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i haven't updated this since i first set it up. so.. right.
american. born in the southeast, moved to the northeast for uni,
and 2 years ago moved to edinburgh for work. i live in the west
end, near dean village. i like it here, especially in the summer
(though winters aren't so bad, edi's got nothing on boston). people
here are more cynical, not so upbeat for no reason at all.. that
suits me better. i really like getting into the hills; hillwalking,
hiking, biking, camping.. got 8 munroes under the belt now (only
267 to go?) and my next trip i want to cycle around arryn. i
haven't got a car yet -- which is why i like that the loch lomond
area is so close by train. i've been told my voice is comforting
and puts people at ease. (though having a voice not unlike white
noise means i've got to speak up in crowded pubs..)
basically i'm on this thing because the people i know here are
mostly limited to my school within the university. (maybe i
should've lived with flatmates to broaden my social circle.. but
living sans flatmates has its good points.) ideally i'd want
someone to have little travel adventures with, who doesn't mind
going to the pub and doesn't roll their eyes at the shows i watch
and tolerates the music i'm into, and is female. and thinks i'm
funny and/or handsome.
What I’m doing with my life
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i'm an academic. i moved here because i was offered a lectureship
from the university of edinburgh. (i study ice sheet and glaciers
and a little bit of maths. i'm into it -- i guess you could say
"passionate" -- but it won't seem that way because i don't talk
much about what i do w/out prompting for fear of boring
i enjoy running quite a lot, and edinburgh has the perfect running
weather, which is why it's so depressing that my tendons &
joints seem to be failing me. but if i recover i think i'll join a
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
sending in my meter readings. (actually that's a complete lie.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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movies: dune, oldboy, se7en, wet hot american summer, grosse pointe
shows: breaking bad, justified, the wire, game of thrones, the
league, arrested development, battlestar, walking dead, everything
by joss whedon, the thick of it, peep show, the IT crowd, garth
marenghi's darkplace (ever see it? it's fantastic)
music: though i don't look it, i looove metal. (note: i'm not
expecting to find a gig partner on this site..) mostly i like doom
metal (electric wizard, yob, high on fire, witch mountain), which
despite the name is the subgenre which sounds the least like what
people expect metal sounds like (you see a lot of thick-rimmed
glasses at shows). at least the gigs are cheap and don't sell out.
i've been to a few gigs at bannermans but usually i have to go to
glasgow. i like other stuff too.
books: haven't been up on my reading lately. some favorites are the
dune series; anything by philip roth; cloud atlas; super sad true
love story. i also like nonfiction, esp the guns germs and
steel-type books. i feel like i learn something.
food: crisps & chips.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
math and glaciers and real ales
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
perhaps at a pub (or the whisky soc) with friends & colleagues,
or maybe out of town, or maybe tired out from the gym and watching
crap on netflix
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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this is not exactly private but I don't like tea. when someone
offers it to me i think of the radio version of Hitchhiker's Guide
when the ship's computer tries to figure out why someone would want
to drink leaves boiled in water and ends up melting down. I know,
odd that i would choose to come here... but i do like the beer.
You should message me if
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you want to. you like real ales and fun talks in pubs about
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