I seem to spend most of my time in an office at uni at the moment but I also procrastinate by kinda jumping at any opportunity to go do something new, whether it is simply going to a new restuarant down the road (like Kinji in Bishopdale, it is amazing) or exploring a forest with friends, getting lost and spending hours trying to find our way out. I especially enjoy doing new things with new people.
At the moment I am involved with a group of lawyers and investigators (boring types I know) and we are helping people in prison who claim to be innocent to appeal their case.
Occasionally I work as a librarian (not the Librarian) for the university which is pretty fun because books are always cool.
I am slowly working on my yoga practice with the hope of one day learning to become a qualified instructor, not because I want to teach people but just because I enjoy it.
I seem to have an opinion to share on almost any topic which some think is because I think I know everything, but really it's because I know an incredible range of seemingly useless information that happens to fit into most conversations. How well it fits in is another story....
Music: I really enjoy electronic music, its hard to be more specific than that because I rarely listen to the same thing more than a few times so my taste is always changing. However, I always like minimal sounding ambient music....I guess I like elevator music...But at the same time I also like classic rock, some country music (hey dont judge me), smooth jazz, old school hiphop, blues...I am desperate not to say the boring old 'i like everything' but I certainly enjoy quite a range.
Films: The Help, Cashback, any Studio Ghibli film, Brothers Bloom, Persepolis, Breakfast on Pluto, Winter's Bone, essentially if its weird and quirky I will probably enjoy it.
Food: Coffee, Tea, any range of curries (Indian, Thai, Japanese, Kenyan..). I dislike most breakfast foods because they just seem so boring, I would rather a nice sirloin steak with a pumpkin and kumara mash with steamed brocolli and fried courgettes, and a garlic sauce and I would be happy to get up an hour earlier to make it instead of cereal. I enjoy new flavours and different ways of doing the same dish. However, I also simple meals and certainly do resort to fast food when I am feeling too lazy so I think I can say I am not a foodie...either way I am not judgemental of what others cook (to be honest the idea of someone cooking for me sounds like such a treat I don't know if I would take any notice) I simply like creating new things and sharing them with people.
Practicing yoga on the grass as the sun rises
Socrates, the great and noble thinker...well actually I mean my little black and white cat whose name is Socrates who always sits with me when I read.
Time set aside in my day to cook a nice meal; whether it is an Indian curry, a batch of fresh gyoza (japanese dumplings), or simply a nice steak, either way I absolutely adore cooking (especially when I get to cook for other people).
My duvet is quite possibly the most comfortable thing in this world, it is like being in a cloud but made of feathers instead of rain...actually being in a cloud would be really wet and cold so that is a terrible simile...um yea.
I am also a real sucker for long, deep, and meaningful conversations that go on into the wee small hours so I would hardly survive if I didnt have people to talk with (I would be stuck talking to myself and then everyone would know I am completely mad).
How relationships work and why people muck them up. Being polyamorous (having multiple relationships) has meant that I spend heaps of time reflecting on what I want out of the different relationships in my life. This in part turns into a reflection on human nature and the way that societal norms distort it.
The way that things work is another thing I spend a lot of time thinking about. I grew up on a farm so I spent my childhood fixing different things that were broken, and sometimes taking them apart to see how they worked an breaking them in the process but I swear I fixed them all in the end. Well maybe not all but I got most of them. I once spent about half an hour explaining to a friend why feeler guages are such an interesting tool...you probably dont want to ask about that, it is most likely more boring than it sounds. At some point in life I would really like to make a watch because they are such awesomely intricate little machines that it blows my mind that people make them by hand.
If you are interested in polyamory then I would love to talk with you about anything that you might want to know.
If you want to explore a forest, or a mountain, or a cave, or even some new cafe you havent been to then I would be honoured to invite you to join my new Explorers Club which currently consists of...um ...well..me.