Returned emigrant and over-educated dilettante with an accent nobody can place accurately.
What I’m doing with my life
Attempting for myself what all the king's horses and all the kings
men could not do.
I’m really good at
Making the semantics of dead languages sound interesting (to a
bunch of early medieval historians). Making syntax sound
interesting (to a bunch of historical linguists mostly concerned
Making one of my examiners fall asleep during my Doctoral viva.
The first things people usually notice about me
The walking stick or the glasses, I guess that depends on whether
they see me sitting or standing...
Once I open my mouth it's...
English people in Ireland wondering where in England I'm from
(except their part of England).
Irish People wondering where I'm from in Canada. (I've never been
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a geek who grew up in the '90s. That pretty much covers
Oh, and I like real ale, not your Diageo mass market stuff.
I have unashamedly trashy tastes in fiction... I couldn't be
bothered opening any book written after 1940 that doesn't have a
picture of a dragon, a spaceship, or a line of police tape on the
front cover. Much the same feelings on films and studio albums.
The six things I could never do without
C6H12O6 in varying isomers
complex amino acids
C2H6O in moderate solutions
(i.e. air, water, food, food, coffee, alcohol!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I don't ruminate about things so much any more, but here's where I tell you I'm a queer friendly pro-life left wing liberal, and if that scares you off, it's probably for the best.
On a typical Friday night I am
Using "walking the dog" as an excuse to go into the local, and see if anyone makes spaniel eyes at my springer spaniel. And by "walking the dog" I genuinely mean putting a lead and high-visibility jacket on the springer spaniel, and bringing her up to the village with me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Get me drunk and find out!
You should message me if
You won't ask ignorant questions about why I need to use a walking
stick at the age of 32.