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My self-summary
So, never really thought my height was my most defining characteristic, but then I guess it is what most people see first. Personally I like to think its my relaxed attitude to life, my sense of humour, my thoughtfulness, even perhaps that small amount of intelligence I cling to. All hard to see from the outside or even in a profile online and talking about it just makes you sound immodest. All in all, I think well balanced, neither glass half empty nor glass half full so much as let's just get another glass.

As to who/what I'd like to find... I really am open to most people. (In fact the OKC quiz engine has already chided me for marking so many of my answers as "you can have any opinion you like"... apparenty I'm not judgemental enough for it to know what I like!) Would love to find a soul mate but am starting to think its not going to happen. Or would love to find someone to just hang out with for company. Am happy to find anything in the spectrum in between...

Other 'nice to haves' would be an open mind, someone who can hold up their end of the conversation and the usual sense of humour/fun and sense of adventure.

What I'm definitely over is the pretty people who are so self absorbed you never get into their life or the ones who really need a pet not a partner.

So if you're well balanced, feel like a chat to see if there's any chemistry and feel you can tick at least some of the boxes, you know what to do...
What I’m doing with my life
Life has a habit of whizzing on even without any input from us. For now I've been working in I.T. but am approaching that point where I'm going to pull back from the coalface. Am seriously considering going back to uni and trying a doctorate of some sort. Only time will tell...
I’m really good at
I like to think I'm pretty good at most of things I put my mind to. The trick is merely to make me care about it and I'll engage and generally deliver. Its that whole protestant work ethic thing of if its worth doing, its worth doing properly and taking pride in the result. Which necessarily means doing the sort of job we could take pride in to begin with.
The first things people usually notice about me
Errr... I'm just under 6'5" in my socks. Odds are you did a double take when I came in to see if I fit under the door. But I'm willing to overlook your superficiality! ;-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books... hmm mostly reading SF and then the more or less notable authors of the day. Neal Stephenson, David Weber, John Varney. But I do love Terry Pratchett's work. Film and shows. Broad tastes and love anything that brings 'new' ideas to the table. Music... happily trapped in the music of my youth. Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, U2, INXS, Creedence, Fleetwood Mac, and so on. But also like some newer music: Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, even some Lady Gaga, Lily Allen or other 'pop'py stuff. Generally I'm looking for music by people who have clearly mastered their instruments/have musical talent. So more Clapton to Lily Allen and fewer rappers, hip-hop, boy bands or people whose talent is displaying a tattoo. Food... so many choices. Indian, Italian, Thai, French, Chinese, Malay. But hey, like a sausage roll and you just can't beat good fish and chips.
Six things I could never do without
Hmmm... my bed, good company, my health, a nice chenin blanc, something to read and time to enjoy them all.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Work, work, work. That's all young people think about these days. Frankly I'm here looking for a good reason to think about something else... like it to be you?
On a typical Friday night I am
Face down in a pool of vomit... oh wait. That's not me at all. Have been living the quiet home life for a while. Do get out when the right company is available. Do something fun. Or indeed with the right company stay home and have fun.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have no shame. I am happy to reveal all. What would you like to hear? Dinner with the dominatrix? The date from RSVP.com.au who was so very obviously a guy when I met "her". (Not my scene!) How about the internet psychotic (good thing she lives in another country!). Been there, done that, got some fabulous t-shirts! ;-)
You should message me if
you have an open mind, you're in touch with both your inner child and your outer adult, you're not just looking for an accessory to go with that tan handbag at parties, you're not on a short countdown to marriage (I'm open to it but tired of those who expect the proposal on the 3rd date), you are still prepared to take some risks and have fun, you are not a morning person, life begins at... what time is it now?
The two of us