Broadly speaking I come from a hippy background, and while I love where I come from, have also had a pretty deep need to explore different things and to do so differently. Thinking about this, while seemingly not saying a whole heap about me, it kinda really does.
As far as my 'yoof' is concerned, like many I spent far too much time and energy chasing the next pub, club or messy night out both here and OS. At first I did it as a pimply teenage punk, and then a bit later as a pretty serious techno head (I used to much prefer the urban industrial type of techno to the earthy spiritual type). This was all a heap of fun, and wouldn't swap the experiences for anything, but it is something that doesn't really need to be relived it either.
After all these fun times I went back to uni and became a pretty diligent student for about ten years or so, studying a bit more art, cultural studies and languages etc. A large chunk of this time was spent studying OS which was amazing and interesting, and has definitely given me a bit of a skewed and idiosyncratic way of looking at the world. These days, I spend my time between teaching and making a bit of art, and am absolutely positive that its harder to mark exams than to write them!
So to complete this picture of myself in a 'spam can' I like to keep my life interesting and stay engaged with the world and what I do - I am pretty empathic and aware but stubborn and clear about my opinions - and as far as what I am looking for, I am just looking to have a beer and a chat with someone whose company I enjoy. If something happens after that, then we can talk about it then.
I watch the odd arthouse/foreign movie and some of the big cable TV series. I saw 'Kwaidan' the other night for the first time since I was a kid and that was amazing, and got seriously into 'Vinyl' a few months ago. Mostly however, I watch doco after doco on anything ranging from ancient history to particle physics to yeti hunting.
These days its usually a bit of electronic/experimental music, with the ocasional smattering of nostalgia.
Lived in Japan for a bit and so have a soft spot for Japanese food, but apart form that anything is ok.
good or at least unusual conversations
close fam, and maybe one or two friends,
and a sneaky beer or two.