I like to run and swim. I live near the UCC gym, so I've really got no excuse. I joined the Athletics club this year and they've been busily crucifying me with seven minute miles. It's good though, seeing the serious people shows me just how much room I have to improve.
I love to cook. It's fair to say I cook like a nerd, all denatured proteins and to-the-gram weights, but it works for me.
I just bought a house, so I'm shopping for furniture at the moment and learning how to replace 1950s style plug sockets with new ones. Fun!
I spent two weeks in Argentina and Chile during the summer. What a blast was had. So I'm busily plotting my next travelling adventure. Probably stick closer to home this time - thinking Spain, for the improvement of my Spanish.
I'm a good friend. I'll go to war for my friends, or back them no matter what they do. It's a loyalty thing, and the pay-off is they'd do the same for me.
I'm a great cook. This is easy because I love cooking. I cook one hell of a bolognese. I'm also highly skilled at the lasagna. Pro-tip: It's not that different to bolognese. Well, not that different to what we call bolognese in Ireland anyway.
I'm a good listener. Go on.........
Haruki Murakami's "Wild Sheep Chase", The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Princess Bride (the Goldman abridged one, although I'd like to read the original), Catch 22, historical fiction in the vein of Sharpe or Flashman, George RR Martins "Song of Ice and Fire", anything by Dawkins (he's the king of Richards), Iain M Banks' Culture books, Carl Sagan's "The Demon Haunted World", practically anything by Terry Pratchett, old poetry, new drama.
Bladerunner, Dark City, Dangerous Liasons, Fargo, Leon, 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, many many many TV shows, mostly by HBO.
Good music. No genre in particular - if I like it I like it.
I could go on and on and on about food. My very very favourite is my gran's roast lamb, but that's all tied up with childhood and happy memories. I love italian food too - spagetti carbonara ftw!
What I'm cooking, and how I'll cook it.
Spanish, which I'm trying to learn.