So apart from being a Geek, I have an almost all consuming passion (obsession) for Argentinean Tango. I have been dancing tango now for 12 years. I even spent a year in Buenos Aires learning tango from the masters. I go out social dancing 2 or 3 times a week, and even teach tango from time to time. I consider that tango is part of my connection to the spiritual.
I seem to be able to do left brain and right brain thinking reasonably well, and as such I am very interested in the social sciences, particularly anthropology. I like to write; as well as maintaining a couple of blogs, I have also written some fictional short stories. I love to discuss ideas in politics and philosophy and enjoy nothing better than having my ideas challenged and challenging others' ideas.
Swimming is by far my favourite way of keeping fit, and at times it is almost a meditation. Melbourne has gifted me with a strong addiction to coffee, and a taste for great food, not to mention spectacular wines. I also love live music, Melbourne has some awesome talent. I lived the car-free life-style for 7 years, before my frustrations with the Melbourne public transport system drove me crazy enough to buy myself a motorbike.
I approach relationships from the standpoint of polyamory. I believe that it is not only possible, but amazingly rewarding to have very committed, honest, intense and deeply meaningful relationships that are not sexually nor emotionally exclusive. I also have an understanding that relationships are a lot of work, and if I find someone I want to connect with, I am more than willing to put in the effort necessary to maintain that relationship.
Outside of my work, I am at a bit of a cross-roads trying to decide where to focus my attention and energy. I have a number of small projects that I would like to invest some serious time in ranging from starting a regular tango class, or perhaps writing a phone app, spending some more time writing fiction, or maybe even doing something dramatic with my house. I just need to get one or more of these happening seriously.
I also read a lot of non-fiction. At the moment I'm reading "The Secret Life of Pronouns" by social psychologist James W Pennebacker.
Movie: Inception; The Tango Lesson; Being Johm Malcovich; The Sum Of Us; The Castle; Two Hands;
Shows: I try not to watch too much tv, but I have some guilty pleasures... The Big Band Theory; Absolute Power (Favourite comedy ever); Drawn Together; Mad Men; Battlestar Galactica
Music: Tango (of course). Other than that, I have a preference for local talent, "The Tiger and Me" are playing as I write this. Others: "This is Your Captain Speaking", "All India Radio", "Milk", "Reverend Funk and the Horns of Salvaltion", "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds". Non local: "Panther Du Prince", "Massive Attack"... meh, there is much much more, but this is what I'm listening to at the moment.
Food: All kinds.
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