A friend recently told me that I live the life of an American sitcom lead. I have the city job, I enjoy the great and quirky in London (attempting to pass recommendations from TimeOut as my own discoveries in the process!), and to stop the plot getting stale I travel as much as I can. Come to think of it, I also house share with other twenty somethings and now I'm trying online dating. This is sounding quite apt.
Update: Just returned home following 8 months globetrotting. Care to help me ease back into UK life? I have stories to trade.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been in London four years now, studying part time and working on a job that has me trying to make the financial system a safer place with spreadsheets and stern words. Let me know if you don't think it's working, I can always make my words a bit sterner.
I’m really good at
Making breakfast today reminded me. I do the perfect boiled egg.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These lists change every time I'm asked.
Books: Cloud Atlas, The Motor Cycle Diaries, Love in the time of
Cholera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Brazzaville Beach, The
Island, The Great Gatsby, On the Road
TV: The Wire, Mad Men, Arrested Development, West Wing, Breaking
Films: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lost in Translation, Little
Miss Sunshine, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Submarine, The Truman
Show, The Dark Knight, The Shawshank Redemption
Music: The Maccabees, Neutral Milk Hotel, Daft Punk, Broken Social
Scene, Muse, M83, James Blake, Mumford & Sons. From jazz to
EDM, it's always better live.
Food: On a recent trip to South Korea I tried the live octopus.
I'll give anything a go, even if it's only one (the live octopus is
most definitely only once!)
The six things I could never do without
Could I survive without an alarm clock?
A novel for the tube
A great bottle of whiskey (just in case)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I'm going to be in a few years time. Progressing in a career
or mixing cocktails in a South American bar...
On a typical Friday night I am
Perhaps after-work drinks, and always just one more round before
you realise that dinner really isn't going to happen. On the best
ones I'm landing somewhere in Europe to start a whirlwind city
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In a very slapstick moment I once crashed a slow moving motorbike
into a shop in Cambodia. I'll never be sold a first aid kit so
You should message me if
You'd like to help me get lost in this city all over again or join
in the hunt for the best drinks in town.