Well, I'm 33, originally from Ireland but have been living in Edinburgh for about 8 years now. I'm slowly coming to terms with being officially "in my thirties". I'm a graphic designer and studio manager working for an advertising and marketing agency. Its not very glamorous but I love what I do.
I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and a very dry wit, I suppose that's what I get for being Irish. I'm a bit of a film geek, love music (well, who doesn't) and I read a lot. I'm full of useless information so I'd be a good addition to any pub quiz team. Honestly, don't really know what else to say here, so if you want to know more, I guess you'll just have to ask!
Oh, I do have a hatred for txt speak, I like my sentences properly punctuated! I think that these days, taking the time to write properly shows a little respect.
Well, thanks for reading!
I'm more than happy pursuing these things on my own (I feel no shame in going to the cinema by myself!) but it would be nice to share these things with someone else. That's why we're here right?
The plan for this year is to increase my creativity and get back into drawing and photography. Looking at life-drawing classes just now as a way to re-train my eye, I always enjoyed life-drawing way back in art college. So let me know if you have any suggestions for good classes!
Giving advice, honestly, I'm brilliant at it. Following my own advice - not so good. Oh and pub quizzes, I'm a wealth of general knowledge/useless information and movie trivia. Also, I'm really quite good at noticing the Wilhelm Scream in movies - does anyone even get that reference?.
As for movies... hmm, I'll give anything a look once really, and if I like it I'll watch it a hundred times. Some favourite films in no particular order: Alien, Bladerunner, The Empire Strikes Back, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, anything by Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers, It's a Wonderful Life, lots of 80's movies. I do love sci-fi and fantasy but my tastes do extend to all genres and types. I often find myself putting on some cheesy action flick, watching it in the background as I skim through design books and articles.
I don't really watch TV - actually this is a lie - I don't own a TV but I watch a lot online, so I'm very picky as to what I watch. Despise reality TV - it makes me angry, and sad, and worried for the state of the human race. But things I do watch; QI, Mock the Week, University Challenge, Futurama, Red Dwarf, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Sopranos, Have I Got News for You. I've got massive amounts of respect for Charlie Brooker - it feels like he's one of the few people in the media talking sense... and Louis Theroux.
Food, well again, I'll try pretty much anything once. Thai, Japanese, Italian, but you just can't beat an excellent cut of fillet steak, cooked very rare, with a nice glass of red to go with it. I'm a fairly decent cook - I like good food, no one else is going to cook it for me!
Music, well, a bit eclectic I think. Again, no particular order; Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Underworld, Justice, Digitalism, Soulwax, Gomez, Beatles, Death in Vegas, Nick Cave, James, DJ Shadow, Beastie Boys, Rush, Bill Withers, Warm Digits, John Talabot, plus countless more. I will always have a soft spot for Eighties cheese too.
I could just keep adding to these lists but whats the point, these things are better discussed over a bottle of wine.
A notebook and pencil.
A good set of speakers, what's the point listening to good music on a crappy sound system?
Coffee. I love coffee.
My friends and family. Doesn't really need an explanation.
One more? Oh I don't know? Cheese maybe? Or biscuits, yeah maybe biscuits.
Cheese. Where is my cheese? I'll have wine with that. And gin.
How many weeks until I go on holiday?
I am now getting more and more frustrated with having nothing to do on my weekends.
Pixar movies have the ability to reduce me to tears. Damn them.
Also at last count I own 17 shirts. I don't even wear shirts to work. So I think that 17 may be a little excessive.
You definitely should get in touch though. I'm just brilliant. Yes I may be a dried-up husk of a human, devoid of any redeeming factor, embittered and cynical but none the less, say hi!