I'm quick to laugh, almost always a smile on my face, and love to find fun in all things I do. But, I am also kinda shy at first, so there's that. I also have a big ol' conscience, so it would be nice if you did too, otherwise I doubt we'll get along well.
What drives/fascinates me is studying and/or thinking about big picture/systemic issues, capitalism (I'm a socialist, btw), technology/innovation, economics and social justice, and how they all intermingle. A lot of people are being taken advantage of in the world, and I'd like to do what I can to change this.
I also love nature and landscape photography, and like to be physically active whenever possible (biking the city is a favourite pass time of mine, as well as hiking in the woods and snowboarding when I get the chance). Despite being a bookworm, I keep myself in shape.
More than anything I'm looking for more adventures and excitement in my life, so having an accomplice would be nice.
Anything by Steinbeck, John Irving, Jack Kerouac, Hemingway, Robertson Davies, Nick Hornby, and lots of others.
Non-fiction: mostly books about economics, urban planning, capitalism, and critiques of Western society.
movies: lots of foreign flicks, docs, and really well made drama's and comedies mostly.
T.V.: True Detective, Game of Thrones, Misfits (UK), Boardwalk Empire, peaky blinders, Community, Mad Men, Arrested Development, Seinfeld, The Office (UK & US), Brotherhood, The Chappelle Show, The Sops, Weeds, PBS,
MUSIC: just saw The Lumineers play, Amazing! I like alt rock, classic rock, folk, some punk, etc. Check out my Spotify playlist oldsasha for more of what I listen to.
podcasts: This American Life, Serial, Startup, The Sunday Edition, Vinyl Cafe, TVO's Big Ideas, Ideas from CBC Radio, Strangers,
Favourite foods: Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, Palestinian and Japanese.
Computer with Internet access
Living in a Winnebago, crisscrossing Europe or the Southwest while writing and photographing the landscape.
You strive to be a good person (recycling, social justice advocate, help old ladies across the street, etc.)
You must love kittens (let's face it, if you don't love kittens we both know you're a monster. But hey, I'm not gonna judge. Just crawl back into your cave and we'll just forget this ever happened...