I can't go through the day without music, or more than a few days without my bike or an evening with my friends. I once ran a film festival and I sang in a rock band for a while. I believe that there are so many amazing things to do and learn out there, it seems a shame to restrict yourself to one or two.
I'm looking for a kind-hearted, like-minded soul to share adventures with, talk for hours about geeky things, explore the world and enjoy everything life has to offer.
In my spare time, I write. I've published a couple of fun scifi action novels.
I'd like to think I'm pretty decent at writing, and my singing voice isn't bad.
I can cook, but am much better at making it up as I go than following a recipe.
Music: The Hold Steady, Radiohead, The War on Drugs, Calexico, TV on the Radio, Iron and Wine, Pearl Jam, Elliott Smith, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Public Service Broadcasting
Books: China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin, Nick Hornby, Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, Charles Stross, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, Patrick Rothfuss, Terry Pratchett, Milan Kundera, John Steinbeck, Douglas Adams, Iain Banks, JRR Tolkien...
Films: High Fidelity, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Heat, Inception, Star Wars, Aliens, Jurassic Park, Wonder Boys, Guardians of the Galaxy, Before Sunrise, The Martian, the Usual Suspects
TV: The West Wing, House of Cards, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Person of Interest, Parks and Recreation, Community, The Wire, Cowboy Bebop, The Expanse, Westworld
Games: Cards Against Humanity, Risk:Legacy, Pandemic, Netrunner, The Last of Us, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, Ticket to Ride, The Witcher, Civilisation
I love food, and there's very little I won't eat. I try to eat healthy most of the time but I occasionally succumb to a pulled pork roll, burrito or curry. I'm a little obsessed with avocados and good coffee.
Something to write with
One of my bikes
How much Shania Twain would freak out if Brad Pitt became a rocket scientist.
I'm of the opinion that online dating is a strange inverse of how dating normally works - normally you know you have chemistry with someone but you have to work out if it's a good idea to date them. Online, it's the opposite - you have things in common and it seems like a good idea, but until you meet it's impossible to know if there's a spark there to pursue and enjoy. So my philosophy is to message anyone who seems like a good idea, and then go from there to see where it leads.