Jbentley86
29 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
-Marketer
-Copywriter
-Author (mostly short stories)
-Blogger
-Stubborn bastard
-Athletic (Jogging, Yoga, Weights & more)
-Loves new adventures (Skiing, nature exploration - I love the outdoors)
-Knows that nothing is true, everything is permitted (if you like William Burroughs too, we may get along)
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working in marketing for a not-for-profit.

In my spare time I make art (writing & amateur Happy Impressionist paintings) and am pretty active. Gym, yoga, bicycling, swimming & more. Always up for a hike in one of Montreal's parks.
I’m really good at
Writing! Also, being disarmingly honest. I've been told I wear my heart on my sleeve. I don't tend to think this. It could be part of the honesty parcel.

Conversation. There are few ways to get to my heart faster. Or, put concisely, I'm good at conversation with depth.

Creating. My writing is a big part of who I am.

Living.
The first things people usually notice about me
Interesting question. I could say my eyes, but that's an easy answer. Too common as well. Umm... let's say my sense of humour.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies
-American Beauty
-The Social Network
-Margin Call
-Dangerous Liasons
-Friends Forever
-Batman Begins - The Dark Knight Rises

Television
-Breaking Bad
-Skins (UK Version)
-French CBC (Because it's the lazy way of learning French)

Books
Just too damn many to count. But here's a few:

-The Sheltering Sky: Paul Bowles
-The Swimming Pool Library: Alan Hollinghurst
-How Happy to Be: Katrina Onstad
-Mysterious Skin: Scott Heim

Music
-David Bowie
-Peter Gabriel
-The Rolling Stones
-Genesis
And I could go on (but won't; I'm sure you've picked up the 70s' thread)

Food
-Thai food (yum)
-Nuvu
-The Indian Restaurant on St. Laurent. near the park. Love it.
The six things I could never do without
1) My gym bag (neon running shoes, water bottle, shorts and shirt) - My gym bag looks more like I'm on my way to Special Ops tactical training than Le Gym at Concordia.

2) A book of the moment. These days I'm reading 'Getting to Yes' a book on negotiations

3) My friends. An eclectic bunch, spread over three cities by my count now. Love 'em all, think about them often.

4) Peanut Butter. The lazy man's snack

5) My Driver's License. I don't own a car, but I certainly like playing chauffeur when the opportunity arises.

6) My French book. J'etudie en Francais, maintenant! I'm learning, becoming bilingual in slow steps
I spend a lot of time thinking about
That would be boring if I wrote about that.
Go here to read my blog; it's interesting: http://anxiousurbanite.blogspot.com
On a typical Friday night I am
Either working or outside enjoying a long walk.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm going to play it modest here. Like any sensible modern gentleman, I don't reveal my secrets to the Internet.
You should message me if
You're looking for an activity partner (or more)

Someone to go to museums with, or explore Montreal with on a weekend night. Maybe it ends with us playing chess (or poker, or Monopoly) Maybe it ends with us falling asleep on a couch. Maybe it ends with something more intimate than that.

By writing activity partner I should clarify. This can be fluid - we can go from friendship, to dating, or just stay friends. I'm not placing any expectations on this.

If you're going to message me, tell me something about you - what projects are close to your heart, what you're reading right now. You can also make me laugh. If you're funny, then it's double plus good.
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