ppdls
53 Manchester, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I am what I am, I'm my own special creation. Or so the song goes anyway.

I have been variously classified by others as an INTJ (MTBI if you know what that means), introverted, intellectual (and OK, I admit it - sometimes I've been called a smartarse).

From the Shania Twain song:
"OK, so you're a rocket scientist ..... that don't impress me much".

I actually think that I am a sensitive, intelligent, caring person who would never intentionally hurt someone's feelings (unless they had done something to me to deserve it of course!).

I am quite well educated - I have a decent degree (a "First") which I studied for in my spare time when in my thirties.

I am extremely well travelled. My job has involved business trips to 25 countries outside of the UK in the last 17 years and I've been to quite a few others beside these on my holidays.

I've read hundreds of books, and always take at least one book with me when I travel.

I am by no means an athlete (understatement) but have always been able to be at least adequate at any sport or game I have turned my hand to, including basketball, swimming, table tennis, cricket, rugby league, tenpin bowling, crown green bowling, snooker, pool and golf.

I once had a great compliment after playing a decent game of basketball when I was younger - "you know - you're even slower than you look!".

I don't really like beach holidays - I tend to get bored after about 10 minutes of lying in the sun and look for something interesting to do instead.
I am more likely to go walking around a new town, looking at the buildings and maybe checking out a museum or two.
What I’m doing with my life
Working
Travelling
Playing poker and golf
Having fun
I’m really good at
Poker
Computer programming
Chess
Quizzes
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm big (wide!).
I'm different - I don't usually fit any of the boxes that people would like to try and put me in.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - mostly sci-fi, biographies, humour and travel. My favourite authors include Asimov, Clarke, Brin, Bear and Benford (all sci-fi), Bill Bryson and Stephen Fry.

Movies - sci-fi, action or humour. My favourites include Blade Runner, Deep Impact, Contact, Terminator 2, Dirty Harry, The Life of Brian and Dogma.

TV - Only Connect, QI, University Challenge, Pointless, Mock the Week, many sports especially football, cricket and golf (but not horse racing or showjumping).

Shows - don't go the the theatre much, but love stand up comedy. Saw Peter Kay and Jonny Vegas before they were famous.

Music - a very eclectic mixture, but including a high proportion of classic rock and blues. Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull etc

Food - vegetarian for a start. My favourite style is Indian, followed by Thai, Italian and then pretty much everything else (see my Body Type!).
The six things I could never do without
The internet
TV
A good book to read
Music
Cinema
Something to compete at
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Loads of things. Life, the Universe and Everything (and not just the book of that title).
I just spend loads of time thinking.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing poker online or watching TV.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Oh come on, it wouldn't be private if I put it on here, would it?
You should message me if
You aren't intimidated by someone who is fairly intelligent and might express an opinion (or three).
You might like to meet me?
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