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My self-summary
Chilled out metal head. Bit of a waster, I dont always make the most of my opportunities. On the other side of the coin I can be very hard working when I need to be.

I've calmed down a bit as far as vices go, and rarely drink any more. After a year, I think it's also safe to say I've quit smoking (although I enjoy a cigar once in a blue moon...) I don't worry about things that have yet to come and am a bit oblivious to what is going on in the world. (Think Perception:1)

Sophisticated technology exites me, as do guitar solos. I'm a bit spontaneous and rarely serious.

I may move around during my time on the planet, but I always want to end up back home in Scotland. I loved it there, despite the weather.

I am fizzy, ginger, and phenomenal
What I’m doing with my life
I have graduated from the Applied Computing course at Dundee University and found a job in Cambridge as a Test Engineer. The company I now work for is great so I guess it's time to become an expert!

Update: I'm an expert now! Of course there is still a lot to learn and my expertise is limited to functionally testing web apps in an agile/BDD way, but I'm a lot better at it than when I was a graduate😀

I'd really like to have a llama some day, but it looks like I'll really need more than one as they like the company. Wouldn't mind a horse and a donkey too :) It'll be nice to get out more again - I tend to spend too much time indoors these days.

I quite like travelling, and have been to quite a few places in Europe so far, as well as the States a couple of times. I'd love to see Japan some day, and possibly live in Amsterdam for a while. What with the credit crunch and all I reckon it'd be a good idea to move away for a couple of years :)
I’m really good at
Seeing all sides of a situation/disagreement.
The first things people usually notice about me
Possibly my hair, as it's pretty long now, but I'm the kind of person people don't notice.

One of my many profiles perhaps?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Discworld, Serial Killer Biographies, The Boys and Transmetropolitan are a few favourites in the book department. My all time favourite at the moment is 'The Perfect Victim' by Christine McGuire - the case of Colleen Stan. It's gotten to be a bit of a comfort to have that around.

Action flicks and some Sci Fi movies. I'm often asked whether I've seen film x or y, and the answer is usually 'no' as I tend not to watch a variety of films. That said, I do like going to the cinema - but when I do have the urge to watch a movie it's usually one that I've seen already. I do get a little obsessed that way... Here are a few favourites:
#Iron Man
#The Silence of the Lambs
#The Matrix
#Battle Royale
#The Libertine

I'm rather fond of music and am right into metal. I play guitar (badly) and have also had a go at drums, keyboard, coronet, recorder and bass guitar. I do like some classical and jazz, and have a soft spot for 80s rock and pop. Think VH1 Classic. Here are a few bands from the playlist:
#Julie London
#Billie Holiday
#Dr Steel

I like most food but appreciate well prepared food of any variety. I can do a few select recipes, eg. pancakes or stovies, but stick to frozen oven food and pasta for the most part.

I'll pop my TV favourites in here too. I don't watch a lot of TV, much prefer doing other things, but my favourite shows are Boston Legal, The IT Crowd and How Clean Is Your House?. I used to watch [Scrubs] on an almost constant basis too. 4OD was a wonderful invention :) these days id add Hannibal and game of thrones to the list.

And while we're on favourites, here's the games list:
#Guitar Hero/Frets on Fire (I hooked a wiitar up to my PC)
#The Neverhood
#Sega Rally
#Fallout 3 &4
#Worms Forts
#Halo 3
#Brutal Legend
The six things I could never do without
It's amazing what you can do without when you have to.
I *really* like a proper bathroom, though, so much so that I've never been to a big festival like Download.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing a console or watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still like playing on the swings :)
You should message me if
You want a laugh, or like what you see, or have a monkey with a gun! If you're in Cambridge and would like a new friend you should ask me too :)