I like movies and music, good beer and good friends. I'm one of those "shy at first, but outspoken once you get to know them" type of people. But I'm also incredibly honest, wear my emotions on my sleeve, and am passionate about the things I care about.
Music is very important to me. I worked in record stores for almost 20 years, played in bands, wrote for magazines, had a small record label, and spent a whole lot of time at concerts. I don't see bands nearly as much as I used to, but still go often enough.
Next is movies. I'm a huge movie buff, and like to see a new movie in a theatre almost every week, either at a big theatre or The Cinematheque or Vancity. Some of my favourite directors are Woody Allen, Coen Brothers, Wes Anderson, Terrence Malick, Luis Malle, Kubrick, Chaplin, and Whit Stillman.
Other than that, I would describe myself as someone who loves to laugh and have fun. I can be a bit goofy, actually. I enjoy that in people too.
My favourite type of people are passionate about their interests, speak their mind and have opinions. Similar interests too.
Podcasts: More Perfect, Radiolab, All Songs Considered, KEXP.
TV: West Wing is my all-time favourite show. I don't watch much tv except Netflix. I'm really enjoying Stranger Things right now.
Movies: above I list my favourite directors, but my all-time favourite movies include Philadelphia Story, Defending Your Life, Frances Ha, Manhattan, The Big Lebowski, Metropolitan.
Music: R.E.M., Interpol, Car Seat Headrest, The Strokes, Air, The Besnard Lakes, Deerhunter, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, The National, No Joy, and Belle and Sebastian to name a bunch. I also love The Kinks, The Beach Boys, as well as 50s/60s music in general. Plus local bands such as Dead Soft, Douse, Late Spring, Soft Haze, Weed and Softess.
Board games are a lot of fun too. I especially enjoy Ticket To Ride, Dominion, and Settlers of Catan.
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