Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Born half-Finnish, half Scottish-Canadian.
Writer and irrepressible wit.
Performance artist, stand-up comedian, owns 4 bikes, shops in the
men's clothing section, a wizard with an ironing board, and
statistically likely to be taller than your last girlfriend.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm doing a lot of stand-up comedy, singing in a punk band,
continuing some theatre/performance/game projects, and thinking
about getting honest work as a fry cook... or possibly guide to the
underworld or something.
Although to be fair I'm also doing a fiscally responsible 9-to-5
gig in writing for training courses. Not bad work if you can get
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Performing. It's my thing, really. I also love just about every
sport I've ever tried, and I'm a ruthless proofreader with a pen of
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm not the most symptomatic example of femininity, let's put it
that way. I'm the girl you knew in grade school who could kick your
ass in a fist fight. I like guys (despite the earlier
fist-fighting); I just also happen to act and dress like one most
of the time. TBH, I just want to get this out of the way to filter
out people who can't handle that. When we're actually talking and
hanging out, it's the last thing you're likely to notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
. Also going through a William Gibson
, Phillip Glass
, Arcade Fire
, Aesop Rock
, Tom Waits
, Michael Jackson
, Arvo Pärt
, Nick Cave
, dnb, Laurie Anderson
, good horror films,
, well made stories like The Princess Bride
TV: 30 Rock
, A Bit of Fry and Laurie
documentaries up the wazoo, and an *awful* lot of stand-up comedy.
Oh and Black
. In fact, all the other shows can go home now; Black Books
the grand prize. One more time: Black Books
Radio: The News
Finnemore's Souvenir Programme
, also various science fiction
radio plays and stuff like I'm Sorry, I
Haven't a Clue
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Love in Stockholm
Avocado and bacon sandwiches
Tailored shirts (that's seven, but cut a girl some slack)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why we do what we do. Whether there's a way to break out of the
frames through which we habitually see our lives and others.
Whether I ought to read Freud or eschew him. What kind of
installation or game I want to build next. When the next season of
QI starts. Whether what I'm wearing is what I actually like or
whether it's a habitual performance of gender stereotypes. What
that guy over there thinks of me. Whether all this overthinking is
going to make me crazy. Whether beauty is a physical experience or
not. To what extent is Dan Savage altering sexual consciousness in
an entire generation of geeks. Why am I so rubbish at writing
lyrics. Is this really worth tweeting about. Etc etc etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either performing, out dancing my butt off, in the pub with a pint
of Young's Double Chocolate Stout and my bandmates, or kind of
hiding from everyone and staying at home drinking very nice coffee
and reading articles about surveillance technology and freaking out
about the future and stuff. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I still secretly and desperately want to be and do something
impressive in this life.
You should message me if
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I kinda make you want to watch the next season of Doctor Who
together. Or if you want to send me bike porn. Or if just in some
queer way you wanna hang. I've been mostly single for a while, but
I'm looking to change that.
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