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My self-summary
Oh how we all love a self-summary! I'm someone who is able to have a laugh and not take life too seriously whilst still being able to hold an intelligent conversation and face life's problems head on (with a possible detour to get some chocolate).

I'm a keen runner...well, "keen" perhaps isn't the right word, but I go running and completed the London Marathon last year which was horrendously hard...but somehow totally enjoyable once the pain subsided. Am glad I'm just spectating this year! I've just bought a bike ready for a cycle from Bristol to London later in the year - what can I say, I like a challenge.

I'm still discovering all the exciting things to do around London so I am up for suggestions (within reason!). My favourite weather is the wind and I'm also my Granny's favourite and that woman has good taste!

I'm looking for someone who is driven, funny, sensible, intelligent and a whole load of other adjectives that would make a rom-com screenwriter proud. Someone to laugh with, to go on impromptu adventures with, to suggest new places to visit and someone who isn't afraid of spiders (it's a cliché but surely this is what this section is all about!)
What I’m doing with my life
I work in advertising as a Copywriter which involves less drinking and eating out than Mad Men would make you believe, but, as stressful as it can be, I do enjoy my job which can be a rarity.

I'm trying to take advantage of the city I live in but there's so much to do! I've almost been here three years - time flies - but am still yet to visit a Museum Late, go to the Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town or picnic at Ally Pally. However, don't fret, I am sufficiently London'd enough to know where to stand on my underground platform to get the double door, get massively frustrated by wheely suitcases and have grown an unnatural hate for golf umbrellas.
I’m really good at
Clearly not creative or funny usernames, but my 'really good' energy has been used for other things like:
Fancy dress
Baking brownies
Offering (fairly) good advice
Drunken dancing
Recognising bit-part actors in film/tv and knowing what other films they've been in
Organising holidays
Treasure hunts
Remembering pointless parts of conversations
The first things people usually notice about me
Is probably the fact that I'm late - it's not on purpose and I definitely don't mean anything by it, but I'm seemingly slightly incapable of getting to somewhere on time. If you want me somewhere at 7pm, tell me 6.30pm and we'll be good.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Here's a by-no-means-exclusive selection of books/authors I've enjoyed: Room, anything by Ian McEwan, Life of Pi, Sophie's World, The Book Thief, Freakanomics, Ender's Game, We Need to Talk about Kevin, Cloud Atlas, Lee Child and Phillipa Gregory are guilty pleasures, The Millennium Trilogy, Riddley Walker, The Time Travellers Wife etc. Currently reading: We are all Completely Beside Ourselves.

Movies - my favourite is, and don't judge me, True Lies - seriously, stop judging me, it's awesome! Other more credible/equally uncredible films: Life is Beautiful, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Geisha, Anchorman, Mr and Mrs Smith, I am Legend, Moulin Rouge, Life of Pi, Independence Day, Walk the Line etc. Plus, there's always a place for Disney.

TV shows - I've (finally) got myself into A Game of Thrones and am loving it, though am yet to watch the last series, so no spoilers! I've also been known to procrastinate whilst watching Arrested Development, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Breaking Bad, New Girl, House, Modern Family, Homeland not forgetting Diagnosis Murder and the New Adventures of Lois and Clark! (see previous comment about not judging).

Music - my musical tastes are diverse and definitely not 'cool'. As long as I can sing along or dance to it, my ears will be happy. As a general rule I'll know what songs I like as opposed to what artist I like but as long as it's music and not noise, anything goes.

Food - Mexican is probably the favourite but Italian would be the staple. Dessert is the best part of eating out and I'm always torn between trying somewhere new as opposed to trying something tried and tested.
Six things I could never do without
I'm assuming the obvious things are taken care of, I wouldn't want to live life without the following:
Box sets
Windy days
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether the superpower of flight implies that you also have super strength. If you could fly, would you be able to carry someone with you, or would you only be able to fly with them the same amount of time you could walk carrying them? Or could you just hold hands and whoosh off together?
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't seem to have a 'typical' Friday night and I like it that way. I could be jumping on a train to visit friends, indulging in impromptu post work drinks or heading home to a sneaky takeaway. Suggestions always welcome!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once tipped an old man out of a wheelchair... into the middle of the road... on top of a 3 year old...not my finest moment!
You should message me if
You've read this far and haven't been put off by my rambling or stellar choice of favourite movie.

You're a guy who doesn't take himself too seriously and has a good sense of humour (puns and sarcasm more than welcome).

You can use full stops, capital letters and don't take copious pictures of yourself in the mirror.

And if you're here because I've looked at your profile and you think we might get on, then press that 'like' button - could be the feeling's mutual...
The two of us