Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
One of the nicknames that I've been given is the Social Hand
Grenade. I've always felt that that was a bit strong. Apparently it
came about due to a combination of my gregarious, warm and friendly
nature and my penchant for occasionally saying deeply inappropriate
things at somewhat socially unacceptable times.
In my defence I think that this comes from a subconscious desire to
vet those I come into contact with for a decent sense of humour,
which as far as I'm concerned is a must. I have very high standards
you see and get a bit awkward around people without a well
developed sense of irony. Well that's how I justify it to myself
anyhow. Alternatively I can feign a mild form of tourettes to
justify my loose lips. Then you can't hold it against me right?
Who's the bad guy now huh? Certainly not me. I'm not the one
discriminating against someone with a fictional disability.
Another one of my nicknames is The Wanker from Sri Lanka. I'm not
sure where that one came from. There are a lot of mean people out
there. (By the way this last bit was a test)
What I’m doing with my life
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If you've read the "My details" section you'll have noted that I've
very impressively graduated from law school and describe my job as
being in the Law/Legal services. This is mostly true but on the job
front not wholly accurate anymore. I was a solicitor for a while,
but it didn't really agree with me so I packed it in much to the
disgust of the folks. Whilst I enjoyed the intellectual aspect of
the job, helping people on occasion and the fact that no two days
were the same, the people drove me mental and I didn't want to
spend all of my waking hours in the office surrounded by people I
wanted to push down the stairs.
I currently work as an underwriter for an insurance company that
insures litigation. To a degree its similar work to what I was
doing before but the hours are much better and the people are nicer
so it's a much better quality of life. We get to get involved in
some pretty big cases so I still get to make a difference and to
use my powers for good. Sometimes. There is a lot of looking out of
the windows and googling pictures of squirrels involved too.
I don't like to define myself purely by my job though. I'm a big
fan of the work life balance. In my free time I like to kick back
with a nice cup of tea and a bit of a sit down with my cats. That's
not to say that my binge drinking days are all behind me. Far from
it. I'm a big fan of a few cheeky ones. There's a great emphasis in
my work and social circles on mid week drinking, as it makes the
week go by a bit quicker. It's usually a couple of pints or a few
glasses of the rouge depending on the company though.
I'm also on a bit of a health kick at the moment and try to either
go for a swim or to the gym most nights, cats and alcohol
permitting. Richmond Park is half a mile from my house so I'll try
and cycle around that at the weekends when the weather allows. I've
also signed up to an Israeli martial arts course, but it's a bit
punchy so will look for reasons to be otherwise engaged on a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Insurance, cat husbandry, accumulating large piles of unopened post
(fuck you bills, you're not the boss of me), Words with Friends
(but oddly not Scrabble), feining ignorance, looking busy, my phone
voice, buying lots of beige things, philantropy, first person
shooters (I was once in the top 10,000 in the world at Modern
Warfare 2 and they sold 100 million copies of that, you do the
math, but I appreciate that this isn't that desireable a quality in
the eyes of many ladies and I've pretty much retired from that
now), looking good on paper, impressing people's parents, dancing,
but only with elderly relatives at weddings, caring about stuff,
listening, hugging, etc!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am like an onion with many many layers and as everyone is
different and will probably notice different things it's probably
best that I list the top 40 in alphabetical(ish) order.
9. Complete arsehole
11. Domestic god
29. Massive package
31. Not a massive pervert who's looking down your top
32. Open minded
37. Stylish (sort of)
39. Wandering hands
40. Xylophone enthusiast
Nobody has ever told me any of these things, but I can tell that
they are thinking them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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To Kill A Mockingbird
The Grapes of Wrath
The Street Laywer - Tom Grisham
Tournament Poker and the Art of War - Davd Apostololico
The Choloate Thief: Amusing Real Life Adventures in Autism - The
The Yes Man - Danny Wallace
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
We need to talk about Kevin
Lethal Weapon 2
3 Men and a baby
Game of Thrones
How I met your mother
The Big bang Theory
The IT Crowd
Home & Away Circa 1994 - 1997
In terms of music, I have really varied taste which changes
depending on my mood, and I'm pretty much into anything, however my
radio tends to either stay tuned to Absolute or Magic. Magic if
there's nobody around.
Food: All you can eat Chinese buffets
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My moral compass- it keeps my sense of adventure in check
2. My sense of adventure- it keeps my moral compass in check
3. My cats
5. My super king sized bed with easy access to a snooze
5. My thirst for world peace, charity work and philantropy
5. Bus drivers waving at each other
5. Racing people in the pool without them realising
5. Drunk chicks with low self esteem
5. Breaking the rules
6. Tea bags
Obviously friends and family too, but as they're a given I've
controversially vetoed them. I'm a big fan nonetheless
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Alone, worrying, eating ice cream and weeping gently.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've never read most of the books in the my favourite books
section. I googled a list of the best film adaptations then picked
ones that sounded sophisticated and that I've seen, then I got
bored and picked ones that I haven't seen, but thought that no one
is likely to question me on anyway. Sorry. At least I'm honest
about it? I haven't read anything that wasn't written by Andy McNab
in years. That guy ROCKS! It should also be noted that I have
recently reread the complete works if Andy McNab.
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