***Update 2015*** I've delved headfirst into finding a new career, no longer at the restaurant. Got a gig doing QC and volunteering a bunch, but the hunt continues.
I also really enjoy my current position, having helped open an family owned organic burger shop downtown 3 years ago, where I'm the Assistant Manager and Cook for the Corktown/Cabbagetown/Distillery location. It's grueling and busy, but I choose the tunes, work with great people there and in the restaurant next door (2 in 1!), and the neighborhood has great folks.
I'd like to do part time in both fields, or find something professional in the archival/digitization arena, but the idea of sitting on my butt staring at a screen isn't for me. I can enjoy doing that at home.
Living in the suburbs in a nice (I swear!) basement apartment, looking to get something closer to work and the downtown life.
Booze: I like a nice shandy. Also a fan of bourbon and making tea-based drinks. A seaberry gin fizz was the best drink I ever had. And I really don't care for gin. I'm a causal/social drinker.
Cigerettes: Smoker since 15, starting getting disillusioned with it a couple years ago. I'd like to transition to e-cigs to give my lungs a break, maybe become a social smoker or not at all, but only time and willpower will tell.
Drugs: 15-22 I would have made Hunter S. Thompson proud. Oh the stories to share. I started cleaning up my act after that, though had a nasty tango with Trivial Pursuit, the SCTV writer's table, and a certain substance around 25, but I am long since past those days. I am fine with you doing what have you, as long as it doesn't get out of hand often, but I stick to the green.
Sports/Physical Activity: Not really interested in the Big 4, but I enjoyed rugby and archery as a teen. I'll watch cricket if it's on a TV, and the Olympics too. Although I am mostly bikeless at the moment, I enjoy going for a ride (screw downtown, I stick to the beach/valleys). If anyone is interested in buying a refurbished 50 year old lady's fixed gear sky blue Huffy, let me know! Sometimes I'll take a big walk around the downtown.
Travel/Getting Around: Been a few places, would sure like to go to more. I've been to Montreal a couple times for the festival, but would like to eventually see some of Europe aside from the homeland. France, Italy, Greece, Med. cruise. I'm not a car person, no licence, and I enjoy the street theatre of public transit. I have a potential dual citizenship for England, and a ridiculous story about a trip to Ohio.
Clothes/Grooming: I'm very comfortable in a hoodie, jeans and Converse. Multiple hoodies sometimes! Tendency to underdress for the weather. I keep a close cropped beard.
Living/Sleeping space: A nice dark bedroom is key. I used to be the sort of person who needed silence, but these days I find it very relaxing to fall asleep to Terry Pratchett audiobooks, or comedy podcasts. I may drop my stuff on the floor/seat when I get home tired, but things are generally picked up before bed/next morning. My decor is of Asian watercolours and old nautical maps. Restaurant clipping on the fridge, a big TV surrounded by my books, comfy couch, one or two piles of read/reading/to read items.
Books: Dune, Sandman series, The Road, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Warren Ellis, Margaret Atwood, Judge Dredd, ancient classics (Grecco-Roman), Jonathan Hickman, Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Movies: Dune, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, 2001, The Marx Bros, Monty Python, kung fu, sci-fi, intense films like those by Nicholas Wynding Reffen, black and whites classics (Citizen Kane, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, 12 Angry Men), some of the hit or miss recent Hollywood fascination with superheroes.
Music: 1940's/1950's pop rock and doowop, drum n' bass, breaks, dubstep, orchestra/symphony, some symphonic metal, some intelligent hip hop, some dance. The Doors, Madeon, Mos Def, Killabits, Zed's Dead, Camo & Krooked, Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy), Poe, Chromeo.
TV: Comedy Network, Food Network, Red Dwarf, period shows like A Game Of Thrones. Community, Modern Family, The Soup, BSG/Caprica, No Reservations/, The Walking Dead, The Daily Show, The IT Crowd, Hannibal, @Midnight, SNL, Louie, Utopia, Black Mirror, Better Off Ted, True Detective, Vice.
Food & Drink: Earl Grey (great when mixed with hot chocolate) mint tea, (same as above) Apple Juice, Ginger Ale, Unagi, making pizza dough, charcuterie, fruits and veg, Korean, Japanese.
Hmmmm, let us call this the dealmaker/breaker section.
I smoke marijuana generally once a day, only once the day's activities are completed, night has set, and there's nothing to do but watch TV, cook, play some games, and get ready for bed. So 95% of the time that's in the last 2-3hrs of my day. The other 5% might be before a particular movie or going to breaks/EDM show. I just don't understand how ppl get down with it during the day/etc. I got stuff to do!
Food philosophy. I respect your choices for your diet, but if you consider food as just fuel, well, I wouldn't dismiss you out of hand, but I do appreciate the art and craft and culture of food and the industry.
No Scientologists please!