Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a Brit who is far more David Mitchell than Tom
Originally from Norwich, England, I moved to the US in 2002. I
started out in Bakersfield, CA and then relocated to Oklahoma for
reasons. Now I'm living in New York City, which has been a massive
culture shock after living in the midwest for so long. I'm loving
city life so far, though.
I have the conventional dry, snarky British sense of humour and
have a strong tendency to use my hands when I talk. A lot. I've
been told it's funny to watch, like I'm trying to swat a
particularly evasive fly.
I have a dog who is my absolute best friend in the whole world.
He's been with me since I arrived in the US and I can't imagine
life without him. I also have a cat who is certifiably insane and
I'm reasonably certain thinks he's a squirrel.
I like to read, although I don't do it anywhere near as often as I
should. I've also spent far too much of my life playing MMOs
(currently subscribed to Final Fantasy 14) although that's dropped
off a lot since I moved to NYC. I just don't have the time any
I have long, luxurious hair that everyone seems to want to
I act on the side, with the intention of turning that into my
primary career. Hence my relocation. As a result, I spent several
years of my life swinging swords at people while wearing funny
outfits. Also, I had a unicorn fart in my face. It tasted like
I love hiking and camping, but haven't been able to do it in years.
I've gotten back my tent now though, so this is about to start
happening again. I am unreasonably excited about this.
What I’m doing with my life
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Currently, adjusting to life in NYC. Trying to do absolutely
everything at once, while finding new people to do those things
I work from home as a software engineer, under contract with the
same company I worked for back in Oklahoma which is cool as hell of
them. Also travelling a fair bit - got a trip back to OK next month
to pick up my cat, then Atlanta at the end of August (for
I’m really good at
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making snarky comments that would make people without British
accents seem like complete arseholes. I accept that I abuse this
The first things people usually notice about me
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Either the hair or the accent. Followed by a request to either pet
me, or to have me repeat various sentences. Please don't ever ask
me to yell spells from Harry Potter at you.
Don't be that person. It got old super-fast.
I will basically say anything else you ask though. I am your circus
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, Thud! being a favorite.
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series is one that I devour whenever a
new one comes out. This recently happened with Skin Game and I
would love to geek out about it with someone.
I'm trying really hard to get around to reading the Song of Ice and
Fire series, but they've been fairly hard going for some reason. So
for now, I am one of those people that book readers seem to hate
because I've only watched the Game of Thrones series instead of
Movie: The Blues Brothers. Favorite movie of all time - I'm a
sucker for musicals in general, but this movie is just all around
fantastic. Otherwise, I love The Princess Bride and have an
unashamed love for Disney movies. Especially The Lion King. I will
sing (badly) many, many Disney songs while driving without a care
in the world.
Shows: Game of Thrones, as mentioned above. I've got a huge list of
things people keep telling me to watch which I am very slowly
starting on - at the top of the list is Rick and Morty, which I've
only seen a few episodes of but have found hilarious so far. My
geeky weeaboo side comes out when it comes to One Piece - I have
something of a fixation with pirates and that show has been a
favourite of mine for many years now.
Food: Lamb vindaloo. Pretty much anything spicy for that matter -
the stereotype about the English liking bland food is a lie, I tell
you. Lies and slander!
The six things I could never do without
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My dog. He is my rock and I would have gone completely insane
moving here without him.
Greenery - trees, grass, I need it all. I've been very pleasantly
surprised by how easy that is to find in the city.
Curry. Spicy food in general, but especially Indian curries. Partly
since years of vindaloo have left me with only two functional taste
It's not so much that I couldn't do without it - after all, I did
for years - but holy hell have I missed being by water. I live just
a block away from the Hudson river now and after being landlocked
for years it feels so much better!
Some form of GPS. I'm reasonably certain that I would have
accidentally wandered into an active volcano without one. Even
though there aren't any around. I WOULD HAVE FOUND ONE.
My car. I tried to get by without it and I did okay, but I missed
the knowledge that I could just pick up and drive three hours away
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Exploring downtown Manhattan, which is currently involving getting
horribly lost. You'd think that the clearly numbered streets would
help. NOPE. I have a life-long inability to remember which one is
East and which is West.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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More than 99% of the people I left behind when I moved, I miss my
former roommate's dogs.
You should message me if
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You're willing to help a strange foreigner explore the city.
You're accepting of the fact that I'm still on the overweight side
(current weight as of 10/10: 196lbs. Broke the 200 barrier!) with
the knowledge that I'm working hard on getting it under
On that note, if you're looking for someone to go running, hiking
or camping with.
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