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I did a "Which Orange Is The New Black are you?" quiz and got Alex,
so I'm quite pleased with that. These things are always 100%
accurate so imagine a short-haired male her and that's me I
Also, Cranberry & Blood Orange tea is my new jam, apart from
where it's a tea not a jam. And! Apparently it's a tisane,
not a tea. The things you learn, eh?
List of people I'd be happy to be stuck in an elevator with,
because Lists Are Fun: Burial, Stewart Lee, Christopher
Hitchens, Bill Hicks, Park Wook Chan, Will Ferrell, Charlie
Brooker, Adam & Joe, Maddox, Garth Algar...
What I’m doing with my life
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Exploring the wonderful That London after a May '13 relocation from
Sunny Brighton, in search of nice coffee, nice food and nice views
Recently acquired a gym addiction, and got back in to a daily
photography project right around here
but WARNING don't look if
you're already a bit bored or it might tip you over the edge and
actually bore you to death
On the 9-5 I'm a programmer who builds websites and mobile apps,
and that. I'm at a sports-based social media startup
and it's pretty
fantastic. Nowt like enjoying where you work!
Also been experimenting with "What happens if I don't get a TV
service?" for a few months - so far, not missing it!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding the amusing side of things, taking exciting photographs,
pretending to be good at French, writing a few words. Solving
literally any problem with a spreadsheet. Behaving
I'm also official world champion at making a chicken sandwich,
apply within for a free sample!
For some reason people seem to think I'm good at making cups of
tea, but I've no idea why.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My bizarre hybrid accent often gets mentioned; there's the
verticality, the shortness of hair; if there's the slightest bit of
brightness, the surgically-attached Oakleys.
I've been told I look like Usher.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Struggle to make time for real books, but daily
tube trips provide a great opportunity for virtual ones - some Iain
M. Banks space opera on the go at the moment. Also love Pratchett,
C. Clarke, and factual physics/philosophy stuff.
Flicks - DVD collection highlights: 28 Weeks Later for the
amazing opening sequence and general feel; Angel-A for kooky French
b&w-ness; Anchorman because <3 Will Ferrell; Layer Cake for
its effortless cool post-Lock-Stock-ness (rather
pretentious-feeling reason, but can't figure a better way of
expressing it); Léon because the ending upsets me ;_; Spirited Away
because it's actually magic; Pan's Labyrinth because it combines
the last two amazingly well.
TVs - The Wire, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Thick Of It,
South Park, 30 Rock. "No TV service" experiment ongoing so watching
very little right now.
Sounds - Recently just been going to SoundCloud, searching
for deep house mixes and pressing play - works well most of the
time. Some names: Deptford Goth, Crim3s, Chvches, The XX, Yeah Yeah
Yeahs, Ben UFO, James Zabiela, Finnebassen, Jacques Greene, DJ
Shadow, and Burial.
Eats - Love a bit of Indian stuff, big fan of medium rare
steaks when quality enough and done properly, and salmon are pretty
cool guys. Byron burgers and Leon are my favourite London things
Dranks - I'll take a nice smooth bitter over a gassy lager
most days, and the more obtuse the ingredients in a cocktail the
better. Also: coffee, and a lot of it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A free and open internet
Decent coffee (formerly from Small Batch in Brighton, now
seeking London replacement)
98-octane petrol (my car's a fussy drinker)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether the world would be a better place if people said "I'm good"
instead of "I'm not bad", how much I can't wait for summer to
arrive, and how bizarre it is that we're all self-contained pockets
of the universe experiencing itself subjectively.
When next I can be hurtling down a mountain on a couple of planks
and/or cruising around a few French cities on a road trip.
And when "fashion" will finally stop thinking skinny jeans are a
strong look. I just want some width in the leg ._.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Likely to be at the flicks, or maybe out having drinks and/or eats
with chums, or maybe even doing some bizarre form of special dance.
Quite often wondering aimlessly around London trying hard not to
get mugged. So far: 100% success rate.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I want to live in Iain M. Banks' Culture
universe so much
changing my name to Not Invented Here.
Also, I hate socks.
You should message me if
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You feel like exploring London. Or if you hate socks too and we can
start a support group.
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