.
Realising my place in a kitchen is very much to do as I'm told and
listen to the skilled chef :)
Going on adventures at the drop of a hat.
Procrastinating while watching the wire, again.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
In Austin its pretty much always my accent, but I guess that was a
given. Outside of that though its that I'm normally laughing and
having fun. Sometimes a little bit too much fun :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Music : Everything from sufjan stevens/Gregory Isakov/Josh Ritter
through to Tool. I love music. Pretty much all but pop :)
TV : The Wire, Justified, firefly, its always sunny, deadwood - ok
this list could go on forever in this age of ridiculously good tv
Movies : Anything by the Coen brothers with the exception of
intolerable cruelty. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind + nearly
every Kaufman movie. Star wars, it was the first time my mind got
blown as a child. Again a list that could go on for days :)
Books : I tend to love to go off into weird fantasy worlds so the
Song of Ice and fire series (game of thrones).
Terry Pratchett, his discworld series is I guess a very british
thing, its very much like the Monty python crew had Douglas Adams
baby and it decided to write satirical yet sometimes moving stories
set in a fake flat world that rides around the universe on the back
of a giant turtle supported by 4 giant elephants. Yes,
Then I love to read Non-fiction books. Malcolm gladwell type stuff.
Basically anyone who can present a subject matter I have very
little understanding off in a way that allows me to be both
interested and learn. On an unrelated note the same reason I LOVE
the podcast Radiolab. The main thing I do not make enough time for
is reading, must do better on that.
Podcasts - I listen to Radiolab, Thisamericanlife and Planetmoney
regularly and love them all. Thank god for NPR when i spend such
large amounts of time working at my laptop.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Even better food
Friends and great banter
Sports, playing and watching
Great Film and TV
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Thing's I should be doing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In a bar somewhere having just finished a delicious meal. Probably
with a girly cocktail that no rugby player should ever be seen with
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You find anything about me interesting. Its always fun to have a
relaxed drink with interesting new people.
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.