I live in Downtown Hamilton. I've lived in other parts of the city
and in other great cities, but I like it here the best. I intend to
live in this or some other urban area for the rest of my life. I'm
not particularly fond of the suburbs - in fact I quite hate
everything about them. Plus I feel like this is a very open and
accepting community, on a level I usually didn't see during my
stints in the suburbs... Or maybe it's just that I grew up here and
I'm too lazy to change.
I have a dog - a five year old Border Collie - who believes
everyone is his friend by the sheer fact of their existence. I
usually like going on hikes with him or watching him bound through
a snowy field. He can be a pain in the ass, but I love him. I'm not
going to be one of those people who claim that he's my kid...
because he's clearly better than a kid.
I play/write music with my friends. We're not very good... in fact
we're quite terrible. But we just do it for the fun; no gigs or
anything. It's just something fun and creative to do on a Saturday
afternoon. I usually play bass, but I'm also "good" at playing
guitar and I dabble in drums.
I enjoy knitting as a creative art and I've taken to making my own
patterns and knitting stuffed animals and other objects for friends
(This is not a joke, pictures available on request). I try to
maintain a garden every spring/summer. I'm also good at sewing and
fixing/building things. Pretty much good with my hands in
I read up on anything to do with history, Anthropology, politics,
science... whatnot. I've actually became co-organizer of a book
club that I attended monthly. We'd meet at a pretentious dive and
aggressively express our thoughts on the book based on how much
we'd had to drink. I find it's helped introduce me to new books I
otherwise wouldn't have read; sometimes for the better, sometimes
not. The book club disbanded after two and a half years due to lack
of interest from everyone but my sister and myself. I'm hoping to
get it going again soon.
I like travelling - especially road trips - and wish I did more of
it. I love exploring different cities; seeing the architecture and
historical sites and trying out what the local breweries offer. I
also have a weird habit of collecting transit maps from various
cities. Camping is also of great enjoyment to me. Mostly, it's the
typical pop up a tent and get drunk around a fire kind of camping -
which I love - But I really want to find someone who wants to go
backwoods camping with me; where you have to hike, bike, or canoe
to the site.