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My self-summary
There was a young man from Australia
Whose attempts to write profiles were failures
So he thought, well eff this
I'll use limericks
To distract from this shameful behaviour
What I’m doing with my life
I moved to London because of all the bright lights, concentrated madness, and the opportunity to pay £4 for a pint.

As a globe-trotting Aussie, I spend much of my life like my ancestors: trying not to be deported. Luckily, I've lost my accent, so the only identifying feature is a faint preference for Vegemite.

I graduated in linguistics and natural language processing from Cambridge, which is extremely fascinating and has absolutely nothing to do with my job at all.

I value curiosity, kindness, and above all the drive to make things better.
I’m really good at
Not poetry, clearly.

Being distracted by London. But that's what OkCupid is for, right?

I have 2.5 ukuleles, an electric and classical guitar, mandolin and a Turkish saz (being competent with only half of the above). Don't worry, I don't whip it out at parties (too often).

Having fun with cooking - ask me for my black forest ice cream or strawberry jam roasts. You name it, I'll roast it.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I compared the dryness of my humour with a bottle of gin, that would be hard, as I'd already have drunk the gin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Picking a favourite author's quite hard
Might try Pratchett or Orson Scott Card
Shows might be hardest
Love Scrubs and the TARDIS
And some Captain Picard

If books could be ground into a sort of literary cocaine, I would probably snort it. I have quite a wide range (of books, not cocaine), and genuinely love receiving recommendations. I'm currently reading The Fault in Their Stars and have just finished 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

My favourite poem is La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats.

I have a massive range and am utterly unprejudiced when it comes to music - my only requirements are a catchy melody and really good lyrics.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
That book I want to write. You know, that one with characters. And a plot.

Startup ideas - we're working on a couple at the moment.

Also: "The best laid plans of mice and men, gang aft agley."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once evacuated nearly 3000 people out of Canary Wharf because I was too incompetent to make popcorn properly.

I've also performed live in the O2 arena before. Take that, struggling musicians!
You should message me if
You're a blast and you fancy a drink.