TheGeniusGremlin
39 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
So I've just moved here from the UK, have a new job, don't know many people and I'm still trying to get used to all those small differences between here and the UK (as well as the extortionate price of cheese and milk here!).

I've realised that I've finally hit the age where I can't drink as much as I used to, function on 6 hours of sleep a night or work through a hangover anymore. These days I actually prefer the idea of staying in and watching a film over crazy mad nights out on the town. That said, I still try to do it every once in a while, just to remind myself that I can't drink like I used to or deal with the hangovers anymore.

I enjoy cooking but hate cooking for one so on the rare occasion that I do cook it's normally an event to behold. I have to clean the kitchen fully before I start and then once that's done I've normally lost enthusiasm and so just stick a pizza in the oven instead. Some people consider me to be an alright cook whilst others have actually tasted my cooking :)

I'm sure there's a lot more I could say here, like
I think that I'm very open minded but I still can't see the point of football or golf, I like all kinds of music provided it has a tune and I've even been known to read a book every now and then.

Well, enough for now, drop me a line and I'm sure I can find some random film quote to send to you and if you're really lucky, I may even come up with a witty and intelligent reply as well!
What I’m doing with my life
When I'm not wandering around town / super markets feeling totally lost and clueless (well I have just moved here), I sit at my desk at work trying not to look totally lost and clueless!

I'm supposedly a computer programmer (well that's what it says on my contract) which I've done for the last 10 years or so but previous to that I was a research fellow researching robot mediated therapy (multi-finger haptic rendering to be precise).

The rest of the time I'm trying to decide what new experiences to go out and have. I'm determined to do things differently this time and not spend all my time either working, sleeping or watching tv. I've made it as far as moving country, now I need to work out how to live it in this new place..
I’m really good at
Not doing the DIY (I'm back renting again so I don't have any DIY to do, yay!).
Cleaning the Kitchen when I plan to cook.
Making a mess in the kitchen when I'm cooking.
Sleeping in on the weekends (although I'm not quite as good as this as I used to be).
Convincing the people I work with that I'm actually really good at my job (it helps that nobody else understands what I actually do) (ok, not been in my job long enough to know if this is still the case).
Apparently, I'm also pretty good with computers (although it's not something that I admit to in public)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite books? Have to be science fiction or fantasy, or maybe even crime thrillers (John Grisham) or spy novels (Tom Clancy). Will pretty much read anything though. Currently I've been enjoying the easy reading life and reading lots of teenage, dystopian future type books (Ender's Game, Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent Trilogy).

Favourite movies? Easy, the ones with easy to understand story lines and lots of big explosions! Typical hollywood trash really. That said, La Vita e Bella is one of my favourite movies.

Favourite music? Either Jazz (Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong or pretty much anything else from that era) or Orchestral (both the Classical (e.g. Beethoven) to the modern (David Arnold and other film score composers)). I've recently discovered 'Epic' music on youtube and I'm currently listening to anime orchestral soundtrack music at work.

Favourite food? If I'm cooking then anything that I can put in the oven and forget about although I have recently fallen in love with Tacos. If I'm not cooking then probably would have to say either Italian or Thai.
The six things I could never do without
My friends of course!

A decent cooker (well decent oven at least) (I don't have a decent cooker (or kitchen) where I am now and I've been suffering)

A decent bar of soap (you'll be surprised how hard it is to find a decent bar of soap these days!)

Toothpaste and a toothbrush.

My computer and the internet (well how else will I get to chat to all you lovely people?)

I used to have Coca Cola on here but I've finally managed to stop drinking it and now I just find it's really sweet and syrupy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why food here is so expensive here.

Why there are so few decent pictures of me.

How to fix the problem I've been having at work.

What I'm going to have for dinner.

What to write in a first message to you girls.

Why I get lots of likes on here, but no one writes me messages.
On a typical Friday night I am
Since starting my new job, Friday nights seem to consist of drinking whiskey at the end of the day before heading to a bar to drink beer and get something to eat. Still don't like whiskey though, but I've found a couple of beers that i don't mind now.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Contrary to any impression that I may give, I'm not actually a genius or a gremlin, although deep down, I am actually a geek (although I try to hide it as much as possible).
You should message me if
You clicked the like button (come on, send me a message, even if it is literally just 'Hi, I like your profile, lets talk' or something equally short). Or you want to take me out shopping. Or need somebody to try out new recipes with. Or fancy going out for a drink. Or need someone to go to the cinema with. Or are bored and have nothing better to do. Or you want to get to know me.
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