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My self-summary
I'm here to meet new people and make new friends. I feel more comfortable about meeting people and then seeing if anything develops from that, than I do about seeking people to date. I don't like feeling like I'm going in with an agenda. I'm currently seeing Daisy6666

I am puzzled, amused, and lateral, with an offbeat sense of humour. I post odd things to twitter sometimes for a convention I'm helping to organise. Occasionally they even make sense.

I tend to get stuck in a routine easily - which is great when I'm travelling because where ever I happen to be, that's where I'm comfortable. It also means that home life tends to need a bit of a kick from time to time, which is why I'm on this site, now.

I like visiting places as a tourist and running up the hills past all the people. I don't enjoy it so much once I have to rest.
What I’m doing with my life
I've just changed jobs, and I really love my new work. It feels both great and scary. It also means I'm no longer running the gym at the old place, and so getting used to going somewhere new for working out. Trying to organise life while staying relaxed about things, learning slowly to draw, and doing online courses.

I've got a fitbit. The computer tells me I should go for walks. I go for walks. I am a good computer-citizen.
I’m really good at
I'm good at explaining things; people've said I'm clear without being patronising. I've taught computer based subjects and martial arts, and seem to find it easy to get the message across. Or maybe I've had gifted students? I try not to mansplain.

I'm told I'm really bad at puns, but I think that's a good thing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I honestly don't know, I've never asked anyone. I will, and fill this in later.

Ok, I've asked someone what the first thing people notice is, and they said "A bad pun drifting across the room." So there you go.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I prefer to listen to music that make me feel happy, regardless of genre. I tend to listen to podcasts when I'm driving, like Welcome to Night Vale, There's No Such Thing As A Fish, Science Vs, and The Limit Does Not Exist.

I tend to read a lot of factual books as well as fiction, as I love learning about the way things work. I like the Sherlock Holmes stories (and the two recent TV shows, too, although Jeremy Brett is still amazing). I'm a fan of Pratchett, and I've been to a few of the Discworld conventions. Only some of the people there are odd, they're good people to know.

Recent Reads: The 'Off to be the wizard' series by Scott Meyer, 'NPCs' by Drew Hayes, most of Neal Asher's catalogue (which was fun but got very repetitive, he's not as good as Iain M Banks), and Ramez Naam's 'Nexus' trilogy. Empire Games (Charles Stross), The Three (Sarah Lotz), Behind Her Eyes (Sarah Pinborough)

Games (mostly board/card games): Dead of Winter, Forbidden Island, Cards Against Humanity, WoW, The Resistance, Anomia, Pandemic Legacy, Tak.

I'm trying to cut down on the take-aways, so I shouldn't really list those as favourite foods. Calorie control works, but it's so dull.

When it comes to the TV, I go for Elementary, The Daily Show, Game of Thrones, Person of Interest, Killjoys... there are lots of shows that come and go. Movies are just as varied, although I could watch Serenity over and again. 'What We Do In The Shadows' was a great movie. I liked the new Ghostbusters. So there.
Six things I could never do without
Anytime the internet connection goes away, I'm stuck for something to do, because everything I think of involves looking something up on the internet, from what films are on to the opening times of places to visit.

My cats, although I answered the questions honestly when it asked whether I would make accommodations for people who were allergic or didn't like them.

My friends, an open mind, a sense of humour, and the ability to count to six.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about a wide variety of things, from complex issues to what shapes my spilled drink looks like. I sometimes burst out laughing just because I've seen the funny side - or some funny way of seeing what's going on.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching DVDs, playing video games, playing board games or out at the pub.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This question is tricky for me. I seem to have different boundaries to some people, especially in what I'll accept other people telling me, and what I'll share. Not in a TMI way, though. Maybe that's something I shouldn't admit?
You should message me if
If you'd like to, surely?
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