34 Hackney, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Past experience tells me I should keep this brief. The majority of my spare time I spend studying languages and writing about history, mostly for my master's degree at the moment, but also for enjoyment. I enjoy things like KGB museums and making little pilgrimages to the graves of people I admire or hate. Yes, I am a riot. But I am not morose. I like to imbibe, dance sometimes, play music, get on a plane as much as possible, and chat most of all. I fall asleep every night listening to comedy, unless there is someone lying next to me. I felt like I needed to throw in that qualification - Louis C.K. will not be coming to bed with us.
What I’m doing with my life
Half-time lawyering for a web company, the other half finishing a master's in history/politics.
I’m really good at
I was once publicly accused of "humble bragging" when I told a story about how I got stuck in an elevator in a dodgy housing estate after helping a drunken blind man home. So now I really doubt my ability to effectively self-promote. (Although you might have noticed that I just managed to sneak in the story about how I helped a drunken blind man home under cover of an indirect, seemingly self-deprecatory anecdote. I call that the "double humble-brag".)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Ryszard Kapuscinski, Eric Hobsbawm, Camus, Hemingway, Rebecca West, Orwell, Hitchens, Mark Twain, Karen Armstrong (with reservations), Tolstoy, Anna Funder, Nabokov, Dickens, Simon Schama, James Michener, Jan Morris, lots of boring history squares who I won't mention by name.

Movies: The Lives of Others, Blue Velvet, Good Night and Good Luck, A Bout de Souffle, anything by Pedro Almodovar.

Music: Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Tame Impala, The National, Bill Callahan, Kate Bush, Future of the Left, The Smiths, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Satie, Triangle Head.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Russia. Russian.
You should message me if
I put 99 as my upper age limit. Before you centurions accuse me of being ageist, you should know that the range doesn't go higher.