Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The two things more than one friend have said are that I should
either be a stand up comic or a counsellor.
I'm usually pretty calm and patient. Unless I'm hungry; then all
bets are off.
I prefer small intimate dinner parties or cafe chats to bars or
clubs. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement. I'd prefer a
root canal over a club, unless there's a band I went there to
Organized sports and I aren't really on friendly terms. We see each
other around but keep our respective distance. So you won't often
catch me watching a Canucks or Lions game. But I'll stick around if
you want to.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I work with people with developmental disabilities, mostly teens
but quite a few adults. It's a challenging and rewarding job and
every day is different. It keeps me on my toes.
In my free time, I build guitars, ukuleles and banjos. I also host
a ukulele circle once a month.
Other than that, the typical things people do: Hanging out with
friends, spending too much time online, figuring out how my cat
plans to kill me next or trying to make the world a better place in
my own small way everyday.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Turning mistakes into "design features," especially when building
an instrument. There are a couple of cute quirks on my first
ukulele as a result of a collision with a concrete floor or the
edge of a table during the building process.
Staying calm in a crisis. In my job, I deal with a lot of young
people and a few of them have some severe emotional issues. My team
tends to look to me to remain grounded and calm during those times
when there's blow-ups.
Losing my keys. If this was an Olympic event, I'd get Gold. And
then promptly misplace it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The large flock of doves that fly off, startled and in slow motion,
every time I enter a room.
Okay, a friend recently told me that she felt instantly at ease
when she saw my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
TV: I haven't been watching too much lately, but in the past I've
enjoyed Doctor Who. I love the quiz show Quite Interesting. And Top
Gear UK, which is weird because I am so not a "car guy." I like
police procedurals, too. The CSI series, Numb3rs, Lie to Me.
Books: Dean Koontz, Carl Hiaasen, Martha Grimes, Douglas Copeland,
Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett...a mix of comedy, fantasy and
Food: I love seafood. And pasta. Seafood pasta is obviously my
Music is a huge part of my life and I love all kinds. It is so more
much fun to talk about in person rather than create a huge list
that you may or may not relate to.
Movies...I used to love movies. I even worked at a Rogers, for
crying out loud! But I've fallen out of movie-watching practice.
When I do, I'm a huge fan of some foreign movies, docs and clever
comedies. Perhaps you could introduce me to some of your favorites!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I'm going to go ahead and let you assume the usual needs (Friends,
family, tech stuff like phone/laptop, love, sleep) and try to share
things that are particularly important to me:
1. Something to stimulate my brain (see #2)
2. Music, either listening or playing.
3. A soft pillow and a firm pillow.
4. An occasional rainstorm.
5. A nice kitchen knife and a decent sautee pan.
6. My car. Unless you live right downtown, it's bloody impossible
to get anywhere without one.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I am going and what I'm going to eat when I get there.
How beautiful it would be if the whole world renounced violence.
Then I could conquer everyone with just a butter knife. (Just
checking to see if you're paying attention.)
My family. Some of it is far away right now and I'm frequently
planning trips to see them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Looking at the handy-dandy planner in my phone, I could be:
Attending a live taping of a podcast
Celebrating a friend's birthday
Fixing a guitar for a friend (sadly, this one was a lost cause but
don't worry. It'll be harvested for parts and reborn in new
But I'm usually just trying to decipher the cryptic riddles that
were written on a piece of ancient parchment wrapped around a
broken amulet the Gypsies discovered in the basket I was found in
as a baby. Apparently, once I unearth the other half of the amulet,
I'll find True Love and take my rightful place as the Chosen One,
So, y'know, typical 'guy' stuff.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I wasn't actually found in a basket by Gypsies when I was a
It was more of a hamper, really.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You can help me solve the enigma of my disappearing keys.
Seriously, it's getting ridiculous.
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