I like vintage, retro & rusty things and am not terribly materialistic. I don't need the newest gadgets, couldn't care less about high definition 3D plasma flatscreen televisions and I don't play video games.
I'm a lefthanded Capricorn. If you believe what they say about lefties and what they say about Capricorns...I think it's an interesting combination.
I have a High School Diploma, a Community College Diploma in Autobody Repair and a University Bachelor of Commerce with Certificate in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. I cooked in restaurants for nine years after high school and have worked in a home improvement-retail environment the last 13 (currently within Operations)...ugh!!
Generally I'm good with my hands. I come from a long line of mechanics, carpenters, electricians and cooks. I am detail oriented and enjoy doing things that are tedius and require precision and concentration.
What I am truly passionate about is music. With the exception of a few genres, I enjoy everything from vintage punk to classical but am most fond of Irish celtic music. Mandolins, Banjos, Accordians and Fiddles prove prominant - I'm slowly teaching myself to play Mandolin and Guitar. There's also a cheap harmonica and tin whistle around here somewhere and I'm on the lookout for a banjo.
My favorite band of all time is The Pogues and I've been fortunate to see them perform live three times in Boston and I LOVE Boston!!
Recently listening to Gypsophilia, The Decemberists, The Head & The Heart, The Clash, Anna Ternheim, Feist, Little Miss Higgins, Frank Fairfield, Foghorn Stringband, The Tossers, Dropkick Murphys, The Slackers, Old 97s, Ralph Stanley, Wayne Hancock, Leon Redbone and The Innocence Mission to name but a handfull.
I also like to listen to CBC Radio 1 (The Vinyl Cafe and Weekend Mornings et al.) and News 95.7 and lots of Sirius XM (Garage, Coffee House, The Loft, First Wave...)
I only started to enjoy reading for the joy of it about two years ago starting with Tom Sawyer. I'm already a bit of a snob I guess having spoiled myself early on with the likes of "New York, the Novel" (historical fiction) by Ed Rutherfurd, Water For Elephants, Wildwood Chronicles - Book 1 (by Colin Meloy of The Decemberists), and some local history books. I recently finished Rutherfurd's "Sarum, the Novel" and Bernard Cornwell's "The Fort" as well as some local history stuff. Before I pick up another Rutherfurd book (I actually have three more here) I'd like to mix it up I think by first picking up "Only Time Will Tell" (book 1 of The Clifton Chronicles) by Jeffrey Archer.
Unfortunately most things so far just seem campy compared to the quality of Rutherfurd's writing.
I don't watch much TV, in fact it's barely on, but when it is, it's usually on the History Channel or similar. I enjoy Big Bang Theory, many of the old timeless standbys like M*A*S*H and some of the original "Pickers" or Pawn shows.
My all time favourite movie is a little-known '70s car movie called Two Lane Blacktop. Otherwise, I cannot remember movie titles off the top of my head, so I'll add them as they come to me (in no particular order): Two Lane Blacktop, American Graffiti, Cider House Rules, Finding Forrester, Dead Poets Society, High Fidelity, the Bourne series...
Generally speaking, I can find enjoyment in just about anything except "The Tree of Life" and "Being John Malkovich".
Really great coffee-flavoured coffee
Anything to occupy my time
My sanity (relative),
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Am I the only one who really really loves brand new socks?
I like to know how things work, how people work and think. How we got where we are and where we're headed.
Or some of the above.
Please don't bother to contact me if you don't have pictures attached to your profile. It's only fair.