Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Should I pitch this as though it were a marketing campaign,
character witness or psychological assessment?
I'm incredibly lucky to have great (and tolerant) friends, a close
family, and a reasonably functional body and mind. I'm sometimes
driven, sometimes lazy; confident, but shockingly bad at small
talk. There's no attachment between me and material things - I'd
prefer to be fulfilled with what I'm doing and with whom. At the
risk of straying into introspective nonsense...
As a Norfolkian, my moral outlook is tainted by the agarian
hegemony of my locally reared forefathers; so give me a cycle ride
to a tea room over a city break, a pint of Wherry with a handle
over a vintage Rioja, and a game of Sunday league football over a
jazz fusion gig.
Yet, as a product of too many years in education, I'll happily take
as many museum trips, red wine and atonal double bass solos as one
man can ingest.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Arrrgghhhhh, help... I'm attempting to finish off my PhD in physics
without a great deal of success (somebody helpfully told me the
other day that it's a good idea to actually write something down
from time to time), imbueing underwater robots with intelligence,
reading all the books I've bought before stepping foot in Foyles
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Spilling coffee, making an average Sunday roast, playing the bass,
getting enthusiastic, waffilng incoherently, navigating public
transport, losing keys/phones/wallets/coats/cash, ranting,
appropriately sized lists.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Stop waving your hands about, Baldy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Sophie's World, Godel Escher Bach, newspapers, Private Eye, Back to
the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (not sure that's actually
true), This Is Spinal Tap, Only Connect, Wicked (yeah, I know),
Meshuggah (and other metally things), anything that requires 11
listens to realise I haven't a clue what's going on .
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Apart from the obvious things - bread and butter, the ability to
play music, fresh air, the news, bright people, the coast
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future, people, numbers, tea breaks, current affairs, deadlines
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either at pub with mates or at home reading in front of the fire.
Yep, that's dull, but typical.
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