I know they say you're an introvert or an extrovert, but I feel like I defy the rules of the known universe because I love hanging out with friends and having drunken downtown adventures at 3am just as much as I love sitting alone in my apartment nursing a beer and rushing valiantly toward a deadline that I know I won't meet.
I love meeting new people, particularly flirting with them, and find it easy to like practically every person I encounter on a daily basis. I laugh easily, grin constantly, make friends quickly and have a sense of humour that either scores a big laugh or an awkward, "did he just say that?" silence that I find just as invigorating.
What can I say, boys? I'm a long-neglected catch. ;)
I'm ambitious and hardworking, constantly juggling a handful of fun, interesting projects that eat up a lot of my time. Though I can't yet live off my script work, I've started to earn decent money at it, which is very, very exciting.
I'm a Grad student at York, currently a semester into getting my MFA in Screenwriting. Kind of loving it.
Some days I think I'm pretty good at writing, while other days I am absolutely convinced I'm terrible. You be the judge, my friend.
If I haven't gotten my hair cut in six months, all you will see is my glorious, untamed mane of unruly golden hair. Why mention this at all? Because I'm prone to putting off haircuts until the last possible moment until I look vaguely, well-washedly homeless.
Latest love: HBO's gay-themed dramedy Looking. I sympathize so much with Jonathan Groff's character it hurts.
Books: I've got a few I always go back to. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat (Oliver Sacks), White Oleander (Janet Fitch), Wicked (Gregory Maguire), Wild Swans (Jung Chang), and The Robber Bride (Margaret Atwood).
Movies: I grew up on the delights of Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro). Now my favourites include a smattering of quirky romances (Juno, Weekend, Once, Plan B) and character pieces (Little Miss Sunshine), visual epics (Millennium Actress, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hero), fun actioners (Kill Bill, Mr. And Mrs. Smith) and the classics I fell in love with as a kid (Back to the Future, Ever After, Charlie's Angels).
Music: A bit of a mix of indie rock / folk rock, and flat-out lowest common denominator pop. Current favourites include Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, My Latest Novel, Andrew Bird, Maroon 5, Ellie Goulding, dashes of Rihanna, Gaga and early 00's pop playlists on Songza. Favourite record to listen over and over to at the moment is the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby.
Food: I'm a meat and potatoes kind of guy, though I'm expanding my palette. I love chicken, pork (souvlaki!!), beef, seafood, the whole nine yards. Engaged in year 22 of my war with vegetables. They've won some key victories lately - I now munch on raw red peppers for a snack (best: with a cold beer).
Oh. And family and friends, of course.
One thing I'd like to do more is go out. Grab a beer at a bar and hang out. Or, wander the streets of the city in the summer warmth, with good conversation. Not a common Friday fate for me at the moment, but every day is a chance to change our habits, right?
Basically, message me if you want to. ;) Looking forward to it.