42 Richmond, British Columbia, CA
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My self-summary
I'm just about the most well-travelled person you might meet. Yes, I've been there. And there. Well, OK, maybe not there - but it's on the list. To that end, I've been around the world and back (and back again) and the first couple times travelling there was the lingering expectation of that bolt of understanding - an epiphany that would tell me what I wanted to do or why I was here or the meaning of life - whatever - but that didn't happen. Not sure if I missed something or was too busy doing something else to notice the epiphany. Maybe the bolt of lightning crashed down from the sky but I had already packed my bag and moved on. Who knows. It was fun and a good way to pass a decade or so.

If I was forced to describe any part of my personality - not being a salesman - I would say pragmatic with little to no filter between brain and mouth. Makes for a good economist and terrible Thanksgiving dinner conversations. In no way, shape or form am I a morning person. Mornings can go #$%@ themselves. I like being active in that I run and still play hockey but I can just as easily nap away the afternoon in my hammock. I am also a compulsive sign-reader. You post it, I'll read it. Does not apply to body language. I'm rubbish at that.
What I’m doing with my life
I had the travel bug for a dozen years and eventually it got tiresome (I know...boo hoo! You got tired of travelling for over a decade...). So I came back to BC and got myself a degree up at SFU and am now working and trying to figure out what it is that everyone else thought was so great about working for a living. "They" keep saying that you just have to find that one job you love, and then it's not work - but I'm skeptical. Earned income sure looks good in a spreadsheet though.
I’m really good at
Spreadsheets. Being competitive. Language. Not being good at gardening. Incomplete sentences.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I usually go back and forth between fiction and non - and I could read Into Thin Air over and over (and have!);
TV: I pretty much only watch HBO/AMC/Showtime stuff (with some BNN in there just because investments look good in spreadsheets...);
Music: I have 1000s of tracks on my MP3 player, but I listen to a lot less music nowadays...talk radio anyone? Ugh. Might as well be 80;
Food: I really dislike beets & liver (all offal frankly) both of which make sharing in the Ukrainian quarter of my heritage uncomfortable, but have probably eaten almost everything else; including but not limited to any local "delicacies" (read: something disgusting yet somehow traditional) in any number of places I have been. That category mostly includes a wide range of unappealing animal bits and/or bugs. I'll try anything once.
The six things I could never do without
Despite having lived a considerable portion of my life without the internet - I cannot fathom being without it anymore. Everything else is either facilitated by the internet (like skype/email to friends and family) or has a substitute that works in a pinch (like tea over coffee if I absolutely must).
On a typical Friday night I am
Performing week ending updates on my investment spreadsheet?
Watching something with a lot of explosions and/or wisecracking at the theatre?
Heading to the Island?

It varies. Except the spreadsheet thing. That's going to happen no matter what. Sadly.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I won a karaoke contest in Australia with Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" - is that embarrassing enough?
You should message me if
I'd try to say if you didn't have cats due to allergies - but my entire family ignores that one...so how about if you understand the awesomeness of a well-formatted spreadsheet (again with the spreadsheets!) or you want to hear some self-deprecating travel stories.