Hey, I'm Paul. I'm a laid back guy, quiet and insightful. I live
five minutes from the U of A campus. I grew up on a farm outside of
Sherwood Park, so I guess I'm a farmer at heart. I'm trilingual. I
am also a pretty big fan of video games. As you may or may not have
noticed, I typically write concisely.
I am a geek, a good listener, and a llama.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated from the U of A in 2007 with a BA in political science,
specializing in international relations, and a minor in history. I
currently work for the federal government. I'm pretty
well-established for my age, so I don't have any life-altering
projects on the go at this very moment. I'm at the point where I'm
looking for someone with whom I can share future experiences.
I’m really good at
I am ridiculously good at video games I've never played before. I'm
also pretty good at baseball (the real life kind). In addition, I'm
a cunning linguist and a master debater. Lame jokes aside, I like
to pretend I'm good at billiards, but I'm really not.
I'm currently involved in a D&D campaign with my friends, and I
guess I'm "good" at that, although sometimes, the dice are clearly
trying to kill me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I use my eyebrows to express feelings when I talk, and everyone
points it out.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) Books: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, any Arsène Lupin,
and Richard Dawkins. I read the BBC news tracker more than I read
novels, to be honest.
(b) Movies: I like a ton of movies. One notable exception is
Ghostrider - wow, that movie is the worst. I am a pretty big fan of
space battles, so by extension I like Star Trek, Star Wars, BSG,
(c) Music: I like lots of music but prefer techno, trance, and
melodic metal. I hate country music and strive to make fun of it
whenever I can. I play the cello.
(d) Foods: I don't like eggs (except scrambled), beets, eggplant,
tomatoes, green peppers or artichoke hearts. Anything else is
great! I especially enjoy a good pizza.
The six things I could never do without
-Distractions (vidja games, board games, all with friends of
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I don't think about one big thing in particular. My mind wanders
like crazy, and I think about everything all at once.
On a typical Friday night I am
Not doing too much at all, actually. I don't like bars or clubs.
You can usually find me hanging out at home. Pretty boring,
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can tell you in what situations you might want an A-wing instead
of a B-wing or a Y-wing.
You should message me if
I seem like an interesting person to you, and you'd like to get to
know me better. You believe we have enough in common to sustain a
You should also message me if you're braver than I am. I'm shy in
real life, and it turns out that translates to the interweb as