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My self-summary
Firstly, I realise that questions like these invite a pretty selective self-appraisal. Rarely, I feel, will we acknowledge our most intimate details, despite the fact that those details are what truly define us.

That being said, I'm a climber, a runner, and a reader, who loves wit and intelligence above all things but doesn't always need to intellectualise. I prefer the letter s to the letter z, and will add a u to any word if I can get away with it. I'm never ready for summer to end, but I love the winter once it gets here, and I spend as much time as I can outdoors.

There are probably more illuminating details that I could share, but it's more interesting to save them for conversation.
I’m really good at
Trying not to be too boastful.
The first things people usually notice about me
My accent. It's all over the place. I spent my formative years in England and Saudi Arabia, and I went to school with a lot of American and Dutch kids. So, I sound like I'm from South Africa. Simple, right?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
At Swim-Two-Birds, Pale Fire, Alice in Wonderland, If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, Unpopular Essays, Neuromancer

Vertigo, The Usual Suspects, Wall-E, Citizen Kane, Dazed and Confused

Anything good, but recently Amon Tobin, Glenn Gould, The Naked and Famous, The Limousines, Air
Six things I could never do without
Good books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Shoes and ships and sealing wax
Cabbages and kings
Why the sea is boiling hot
Whether pigs have wings
On a typical Friday night I am
Out having fun, in doing work, away in a different city, climbing at BKB or MIT or just enjoying a glass of wine with a friend. There's no such thing as typical.
You should message me if
You have something you'd really like to tell me.

You think we'd get along and you want to go on an adventure.

You have a chalet on Ross Island, and you'd like to invite me down there for a week this winter.

You know which is lower of -40 Fahrenheit or -40 Celsius.
The two of us