Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love the simple and straight forward things in life: Good food,
close friends and company, getting outside, good stories, dreams,
staring at wedge tailed eagles, observing how the plants, animals
and land changes through the seasons. Im down to earth; I would
rather follow/do something I enjoy than doing what is hip and the
new thing. Im straight talking; I call a spade a spade and I often
get frustrated and appalled by how people, particularly corporates
and politicians, try to use euphemisms for something that really
doesn't warrant it.
I like to keep fit and healthy: ride my bike to work as much as I
can go swimming, eating healthily - lots of vegetables and fruit
and not so much alcohol.
By the way, I should say that though I care about punctuation,
spelling and grammar I am not obsessed with it. Reading through my
profile you may see a few errors, etc. As long as the meaning and
intention is there, right?
In terms of humour, I like Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Louis CK.
That sort of vibe. Something that has meaning and challenges you.
Typically I like it black, abstract or overly logical.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now spending most of waking hours in a 9-5er (which commonly
extends to 6 to 6 er) dealing with bureaucracy and dodgy
contractors. I work as an environmental engineer in project
management. Its a job with purpose: the outcome we we aim to
achieve is substitution of drinking water when its used for non
drinking purposes. Ie future proofing Melbourne's water
Spending a lot of time further educating myself in stuff you don't
learn at school. Schools are good for getting another Just Over
Broke (JOB). Dont get me wrong I love study and I would like to go
back to uni, but if i did i would rather study something that helps
me be a better person (languages, philosophy, etc) as opposed to
being more entrenched in the corporate life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Parallel parking my car.
Doing the dishes. My grandmother would say "concentrate on the
corners and the hard bits, the middle takes care of itself".
You think that after 32 years, one might be really good at more.
But aside from cooking really tasty meals for large groups of
people, mountain biking, organisng hikes and other outdoor fun,
project managing, doing handy man works about the house, etc...
there isnt too much more i could put on my CV.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Most people comment on my deep voice.
Unless im with my brother and then they comment on his deep voice
and wonder why im higher pitch than him.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
FILM: anything Cohen Brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Kubrick, Tarantino.
Something usually different or thought provoking. Favourites: Blade
Runner (directors cut), Dead Man, Fight Club, 2001, Full Metal
Jacket, The Departed, , Taxi Driver, Usual Suspects, Donni Darko,
BOOKS: The last book that had me in stitches was a confederacy of
dunces. Absolutely classic! ive been smashing out some Raymond
Chandler recently and now some Alain De Botton. I love Raymond's
colourful language in a 'Long Goodbye', but the rest of it is
largely pulp fiction.
I used to read heaps of sci fi so some of favoruites have been
Dune, Enders Game, Foundation. But I like books where I learn
things, the invisible gorilla, text books, etc.
SHOWS/TV: dont get much into TV. Though loved boosh, arrested
development. I try to avoid watching TV, this includes watching
series on the computer.
MUSIC: most my music collection is stuck in the 1990's: Massive
Attack, Beck, Faith No More, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, etc. Been
loving Neil Youngs latest 'Psychedelic Pill', LCD sound system,
Trentemoller, Dick Diver.
FOOD: malaysian, hands down. Though cant find a good assam laksa
place in Melbourne. The best i have found is the straights cafe in
Wantirna. Do you know better? I prefer my peasant style food to
fancy gastronomy. Its about simplicity, taste and nourishment for
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Ive been thinking a lot about this, aside from the obvious. Ive
thought, if im going away for the night or longer. These are
mandatory when i pack:
Tooth brush and toothpaste
Transport (bike preferred)
Great people to spend time with.
(I know thats 7)
But from day to day:
An internet connection
Spiritual satisfaction (usually involves nature)
something that challenges me and help me grow.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
People of inspiration: what it would sound like listening to their
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Could be out to dinner, at a mates place or packing for a
If i have time and im not doing anything i might go to the Preston
In terms of partying though i would much rather balance it all out,
have some fun in the evening but not get so smashed or out too late
to miss the following morning or day.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Ever since i turned 30 my eyebrows have gone crazy. I once pulled
out a hair that stretched over my eye socket, thats a full 50 mm.
You should message me if
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Any of these:
are environmentally conscious,
you ride a bike,
get into the outdoors,
have a back bone and are comfortable saying what you believe
you like dark chocolate.
Are worldly and still find things in the world amazing (for good or
for bad) eg good: creating recombinant killer T cells for HIV
immunity. Bad: how can people deny anthropogenic climate change,
the efficacy of vaccination, etc.
You've got personality deeper than a cardboard cut out. Sometimes I
wonder about mine?
You got through my profile without criticising my grammar too much.
You see I kind of see writing this profile as a stream of
consciousness like Ulysses: there is no structure to the thoughts
that go through your mind.
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