30 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm a geeky, cheerful person who enjoys watching a good film with beer, or hanging out with a bunch of friends talking nonsense. I like chatting about politics, sci-fi, or Bruce Willis movies. I am a font of useless trivia.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working in research, which I love, and doing lots of education and public engagement which I'm loving even more. Life is pretty awesome right now, except for the constant scrabble for funding to keep a roof over my head. But that's why man invented gin.

Weirdly, I'm really enjoying things like paying back my student loan and contributing to my NI. For first time in 8 years I'm not a student. I do miss my cinema discount though.
I’m really good at
It turns out I'm really good at talking. I can carry a conversation like no one’s business. One time I was in the pub, surrounded by a competitive a capella choir who were too cool for me (it was a weird night). I ended up talking to an a capella choir judge for half an hour about the recent rule changes. I am not currently nor have I ever been in an a capella choir.

I'm also reasonably good at baking, making cups of tea, reading in cars and if I put my mind to it I host an amazing party.
The first things people usually notice about me
My quick straw poll came up with ‘my smile’ which I suspect is too corny to put on here. One person said my cackle, which didn't seem complimentary enough…
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Christopher Brookmyre, Terry Pratchett, etc.
Movies: Chris Nolan's films, Terminators 1 & 2, Aliens, Speed, Die Hard
Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Deadwood, Castle (I will probably love Castle more than any hypothetical boyfriend, I'm sorry), The Wire
Music: Sara Bareilles, Siobhan Donaghy, Laura Marling, Clare Maguire, Dawn Richard etc.
Food: If it's edible, I'll eat it.
The six things I could never do without
My phone, the internet, cinnamon, books, family, friends. Not necessarily in that order.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Recently I've started thinking grown up things like ‘should I be thinking about mortgages’ and ‘could I look after a cat?’

Sometimes I try and claw back the carefree days of my youth by thinking about politics and whether women still face a glass ceiling. This comes easier with drink. I have been told I'm just a frustrated Revolutionary.
On a typical Friday night I am
... putting up a token resistance to the idea of going to the pub or a friend’s house for a drink. If we've lapsed on pub duties I can be found on the sofa with a xbox controller in my hands achievement hunting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I keep a diary and if anyone ever read it, I'd probably have to kill them.
You should message me if
Your idea of a perfect date involves trying a new craft ale before seeing a bad movie. You have no objection to losing me to new game releases. You’re not put off by the ‘replies selectively’ button (all it means is that I get a lot of poorly spelled invitations to ‘hang’. )