I'm looking to try out new activities, and get back in to some of the ones I've neglected - I love exploring places, people and ideas and I think random bike trips or urban hikes are great ways of getting to know someone new. I've recently rekindled a love of exercising at the gym, swimming, jogging, coffee shop chats, walks and learning new things.
I'm very approachable though can sometimes start off a bit awkward with new people, but when we're more comfortable I'm a lot of fun to hang out with and a great friend to have. Drop me a line and let's meet up and do something fun!
Recently, I've been satisfying my travelbug a bit - checking out some fun cities and trying to learn more about how I can participate in building communities that I would want to be a part of. I'm just finishing up a bounce-through Europe and am ready to stay home for a while... A short while anyway.
I'm very close with my family and hang out with my siblings a fair bit. I jokingly call myself the "sparent" of their kids, and take the niblings on adventures around the city or just to movies on the weekends. While having kids of my own is not something I feel like I have to do, it's a door I don't quite want to close yet.
If this seems interesting and you wanna chat - make a friend, maybe something more - let me know. I'd prefer if it's more than some variant of "Hey" but I'm not ideological about these things - though face pictures are pretty much mandatory.
- keeping a conversation going and interesting
- finding the funny or absurd aspect about about almost anything
- (related to the point above) putting my foot in my mouth, and then removing it quickly
- figuring out complex things and then coming up with short, simple metaphors to describe them to someone. I think my Irish genes predispose me to that.
Books (Non-fiction): The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi and Multiculturalism by Charles Taylor
Books (Fiction): In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje, Unless by Carol Shields, Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor, and the Cornish Trilogy by Robertson Davies
Movies: The Royal Tannenbaums, and the new Transformer Series (I was obsessed when I was a kid and the movies are like a childhood dream come true!).
I have pretty bad taste in music and am grateful for the privacy provided by my iPod :-)
I love finding great new food spots around the city. Asian cuisine always seems to satisfy, and I have a special hankering for Korean Soup though I also love Chinese and French food. Just starting to get more into Arabic and Persian, and would love to try more!
3. Access to the Internet/News
6. My bike
Don't message me if you're dour, see the downside of things all the time, or constantly seek compliments through false modesty and public self-flagellation. Insecurity is a bit of a pet peeve of mine.