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My name is Jon, I'm living and working in Newcastle although I'm
from nearer London. I moved up here around 10 years ago for
University and built a whole new life. I wouldn't say Newcastle is
my ideal place to live, but for now it is home.
I work as a professional web developer, and I head up a small team.
I'm considered very good at my job, although I'm always pondering
I enjoy being fairly active, and prefer time in the countryside to
time in the city, although I don't get to do as much as I'd like
anymore. I mostly spend my time rowing on my Concept2.
In contrast to that I love relaxing with good movies and tasty food
- lazy days can be fantastic and a duvet is never too far
I'm a strict vegetarian - although It's just a personal choice. I
like animals a lot and prefer alive ones to dead ones. There is
plenty of great food that doesn't require any sentient beings to be
killed, so logically it makes sense to me. It's typically better
for the environment too, and there is basically no chance of
serious food poisoning - wins all around.
What I’m doing with my life
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Now that is THE question - I think I'm still trying to figure that
out. In the meantime I have a good job that I'm good at, that pays
well enough, and has prospects - I'm just attached to the idea that
there may be more to life. I'm regularly dreaming about adventures
in new places whilst I'm stuck in this one. One day I hope to have
the perfect companion to share the world with.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
It depends - after all, everything is relative isn't it. I'm good
with problem solving, web stuff, and enjoy creating things (mostly
just baked things these days, few art/craft things) - I like to
think I'm a good friend to the people I care about, and a nice guy
to those I don't.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know, probably if they notice anything it's that I'm quite
quiet. After people have spent a while with me they usually come to
the conclusion I'm someone who may have the answers to their
questions, and who can be trusted/relied upon. But I don't think I
make a particularly strong first impression - I try to avoid
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Psychological thrillers with twists, like Fight Club (I can
identify with 'Jack/Narrator') Moon was great, Enjoyed The Jacket,
Memento, Side Effects... there are loads of others - hard to think
at the moment. Also I like the usual action/hero films, and epic
stories like Into the Wild, or epic series like LOTR, Harry Potter.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an all time favourite epic
As for TV - all the usual huge US shows, I burn through so many
whilst rowing. And British comedy like Peep Show.
My music taste is all over the place - but Pearl Jam are long time
Books are like my taste in movies, but I struggle to concentrate on
reading. I've probably read more books by Terry Pratchett and Roald
Dahl than most other authors (mostly throughout my childhood), in
later years Paulo Coelho, and on occasion whatever is the 'big book
of the year'... Life of Pi for example. But mostly I end up reading
work-related 'news' these days... and lots of computer code - at
this point I feel very disappointed with myself. If you have a
favourite book I'll read it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I don't really need anything except somewhere to live and the means
to do it. But in my day-to-day life my iPhone, the Internet, my
flat, uhm... toothbrush, soap, rowing machine...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Work, what I might like to do with the rest of my life, all manner
of strange half-baked philosophical thoughts, how to fix
everything, the people I miss, general fantasies about life and
being something better, what to cook, what to create... really I
think about nearly everything - I'm told I think way too much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Home, unwinding with TV or movies - enjoying the downtime. Often
wondering if this is the best I could be doing. Most likely I'll do
some rowing. I'll admit this is not the most exciting way to spend
a Friday night, but Friday nights out in this city aren't my thing.
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