SayAndNotOr
41 Manchester, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Sensational skating suitor seeks stunning Scheherazade for social soirées.

I embrace the power of AND. Live near the countryside but love socialising with friends in the city. Enjoy roller derby, running and mountain biking yet also chill out with books, films with friends, various computers and game consoles. Cook tasty vegan food and then munch black pudding the following day.

Seeking an interesting, independent, child free woman with a geeky streak and a love of trying different and new things rather than sitting at home.
What I’m doing with my life
Spending a lot of my spare time refereeing roller derby for Rainy City Roller Derby. Life on eight wheels is awesome :). Was playing derby, too, but decided to prioritise running and films with friends over letting derby completely consume my life.

Traveling. Most recently to Oslo, Iceland, and Germany. Hot weather? can do that any time - magnificent scenary rules.

Socialising with friends is definitely a priority, whether at a book club, a film discussion/excuse for beer club, or just catching up with people

Work is necessary in the absence of the magic lottery retirement fund - technical sysadmin/support/coding computery stuff that provides pennies to do the more fun things in life.
I’m really good at
Donning a cape and cowl to defeat the foul ne'erdowells of Gotham City, using acrobatic moves and a wide array of technological gadgets. Wait, that's Batman.

Does talking shite and being distracted by beer and shiny things count?

Otherwise cooking, skating, fettling computers, and writing a bit.
The first things people usually notice about me
Gold throne and laser death sharks.

Aside from that, probably some sort of derby related or vaguely nerdy t shirt, unless I decide to dress up. Talking about something silly, or possibly intellectual, ideally with a pint of beer.

Immediate impressions are that I'm slim, look a tad younger than I am, and that I'm ready for any excuse to chat and have food or drink, with friends.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm definitely more a fan of films, books, and computer related stuff than music. If there isn't a derby related event on at weekends I'm often seeing films with friends from the Manchester Film Fans, with mandatory beer and chat afterwards (much of it not film related).

My top choices for 2015 films would be The Lobster, Mad Max, and Birdman. Otherwise I'm a fan of cult, drama and action. Terry Gilliam is a favourite director of mine.

Book wise book clubs keep me busy, but generally classics, science fiction, fantasy and mild horror consume my reading habits. John Scalzi is pretty awesome, as are (parts of) Robin Hobb's offerings.

Computer wise RPGs, adventures and some FPSes are appreciated, although I don't seem to have much spare time to play games at the moment
The six things I could never do without
Friends. The countryside/quietness. Quad skates/roller derby. Cats for long periods. My health. Some form of intellectual stimulation. Nice food and drink.A few techie toys. Rule breaking ;)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Skating. Technical computer stuff. Planning events. Random shite.
On a typical Friday night I am
It varies - sometimes pubbing with friends, looking for weekends camping, attending new events, perhaps spending time with you? Rarely spending time in by myself.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In reality I'm less cat obsessed than you would expect. The cats do get put outside if I need privacy and cats trying to monopolise a seat are moved.

The chance of you being able to easily use my computer keyboards is low, even if you can touch type..
You should message me if
You fancy a natter, or have recommendations of awesome things to check out or do. You accept the supremacy of cats over having children if you fancy dating.

The metaphorical pipe and slippers aren't an option for you yet; the occasional night in is ok, but life is for living.
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