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My self-summary
Ha! Self-summarizing is as impossible as it is boring. I believe it's much more fun to let people get to know each other through interaction and talking, instead of taking the surprise away like this. So, as a reaction to this grotesque attempt to destroy the already lost art of verbal conversation, I shall blend a fair amount of, for lack of a better word, horse shit into this profile. Can you spot what's true and what's a naughty little lie?

I am an introvert, at least until I've accommodated to my surroundings. Once I'm settled in a bit, I can be quite the life of the party.
I have a full-time job teaching math/science, and after my hours a earn an extra dime restoring antique castle chimneys with my cousin, Randi.

I'm also an enthousiast of a varied pallet of TV-shows, and I succeed in watching them all without owning a TV (at the moment).
What I’m doing with my life
Nothing usefull, and I like it that way. I go to work, stay there for a while and then come back home. When I'm not working with Randi, I spend my evenings with some friends (watching their TV), trying out a new bar, going to a bar everybody already knows and loves, or basking in the cozyness of a sofa, a blanket, Dave Brubeck and a book or laptop.

In between things, I learn a bit of Japanese online, just for fun. It's an interesting language and it's easy to get into. Now, I'm trying to get a grip on writing hiragana. If you've got some Japanese children's books and won't mind taking a picture or scan, you could really be a great help to me.

I'm also studying at the Open University, hoping to become a Master of Science in Information Technology some day, though I mostly study this because I like it, it's usefull and it looks good on a resume. Nevertheless, I hope to quit my teaching job some day and live off my software. In this venture, the key is to think ahead: I'm already developing an operating system for the robot prostitutes which will without a doubt roam the free world in the near future. When that time comes, choose PutaOS - voice activated - or Frank's Gigolo Performance System - you don't have to say anything: FGPS just knows what you need.
I’m really good at
- Listening
- Solving all your problems (and, if it'll take me a while: taking your mind off them while I do so)
- Assembling Ikea-furniture
- Cooking (food)
- Remaining calm & rational in stressfull situations (or at least have people think I'm calm)
- Talking to pets as if they are children
- Singing (when I'm absolutely certain nobody can hear me, or when people I know really well put on Singstar)
- Seeing the colour blue (red and green can be troublesome for me sometimes, but blue is a-ok!)
- Taking pictures of things in such a way that when I show you, you have no clue what it could be, but when I tell you what it is, you say "Oh yeah, of course!"
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know, I'll have to go ask somebody else later. I've noticed the first thing about myself years ago, and I can't remember anymore. Maybe it's my smile? Or my eyes? The way I say hello? You tell me!

What where the first things you noticed about me in this profile - send a message.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I can go for anything by Hugo Matthysen. I like HG Wells, Douglas Coupland, Herman Brusselmans, Publius Ovidius (Naso), Herman Portocarero, Gummbah's "Net Niet Verschenen Boeken" and anything by the Marquis de Sade.

On the mainstream-side: Kubrick did marvelous things. Then, there are those everybody loves and has seen way to often (Trainspotting, Requiem for a Dream, Le Fabuleux Destin d' Amelie Poulin, ...). And Bridget Jones (you can't see that one too often btw). That stuff will do most of the time.
But there are times one likes a lesser known movie, and there are some disturbing beauties in great abundance. For example, I enjoyed watching Bin-Jip, Oldboy, Young People Fucking, Knoflikari, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Fucking Amal, Shortbus, Gay Niggers from outer Space, ...

I like to take in a nice theater performance, but I don't go nearly as often as I'd like to. I can't even remeber the name of the last one I saw. It was about a guy making noises and recording them with samplers, and thusly he created an auditory environment for the audience. Only through sound, he portrayed a journey around the world. It was quite nice. But something more regular like Kommil Foo is absolutely splendid as well.
I'm "into" a few tv-shows, mainly for laughs. It's mostly geeky stuff (Big Bang Theory, Top Gear, Family Guy, American Dad, Futurama, ...) and British humor (The League of Gentlemen, Monty Python, Black Books, Blackadder), though I don't denounce our local productions like Van Vlees en Bloed, Buiten de Zone or Wally in Space (LavaTV). However, the best tv-show ever remains Spy Groove. I'm a Californication fan too.

As for music, I enjoy Amy Winehouse, Zita Swoon and everyone in between :-)

I love to cook, mostly just "home cuisine", and I'll whip up something special when entertaining guests. I like foreign food (Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, ...).
Six things I could never do without
Oxygen, water and food is for dorks. All I need is a fireplace, a good movie, a couch, a blanket and a kind person to lean against me. Ha, I've got one ting left! I could go for a bottle of Monbazillac or chocolate if I wanted to. Choke on that, breathers!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Anything, really. Daydreaming is the most efficiënt way to spend your time, if you have to be awake.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday night: to the club! I started a club with some like-minded friends.
During the week, we scout for viable locations. Every friday night, we meet up and vote on a place. Once the votes are counted, we grab our tools and we're on our way! The real challenge is to be quiet, though the location is usually in a park so nobody lives very close. We take a quick look at the chosen playground, and swiftly get to neatly and quietly deconstructing every seesaw, merry-go-round, swing, jungle gym, sandbox or playhouse in sight.
The next day, the person who brought up the location gets the honor and the priviledge of visiting the former playground and secretly filming the dissapointed children. At our next meeting, we watch the film with a nice glass of merlot or cabarnet sauvignon.
We've got so many marvellous clips, we're thinking of making a compilation of the greatest moments and saddest faces. We'll rent a small movie theater to view this feast with the decorum it deserves.
We're a bit shy on female members, so if you want to join a group of handsome handy men who aren't afraid of getting some work done: contact me and I'll sign you up. You'll love the initiation ceremony.
If, on the other hand, you're just looking for a cheap high-quality slide or seesaw: contact our treasurer. Seen something you like somewhere? Come to us! Low low prices! Mention me for a special discount!

I like to go out and stuff to (small, intimited places preferably), but here, we do that on Saturday. I spend lots of saturday evenings in "De Ratz", "De Dulle Griet" or "'t Dreupelkot", or chilling at home with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I'm emotionally tormented, I write poetry and short stories, and I paint. I don't show these to anybody.
You should message me if
one or more of these apply:

- the Earth revolves around the Sun
- you've read this far
- you know what the first things you've noticed about me are
- you want to join my club
- you are interested in Japanese
- you've seen some nice recreational equipment for children in a public place and you want to buy it for next to nothing
- you're up for the screening of my club's movie - the beginning of a new era in cinema
- you have an antique castle chimney that needs restoring, and needs it bad...
- you have a problem (that needs solving or at least being distracted from)
- you want to parttake in some "calibration experiments" for FGPS - see if we've got the AI all figured out
- you think you've spotted some little patches of untruthfullness in this profile

Thanks for reading!
The two of us