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My self-summary
****Recently moved away from Ontario to Nunavut. Just looking to chat. ***

I can be pretty shy at first, and especially in group situations, but once I get comfortable, I have no filter and only a little shame.

I was born and raised in Toronto, but since everyone seems to be curious, my family is Iraqi Jewish. My parents are from Israel and Iran. Their parents were from Iraq.
No, I'm not half Jewish. Yes, that's possible. Wikipedia says so. Granted, I have far less knowledge of my heritage than I'd like to admit.

I don't play video games often, but I love the Assassin's Creed and Infamous games, and I do have a few vintage games/systems in addition to my PS4, PS3, 360 and Wii. They mostly collect dust unless I'm feeling nostalgic. I don't like first person shooters. They make me feel sick and don't interest me.

I swear too much, but I'm pretty good about watching my language when necessary (in front of children, professional situations, around parents other than my own).

It drives me nuts when people use the wrong there/their/they're, too/to/two or your/you're, but I try not to correct people because I realize I'm being unnecessarily nit-picky, and most people don't appreciate it.

I'm pretty easygoing. I'm usually game for anything if I'm in good company. I can be really indecisive if friends ask me to pick out plans. It's not that I can't decide so much as more often than not, I don't care what we do as long as we're hanging out. On rare occasions when I really want to go somewhere specific, I will share my opinion.

I can be pretty mellow and quiet or incredibly hyper and silly depending on the day- or the hour.

I vacillate between thinking life is too short so we should seize the day and taking life way too seriously. I like hanging out with people who push me to try new things because frankly, I'm a big chicken and need a little peer pressure in my life sometimes.

I love the word vacillate. I don't know why.

My least favourite chores are: washing dishes, shoveling snow, making my bed, and lately... packing/unpacking.
That's right... I'd rather clean my washroom than my dinner plate. I realize that's ridiculous.
What I’m doing with my life
I live in the Arctic, or rather I used to live in the Arctic. Now I live slightly South of the Arctic, but considerably more North than anything in Ontario. I have a job. A good one that I enjoy.

I like hanging out with friends, playing video games, swimming when I have access to a pool, crocheting., and all kinds of other stuff. My hobbies are varied and fleeting to be honest. I get really excited about one thing and do it for a while, then lose interest for months or years until I go back to it.

I bought a flute a little while ago. I played it in school, then forgot about it for years. Part of me missed it, so after giving up on learning guitar, I thought why not? I do love the sound of acoustic guitars, so you get bonus points if you're a guitarist! I've also learned that you can't pick up an instrument and expect to be able to play it like you could 10 years ago. I used to make it sound pretty.... now it just sounds blech.
I’m really good at
being me
self deprecation
tripping over invisible objects
trivial pursuit
problem solving
showing people I care
all kinds of other things too, but you'll have to figure the rest out for yourself!
The first things people usually notice about me
are usually wrong.. For example, people think they notice I'm Indian. They're wrong, and when they insist I must be part Indian or part Arab after I reply that I'm actually middle eastern, they're also annoying. I have had a few messages from people who find this response offensive. I have nothing against people who are Indian or Arab. I'm 100% Jewish and Middle Eastern. I just don't like people trying to push me into a box that I don't fit into. I'd be just as upset if people insisted I was actually a man, or a circus clown. I don't like being told who I am, or who I should be.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: 1984, anything by Christopher Moore, Shel Silverstein- especially Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Giver, books with supernatural themes (but not Twilight. Twilight was TERRIBLE).
I like both fiction and non-fiction- the type and topic change with my mood.

Movies: No real favourites. Like everyone else on here, I loved Shawshank Redemption. I really like movies based on comic books, movies with supernatural themes, and romantic comedies (I'm a girl. It's allowed.). In truth, I'll watch almost anything. I'm not big on sappy dramas. I see enough sad stories in the real world. I like my movies exciting/suspenseful/happy/fun!

TV Shows: Right now I don't have cable, but I like Big Bang Theory, Forever, Arrow, Gotham, Haven, The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Buffy, Dexter, Franklin & Bash, basically whatever's on that isn't sappy.

Food: I do love the vegetarian Pad Thai from the vegetarian restaurant in Waterloo. I don't eat seafood, but I love vegetarian sushi. I pretty much stick to beef and chicken (and when it's offered up, caribou) in terms of animals. I love most vegetables, but I hate mushrooms. I will eat them though.
I don't have much of a sweet tooth, so cookies and cakes are safe in my presence, but I can't be trusted with a bag of potato chips...
The six things I could never do without
I'm sure I've gone without all of these for periods of time, but...

1. good people in my life (friends/family)

2. a good book- or better still my kobo filled with good books

3. my computer, tablet or phone (I have a blackberry. If you have an iPhone, please know I'm shaking my head at you. I feel like a hypocrite saying that because I have an iPad)

4. intellectual stimulation

5. sleep

6. A warm blanket to facilitate #5
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future... my long term goals... trees... how much I dislike winter... how silly it was for me to move North of 60 given that I dislike winter... the meaning of life... that maybe I should read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy so I can understand why the number 42 is so important.... trees... I miss trees... that I ramble too much even in my head...why was I the only one in my grade 12 English class who enjoyed reading 1984 when everyone on OkCupid seems to love it... I miss sitting on the comfy chairs at Starbucks and having a cinnamon latte with a good friend or a good book... maybe I have ADD... but it really doesn't matter if I do because I've done pretty well for myself... how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if woodchucks could chuck wood... have I mentioned trees..?
On a typical Friday night I am
Sometimes I just stay in and read or play video games. Other times, I like hanging out with friends- usually something pretty low key.

I'd say I'm past the clubbing stage in my life, but I never had such a phase- loud music and big crowds never appealed to me, and I don't dance in public. I'm much happier sitting at a pub or sitting in someone's living room chatting and playing Settlers of Catan or Rock Band or the New Super Mario on Wii or something silly like that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like comic book-based movies and love the assassin's creed video games. I'm not a 15-year-old boy. I swear....

I have a ridiculous tea collection. It takes up a full double cupboard in my kitchen. What can I say? I like tea.

I have a medal from placing first in my school in a high school math contest. People assume I'm bad at math because I chose Social Sciences. I'm actually quite good at math. I just find it tedious.

I was 27 when I finally got my driver's license. I was scared of the road test.

I can't dance. I get all awkward and self conscious and look like an idiot as a result. The funny part is, if I would just loosen up, I might not suck. I would love to take dance lessons- but something different like belly dancing. No, there will be no video evidence of this- in fact nobody outside the class would EVER see it.

I have a really short attention span. It usually requires effort for me to sit through a whole movie without taking a break, but when I get really focused on something, I can stay focused for a full day without realizing time has passed.

I listen to country music in my car, but if I have passengers, I let them choose a different station. I actually dislike driving with passengers. I do it, but it stresses me out. I love driving when I'm alone, and there is no traffic.

Sometimes when I'm driving alone and stop at a red light, I amuse myself by making a point of singing along to the radio in an animated way to make the person in the car next to me think I'm nuts. Some of their reactions are hilarious.

...but really I'm more or less an open book. Having secrets means thinking too much about what I can and can't say about myself, and frankly that's too much work. If you want to know something, just ask me.
You should message me if
You're not a sociopath.

You are a sociopath, but you're hilarious.

You have a funny story or interesting fact to share.

You noticed a grammatical error in my profile.

You have an awesome lifehack to share.

You cringed at my use of the term "lifehack" because you don't use such newfangled slang.

You want a kind of kooky new friend.

You're smart, funny and nice.

You realize that guys who rant and rave about nice guys finishing last are rarely actually nice guys.

You don't believe that nice guys finish last.

You don't buy into pickup artistry.

You don't vote Conservative, or you do vote Conservative and like to argue.

You've actually made it this far without skipping anything and you're still reading.

I hate reading these rants, but I'm going to be a hypocrite and write one anyhow. I know a lot of guys think it's flattering to send messages saying someone is beautiful, or hot, or has a great smile, and sure, I love hearing that from people I know, but from strangers, not so much. It sounds glib, and it reduces me to my appearance. If you've taken the time to read my profile, I feel like you'd see that. I'm a pretty smart cookie, and quirky and have a whole whack of interests. If you want to know me because of that, great. Let's chat. If you just want to chat with me because you find something about my appearance appealing, I am 100% not interested. My eyes and my smile are not a foundation for friendship. My heart and mind are.