I'm a father, a lover, a son, a brother, a friend, a learner, a worker, a skydiver, a scuba diver, a reader, a traveller, a blood donor, and more. I know something about [information] technology, law, and [people] management. I (almost) speak six languages.
I value individual freedom (my own as well as that of others) and recognize that freedom comes with responsibility.
I'm divorced, but I get along well with my ex, and our son definitely has both parents (we share custody, and the kid normally lives a week here and a week there).
I'm in a relationship and happy about it, so forgive me if I don't answer or if I answer "thanks, but no, thanks."
What I’m doing with my life
Living it. And there's a difference between living and just being
alive. I live.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've got a loud voice and no hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books -- I read a lot, and have a strong inclination towards
literary "brain food". Some of my favourite authors are Douglas
Adams, Scott Adams, Stephen Baxter, Mihhail Bulgakov, Isaac Asimov,
Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hamilton, Robert Heinlein, Terry Pratchett,
J. R. R. Tolkien, and many others. A significant part of my library
is in English. I try to buy only the books I expect to read more
Movies: I'm not a big movie fan, although I tend to sleep less than
normal during the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF). I often find
good documentaries and educational programs worth watching.
Music: mostly rock, metal, or classical. Occasionally some kind of
ambient, or older pop.
Food: I like sushi, Chinese, and Mediterranean cuisines, fish and
meat, and of course black bread.
The six things I could never do without
1) air, water, food, sleep (these count as one)
2) friends (including some family members and other people worth
3) experiencing (by the way, in my language, "living" and
"experiencing" share a common root)
4) cell phone and internet access (well, I **could** do without
'em, but I'd rather not)
5) Swiss Army knife (always with me except in bed, sauna, and on
short business trips where I only take cabin baggage)
You'll find out about #6 in due course. Or then not :)
On a typical Friday night I am
A Friday night is more or less the same as any other night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been killed at least twice, I've slept and dreamed, and
recently somebody I knew hired a contract killer to get rid of me
(I know, I saw his copy of the contract) -- all in my dreams.
You should message me if
...you feel like it. And if you're willing to meet offline.