34Melbourne, Australia
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My self-summary
I think one of my favourite quotes sum me up pretty well " I'd rather be wrong and interesting than right and boring"
I have a huge love of history, archaeology and music/guitar they've been a huge part of my life and have led me on some pretty funny, exciting, interesting, dirty adventures, however I'm now either in the classroom or in the museum.
I can at times be a little eccentric but it's me and my friends have no complaints, plus it makes for some interesting stories.
I have a small circle of friends who I am very close and loyal to, but I always enjoy meeting new people.
What I’m doing with my life
What a huge question! Well I play my guitar, enjoy a drink with friends, do some work with the museum and teach some history. I frequently go to lakes entrance and the snowy river area, as my best friend lives there. I like spending time in the bush, a good game of tennis, a good bash at kubb and a good barbecue never goes astray. I have never ending new interests and continuing old favourites, I've finally started to sell some of my artwork, my woodworking is almost paying off, my guitaring is getting great as is my moosemulele (ukulele with a Swedish moose sticker) and I've finally bought a charcoal BBQ so I can do some meat smoking.
I have an inane need to remember quotes, from Picasso and the Dalai Lama to Homer Simpson, what's my favourite I hear you ask! . . . For another day.
I’m really good at
Making it up as I go along. Knowing when to relax and when to get stuff done! it's a delicate balance I think. Taking stuff in, I'll normally listen a lot more than I'll talk. Kubb and finally but most importantly the ability to make the worlds best pancakes! Finally as a year 11 teacher yelled at me "you'll never die of a bloody heart attack! You don't stress!" I've only recently worked out why this is a benefit. . . Unfortunately he left the profession soon after , I hope I wasn't the reason :/
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my red shoes I've always had a pair! Or my unruly hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Well too many books on too many bookshelves to mention but mainly non fiction on archaeology, history and anything that tickles my interest, I just finished John Saffran's Murder in Mississippi. But right now I'm in the middle of "a short history of stupid" and Thomas keneally's Australians Vol 1. I'm loving both. lord of the rings and the hobbit, the hunger games, Harry potter, Sherlock Holmes (I really wanted to be him growing up!) does Asterix and Tintin count?. For some reason I've been taking to reading Swedish cooking books! Maybe I just love Kottbullar and lingonberry. I do like reading Heston Blumenthals cooking books too he knows his stuff!
As for movies and tv Indiana jones comes first, the lord of the rings, almost famous, seven years in Tibet, Gangs of new York, Sherlock Holmes, back to the future, iron man,Jurassic park, black adder, black books, and I recently started liking deadwood and parks and recreation, it takes me a while to get around to the trendy shows.
Now my favourite music pearl jam, sound garden, Neil Finn and of course crowded house, ben harper, led zeppelin, Eddie Vedder, bob Evans, Buddy Guy, the shins, credence, Fleetwood Mac, Dan Kelly, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, fleet foxes, nirvana, Harry Hookey, the jezabels, custard, dire straits, powderfinger, the strokes, Johnny marr, busby marou and many more, I keep finding new bands weekly. Plus a bit of Sinatra or Nina Simone never goes astray.
Six things I could never do without
Firstly And definitely my glasses unless I get laser surgery. Then something good to read , normally non fiction. My Mini Maton semi acoustic because my fingers would get bored. My iPad it has all the right answers, and I can read reddit on it. That morning coffee that tastes weird at first because I forgot I just brushed my teeth. And finally GOOD ramen, it's been a passion for years, but I'm finally coming out with it, me and a good Tonkotsu Ramen are in a long term steady relationship, we're in love!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Particle physics, what is in the tomb of qin shi huangdi, archaeology, if its appropriate to buy my neice ninja turtle figures, music and how to stop my jeans from being ruined. More recently setting out two separate stories in my head, I'll write both eventually. Actually it's closer to five.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the words of bernard black "you can sort your life out anytime, the pub closes in five hours"
usually, In need of a drink and a good meal, so I'll head out with one of my friends and get those things done. But we don't generally plan anything so anything goes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't say penguin correctly. I just found out I'm in good company with this issue, apparently Benedict Cumberbatch can't either and he's Sherlock Holmes!
You should message me if
Have liked what you've read and my pictures are damn fine, it took me hours to do my hair just right for each photo. . . ha ha. Or you'd just like a good chinwag ( that's right I did just say that)
The two of us