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My self-summary
Seeker of adventures, lover of life, most likely to be found at a gig or wandering the streets (in an exploratory rather than a vagranty way), or in a courtroom. Self-employed stenographer, dedicated flaneuse, I can and do spend hours bumming around the place having a good old nose at what's going on. Pathologically incapable of doing nothing. I am passionate and enthusiastic about the books, films, music and people I love.

Left-leaning liberal. Atheist. Feminist. Londonist.
What I’m doing with my life
Stuff I like - NB. travel etc is a given:
Leisurely train journeys, although I couldn't cope with commuting.
Inclement weather. But also lazy sunny days. Crisp, bright, autumn mornings.
Long, rambling conversations.
Going to the cinema in the afternoon.
Eating out, esp. in Soho.
Noise bands, experimental, improv music in teeny and/or scuzzy venues.
Swimming, but only outdoors, preferably in winter (when the lido is less busy).
Art galleries and museums - I like these better when there are fewer people there (as with most things).

Having had a few work trips to various Nordic countries in the past couple of years I am fairly sure I could settle in Iceland or Denmark quite happily. Yes, I know, I've watched too many Danish crime dramas and Dogme movies, but dammit I want in on that brooding scenery, the Fair Isle knits, Mikkeller beer and Louis Poulsen lighting.
I’m really good at
Listening. Corny jokes. I bake a mean brownie.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm quite smiley and I make terrible puns.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Don Quixote, Valley of the Dolls, Under Milk Wood, Infinite Jest, House of Leaves. A great lover of graphic novels by Chris Ware, Dan Clowes and Alison Bechdel.

Movies: Pretty much all of Almodovar's films, some Vinterberg & Von Trier. Most Wes Anderson. Bit of Herzog.

Shows: Breaking Bad. Boardwalk Empire. Curb Your Enthusiasm. 30 Rock. Arrested Development. Girls. Louie.

Music: Sleater-Kinney, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sonic Youth, Bjork, Neu!, Liars, Swans, Jesus Lizard, PJ Harvey, Factory Floor, Shellac, Nick Cave, Butthole Surfers, Nina Nastasia, Leonard Cohen, Earth, Sunn 0))), Neurosis. Getting increasingly into jazz and world music - Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Tinariwen, Bombino, Omar Souleyman.

Food: Liable to get a bit Agent Cooper about my coffee. Kernel ales. More generally, the spicier the better - Indian, Vietnamese, Szechuan, Sushi ...
Six things I could never do without
Radio 4
My iPhone (sorry)
Sensible shoes
Current reading matter
ATP Festivals
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What my desert island discs and my luxury item would be. Words, grammar, sentence structure, purely in the context of work rather than in a pedantic way.
On a typical Friday night I am
There is no such thing as a typical Friday night! Generally it is ale-fuelled. Or spent in a darkened room of some description.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There are seven types of gin in my booze cupboard.
You should message me if
You are Louis C.K. Or Tim Key. Funny does it for me over looks every time.

You want to try something new and interesting. Not in a rude way. Although that could happen given time and plenty of yoga.

Basically I want to meet someone who has a positive outlook on life, a wide range of interests, is not afraid of trying new things and would generally choose a day/night out and about rather than on the sofa. Although pottering around the kitchen and reading novels in bed now and then is totally acceptable.

Or just an exchange of bon mots over some really excellent beer/cocktails/coffee.
The two of us