Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and moved to Seattle
about 7 years ago. I really like it here. The weather is great
(compared to Scotland, at least!), the people are friendly, and
there's no shortage of great beer, food, and things to go and
I love getting out exploring the city, trying new pubs and
restaurants, or checking out a show. I enjoy being active too, and
in nicer weather I like to go out hiking or jogging, or just go do
something new. I recently tried rock climbing for the first time,
and had a great time.
My sense of humour (and, indeed, spelling) is quite British and
tends towards the dark, dry, and absurd. I tend to be a little
quiet at first, but I open up more once I get to know people, and
I'm fiercely loyal to my friends.
I've always been the kind of person to surround myself with a small
group of friends and family who I care deeply about, and I wouldn't
have it any other way.
I'm a little bit of a geek in some regards. I love science and
technology, and I'm a little quiet around people who don't know me.
But then, I'm a bit of a hippie in some regards too. The long hair
and vegetarianism helps with that, but I'm also pretty
philosophical about life, and I am very open about my emotions to
those I trust.
What I’m doing with my life
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During the daytime I work as a network security support engineer.
It's not terribly exciting, but it pays the bills and fits well
with my geeky side.
If I'm having a quiet night in I'm likely to be cooking vegetarian
food, working out, reading, programming, playing video games,
keyboard, or guitar.
I've been dabbling with writing music since I was a teenager, but
have recently started to take it more seriously, and I'm currently
spending a lot of my free time studying music theory and learning
to play keyboard. Music theory fascinates me, and I'm thoroughly
enjoying learning about it. The more I understand the more I feel
like I'm only even seeing the tip of the iceberg.
If I'm not home I'm likely to be hanging out with my small but
insanely great group of friends, which will probably involve
drinking, boardgames, video games, getting high, and lively
discussions of music, politics, and utter nonsense.
There used to be a bit here saying that I smoke but am trying to
quit.. well, I did it! and good riddance too. I'm enjoying having
my lungs back, and I'm trying to take full advantage of it by
getting out running when I can.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, hugging, being playful and silly, exploring, cooking,
loving, making tea, wondering, giving massages, thinking, laughing,
forgiving. I also cook some pretty great food, so long as you don't
The first things people usually notice about me
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Depends if the see me or hear me first. Usually it'll either be my
long hair, or my Scottish accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I grew up reading a lot of science fiction, and still love it to
this day - Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K.
Dick, Neal Stephenson, Kurt Vonnegut.
I read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy at a young age, and fell
in love with it . Douglas Adams is at least partially responsible
for my (somewhat twisted) sense of humour, along with Eddie Izzard,
Chris Morris, and the Monty Python team.
Music, I'm all over the place. I love hearing new music. John Peel
was something of a hero of mine, and I was greatly saddened when he
died. He's not very well known outside of the UK, but to summarize,
he had a radio show on the BBC where he would play anything and
everything. He loved exposing people to new music, and it really
came through in his show. He'd play say, 40's big band jazz,
followed by Swedish grindcore, then minimal house from some
producer in Detroit, or perhaps something from a punk band from
Aberystwyth.. you get the idea.
Listening to his show not only exposed me to a great variety of
interesting music, but his love of music was infectious. I didn't
like everything he played, but I always appreciated having heard
it, and that approach to music has really stuck with me since. I
don't really understand people who just dismiss others' taste in
music. Ultimately, if someone else enjoys what they listen to as
much as I enjoy what I listen to, then I'm happy for them.
Obligatory 'stuff on my playlist recently' time:
Boards of Canada
The Dead Kennedys
Disposable Heroes of Hiphopracy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Tea (did I mention I'm from the UK? :)
Coffee (Did I mention I live in Seattle? :)
Beer (Did I mention I'm a human? :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Ready to go have some fun!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a little quiet. Not really shy, but I don't really open up to
people until I know them a bit.
You should message me if
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You should message me if you think I sound like the kind of person
you'd like to hang out with. Maybe we could go get a beer, go to a
club, find something to do outside on a nice day, or even just stay
in and play boardgames.
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