Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m adventurous, outgoing and confident (at least if approaching
MPs with a national strategy is any indication.) I can find the
humour in pretty much any situation.
I know what I like, I know what's important to me, I'm passionate
about both and I've always found creative ways (or put in the hard
work) to do what's most important to me.
I'm fairly driven, both in my work and my personal interests. I
also seem to be increasingly busy with family, work, friends and
music. (Okay, I'm actually really driven, but I figure that's
important if I'm going to help secure multi-year funding.)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Is it bragging to say I get paid to do social development work that
matters to me with an organization and people I respect?
I’m making more time for music and art these days, and
doing/experiencing that with family and friends as often as I can.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I like to think I’m really good at swimming and cross-country
skiing. And finding tactful and diplomatic ways through potentially
awkward situations. (Also sentence fragments.)
I’m also really good at finding my way around new places and
chancing upon neat situations/events/shops and locals-only types of
The first things people usually notice about me
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I've been told folks notice my open face and friendly willingness
to chat with just about anyone. Given that folks come up to me in a
variety of settings (work, political, concerts) to chat, I guess
strangers do really notice my willingness to chat and learn about
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
What about favourite…
- Comedian: Eddie Izzard, but I’m also partial to John Wing and
- Play: It’s a tie between The Importance of Being Earnest and
- Author you follow on twitter but have yet to read any of their
books: Maureen Johnson
- Newspaper: NYTimes Weekend
- Live music act: A tie again, this time between The Souljazz
Orchestra and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
- Instrument: The French horn (but pretty much any brass
And if I must list the usual suspect categories…
book: Sophie’s World
movie: Cloud Atlas
show: Black Books
music: jazz (Chet Baker and anything Ella), funk, soul and the like
(Ikebe Shakedown), select hip hop (Guru, Shad, K-os), classical
(Sibelius and Paart), alternative and rock (Bjork, anything Jack
White has done, Socalled), occasionally blues (Downchild Blues
Band) and a bit of folk (Neil Young). I’ll watch pretty much any
music live, though.
food: Thai, East Indian, vegetarian, sushi. French fries are my
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Sleep - it’s never ended well every time I've tried to go
That’s about it. If I've had even just some sleep, I like to think
I can make any situation work.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I do, admittedly, think a lot about work and helping create
opportunities for Aboriginal people to find jobs that are
meaningful to them. When I’m not thinking about work, though, I
tend to think about whatever choral piece I'm currently rehearsing,
when I can make time to practice guitar or planning my next trip to
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out for dinner or drinks with friends or chilling after a hectic
week, and sometimes swimming, cycling or weight training.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm planning on going to music camp this summer. ("This one time?
At band camp?")
You should message me if
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You like adventures, laughter, fresh air and hugs, with the
occasional cheesy pun.
Oh, and if you cycle and play (or are considering playing) an
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