somekiwiguy
34 Islington, UK
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My self-summary
Affable geek seeks similar for burger and cocktail fuelled touring of London's ever renewed novelty. Should be intrigued by the concept of Rockaoke, mid-winter boardgaming, and awarding strangers points for terrible puns.

Beard available by pre-order, liberal attitude and calm disposition a natural result of growing up in New Zealand.
What I’m doing with my life
After meandering around Australasia for my formative years, I'm settled within a stumble of KingsX and a canal-side bike commute of work while I attempt to save a house deposit - definitely fallen in love with London and no plans to leave.

I think I have a pretty ideal work-to-live existence; I am a senior IT guy for a megacorp (Think Richmond Avenal, minus the eyeliner, plus knowing what all of the flashing lights mean) and then I get to spend my evenings and weekends charging around meeting up with people to do exciting things - the downside is that my lifeadmin starts to get backed up and I suddenly have no clean socks.

I do a lot of cycling and bouldering as hobbies to keep fit, and I'm currently trying to learn how to sing properly if you happen to know a local teacher...

I would also like to open a pub called The Beer Tree, which has a copper tree that automatically serves beer
I’m really good at
Singing Karaoke in a lounge / Elvis style with a voice like Johnny Cash.

Occasionally I deploy this for jam sessions with musician friends in a warehouse out east, anyone is welcome to join us.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am probably doing something ridiculous, with humour and panache.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like owning real books as well as having them with me in an ereader - why is this not a purchase option?
My favourite authors come from mostly SciFi and Fantasy, like Gaiman, Pratchett, Stross and Iain M Banks, but I also read a lot of randomly interesting stuff like Richard Feynman's autobiography and occasionally blast through some overhyped novel just to dissect for funsies. I'm currently on a AI Singularity kick.

I don't watch a lot of actual tv when I can just borrow the interesting series off of friends. Currently watching Castle, gave up on True Blood - and made the unenviable mistake of agreeing to watch GoT with a friend I rarely see.
I would like to meet someone whose definition of 'classic films' include Casablanca and The 5th Element.

Like many people, I still think the music that was popular when I finished highschool is the pinnacle of the art, although Tim Minchin wasn't as cool back then. I've been seeing a lot of live bands featuring accordion/banjo/trumpet for some reason - The Great Malarkey, Katzenjammer, Molotov Jukebox and Les Yeux de la Tete. DubFx and Kimbra are amazing, and Garfunkel & Oates are hilarious (try 29/31 on youtube).
I guess I cover a lot of genres depending on my mood (like most people). I used to play guitar but it's fallen by the wayside, I am always willing to accompany you to a gig or festival, and will sing along to anything.

I love taking people to restaurants they haven't tried yet - would you believe there's a great Mezze in Oxford Circus? Or that Brazilian BBQ makes the best xmas party dinner? Or that you can have great Sushi on the 40th floor in Liverpool St?
I make my own Thai green curry from scratch - this is fun, I suggest you try it. I also make Banoffee, once with Mangoes - Manoffee? I'll also cycle 20mins to pick up Peanut Butter Gelato.
... I may be a secret foodie...
The six things I could never do without
Currently: Climbing shoes, Burritos, Folding bike, Cuddles, Travel plans, Gin.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether Gary Oldman has ever done a bad film
If monoglot is the best term for someone (like me) who only really speaks one language competently
Whether I prefer Hallelujah by Leonard, Rufus, or Jeff
How many commas should be in the previous list item
Whether I want blue cheese, avocado or bacon on my burger (correct answer: all three)
If Civ5 is the best strategy game of all time
If peer reviewed & evidence based policy could be hacked into national government using Hypothes.is and Eigenfactors
On a typical Friday night I am
In the past couple of months; Rockaoke, Bright Club, Jamming in an East-London warehouse, Roleplaying, dirty scrabble, Swing Dancing, Late night at the Zoo, midnight cycle tour of Victorian London

I guess none are typical individually yet all are as a set - there's probably a fancy word for that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a character in a Discworld book, and I believe that people who don't cry at the beginning of UP are Replicants.
You should message me if
If you have a passion for something and occasionally geek out about it; and would like to do many of the above things with someone who thinks you're amazing, partly for wanting to try many of the above things.

On a serious note: I've had monogamous and non-monogamous relationships. With the right person and plenty of discussion I could do either in the right form.
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