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What I’m doing with my life
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These days I'm occupying my time with gaping at
and turning green with bitter envy. That and actual writing, which
I'm falling helplessly in love with. And coding. And learning
Spanish! That's quite fun, but my god it's fiddly.
I’m really good at
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Making coffee; small-to-medium talk; cooking; programming; writing
bullshit; semicolon usage;
The first things people usually notice about me
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"What a magnificent beard. You could sharpen diamonds on it."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Holy shit, where do I start? Books: the Discworld novels, Iain M.
Banks (The Hydrogen Sonata was blah, The Player Of Games holy
shit), Kim Stanley Robinson (2312 blah, that one with
Future-Galileo wasn't half bad, although if I can't remember the
title clearly not that amazing), Tim Ferris, Frankie Boyle and Andy
Zaltzman (a recurring problem with comedians' books - they write
shit that you just know would be fantastic when performed by them,
but on paper lacks oomph). If I mention every book I like, it'll
take 27 years.
TV shows: I've developed quite the taste for UK comedy panel shows.
QI, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You, Have I Got
News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, quite a few others. Finding
decent torrents for all of them is ever so much fun, but I got
every single episode of the first four some time ago.
Standup comedy: The UK scene is going through one hell of a boom :D
Too many to list here. If you got a Top 50 UK Comics list together,
I'd probably love love love the lot. Except Michael McIntyre and
Peter Kay. I find them as funny as bowel cancer. But what better
way to point out the completely subjective nature of a good bit of
standup by noting the packed stadiums of people who love them? Each
to their own, I say.
The six things I could never do without
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My running shoes, laptop (both for writing and programming),
Wellington's galaxy of bush tracks, my Cards Against Humanity
Biggest Blackest Box, phone on which to listen to sublime audio
while running (currently The Bugle, Hardcore History, Dethklok and
Writing Excuses). Oh yes, and lovely people.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
...Why are suits so expensive?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having dinner with friends, or programming, or writing, or riding
my motorbike and making a point of riding extra-fast over speed
bumps, or re-enacting that scene from Bram Stoker's Dracula with
the sexy lady vampires.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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One of the most idiotic things I've ever done: some years ago, I
ran through the Haitaitai bus tunnel to try and shave 15 minutes
off my walk into town, and got nabbed halfway through by a furious
bus driver. And this wasn't late at night, by the way. Morning rush
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