Perpetual student, aiming for renaissance woman but probably
hitting dilettante. It's fun anyway.
Likes: the internet, books, chocolate, ales, human bones, films
with subtitles, Vikings, pub quizzes, Bonferroni corrections,
drunken conversations in which all the world's problems are
I've been off the site for a while so my statistics are pretty
awful, please don't be put off if it says that I never reply to
OK Cupid now tells me I should write at least 1000 words. Next
it'll be asking me to submit my profile to Turnitin.
What I’m doing with my life
Studying at Bradford Uni for an MSc in Archaeological Sciences.
Indoctrinating unsuspecting students into the ways of statistics.
Enjoying all the stuff there is to do in Leeds, I moved here from
Bradford last year and I'm finding it a lot more fun. Faffing about
on the internet. Getting beaten up by my cat.
But mostly faffing about on the internet.
I’m really good at
maths, procrastinating, getting tipsy off 2 pints of beer (I'm a
real lightweight). Fairly good at baking, getting plants to grow,
bay parking, making spreadsheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure - I should probably ask my friends about this one!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Middlesex, Catch-22, I Capture the Castle, anything by Terry
Pratchett, Margaret Atwood, whodunnits or fantasy for train
journeys and when my brain's melted - I'm working my way through
the Dresden Files. Classic fiction, especially stuff with
social/political themes - I like Eliot and Gaskell a lot. Graphic
novels - mostly of the memoir/travelogue sort.
Movies: diverse. Some favourites: Birdman, The Sound of Noise, The
Fall, Pan's Labyrinth, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Princess Bride, Let
the Right One In. I hit the Leeds Film Festival pretty heavily most
years, I enjoy the strange stuff. On the more mainstream side, I
have a weakness for comic book movies, musicals, and anything
Games: I'm an RPG fan, although I rarely seem to get time to get
really into a game lately. Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 1 & 2,
that sort of thing. I've also been playing a lot of ancient
adventure games I got from GOG, which has been great fun - some
nostalgia, and some I missed first time around.
Shows: I don't have a TV, but rent things on DVD sometimes.
Generally comedy, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy.
Music: I have eclectic and old-fashioned tastes. Mostly folk, jazz,
classic rock, and everything in between (Steeleye Span, Fleetwood
Mac, Pentangle, The Decemberists, Madeleine Peyroux). Also some
1950s stuff - Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra - the more jazz/blues
influenced bits are best. When in a serious mood, Elgar, Parry or
Rutter, anything melodic. I'll listen to good stuff from just about
any genre. For going out dancing I prefer rock clubs, the
atmosphere tends to be better.
Food: I'll try just about anything once, and Leeds is great for
food. Can't stand mushrooms despite several tries, but not a picky
eater as a rule and I like trying new places. I have a sweet tooth
and like experimenting with baking.
The six things I could never do without
An internet connection, chocolate, and 4 books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The past, human remains, science and public understanding of it,
computer games, statistics. Also cats, if I'm honest. Politics, the
meaning of life, whatever I've recently read/watched.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully at the pub with friends drinking a half of a good ale,
but quite often home watching a DVD or playing games on the
internet and chatting to friends on facebook.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not very forward about sharing private stuff, not with
strangers anyway. Something sort of relevant: I'm really bad at
recognising faces, which gets really embarrassing when I walk
straight past someone I've known for a few weeks. I'm not blanking
I have a tattoo. It's a mathematical symbol.
You should message me if
you like intelligent, opinionated, curvy and slightly cynical