dingasaurus
37Victoria, Canada
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My self-summary
*** I am currently traveling! For the time being I'll be hanging out in Vancouver and Victoria, and am down to meet cool, interesting people, go on fun dates and have inquistive conversations :) ***

Social worker
Musician
Creative artist (drawing, street theatre, acrobatics)
Curious about the world

Staying busy is important to me and I am mostly attracted to other people who are passionate about something (usually arts or therapeutic based) and have some level of ambition about their life and goals.

I am also a traveler, whether that means within Australia or outside of it. I am very much in to learning about the world as well as following interesting oppourtunities as they arise. Any long-term partner for me has to have a similar lifestyle and be flexible to moving around and having new, far flung adventures!
What I’m doing with my life
I returned to Australia after 6 and a half years away. I came back to Melbourne after about 10 years away from this city. I spent most of that time away in Canada, on Vancouver Island and also Winnipeg. I have spent some time in Ireland, Portugal and the USA, as well as the obligatory stint in northern NSW. Career-wise, I worked in Canada as an addictions counsellor (with an arts focus), but have also mixed things up a bit by doing youth work, working on farms and gardens, in coffee shops and a hostel. To feed my spirit, I have played in bands, folk, punk and a radical marching band.

I've recently finished up Masters of Social Work, which is basically the whole reason I returned to Australia. I'm now doing social work somewhere in the realm of gender violence.

I am a loyal friend and enjoy spending quality time with good people. I try to be as creative and artistic as my life will allow and usually have some art project or another on the go.
I’m really good at
Conversation (talking and listening), swimming, riding my bike without toppling over, philosophizing, snuggling.
The first things people usually notice about me
You tell me...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fiction - Tom Robbins and Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K Dick, are long-term faves, but to be honest, I can't go past some dark dystopian Margaret Atwood . I also have a thing for illustration and picture books (Le Petit Prince is my all time favourite of this genre). Hope Farm from Peggy Frew was a very moving page turner of a novel, and A Fraction of the Whole had me groaning and laughing out loud in equal measure.

Movies - I love go to the cinema and go often, often on my own. Willy Wonka is one of my all time favourite movies - the one with Gene Wilder, of course! I like art-house stuff, studio Ghibli films and can rarely go past a good, well thought out drama. Ocassionally I like to spook myself out with a good supernatural scary movie - I really loved It Follows.

I don't really watch tv all that often, but I do like HBO dramas. Have recently been sucked in to the next season of Twin Peaks.

Music - Iron & Wine, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bill Callahan, Holly Throsby, Dirty 3, The Lucksmiths, Glen Hansard, Neutral Milk Hotel. Way too many musical interests and influences to list. Folk, rock, indie pop.... all the good stuff. If in doubt ask me. Or better yet, pass on a recommendation!

Food - I'm a vegetarian, but not the type that bangs on about it or freaks out about other people's dietary choices. Can't turn down a warm bagel or a flaky croissant.
Six things I could never do without
My bike
My guitar
My iPod
Coffee
Marker & notebook
Time with my friends (and, in equal measure, time on my own)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Being an effective social worker and change agent, my next travel destination, my next art project, the ethics of being a human creature, therapeutic communities, the interpretation of my weird dreams, songwriting, music, whether or not my housemates would be down with me bringing a drum kit in to the house....
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends or tucked away studying and/or plinky-plonkying away on my guitar.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty obsessive about laundry and have a very particular way I like to fold my clothes.
You should message me if
you like coffee and/or wine and wanna try out some conversation;
you wanna go for a bike ride
or;
you're keen to bust out some of your rad moves on a dancefloor with me.
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