american. born in the southeast, moved to the northeast for uni, and 2 years ago moved to edinburgh for work. i live in the west end, near dean village. i like it here, especially in the summer (though winters aren't so bad, edi's got nothing on boston). people here are more cynical, not so upbeat for no reason at all.. that suits me better. i really like getting into the hills; hillwalking, hiking, biking, camping.. got 10 munroes under the belt now (only 267 to go?) and my next trip i want to cycle around arryn. i've been told my voice is comforting and puts people at ease. (though having a voice not unlike white noise means i've got to speak up in crowded pubs..)
basically i'm on this thing because the people i know here are mostly limited to my school within the university. (maybe i should've lived with flatmates to broaden my social circle.. but living sans flatmates has its good points.) ideally i'd want someone to have little travel adventures with, who doesn't mind going to the pub and doesn't roll their eyes at the shows i watch and tolerates the music i'm into, and is female. and thinks i'm funny and/or handsome.
* under "personality", okcupid has decided i am more below the mean in Politeness than any other subject. make of that what you will
i *used to* enjoy running quite a lot, and edinburgh has the perfect running weather, which is why it's so depressing that my tendons & joints seem to be failing me. but life goes on.
shows: breaking bad, justified, the wire, game of thrones, the league, arrested development, battlestar, walking dead, everything by joss whedon, the thick of it, peep show, the IT crowd, garth marenghi's darkplace (ever see it? it's fantastic)
music: though i don't look it, i looove metal. (note: i'm not expecting to find a gig partner on this site. Also note not all metal is heavy metal, which I hate.) mostly i like doom metal (electric wizard, yob, high on fire, witch mountain), which despite the name is the subgenre which sounds the least like what people expect metal sounds like (you see a lot of thick-rimmed glasses at shows). at least the gigs are cheap and don't sell out. i've been to a few gigs at bannermans but usually i have to go to glasgow. i like other stuff too.
books: haven't been up on my reading lately. some favorites are the dune series; anything by philip roth; cloud atlas; super sad true love story. i also like nonfiction, esp the guns germs and steel-type books. i feel like i learn something.
food: crisps & chips.