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My self-summary
Gazing out of my window on the vista of London the other day I said to myself, "Self, London is a wonderful city but you have been avariciously keeping her to yourself for too long. You need to share her with someone." "B-b-but I have plenty of friends," I said back out loud knowing no-one would overhear and instantly get me committed. "You know what I mean," I said back to myself and I was right, I knew what I meant because I was me despite this brief moment of internalised self conversation. It was time to meet some new people, enjoy London and life with them because everything is that little bit better with two.
What I’m doing with my life
I do an interesting job, I live in a palace in the sky, I see movies, I write things, I have the odd ridiculous project on the go. I make, if not the most of London, I make at least 70% of it which isn't bad. A bit of travel (friends in China and the US get regular visit plus running around Europe), but mainly distracting myself from the mundane, and keeping my top notch brain active (top notch if you consider how many creatures have brains - I am smarter than every snake I have ever met). And I love doing all of those things with others...
I’m really good at
watching films, making and drinking cocktails (or at least getting better at the first, always been ok at the second). I cook, and importantly enjoy cooking (it soaks up the cocktails). I'm also really good at teasing a ridiculous argument into sublimely far-fetched conclusions until dissolving into giggles about how silly it all was.
The first things people usually notice about me
A slightly wonky eye (hey it works for Thom Yorke). My eyes work independently (mulit-tasking I think of it) and this occasionally makes people feel I am not looking at them, avoiding their gaze and uncomfortable. This passes when they realise which one of my short sighted or long sighted eyes to look at. It is also a fantastic excuse to avoid 3D films.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books with a bit of heft to them (weight not necessarily weighty). Recent favourites have included Doctor Zhivago, The Lies Of Locke Lamora, and occasionally re-reading my favourite Les Miserables. Of which the book is the best iteration. I like musical theatre (except for LM), have a burning desire to see the Carrie musical one day (wrote a dissertation on plays based on films), but feel I should get to the theatre more often. I DJ a bit but mainly pop and these days friends weddings. Am quite excited by the Sugababes reunion (seems more real than yet another Ned's Atomic Dustbin revival). I will eat anything safe to eat, I particularly like tactile cuisines like Ethiopian and Indian where a bread delivery system is employed. Don't watch much TV except for blowing through often sci-fi leaning box sets (have you seen Orphan Black yet? And films are my weakness. I see too many films. Please drag me away from the cinema, I love its dark embrace... (I produce a Silent Cinema podcast which is less oxymoronic than it sounds). This section already feels too long....
Six things I could never do without
A pen & paper, my Oystercard, my passport, satsumas, pork and my voice. (Is that seven? I'm thinking pen & paper as one thing, fair?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to make the world a better place, though probably not enough time doing anything about it. I also spend a lot of time thinking about what film, play, pub, bar, restaurant, gig to go to, and then leaving it to the last minute to book, or leave the house.
On a typical Friday night I am
After a day long online discussion with friends about the best pub in London to go to that night, I'll be there, unwinding, unravelling and drinking a nice pint of bitter thank you very much. (Cocktails are for weekends).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The most private thing I'm willing to admit is that Jake Gyllenhall is gay. (Well it's private to him and completely down to him to reveal it - though I do think people in the public eye have a responsibility to be open about their sexuality.)
You should message me if
Any of this made any sense to you
The two of us