I'd consider myself an atypical guy. Although I can be loud and opinionated at times, I'm willing to listen to reasoned argument. I care a lot about friends, and am happy to show that.
I trust my instincts and trust other people far too easily. I like a drink with mates, and am happy to laugh at myself. I also mix fantastic cocktails and can cook a great meal if called upon to do so.
For the last few years I've been developing a taste for films... all films, and have a collection that's appproaching 500 dvd's.got everything in there from animations, to trashy action films to the more serious psychological thrillers.
I read books at a horrific rate, generally getting through at least 2 per week, although I must admit a lot of them are sci-fi or fantasy novels, or even a mix of the two.
I'm useless at making the first move. Absolutely terrible at it. I'm usually articulate, sometimes witty and once I get to know the company I'm in I'm fairly confident. My problem is that I prefer initially to sit and watch, to listen and learn what makes people tick. Only once I'm confident that my sense of humour, attitudes towards life and my personality won't be found offensive, upsetting or antagonistic do I truly relax. Once I do the problem is then getting me to shut up!
On any given day I can be exuberant, reclusive, happy, sad, irritable, forgiving etc etc. Labels don't work for me, nor for anyone I know.
I hated Environmental health, Enjoyed IT and am loving photography.
If you don't believe me check the website: www.adg-photography.co.uk
Oh, and taking photographs
That and the fact that I really do have very few limits if dared to do something...
I have also been informed by someone I care a great deal for that my sense of humour and gentleness are also evident from first moments
However, I'm also a huge fan of Tolkien and Steven Erikson. Good, solid reads, with a phenomenally well thought out world. The Tales of the Malazan Book of the Fallen are excellent reads full of complex characters, and the series just seems to get better with every book. Can also recommend the classics of Brave New World, Farenheit 451, Catch 22 and Nineteen Eighty Four. All thought provoking modern classics that are well worth a read.
(B) The Usual Suspects. Hands down winner of my fave movie. Other than that it depends on my mood. I can enjoy a bt of just about everything if I'm in the right mood. I have too many films to list here, but they cover pretty much every genre out there. Only qualifier for that is that I prefer modern films to the 'classics'.
(C) Music depends so much on mood. At times I like some metal, others cheese is what I want to listen to. Overall though, very fond of cheesy rock. Guns & Roses, Aerosmith, Gun, Thunder, that kind of thing. Also quite like Blackmore's Night and The Tea Party, I've recently rediscoverd Ocean Colour Scene, The Manic Street Preachers and Carter USM.
Also found Default, whom I love. And Disturbed, and... well, the list goes on and on. Currently have around 9 full days worth of music saved on my hard drive...
(D) Jambalaya, Cajun foods in general, italian, chinese and the humble british roast beef and yorkshire puds. Oh, and rare fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce. mmmmmmm. And pretty much anything else out there that tastes good. I tend to go for 'fusion' cooking, taking the flavours I like from all over the world and combining them into something of my own
and for the record.. being without a car really, really, really sucked. Meant I kind of retreated into my own little world, and getting me out the house was a little like prying a barnacle from a rock.
Right now an offer to go out for a drink and just meet some new people in the area is more pleasant than you could imagine.
Taste good though.
or if you're just bored and want a chat with someone who'll listen... and talk. and talk some more. about pretty much anything