pi_neutrino
31 Wellington, New Zealand
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My self-summary
I thought it might be fun to join OKC. You genuinely do meet all sorts here....
What I’m doing with my life
These days I'm occupying my time with gaping at http://thisblogisaploy.blogspot.co.nz/2011/06/how-i-went-from-writing-2000-words-day.html and turning green with bitter envy. That and actual writing, which I'm falling in love with. Right now I'm writing this incredibly silly series of stories set in a world where wars are fought not with violence, but with sexual tension. And coding. And learning Spanish! That's quite fun, but my god it's fiddly.
I’m really good at
Making coffee; small-to-medium talk; cooking; programming; writing bullshit; semicolon usage;
The first things people usually notice about me
"What a magnificent beard. You could sharpen diamonds on it."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Holy shit, where do I start? Books: the Discworld novels, Iain M. Banks (The Hydrogen Sonata was blah, The Player Of Games holy shit), Kim Stanley Robinson (2312 blah, that one with Future-Galileo wasn't half bad, although if I can't remember the title clearly not that amazing), Tim Ferris, Frankie Boyle and Andy Zaltzman (a recurring problem with comedians' books - they write shit that you just know would be fantastic when performed by them, but on paper lacks oomph). If I mention every book I like, it'll take 27 years.

TV shows: I've developed quite the taste for UK comedy panel shows. QI, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, quite a few others. Finding decent torrents for all of them is ever so much fun, but I got every single episode of the first four some time ago.

Standup comedy: The UK scene is going through one hell of a boom :D Too many to list here. If you got a Top 50 UK Comics list together, I'd probably love love love the lot. Except Michael McIntyre and Peter Kay. I find them as funny as bowel cancer. But what better way to point out the completely subjective nature of a good bit of standup by noting the packed stadiums of people who love them? Each to their own, I say.
The six things I could never do without
My running shoes, laptop (both for writing and programming), Wellington's galaxy of bush tracks, my Cards Against Humanity Biggest Blackest Box, phone on which to listen to sublime audio while running (currently The Bugle, Hardcore History, Dethklok and Writing Excuses). Oh yes, and lovely people.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...Why are suits so expensive?
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with friends, or programming, or writing, or riding my motorbike and making a point of riding extra-fast over speed bumps, or re-enacting that scene from Bram Stoker's Dracula with the sexy lady vampires.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One of the most idiotic things I've ever done: some years ago, I ran through the Haitaitai bus tunnel to try and shave 15 minutes off my walk into town, and got nabbed halfway through by a furious bus driver. And this wasn't late at night, by the way. Morning rush hour.
You should message me if
...you've got a happy gleam in your eye and see the world as your playground.
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