Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well hello everyone, I kind of dislike writing these things but
then so does everybody.
Overall I guess I'm a somewhat quiet, somewhat nerdy dude who
strives to live an interesting life and have fun along the way. I
grew up outside of Ottawa surrounded by 100 acres of forest so I've
always enjoyed hiking in nature. Now I live downtown near China
town and am enjoying exploring the atmosphere of it and all the
little out of the way places about the city.
Anyways, I'm also kind of inclined to ramble in depth once started
because I kind of dislike small talk.
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now I'mdoing my Masters in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
I'm done in May and then after will be moving to Vancouver in
August for a job. I love what I do and know where I'm going and am
content with how my life is progressing.
I've worked in the past for several years as a part time research
assistant for the University and am working again as one. I love
technology and creating new ways of interacting with it. I've
worked with some cutting edge technologies like virtual reality,
and gestural interfaces, and it has pretty much ruined my ability
to get excited over new tech stuff as I've seen most of it already
Overall what I find myself doing in life is exploring. Exploring
Ottawa, exploring things to do, talking to different people. I feel
like my life is stable and I'm just enjoying letting my curiosity
drive me. I have a lot of deep interests and tend to look for depth
I also like traveling and it's something I plan to do as much as I
can for the rest of my life. I went on an amazing Eurotrip two
summers ago and visited several different countries. I traversed
the narrow catacombs of Paris full of moldering bones, climbed up
to a fairy-tale castle in the alps, saw Hitlers submarine pens,
went to crazy Finnish wedding where I danced all night, and most of
all met some wonderful people on my trip and made some friends for
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Crossing things off lists and getting things done.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I tend to always have a five o' clock shadow or light beard. I
can't help it. It grows so fast. :/
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love art in all it's forms and it's important to me as I'm a bit
of a creative type despite my technical degree. I'm a fan of the
weird or more surreal and this comic kind of sums up my thoughts on
art and my general perspective on life overall:
This next section is going to get a bit listy as it involves my
would probably have to be a mix of a few
classics like Heart of Darkness, Steppenwolf, Moby-Dick, and then a
few nerdy genre ones like Dune, The Hobbit, and anything by
As for my taste in film it is somewhat
eclectic. I enjoy all kinds of movies, from Hollywood blockbusters
to more artsy films. Assorted favorites would have to be: Stalker,
Apocalypse Now, Fight Club, Lord of the Rings, The Seven Samurai,
Nosferatu, A Clockwork Orange, and The Good The Bad and The Ugly,
which has a unforgettable ending and is tied with the Seventh Seal
for my favourite film.
As for music one thing I particularly love
is Canadian post-rock music. It's a type of music I really just
love. Here's a video of one of my favourite songs:
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Instead of six things I could never do without, as I think I could
probably do without anything if I really had to, I'm going to list
the six most interesting things I've ever done:
• Growing up in a 100-year-old Log Cabin
• Meeting a poltergeist named George
• Seeing Lava pour into the Ocean
• Finding an abandoned house in the woods that was the original
pioneer homestead for the area
• Finishing my novel (well first draft anyway)
• Reading On The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How and why things work. Patterns. Perspectives. The profound, the
weird, and the strange. But mostly the strange.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
When I hang out with my friends it's generally at a house party or
to explore something new in the city like Escape Manor. I also play
a pen-and-paper RPG once a week.
Either that or I like to relax by reading a book, or going to the
Mayfair Theater. I also like arranging hiking and camping trips
with them in the summer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a fascination with psychology, personality theory in
particular, and have read a lot on Meyers-Brigg's theories on
personality and am an INTJ personality type.
You should message me if
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You like getting out of the house to do something fun. I spend
enough time between my school work and work-work on a computer or
the internet. I prefer to socialize in person and just get to know
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