Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*insert witty self-deprecating nonsense here*
Right then, what fun things do I like?
I am very comfortable with my own company and really value my me
time. I also love leaping into conversation with complete
strangers. Lucky for me this is a town where you can do that
without coming across as a freak. Saying that, I do actually have
friends. I have friends that I love dearly. Quite a few of them
live on the other side of the world, where I spent a good chunk of
my formative years. I'm very happy to be able to communicate with
them regularly, and I try to get over there every now and
I do like a good old natter in the pub. Sometimes I'll kick on into
the wee hours. Definitely north rather than south. I find Chapel
Street tasteless and pretentious.
I have an awesome two year old niece who is on record as wanting to
be an uncle when she grows up. I will fight tooth and claw to keep
those freaks from Access Ministries out of her school. There's no
place for that bullshit anywhere near children.
You may pick up on a certain vibe here. To paraphrase Hitch, who I
don't always agree with: "They are my enemy and I want to destroy
them." I really do. I'm trying to avoid a rant here, but I'm
flabbergasted by how many people think that creationism should be
taught alongside evolution in schools.
La la la, I love road trips, getting out of the city and finding
cheeky off-road camping spots. Sleeping outside, getting up with
the sun and jumping into the sea is something I don't do
I'll come back to this and probably rewrite it completely. Or do
some of you actually dig a big rant on a profile? Hi, this is me:
"Graaaaaaaaar!" I'm actually quite gentle, but I do have some
Maybe you can give me some sage advice on internet dating profiles.
I'm a project.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Right now I'm having fun answering all these funny questions. I
think I'm getting a little OCD on it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being a little bit good at a lot of things. Talking to myself,
talking back to the radio and talking crap generally. And filling
out the favourites section below apparently.
The first things people usually notice about me
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According to the random in the pub: my 'curly hair' and my 'dark
eyes' -- but it was, y'know, dark. If my demonic peepers don't
scare people away, they'll find that I ask a lot of questions. It
doesn't usually take too long for people ask me about my accent, so
I guess that's noticeable too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I'm adding newspapers and art to this box. Between books and
Breakfast of Champions, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Animal Farm,
anything by Hermann Hesse (they're all the same book anyway). Other
clichéd responses. Murakami bugs the crap out of me. I'm not much
of a fiction reader these days which is a pity. I have, however,
recently embarked on the 'novels I need to read before I die' list.
It's a long list. I'm kicking off with The Brothers Karamazov which
is hilarious. And I can learn everything I need to know about life
from it too apparently, so that's a plus.
I can't stand Australian newspapers. No news, poorly written. In a
café I tend to pick up the Herald Scum simply because it has no
pretention of being a serious newspaper -- unlike The Age -- and it
has that Fox News / road accident quality about it where one just
can't help but stare in horror with gaping jaw. If I'm walking past
a newsagent before I head into that café I'll try to grab an
international edition of The Grauniad or The Independent.
Marcel Duchamp, satisfying. Bicycle Wheel, nice. Fountain,
obviously. Auguste Rodin, the great grand-daddy. The Three Shades
is possibly the most underrated most important piece of sculpture
ever. 1892. 1892 god damn it. For painters: you haven't lived until
you've seen a Caravaggio -- a real one obviously. I fulfilled a
life goal last year by visiting Seurat's Sunday Afternoon. She got
a bargain when she picked that one up.
Twelve Angry Men, Underground, Blade Runner, Roman Holiday, Coen
brothers, Jeunet, Scorsese, Kubrick, Hitchcock. All that Roman
Polanski bullshit has ruined his films for me and Terry Gilliam's
too. Ho hum, he hasn't made a decent film since Fear and Loathing
anyway. Screw him.
I've been known to binge consume tv. Yeah, let's watch the whole
series of *insert HBO title here* this weekend. Groan. Insomnia. I
love it. Carnivàle was genius. The Thick of It was greater than
genius. Breaking Bad does it for me too. I've lost too much time
watching crap already, so unless it's super-awesome I can't be
bothered with TV. I have plenty of time for radio though. News
Radio or Radio National for pottering about or working. Sorry
RRRsters, I'm a PBS kid in the car. Nothing against RRR of course.
I think we're fabulous for supporting them both. And the other one.
And another great Melbourne production is Rap News, made by a
couple of Europeans that we're very lucky to have with us. Check
them out on YouTube. I don't say that often.
Afrobeat, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Electronic. I like clever music made
by actual musicians playing with other actual musicians who aren't
there just to show everyone that they have the biggest dick in the
room. With a few exceptions, guitar pop bores me. I know that's not
a particularly popular position in this town, but it just makes me
think of the lyrics to Joe's Garage every time. Refer to earlier
comment about actual musicians.
Japanese food. Nom. I'll eat just about anything apart from hairy
pig trotters and kimchi -- that stuff is just wrong -- and I'd
rather eat a pair of scissors than eat at McDogburgers.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Good manners, Chet Baker, radio, sushi, solitude and my
Things I could easily do without: parentheses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Road trips and pipe -- or not so pipe -- dreams.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In the pub. Or not. I miss my Friday nights in city bars talking
about life, the universe and everything with my pal who moved to
Sydney and the interesting folks we found over the course of the
evening. Come back! Come back! These days it's more likely to be a
pub in Fitzroy, North Fitzroy or Collingwood and home before things
get out of hand.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I had a massive crush on former Senator Nettle.
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