A Northern lad who came to the big city to be among people and life.
I am much better-lit, hairy, and available for eye contact than my profile picture suggests.
UPDATE: I am exactly as well-lit, hairy and available for eye contact as my profile picture suggests.
FURTHER UPDATE: I am not so hairy any more. Eye contact and lighting levels roughly unchanged.
LAST UPDATE: I like this bit so I'm not removing it, but in a nutshell, I look like my profile pic, unless I don't.
BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY ME, OH NO THAT SOUNDS TERRIBLE
I used to run lots and cycle a bit, but I kind of lost my mojo at that, and I'm just getting it back. (Update: learned to swim really well, which has been delightful.) Acquiring skills is fun; re-acquiring them is possibly even more fun. I like to make things. I am particularly fond of the fact that the Spanish verb for "to make" is the same as that for "to do". I'm full of these nuggets.
I am a physics graduate, and can explain the weird physical stuff you ever hear about. If you ever wanted to ride the Understanding Quantum Physics Express, I'm the man to corner. The recent popularity of Brian Cox has, in many ways, been good to me.
Fixing stuff. Physical stuff, especially. Me and machines have a thing going on. Getting things out of the door, except for physical stuff, which never seems to move any closer to it.
BOOKS: Infinite Jest, The City And The City, The Drought, Vurt, Dossie and Janet generally.
FILMS: Dr. Strangelove, Brazil, Rollerball, Back To The Future, Shortbus.
SHOWS: The Wire, Deadwood, Max Headroom, TNG, Spaced.
MUSIC: post-punk, techno, clicky European indie, filthy pop, unusual disco.
FOOD: yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
I'm keeping one spare. Nobody thinks of everything.
I considered saying that my favourite film is "Mean Girls". I'll fight the corner of that film anywhere, any time.
My favourite perfume is not vanilla. I still like vanilla in perfume.
I didn't read your favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food. It was too long.
It really helps if you make things other than piles of money with your working hours. My definition of "make" and "things" is very liberal though, so try me.
If I keep looking at your profile and not messaging you, then I'm either a) composing something worth replying to; b) bottling out of messaging you because you're so fucking suave; c) working out where I recognise you from. Forgive me. If I have added you as a favourite and not spoken to you yet, it's because I'm thinking about sending you a message. OKC provides no other way of saving you for later reference, unfortunately. I don't IM here.
I also occasionally get snowed under, but I will get back to you if we've already been messaging. At some point. Promise.