I really enjoy video games, travel, ice hockey in the winter, squash in the summer, trivia nights, and adventuring around my own city to try new food or peek in on a cool festival.
When it's time to relax, I'm a flexible and even-keeled companion who's just as happy with a night in and some home cooking as I am laughing through a muddy hike and getting beers on a sunny patio, or getting all dressed up and going to an opera. When it's time to get down to work, I am gritty, strategic, and the most dedicated teammate you could ask for.
I am deeply reflective, and treasure late-night conversations about life and philosophy, but I also hold embarrassingly dorky sing-along dance parties in my kitchen when I cook. In short, I live life with a sense of adventure and a sense of humour, but I pursue my goals and personal development with passion and intensity.
I am pretty proud of my cooking skills, and I love discovering awesome meals to add to my repertoire.
Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Groundhog Day, Hero, My Neighbor Totoro, The Princess Bride, Star Wars
Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Community, Firefly, Honey & Clover, Star Trek: Voyager, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Music: Alt rock, EDM, classical, wildly eclectic Spotify playlists that I curate to serve as soundtracks for my own life
Food: coffee, poutine, ramen, steak, sushi, waffles...but mostly, the more variety, the better, whether I'm cooking it myself or trying a new restaurant!
Video Games: Final Fantasy series, Ocarina of Time, Transistor, FTL: Faster Than Light, RTSs, Stardew Valley, Overwatch (except I really suck at it)
2) My phone -- but wait! Let me qualify that! I'm a person who will never check my phone when I'm spending time with someone. But the reason I can't do without it is because I have no internal compass and completely rely on Google Maps every time I set foot outside.
3) Reading material. I've always got a few things on the go. I usually have the latest issue of The Walrus somewhere in my bathroom, at least one fiction and one non-fiction book on my night table, and my Bible handy for devotions every morning.
4) Personal challenge. I love being put to the test and improving myself.
5) A properly equipped kitchen. I would be a sad person indeed if I had to make due with a microwave and mini fridge long-term.
6) A church community where I can grow in my faith. This is something essential for me to share with my partner, too.
Otherwise, I was possibly gaming with online friends, or working a bit late on some writing projects to keep my weekends free from obligations.
I'm looking forward to finding new weekend adventures in Calgary!