Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
tradition apparently states i must begin this with some sort of
statement to the effect that i'm not very good with self-summaries.
so here goes - i'm not very good with self-summaries. ahem.
i'm a pretty quiet but often overly excitable type who moved to
Montreal for the music scene / the european grungyness (if that
makes sense?) and to try and find a bit more of a balance between
work, socialising, social causes, research (i have a piece of paper
that says I'm an ecologist), other things i haven't yet discovered
in this great city - the last few years have been alternating
between travel and working 60, 70 hour weeks to make that travel
happen and I'm a bit over that for now and looking for a more
relaxed way of being. If this is superconfusing because my profile
says "Red Deer", that's because I'll be working there for the
i enjoy seeing loud poppy punk bands, body-modification, late night
explorations, a beverage or three, critters great and small (well,
mostly small) and being in the so-called 'great outdoors', i.e. -
basically a big smelly lefty who likes human and animal rights,
low-cost travelling and vegetarian cooking. however, according to
okcupid, i am a druggy foul-mouthed sexed-up cold-hearted
super-indie-kid. go figure.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
deluding myself i don't want to do a PhD (wildlife geneticsy kind
of stuff) and fluffing around in foreign countries instead...
finances permitting. currently, its a half and half, basically I'm
setting up in Montreal for the next little while and trying to find
odds and ends work-wise to get the hours up to i-can-afford-to-eat
levels. that and trying to figure out how to live life ethically on
the way and explore my new city
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
filling out empty essays apparently. that and financially ruining
myself with travel and tattoos.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
that i'm not a fish. which is good, because technically they don't
exist. which is confusing, but that's what the taxonomy people say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
very much non-exhaustive list time.
music. the descendent, cocksparrer, the clash, the buzzcocks, early
ska, bits of metal, some hip-hop, older emo-rock bands like
jawbreakers, various other things, and more recently, poppy-electro
kind of stuff. but pretty much for up anything live if it / the
place has a good vibe
books. 1984, catch 22, farenheit 451, master and margarita, day of
the triffids, the importance of being ernest
movies. the boat that rocked, lock stock and two smoking barrels,
snatch, up, dr. strangelove, the third man
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
oxygen, metabolic enzymes, various carbon-based molecules, the
ozone layer, gravity, combustion processes.
less literally... coffee, cigarettes, bands, the lads and lasses
whom i collectively called friends, my passport, filler item 1.
hopefully cigarettes will be soon removed from this list...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how it always seems I'm dragging my feet with getting on with the
science thing whenever i hang out with my PhDing friends, but how
it always seems that working unrelated odds-and-ends jobs,
travelling and seeing bands is a fantastic lifestyle whenever i
hang out with my non-PhDing friends. there must be a way to combine
those two, possibly by becoming Milo from the descendants.
apart from that, conservation causes, how to combine research with
practical "getting stuff done" conservation, predeterminism (i just
read war and peace...), the random ways in which you meet people
who are important to you, human relationships
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
alive and concious, combusting simple sugars with oxygen in my
attempt to raise global CO2 levels... this normally occurs at punk
shows, in friends kitchens over dinner and a bit too much wine, or
recently, at work
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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not the biggest fan of moths... creepy little buggers
You should message me if
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you want to! or have amazing inside knowledge on local punk bands!
or want to hike somewhere! or know how to made chai!
or get over-excited about sentences incorrectly punctuated with
exclamation points! or can explain exactly what the hell okcupid is
on about when it labels people as "less pure"...
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