SleipnirColony
32 Toronto, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
This profile under renovation! I did not see myself trying to get back in the game, but I guess you could say circumstances change on a dime sometimes.

The name. Yes, it's weird. It comes from this awesome dream I had once where I had what you'd have to call a Sleipnir infestation in my kitchen, with hordes of tiny 8-legged horses skittering under the fridge when I turned the kitchen light on. It was pretty awesome.

Disappointingly, there were no tiny Odins to go with them.

I'm at a funny point of my life in that I feel like I'm finally hitting my stride. Some shit has happened, as happens to all of us, but I feel like I'm like seven eighths of the way to being a functional adult and stuff. It's kind of cool.

I know every sixth or seventh profile on here says something to the effect of 'I just got out of a long term relationship' (that being the tragedy of the human condition) so I'll spare you any attendant clichés and just say that I've learned a lot about what I want in terms of the kind of people I want to surround myself with and what I have to offer. It's pretty exciting, if I'm being honest.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to get my legal career off the ground. But not too hard, because that would shatter the carefully cultivated Laid Back Hombre facade I have so carefully cultivated through most of my adult life. Working on myself in general for the first time in a long time. Overall, trying to come back to the world from a bit of a hiatus.
Also, when possible, laughing, playing, and drinking whiskey.
Patting myself on the back for not just answering this question with a transcription of The Message by Grandmaster Flash.
I’m really good at
...laughing, playing, and drinking whiskey?

Honest answer, I'm a pretty good at riding that line between bleeding-heart earnest and shank-you-in-the-ribs sarcasm. I'd say it's an art and not a science but that's a lie. There are equations and everything.

My Genesis-era Phil Collins karaoke impression is a fucking barn-burner, for real.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm pleased to meet them!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Sentimental favourite is anything Kafka, but when I read on my off-hours nowadays it's more often the news, or historical narratives of some description. If for instance you're the kind of person who reads books about the Anglo-German naval race, we should already be hanging out.

Movies/shows: I have 4 TB of network storage at my place dedicated to archiving stuff I like. This could take a while. However I think it's fair to say that if you don't enjoy Rick and Morty even a little bit there's no hope for us. Because you're dead inside.

Music: I dunno, I don't listen to a lot of music these days and all my favourite bands are broken up. Damn, that makes me sad. These days it's basically all podcasts and standup comedy.

Food: What's on special? j/k I don't care just feed me whatever. HAVING SAID THAT I am a very skilled cook, up to a certain point on the time/effort curve. I've got about 5-10 'stunt' dishes I can prepare that are sure to impress but it's often not worth it because while I love good food, I'm fundamentally easy to please.

Miscellaneous: You should probably know up front that I've got a serious chronic illness. Namely, I care in a deep, abiding, and pointless fashion about the Leafs. I guess, on balance, it's better than being a PCP addict or something.
The six things I could never do without
Wild, flailing improvisation. The cool side of the pillow. Someone to talk to who can't or won't hide the fact that they are listening, thinking, and giving a shit. A month-to-month credit card balance of zero. My carefully curated e-book library. A second monitor.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How badly i tend to overthink things I'm asked to consider how much I think about.
Serious answer, our collective future. And my place within it. How I can use the latter to make any kind of reasonable impact on the former.
Yeah, heavy shit, right?
Despite being a real hardcore type-B low-key guy, I think way, way too hard about things I can't control but I'm getting better about it.
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, drilling down on my movie backlog. Or playing hockey, or (honestly) cleaning my place thoroughly so I don't need to worry about it all weekend and I can just live in clean space.
Wow I feel old now.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It's no use lying to myself or anyone else at my age; I've got a big heart and I really, honestly care about people. This blows up in my face sometimes but on the other hand I've had some really remarkably fulfilling and loving relationships as a result. On the other hand, I've discovered that sometimes having a big heart is not enough.

Alternative answer: if this video makes you tear up on the most fundamental level, then we're kindred spirits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8mIdB2Q-i8
You should message me if
Look, you nor I know if we're going to hit it off or even tolerate each other. That's the terror and majesty of living out there in the world with a lot of other people. There's no guarantees. But it's fun to meet new people in general, and if anything I've said has made you feel like it would be fun to meet me *in particular* then I think it'd be crazy not to gamble 2 minutes on it. Online dating is fundamentally kind of ridiculous, so let's try and juice this motherfucker a bit. I'm game if you are.
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