Despite my large stature and the fact that I stick out of a crowd like a sore thumb I'm a little bit shy when first meeting people. I generally come across as quiet, but I open up once I get to know someone. Part of this is also the fact that I like to think before I speak. I'm also pretty honest, if you ask me something I'll probably give you my honest opinion, like it or not.
Right of the bat, I'll admit that I'm a little bit of a geek. Ok, well, maybe more than a little bit of one. I enjoy all the stereotypical past-times like video games, board or card games, anything related to sci-fi, etc. That's not to say I don't have other interests mind you, I'm just as likely to go to a party or a bar, discuss history, politics or the news, listen to music, whatever suits my fancy. I like to consider myself well-rounded in terms of my interests.
I also have a love of the outdoors. Before coming to Ottawa I did a lot of hiking, camping, canoeing, the works. Sadly, since coming here I haven't had much a chance to continue.
If whatever your favourite past-time is isn't listed here, never fear, I'm one of those people who feels they should try things before deciding it isn't for them. So who knows, maybe your favourite hobby could become mine too one day.
Also, apparently I have a nice voice, but it's kind of hard for me to judge that one.
I read a lot, there are probably a dozen books I could put on this list as my favourites, but I'll limit it to just a few.
- The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwall
- The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
- The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
- Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski
I enjoy most movies to be honest, though I'm a sucker for action flicks, or really anything that makes me think while I'm watching it. Some of my favourites are
V for Vendetta
The Other Guys
The Usual Suspects
I haven't been able to watch many shows recently seeing as I don't have cable where I'm living right now. What I'm managing to scrounge off the internet right now is
- Firefly (probably my all-time favourite)
- A Game of Thrones
- Dr. Who
It varies from month to month, I can listent to pretty much anything except rap and country. Right now I'm listening to
- Hey Rosetta
- Nico Vega
- The Balconies
- Silversun Pickups
I'm up for pretty much anything, I really enjoy trying new types of food. If I had to pick a favourite I'd say good old fashioned BBQ ribs.
- The internet
- Something with which to access the internet
- The news, or some way of knowing whats going on in the world