40Ottawa, Canada
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My self-summary
I enjoy making pesto with almonds and jalapeño peppers. I think a perfect raspberry is a sign of a loving god. I wish I spoke better French. I love my bicycle.

I am unable to take this self-description very seriously.

I am... whimsical, but detail-oriented. Punctual. I dislike puns, but I love witty repartee. I tend to be sarcastic, but I'm quite earnest about politics, law, literature and art. I love dancing, gin & tonics, and art galleries. I'm afraid of flying, but I love traveling.

I am recondite, trusting, and easily amused
I’m really good at
Board games. My handwriting is very nice. Giving advice. Finding perfect shoes.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know! You tell me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm not good at picking "favourite" things.

Books: I read a lot. I have scandalous library fees as a result of forgetting due dates. Recently I've been going through a lot of non-fiction (memoirs, travelogues). Fanny Price is my favourite Austen heroine.

I enjoy Bottle Rocket, Pedro Almodóvar movies, The Legend of 1900, The Philadelphia Story, cheesy romantic comedies and ridiculous action movies.

Music - whatever I've stumbled upon. Happily I have friends and siblings with good musical taste, so that helps. The best concerts I've ever been to were Iron and Wine, and Josh Ritter at the Black Sheep Inn.

My weakness is sappy television (police procedurals, mildly funny sitcoms), but do have some redeeming taste (Flight of the Conchords, and Justified, West Wing re-runs)
Six things I could never do without
my passport; my notebook; my library cards; fizzy water; my bicycle and ... I can't think of any other things I can't live without, and I'm not even sure about these.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Happiness - but not in a self-help book way, more of a La Bohème versus a Gross National Happiness way. Love, sex, the future, the past, the nature of faith and being. Also, the rule of law and crime rates, but that's more of a professional preoccupation.
On a typical Friday night I am
In the company of friends. Eating out, playing cards, dinner parties or a pub. Trying to convince people we should drive to Boston for the weekend or try an overnight snow-shoe excursion.

Alternatively watching terrible movies and baking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite what OKcupid thinks about me, I actually do believe in love, romance, and all that jazz.
You should message me if
You would like my recipe for mock apple pie (the secret is Ritz crackers). You find it hard to take yourself too seriously. You have suggestions for good places to go canoeing. You have a joke you'd like to share.
The two of us