I’m down with writing bios, but I can never think of a good opening sentence.
...so now that THAT'S out of the way...
I was raised a country bumpkin, but fled to Ottawa to escape the claustrophobia/conservatism of small-town life and do the university thing. Now, it's home.
I’m a researcher/writer by day, a musician by night, and avocado lover at all times. I like talking, playing guitar, reading, joking, live music, climbing trees and conversing with my roomate's cat (it humours me by pretending to listen). I'm sometimes active, sometimes lazy.
I like to laugh a lot, and like making others laugh.
I dislike canned tuna and bigots. And canned bigots.
What I’m doing with my life
Just trying to be a good guy. I'm often found reading, biking, making music, thinking about outer space, people-watching, wandering about or scowling at jerks at the gym.
I’m really good at
Jenga, getting along with people (who aren't racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.), being goofy, cooking breakfast, forgetting my keys, Dr. Mario.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm often described as a cartoon character... so, possibly
something related to that?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Kurt Vonnegut, Mary Roach, Bill Bryson, Ursula K. Le Guin, David Sedaris, Hunter S. Thompson (sometimes), Arthur C. Clarke, Kim Stanley Robinson.
Movies: Mad Max: Fury Road, Mood Indigo, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 12 Monkeys, Punch Drunk Love, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Evil Dead 2, Alien, The Room, Birdman. And a whole pile of so-bad-they're-good movies.
Music: Palm, Nirvana, QOTSA, Sonic Youth, Primus, Ween, Django Reinhardt, France Gall, Eleanor Friedberger, Daft Punk, MIA, Duchess Says... much more - all over the map.
The six things I could never do without
Sun, musical instruments, thinking time, wine, laughs, and good
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social conventions, outer space, pizza toppings, politics, Halloween, life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, having a beer (typically both).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
... that I actually thought hard about this question.
You should message me if
... you've gotten this far and feel inclined to message me!