junk_food_monke
41 Polmont, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Well I'd guess i'm intelligent, thoughtful and accomplished... Or at least I hope I am...

I've paused, looked around and noticed that most of my friends are settled or settling down. Don't think I noticed because I was running my own company, now I've returned to a big corporation I think it's a good time to focus on the settling side of my life.

So if you're intelligent, creative, quirky and equally happy with dancing the night away; or fine dining then theatre; or take-away, wine and DVD, get in touch.

I guess I should say a little about what I like: strong personalities; quirky creative natures; someone who likes books and has long hair (although the last is negotiable.)
What I’m doing with my life
I was running my own company, but I sold up a couple of years ago at probably the right time to dodge the recession. So now I am working for a larger corporation again... I guess it's a port to weather a storm, but I'd definitely consider running my own business again at some point in the future.

I'm trying to learn modern Greek - I have a few Greek friends, so it'd be good to be able to speak with them in their own language.

I'm also working on a philosophy course with Birbeck college in London, and beginning to wonder why I want to sit exams again after 14 years!
I’m really good at
I guess I can cook, and while doing so I'm really good at making a mess - but I've been told my food tastes good.

Odd as it sounds I'm good at absorbing information, someone recently commented I'm like a information sponge. Not sure it was entirely a compliment, but it's true.

I doodle furiously while thinking, and I've been known to be too objective - both a blessing and a curse.

For balance some things I'm really bad at:

Ironing.
Waiting in queue.
Wearing matching socks.
Putting things back where I found them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't really know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Lord of the Rings, Anything by Oscar Wilde, The Annubis Gates, I Am Legend, Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency, H.P. Lovecraft, Ramsey Campbell, A range of non-fiction (I highly recommend: Dark Nature: A Natural History of Evil by Lyall Watson and Humanity by Jonathon Glover). The Way Of All Flesh by Midas Dekkers is extremely interesting.

Lord of the Rings movies are not bad, Alien & Aliens, Stand By Me, The Thing, The Goonies, Legend, The Shawshank Redemption. Most films in general - I like a mix of action, sci-fi, horror, thriller, drama.

Any music except rap. Notably: The Rankin Family, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gordon Lightfoot, John Gorka, Van Morrison, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, ELO, The Beach Boys, Showaddywaddy, Globus.

Rib-eye or rump Steak, White Chocolate, Macaroni Cheese, Pineapple, seafood, Garlic, cous-cous. I'll eat anything once, including raw horse meat (it was a business trip to Tokyo and not the craziest thing I tried...)

I won't go near a banana or an oyster, or octopus. (I take back the octopus comment as I had some in the port of Rafina last easter that was wonderful... or is that the ouzo speaking)
The six things I could never do without
1] My family.

2] My books.

3] Cheese - I think cheese will be my downfall - I can resist sweet things, but not cheese...

4] The freedom to have a nice long lie in once and a while.

5] Rainy days.

6] Walking in a forrest or around ruins.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Free will, human nature, environment, the future.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the cinema, or watching DVDs / boxset, or playing boardgames, or in the pub talking.

[During the summer enjoying Edinburgh Fringe until the early hours.]
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been known to collect kinder surprise toys... strike that - i now seem to be amassing a collection of Lego minifigures, most of which end up with my best friend's 5-year old.
You should message me if
You want to explore some ruins, go for a coffee, help me learn greek, go to a show at the Fringe/Book Festival, teach me to dance... Basically you want to meet up, have a drink and a chat.
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