I like sports, be it competing or watching, and I love games of all kinds.
I do have a competitive personality - not because I have to 'win', but because I enjoy the challenge and thrill of competition.
I love dogs, and my dog, Quincy, is the bestest ever.
I like to think that I'm introspective, friendly, of good humour, and thoughtful of others. Whether or not my friends agree depends on the amount of beer and/or cash that I have plied them with ;)
I believe in being genuine and honest with others. I hope for the same but am not naïve enough to expect it. However, dishonesty, disrespect and disloyalty are any or all enough for me to sever a friendship. My late grandmother used to say 'it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and trust and an instant to ruin them'. A life lesson, that - and a very wise woman, my grandmother was.
I am creative, honest, and loyal
I suppose that makes me a 'Master' - such possibilities!
I work as an account executive/team leader for a market research company with government organizations as clients. And I actually enjoy my job. The thought of ever being involved in the business sector, and *enjoying* it, was always laughable. This may be a sign that I'm becoming delusional...
I also worked for several years for Upper Deck Entertainment as a contractor, doing research and aesthetic design for a card game. Basically, I got paid to read comics, then write about the game. Lord how I miss that job...
On the side, I co-created a dramatic monologue called 'Zeppelin Was A Cover Band!', which is about the history of Led Zeppelin and all the musicians they stole their music from. My friend and co-creator of the play, Stéfan, does the monologue, and I do the music. It was performed in French at the Mainline Theatre in Montreal in the fall of 2006, and again at the Off-Fringe in Montreal in the summer of 2007. We translated it into English and performed it at the Montreal Off-Fringe Festival in the summer of 2008 and again in French in the summer and fall of 2008. We got invited to the Centaur Theater's Wildside Festival in January 2009, reaching as high as 120 tickets sold for our Saturday show. This truly astounds me. We were supposed to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2008 but Harper cut the grants that would have paid for the plane tix :(
We also had a billingual play that we both performed in the 2010 Montreal Fringe in Montreal revolving around our musical autobiographies...and called Autobiomusicograph(y)ie. We are revising our two shows into a serial of 5 performances, which will be performed in sequence in multiple locations throughout the second half of 2011.
In my spare time, I used to run a small press publishing company, called Mercutio Press (www.mercutiopress.com) - I'm horribly behind on it, but hope to get it back up and running at some point.
(a) The Rachel Papers and Time's Arrow by Martin Amis, Skinhead and Human Punk by John King, The Onion Eaters by JP Donleavy, High Fidelity and Songbook by Nick Hornby, Byron's Don Juan and Manfred, White Stone by Stephanie Bolster, Maggie Estep's Soft Maniacs, Milan Kundera's Slowness, Clive Barker's Books of Blood, Alice in Wonderland. Current reading: Kabuki - Dreams by David Mack.
(b) Anything by Hal Hartley (esp. The Unbelievable Truth), High Fidelity, The Maltese Falcon, Hackers, Mallrats, Donnie Darko, Serenity, Mystery Train, anything by Richard Linklater, Hard Boiled, Wings of Desire, Last Year at Marienbad, La Haine, anything by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (esp. Delicatessen), Machete. Most recent purchase: SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!! Most recent theatre extravaganza: Rango.
(c) Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Henry Rollins, Slaves On Dope, Grim Skunk, Godspeed You! Black Emperor (May 2nd!!), Sleater-Kinney, Vampire Weekend, Fugazi (& Pailhead), Gogol Bordello, The Pixies (April 13!!!), The Pogues, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Bauhaus, Ministry/RevCo, Front 242, VNV Nation (May 21!!!), Suicide Commando (coming to North America for the first time ever on May 23 - and I got mah tix!!!), Bonobo, Asian Dub Foundation, Herbalizer, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sam Pilafian, Rossini. Most recent acquisition: Völkerball by Rammstein.
(d) chicken, chicken, chicken. And any combination of peanut butter and chocolate...