garscow_
37 Christchurch, New Zealand
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My self-summary
I'm a geek of several flavours. I enjoy science and nature, board games, role playing, painting and finding new and interesting ways to do random things.

I'm a public servant and a skeptic. I keep my mouth shut about the former when it's illegal and the latter when it's divisive. Usually.

I'm sick of dating and would stop trying if I wasn't lonely.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently in a job that's surprisingly interesting most days. Though any attempt to explain it would likely make it sound really dull. I like the people and think it's a good place to work. I'm hoping I can continue to do more interesting work where I am, or use it as a springboard to more rewarding work.

Outside of work, I recently moved into a great new flat. So some of my spare time is spent is spent poking this place to improve it in little ways. Otherwise I explore the local areas paths, parks & roads or some of the geek related activities mentioned above.
I’m really good at
Learning and remembering about random stuff. I'm good at listening to people, and helping give advice. I also seem to be good at finding problems in different situations, then using a kludge or number 8 wire type of solution to fix it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My messy hair or the funny t-shirt I'm wearing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books. I've read a fair amount of sci fi over the years. Asimov, AC Clarke, Turtledove. Tolkien too of course.

Movies. Gattaca, Apocalypse Now, 300, District 9, District 13 (French film).

TV. Arrested Development, West Wing, Star Trek DS9, Doctor Who, Newsroom, Generation Kill, House of Cards, Vihart (though not on tv, she deserves a mention).

Music. A short playlist of what I enjoy. Watch on youtube so you can sing along with me! ;-)
Crowded House - Pineapple Head
Infected Mushroom - Saaed
Shona Laing - Soviet Snow
Goldenhorse - Run Run Run

Food. I enjoy cooking. I recently got a roasting dish, so I've been cooking a bunch of different things in there. I'll also try almost any food once.
The six things I could never do without
Friends and family are a given here, right?
Podcasts. From NPR and Freakonomics to CUSP and Hardcore History
Greenery & time to contemplate my surroundings.
Something creative to distract my brain, cause otherwise it wanders quickly.
Sleep. Sleep is your friend.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My plans for the future. What I want to see, where I want to travel. I'm fairly certain this will change again fortnight's time though. Such is the whims of having a bank account and eftpos card.

I also like thinking about politics, science and life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Enjoying a drink, talking to a couple friends. Walking to some part of the neighbourhood I might not have yet seen.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nobody is normal. No one is average. I'm one of the non-average people. Just like everyone else. It's a philosophy I like and identify with. Each to their own is another favourite of mine.
You should message me if
If you'd like someone to talk to about almost anything. I'm told I'm a good listener....at least I think that's what they said. I also enjoy learning about new things.
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