Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm pretty laid back, a good listener and prefer dinner with a few
close friends to parties. I like meaningful conversations about
personal thoughts, experiences and, occasionally, politics. My eyes
tend to glaze over when someone talks about their car or their
latest DIY project, but I can usually maintain a polite smile. I'm
usually befuddled by small talk, so I can be pretty quiet at
parties and in elevators. On the other hand, I've been known to
draw spontaneous laughter in conference rooms during meetings. I
like film (not just popcorn movies, but I like those, too), theatre
and social justice campaigns. I've travelled to parts of Europe and
Asia, mostly for international forums and conferences but also for
some adventure and exploration. I'd like to get back my salsa
skills, which I had two years ago but somewhat lost through
non-use. I also do a bit of acting and scriptwriting. I also just
recently found out from a Filipino Aboriginal shaman that my spirit
animal is a dolphin and from a horse handler that I'm a natural
horse whisperer. The rest I can tell you over coffee.
What I’m doing with my life
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Doing some writing while maintaining a regular job on the side.
Learning to play the guitar. Trying to make a significant
contribution to movements for fundamental social change. I once
fantasized about being the next Che Guevara, but I'm not a doctor,
really bad at poetry and now too old. At the moment, I work as a
communications officer, which is really a PR person given a
technical name to make it all confusing for everyone thus defeating
the whole purpose of the job.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
ignoring this question and irony.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't know. No one has ever volunteered this information to me,
and it seems too forward for me to ask.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: 100 Years of Solitude, Junot Diaz's Drown, Tolkien's Lord of
the Rings, William Hinton's Fanshen, lately a lot of sci-fi
dystopian-themed novels; seems to be a lot of poorly written stuff
out there, but it's all glorious! Love reading. I'll go through a
pile of junk lit and then a soul-cleansing fine literary fiction
that any of my trusted friends recommends to me, then rinse and
Movies: Seven Samurais, Yojimbo, A Fistful of Dollars, Strictly
Ballroom, The Departed, the occasional art-house film; been into
Korean spy and revenge films lately.
Music: classic rock, folk, other stuff, maybe I should put eclectic
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Internet, my iPad, my family, my friends, my imagination, my sense
of humour. (not in that order of priority or importance, that would
be... anyway, it's not)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Genuine and sustainable economic development. And how the heck did
I get to where I am now from where I was then.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In a pub, a restaurant, a theatre, a cinema, in front of the
computer or projector screen watching movies or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I love pressing buttons that you're not supposed to.
You should message me if
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you think we may have some interesting things to talk and laugh
about or you dig INFP types.
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