I do actually check my messages from time to time (roughly monthly)... and once in a blue moon the message and the sender stands out enough that I reply, so feel free to write to me if you want to.
This profile is a work in progress... :-)
Let's see... I'm generally pretty quiet, a bit shy - although a lot less than I used to be (apparently most people can't tell that I'm shy), and very intelligent. I love ballroom dancing and boardgames. I like to cook and I enjoy socialising with friends but I'm not really a party person.
I'm passionate about sustainability issues and try to be green (eco-conscious) where I can. This includes trying to grow some of my own food in a small veggie garden, using a bokashi bucket, as well as trying to get involved or go along to sustainability related events that I happen to hear about.
"We must be the change we want to see in the world" - Gandhi
My main hobbies/interests are:
- Boardgames: particularly European style boardgames (Eurogames). Other boardgames are alright (well some of them are... No monopoly please)
- Dancing: ballroom and latin (as mentioned above) but I'd probably be willing to try any partner based dance style
- Indoor rockclimbing
- Learning (in general)
Ideally I'd be ballroom dancing regularly, indoor rockclimbing semi-regularly, and taking piano lessons. But some things have been put on hold for the moment in the interests of saving money for my trip.
I frequently get complimented on my cooking.
Other people might say I'm good at ballroom dancing but I know enough really good dancers to know that I'm ok, but not great.
Something that people frequently comment on is that I look a lot younger than I am. Apparently I don't look my age.
I also read widely in a range of subjects - whatever catches my interest or I feel like learning about. Some of my recent non-fiction favourites are: Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver.
I don't generally watch movies or TV much but I like Pixar, and other similarly lighthearted movies. TV - the only show I watch regularly is The Gruen Transfer. I also like/d Good News Week, The Big Bang Theory, and So You Think You Can Dance but I don't actually watch them that often.
And I absolutely have to throw in a mention for the musical Wicked because it is so brilliant - it's one of my favourite things in the world.
As far as music goes, words cannot express how much I love Josh Groban. If I had to pick 5 songs to take to deserted island with me, they'd probably all be his.
Another favourite (albeit a lesser one) is Tim Minchin - his stuff is (mostly) brilliant. Other than that I like random mix of things - generally I like older generations' music more than the recent stuff but there are some recent ones that I like. Oh and I love Disney songs.
I like most kinds of food but if I had to pick a favourite it'd probably be fresh fruit - cherries in summer, fuyu fruit (persimmons) in winter.
That sentence doesn't seem to capture the fact that I like many kinds of food a lot, so here's a few more things I like: Jus Burgers, Thai, Indian, Wagamamas, home cooked meals, portuguese custard tarts, salmon, roast vegie salad, roast lamb, home made biscuits, nectarines...
I feel moderately strongly about eating healthy. I don't find it a deprivation at all, merely a lifestyle choice. I have a few food intolerances which means I make my own meals most of the time rather than eating out/takeaway. It's simpler - and avoids the risk of feeling bleh for the rest of the day, which is always be a risk with restaurants (no matter how carefully I question the waitstaff). Also I like home cooked meals. Eating out is nice from time to time, but I wouldn't want to do so on a regular basis.
the love and support of family/friends
learning new things
Preferably not at a pub/bar, although I will go to them if my friends have organised an event at one.
So I guess the answer is I don't know. But I'm happy to answer questions.
I should warn you that I'm generally not the best at corresponding with people though. Whenever I get busy that's usually one of the first things to fall by the wayside. :-/
If I don't reply, it's probably because:
1. I'm too busy to reply to anyone or haven't even checked my messages yet
2. I read though your profile (and message) and didn't think we are suited, and/or
3. One or more of the following applies (usually but not necessarily in conjunction with point 3 above):
- You smoke
- Drinking/getting drunk appear to be a big part of your life
- You write in text speech most of the time
- Your profile comes across as hostile or arrogant
- Your profile (and message) tells me nothing about whether or not I might like you
Chances are it's probably reason 1 though :-)
On the flip side, if I do correspond with you, you must be pretty special... I don't write back to just anyone you know :-P