Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My friends describe me as very funny and outgoing, yet quite
serious when it comes to work. I believe in a balance between all
aspects of modern urban life; family, work, play, etc.
I have the ability to make people laugh. I can be very silly at
times and have embarassed my children on occasion. My twisted sense
of humour runs in the vain of Kids in the Hall and what I would
call the English Surrealist School of comedy.
I like to dress well; both for work and casual events. I have a
vast collection of dress shoes...and ties...and socks...and dress
shirts...A friend says that I'm deeply shallow...yet profoundly
unimportant at the same time.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am in a very good place professionally after a very long spell of
just working. I love my very demanding job and work with very
gifted and bright people. Right now I am trying to balance work
with my many varied interests.
I have been taking sailing lessons at Hollyburn Sailing Club and
love the feeling of (trying) to control the boat while working with
Tap dancing has always interested me. As a child, I loved to watch
Gene Kelly and Fred Astair movies. The way they danced and sang
always seemed so effortless.
I am a father to my two sons aged 18 and 16; the oldest going away
to University in Toronto this year. I coach them in hockey which I
enjoy immensely. It gives me great pleasure to see them develop and
mature while playing a game that we love. At the same time, I'm
trying to expose them to things that boys wouldn't ordinarily be
interested in. Things like dance, music and art. Things that I
discovered on my own, but would like to pass the passion along to
I suppose what I have written means that I am searching for a
balance in my life. I suspect that achieving a balance will be an
ongoing endevour, but the journey is more interesting than the
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Things that don't serve me well in my professional life, but give
me great pleasure nevertheless.
I'm a very good skater (hockey that is). This skill comes from
years of playing both organized hockey and shinney outdoors (I grew
up in Toronto where there were many outdoor natural ice
I'm a good dancer; danced all by my lonesome as a child when the
music moved me. I have studied Ballet and Jazz dance, but enjoyed
the Jazz more because of my love of old movie musicals. Tap dancing
is next on the menu.
As for the more intangible things, I suppose that I am good at
making people laugh and as a result, making them feel at ease. I
can make conversation about almost anything; from day to day
subjects like the weather and sports to philosophy, art,
architecture, moral and social issues.
My sister and friends tell me that I am an empathetic.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I don't know, you'll have to ask them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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There are too many books and types of music to list, but I'll take
a stab at it.
I like old Hollywood musicals like Singing in the Rain, American in
Paris, Guys and Dolls, Flying Down to Rio, etc. There are some
great modern musicals too such as All That Jazz and Chicago; both
written and choreographed by Bob Fosse.
Comedies are another genre that I am partial to. The usuall recent
stuff like The Hangover is great, but I tend toward the more
obsucre stuff that few have seen: The Magic Christian, Buckaroo
Banzai Across the Eigth Dimension, Dr. Strangelove, One Two
Twisted odd ball and camp movies such as El Topo, Holy Mountain,
Surf Nazis Must Die, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Bubba Hotep.
Music: I have a very diverse and ecclectic taste in music. I tend
to listen to University radio and late night CBC because the music
selection is varied and not main stream. Some of the types of music
and artists that I listen to off the top of my head are Dead Can
Dance, My Life with the Thrill Kill Cult, Kraftwerk, Crystal Gayle,
Frank Sinatra, Bad Brains, King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, Sixties
Soul, Thievery Corporation, Kronos Quartet, The Proclaimers, John
Coletrane, and may others. There's more, but it might get a little
boring list too much.
Books: I tend toward non-fiction such as The Discoverers, by Daniel
Boorstin. However, my favourite book of all time is 100 Years of
Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My sense of humour
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My kid's education and upbringing. You only get one chance at
raising a child.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ususally I'm enjoying the company of my kids. We order pizza and
all watch a movie together.
The odd time, I am out having beer with my brother-in-law talking
about all manner of things.
Yes, I know, this sounds boring, but I'm normally tired and
stressed from the work week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Nothing too private in this forum. You'll have to get to know me
for me to open up.
You should message me if
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