alyosha-pushak
27 Kelowna, Canada
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My self-summary
Hi! My name is Alyosha. No one can pronounce it (unless they are Russian), so you don't have to. Not even I could for most of my life.

Fun Fact: I got my first job (lifeguard) because on my resume I said I could do magic tricks.

Family is very important to me. I love my family and spend a lot of time with them.

Getting drunk is not my idea of a good time. I choose not to drink at all, though I'm fine with people having a drink or two.

Fun Fact: My eyes are two slightly different colours.

I love acting and theatre. I've been in more than a dozen plays and had a couple lead roles. Last summer I played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. I also have to tell you that I'm shy. Yes, it's a strange combination. I've surprised many people when they see how well I can act.

I am politically left wing.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a B.Sc. in computer science and a career as a software developer. I love my job!

In 2012 I purchased a town house where I am living with two friends.

A healthy life style is important. When I learned a couple years ago how detrimental sugar (fructose) is to our health, I made changes in my diet, avoiding processed food with lots of sugar additives and stopped drinking fruit juice. I do have a weakness for cookies and chocolate, but my cookies have a lot less sugar than most, and I won't eat more than one a day.

Fun Fact: I have invented several cookie recipes (no exact number given as this number keeps increasing).

I take fencing lessons and I jog. I used to ski but haven't in years. If I have someone to ski with I'd like to get into skiing again.
I’m really good at
Programming and math. Acting. People have told me I'm a good listener.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hmmm. Some girls have remarked on how tall I am, but I don't think I'm THAT tall. I'm taller than average, but I'm not super tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love reading. Especially fantasy. My favourite authors are Robin Hobb, Brandon Sanderson, and Patrick Rothfuss. If we become friends, I will try to get you to read some of my favourites.

More authors I like: Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, John Scalzi, Brian McClellan, Robert Jordan.

Fun Fact: When I was a kid I wrote 100 pages of a book about Yoshis.

Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Princess Bride (the book is also fantastic), Pink Panther, Get Smart, Murder by Death (it's a detective parody), Up, Wreck it Ralph.

TV Shows: Doctor Who, Better Off Ted, Community, Arrested Development, Futurama, Murdoch Mysteries.

Music: Tegan and Sara, Rachel Platten, OneRepublic, Of Monsters and Men, Regina Spektor, Les Cowboys Fringants, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, U2

I like to cook, but prefer to cook with someone. I try to cook something from scratch at least once a week, usually on weekends when I don't have to work.

Food: Indian (when it's not super spicy), Italian, pierogies, quiche, cheese, peanuts, chocolate, onions, pears, apples.

Fun Fact: Peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination.

Games! I enjoy playing card games. Especially trick taking games. Also video games. I like to play them and create them. Yup, create them. I'm currently working on a game that combines the puzzle and shmup genres. My favourite games are RPGs with compelling stories and side scrollers a la Mario.

Fun Fact: I have invented 6 card games and 1 board game.
The six things I could never do without
Family.
Friends.
Computers.
Stories.
Nourishment.
Shelter.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Projects I am working on. The next cool meal I'm going to cook.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually visiting with my family. We're probably playing cards or watching a TV show.

Fun Fact: My family used to make giant cardboard box mazes that took hours to get through, if you made it out at all.
You should message me if
You share my values and some common interests. While my primary goal in joining this site is to find the right person I can share my life with, I would also be happy to make some more friends. If you've read this much and would like to get to know me, than I probably want to know you and you should message me. =)
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