aDudeAbides
37 Guildford, UK
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My self-summary
Here comes the pitch:

I'd like to think that I'm a bright sort, awake, a deep thinker, always hungry to learn and discover. So I read and I write and I visit and I ponder and it's never enough, which is as it should be. I live for good music, good food, good places and good people. I'm a lapsed musician, been a chef in another life and I write for a magazine and web, mainly about food and the arts.

Oh, and I review restaurants, although I still can't quite believe it.*

*(Update: Recently taken the leap into freelancing. Meaning I'm a struggling artist writing for breadcrumbs. Ladies, start your queuing....)

I've been told I’m a little old fashioned but in a good way, i.e. I open doors for others but don’t wear tweed. And while I enjoy the finer things in life (or would like to) I’ll admit I’m mostly just a big kid and a hopeless day dreamer. I dig meaningful conversation, so long as there’s a lot of laughter in there too.

Things I'm not: a millionaire or anything close; a full-tilt extrovert; a bad kisser; a good dancer; a playa, a sports nut/ give a shit-er; shallow; as clever as I'd like to be...

Things I am: kind; dry of humour but warm of heart; prone to endearing social gaffs; a music addict; a rational-skeptic; soulful; a good cook; bit of a geek; book-devourer; TV-ambivalent; sick of my own lists...
What I’m doing with my life
Making it up as I go along.
I’m really good at
Cooking, writing, music, procrastinating, listening, contemplating, getting it wrong...
The first things people usually notice about me
Man-shaped
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Don't even get me started about books... Ok, I read a lot of fiction,science, philosophy, pop-culture, classic literature and history. I yearn to write a book of my own one day. Scratch that: I will.

Music; it's all about the soul and the beat so give me rock n roll, blues, funk, jazz and retro rock with a little modern fuzz thrown in.

Film: Need a balance of popcorn and smarts

Food: I write about food for a living, but I'm pretty swish at cooking French shiz
The six things I could never do without
A notepad
A smart-arse quip
Coffee
Other people's laughter
A decent wifi signal
Gout
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The meaning of everything. And what to make for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
In a restaurant giving quiet thanks that I no longer work in one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I shot JFK. It's this whole weird thing...
You should message me if
It would be great to meet someone who shares my outlook but who knows her own mind, has an absurd sense of humour, a warm heart and hypnotic eyes. If this site helps me find her, then that’d be all kinds of ace.

... Alright, maybe a couple of caveats:

1) Distance: if we're too far away, i.e. 50 miles+ it probably isn't going to work out, sadly. Whoever said "love conquers all" clearly never met the M25 at rush hour.

2) "If u lik 2 tlk lik dis, lol" , you should probably buy a dictionary and definitely leave me alone.
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