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My self-summary
I've never like the idea that a human being can be summarised in a few sentences, however here is my best effort:

The answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything is 42. I'll admit this hasn't helped me solve any great questions (although in a spirit of whimsy, I found that my local chinese restaurant has rather a nice dish at number 42 on their menu).

I tend to listen to music almost constantly. Most commercial stations annoy me (constant ads! aaaaargh! constant repetition of the same crap! aaaaaargh!), so I'll generally listen to Triple J, or something out of my collection. My ipod gets a good workout.

I am a bit of a greenie, but only a bit. I recycle, put food scraps in the compost bin, and would rather wear a jumper than turn the heater on. I used to claim that my decision to drive a tiny car was based on it's environmental friendliness, but my new car is provided by my work and has no environmental credentials whatsoever.

I tend to have a rather sarcastic sense of humour - which sits oddly on top of my default optimism about life. I believe that being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect; it just means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

I read a lot, think a lot, laugh a lot and spend far too much of my time driving. Mind you, some of those can be done congruently. *Update* I'm not working so far from home now - therefore not driving so much. Probably should change that to say that I spend far too much of my time drinking... (Secondary update - I'm trying hard not to be an alcoholic. I think I'm winning.)

I reckon that equal parts of 'doing random things', 'doing things I know I like' and 'doing very little' make for a good life.

I have a good life.

Txtspk annoys me. Particularly in emails, instant messenger conversations, et cetera. Come on people, learn to spell.

I recently bought a house with one of my best friends, Tan_ja. She's a nutter, but many would argue that so am I, so it all seems to work.

If there is anything you actually want to know, just message me. Or call me - I've hidden my phone number amongst the preceding summary.

I am quasi-intelligent, contradictory, and 78.9% myself
What I’m doing with my life
I could tell you, but then I'd have to... Actually, no. No, I wouldn't have to kill you.

But I still don't intend to answer this question.

At least partially because I don't really know the answer.
I’m really good at
Making witty comments about a minute after the perfect moment to make it. (this used to say five minutes - but I'm getting better at it).

Seriously, though, I'm damn good at cooking, if I do say so myself.

I used to claim that I was particularly good at drinking silly amounts of rum, but I don't do it that often these days - just getting old I guess.

I like to think I'm a good dad (albeit a part-time one) but we'll probably have to wait until she's grown up before we know for sure what damage I've caused...
The first things people usually notice about me
No idea, to be honest. I'm fairly tall...?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite Books: Anything by Terry Pratchett, Peter F Hamilton, Ben Elton, Neil Gaiman, Iain (M) Banks, Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers' Guide To The Galaxy, John Birmingham's He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, any number of others... I worked in a bookshop for a few years, so I read quite a lot. I tend to read for escapism, so you won't usually catch me reading biographies, or depressing period dramas or the like, but otherwise, I'm fairly open. I've been getting into a bit of popular science lately. And popular philosophy like Alain De Botton.

Favourite Movies: The Matrix, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Run Lola Run, The Blues Brothers, Falling Down, Night Watch, among others. There have also been some really good kids movies out in recent history, which I'd never have watched of my own accord, but rather enjoyed when I watched them with my daughter, eg: The Incredibles, Shrek, Finding Nemo, et cetera.

If we're to include TV shows, I'm hooked on Spicks and Specks, and Heroes. Oh, and Doctor Who. Apart from these, I don't really watch TV. Good News Week should go without saying...

Favourite Music: NOFX, Vast, Pendulum, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Metallica, Ben Harper, Audioslave, Bon Jovi, Hilltop Hoods, classic Australian rock (eg: Paul Kelly, Stevie Wright, Hunters and Collectors, etc...).

Favourite Foods: Depends completely on my mood. I'm a big fan of trying things I haven't had before (my favourite chinese restaurant has a 'special menu' which is written in chinese, with english translations underneath. It contains such wonders as goat claypot, crocodile in XO sauce and various others). I'm a reasonable cook, but can't really follow recipes. I tend to make things up as I go along and most of the time it works out well (although I've served up some disasters - but live and learn, that's my motto. Or it would be, if I were the kind of person to have a motto.) I now own four barbeques (yes, they are all different), plus I usually keep some disposable bbqs in the back of my car for when I feel like stopping off for a random picnic on the beach. Don't bother feeding me chocolate, I just don't get what excites people so much about it. Have recently discovered that vegetarian food can be good too (although, I'll tend to have a nice steak alongside it).
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:

My daughter. (I used to think I never wanted kids. And then I had one, and I can't imagine life without her now... Don't really want any more though.)
Music (I've almost always got music playing, somewhere around me.)
Books (It's rare for me to not be in the middle of at least one book.)
A well appointed kitchen (I love cooking.)
Air (Breathing has become somewhat of a habit. It used to be a little but a little wouldn't do it, so a little got more and more... Sorry, couldn't help myself)
Beer (It's amazing what can be done with some grains, hops and yeast. One of life's little miracles.) {Update - I'm currently on a not drinking kick, so clearly beer is not one of the six things I could never do without. But it can stay there until I figure out something to replace it}
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lots of things, mostly revolving around food or work, or some combination of the two (including the ever popular: 'how long until lunch now?').
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday nights could be anything. Sometimes, I'll be out with friends at the pub, seeing some live music. Sometimes, I'll go out for a bit of comedy, or theatre or other kind of live show. Sometimes, I'll go round to a friend's house. Other times I'll have friends over to mine.

Or, of course, I could just go to bed early because I will have to be up early in the morning to go to work.

Actually, bed early is reasonably common. Occupational hazard of working in a shop which trades seven days a week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate having photos taken of me - I almost always look stoned.

Beyond that, I would have to recycle the line about "if I admitted it here, it wouldn't be private". I don't have any secrets from friends and loved ones, but I don't feel the need to share my innermost with just anybody.
You should message me if
If you couldn't find my phone number in the summary part. I was only joking about that.

Anyone that could find a phone number, or any other kind of hidden message, should just go sit quietly in a corner until the voices go away. And if they tell you to hurt someone, even yourself, then please ignore them.
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