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Nice guy. Friend of the worker. Professional. Obliging.
Responds to basic commands. Faithful companion. Not a lout.
Likes beer. Likes company. Likes dogs. Likes old school
documentaries. Likes footnotes.
Someone asked me what in the hell I was doing on here: friends,
people. I don't know a soul in Toronto... Yet.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm fresh off of the boat from Melbourne, Australia. I'll be your
neighbour for the next couple of years.
Usually I work in IT, but I've been known to hold odd technical
positions that no one else wants. Work is a means to and end:
having an "awesome career trajectory" doesn't mean as much to me as
being a valued and trusted member of a team. There's so much more
to life than the office and my pay cheque (Although... Money is
awfully nice, isn't it?).
Amazingly (at least from my mother's perspective) I'm attached. But
thanks to the fine folk of the Republican Party my partner and I
forced to live a couple of thousand kilometers apart until a
certain legislative body, or a certain court, pulls its finger out
and does the right thing by its citizens.
Short term: visit my partner more.
Medium term: get a dog, get a house.
Long term: stay happy, maybe add a kid to the mix.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Getting to grips with bureaucracy. Picking apart issues. Making the
case for equity and the rights of folk. Identifying the common
good. Customer service terrorism. Discussing stuff with people that
don't agree with me.
The first things people usually notice about me
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After the thinning hair, it'd have to be my knowledge of the
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The greatest novelist of last century was Evelyn Waugh. His best
book was Black Mischef. I'll consider your point of view, but I'm
pretty firm on this point.
I'm a real sucker for multi-part TV documentaries, but not the new
flashy ones. I like narrators and zero dramatisation. Yes, we're
talking the BBC of 1970-2000, PBS, Ken Burns, Frontline and David
Attenborough: television from the era where we weren't considered
stupid and ratings for documentaries didn't matter.
But I've also got more conventional tastes: Firefly should never
have been cancelled, Dollhouse should still be running, Yes
Minister is a gift, Spooks was great until season 4, Nikita needed
to stop after season 1, more people need to know about Janus, The
House of Cards Trilogy and A Very British Coup. Okay. Not so
conventional. I've been known to watch TNG and DS9, dovetailed with
the West Wing.
At the risk of sounding hipster: I have a bit of a thing for
Scandinavian groups. Kings of Convenience, Sigur Ros, Seabear, Anna
Ternheim. I've also been known to listen to Kate Bush ("The hounds
of love are hunting..."), Mahler and a lot of other stuff that my
partner finds unpalatable. Tracy Chapman can bring a tear to my
eye. Does anyone know Feist personally?
I'm a certified foodie. I live by McGee's On Food and Cooking and
own some rather sharp knives that have been responsible any number
of self inflicted injuries worthy of a Darwin award.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Fairness, responsibility and their limitations.
How stupid the press can be.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Looking for people to take me out... I don't know anyone in
I'm a pub, drinks, discussion kind of guy. My dancing days are well
and truly over.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I once owned a Kylie Minogue album.
You should message me if
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