Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Ah, the self summary. The place where everyone scrambles to get the
requisite 100 characters. And I just reached it! But I'll give you
a bit more than that, I guess. Basically, I overthink about almost
anything it is possible to overthink, and really wish I could get
those witty comments out on the spur of the moment instead of
thinking what to say a few hours to days later. I enjoy singing
, from baroque to
rock, and acting
though I'm not as good at that. In contrast, I can be pretty shy
around people I don't know and sometimes can't think of much to
say, so you'll have to bear with me. Around people I do know I'm
very animated and can be rather silly, again, something you'll have
to bear with.
I am knowledgeable, musical, and complex.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Well, I used to be at university, but as a result of rather chronic
, I'm not allowed
back to the uni for the duration of 2011. Yeah, so pretty
significant procrastination there. Was thinking of getting back to
degree in 2012, but now reconsidering.
I work at a real
agency full time these days, as a receptionist/internet
& social media organiser, and am thinking of staying there
until 2012, thereafter possibly moving to Melbourne, either to do a
Music Theatre degree or a Bachelor of Environments (Planning).
Those two options are kiiiinda different from each other, and I
haven't decided which one I want to take yet.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Sounding more confident than I am, especially in writing, and
knowing the full background story of something trivial raised in
passing conversation. I once dubbed myself 'an encyclopedia of
', although it can come in use every so often.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My facial hair
most likely, although this is getting less common as I get older -
I've had it almost constantly since I was 15. They also might
complete lack of ability in thinking of something interesting to
say beyond the immediate circumstances
, a product of talking to
people I don't know. I'm sorry! I do try my best, and it generally
does get better.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am very much enamoured of the fantasy
genre, although have just recently
become more interested in some of the 'classics'. A short list of
authors I enjoy, in no particular order would include: C. S. Lewis,
J. R. R. Tolkien, Garth Nix, Hal Duncan, the Brönte sisters,
Gregory Maguire and Philip Pullman.
As to movies, I must admit I'm not much of a
, despite having worked at a cinema for two and a
half years. I often tend to find the redeeming parts of a film, and
forgive the mistakes. This works for books as well, actually.
In music I have a wide range of tastes, classical to contemporary,
but this excludes hip-hop, metal and most rap. I tend to like the
most music under the banner of 'alternative rock
' or 'indie
'. My favourite artists
at the moment would be: Anberlin
, Arcade Fire
, The Beatles
, Sarah Blasko
, Luca (only released one
EP and then disappeared into the void, unfortunately), The Middle East
, Sufjan Stevens
As to food, I don't really have any qualms, except an aversion
for most seafood
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Hm. I guess...
1. An alarm clock - to force myself to get up in the
2. A new book to read.
3. My voice so I can sing to myself absentmindedly.
4. A cat of some form.
5. The stars to gaze at.
6. My JustRyam
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Architecture, and related urban planning problems. Sounds a bit dry
I guess, but architecture has always fascinated me and I always
take the opportunity to check out what's around me when I'm in a
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Not doing much, really. I might be at home on the internet or
watching TV, I might be at my partner's house, possibly at a
musical rehearsal if I'm in it for that show, or about once a month
out with friends. I probably should get out more often...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Frankly? I'm not very good at keeping secrets, or that is, my own
secrets, so there's not much about me which you can't find out,
with some gentle prodding. I guess a private thing would be that
I'm gay, as, while generally I'll be happy to say I have a
boyfriend if it comes up in conversation, I don't generally
volunteer it myself, and most people generally don't guess it of
me. It was less likely to become known to acquaintances before my
current partner for obvious reasons. But really, there's nothing
about myself that I would have a real issue telling someone about
if I felt they seemed trustworthy.
You should message me if
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You're able to have and interested in intelligent conversation,
laid-back, maybe a little 'nerdy', and want to make friends with
someone like minded.
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