Mongk
31 Perth, Australia
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My self-summary
"'A life, Jimmy. You know what that is? It's the shit that happens while you're waiting for moments that never come."
- Lester Freamon, The Wire

I love science and science fiction, especially Doctor Who. I make delicious food and awful puns. I'm not a fan of big loud parties, I'd much rather go out to dinner or play a board game with a few good friends and a few good drinks. My personal politics could best be described as "Inarticulate liberal/intersectional-feminist-in-training".
What I’m doing with my life
I'm three-quarters through a Masters degree studying the genetics of inherited muscle diseases. I'm really enjoying it and feel very lucky to work with such an awesome group of people. It's a pity I make bugger-all as a student but you can't have everything I guess. When I finish my degree next year I really want to get a job in research and keep doing what I'm doing now for the rest of my life, only for more money :P

I love to cook in my spare time. Going home, putting MasterChef on and assembling a new dish makes me as happy as a pig in shi... uh, mud. For me though, most of the point of cooking is sharing the food with other people. My favourite cuisines are Indian and anything old-school European.

Outside of work and cooking I sometimes play boardgames with my friends. I write fiction a bit but I'm not very disciplined with it.

(Note: I've recently changed my diet to "vegetarian" on here, but I'm trying to transition gradually from meat-eating so it's a very relaxed sort of vegetarianism at the moment. I still do eggs, dairy and some seafood.)
I’m really good at
Cooking/Baking
Writing
Making people laugh when they least expect it
Science
Cryptic Crosswords (well sort of)
Remembering the name of the guy who was in the thing with that lady who sings the song your friend doesn't like, you know the one...
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. I'm tall, but not really "WOW that guy is tall!" tall. And probably my accent? It's a sort of Irish-English-Aussie blend that I inherited from my parents despite living in Perth all my life. Also, I instinctively walk quietly so sometimes I sneak up on people by accident. I guess in those cases the first thing they notice is that I'm THERE AT ALL WHOA JESUS I SPILLED MY DRINK.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Cat's Cradle, Lord Jim, Rendezvous With Rama, Small Gods,
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Dracula, The Selfish Gene, The
Mote In God's Eye, The Phantom of the Opera. I'm on a bit of a bender of Doctor Who books at the moment.

Movies: 2001 - A Space Odyssey, The Blues Brothers, The Castle,
Inception, The Avengers

Shows: DOCTOR WHO, The Wire, Torchwood (yeah I know), Misfits, Game of Thrones, Babylon 5.

Music: Loads of different stuff, but I'm particularly into the more melodic kinds of dance/electro - Daft Punk, Justice, Cut Copy, The Avalanches, Bag Raiders.

Food: Anything that's not too spicy! I love cooking, especially if it's something I've never tried before.
The six things I could never do without
Friends
Coffee
A good book to read
Mirepoix
At least one lie-in per week :)
Making people laugh (I think it's the meaning of life)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Usually some kind of problem-solving, whether it's to do with my job or in my own life. I also think about Doctor Who. Like, a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably in watching Netflix, cooking something or working on some personal project at home. I get out other times of the week though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have chronic depression and anxiety but for the most part I control them. Sometime's my brain's like "Isn't everything meaningless yet also really scary?" but I'll be all "FUCK YOU I'M TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT" and elbow it in the face.
You should message me if
GOD WILLS IT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez6wfJWVCeI

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