I love inner city Melbourne and have recently developed a passion for spoken word performance. I'm generous about big things, but can be pedantic about little ones. I love ideas and knowledge, even when its pretty trivial (I'm hotly desired as a tablemate at trivia nights).
I want to put this on my page somewhere. http://birdandmoon.com/dating.html
I'm trying to save the world, mostly through a combination of electoral processes and awareness raising having been lucky enough to recently gain a much larger platform for the latter. Three months a year I help non-profit organisations with their internal processes.
I'm trying to promote my first book Forensics, Fossils and Fruitbats: A Field Guide to Australian Scientists (including on places more promising than a dating site) and considering my pitch to potential publishers about a second.
I'm also organising rather eccentric fundraisers for a variety of causes. None of these raise much money, but everyone praises their originality.
Seeing both sides to things. Often too good. I have huge problems selling myself because I always want to detail the bad with the good, and this can be true for anything else I'm talking about as well.
I like to think I'm good at compromise, but maybe everyone thinks that.
I'm great at baking cakes but not so good at the main course (that's not a metaphor - I hope).
In person, probably that I know an awful lot about elections and politics generally and can talk about them for hours.
Milk, Mary and Max, Stand and Deliver, The Jane Austen Book Club, Dave, Remember the Titans, Local Hero, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (wasn't so keen on the other two).
I realised that the only TV I really watch regularly is Gruen Planet. Not because I don't like TV, but I've missed the start of a lot of dramas recently, and never caught up enough to get into them. Looking back nothing approached The West Wing, but I really liked The United States of Tara and discovered Buffy and House long after the rest of the world. Also Seachange just to show how long it is since I watched.
Music: Penelope Swales, Weddings Parties Anything, Ani diFranco, Michelle Shocked Monique Brumby (Yes I am male, and straight). Enda Kenny (the singer not the Irish Prime Minister, Kristina Olsen, After initially not taking to Amanda Palmer I am now increasingly in danger of joining the legions of obsessed fans.
First Dog on the Moon.
I think Emilie Zoey Baker is a genius and want the world to see her perform.
You like talking about science, or just hearing tales of why male suitors could learn more from redback spiders than greater bowebirds or the possibility that one of the fundamental constants of the universe is changing.
I'd add that I absolutely swoon for women with serious writing talent, be it poetry or prose, but it's not a requirement.