squirest
32 Toronto, Canada
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My self-summary
I'm mostly interested in music, science, philosophy, technology, travelling and food.

I've recently completed a PhD(2011).

Playing music is a big part of my life. I play guitar, mandolin, banjo, and bouzouki.

I take cooking and food pretty seriously (I used to work as a cook).

I really like boardgames, poker, camping, running, standup comedy, shows.

One of my main goals in life is to travel to as many places as possible, whether they be local or international.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm running a tech startup, www.studybucks.com

After hours I am a musician.
I’m really good at
Teaching (I have a lot of patience), music, cooking, keeping cool in stressful situations, seeing the bright side, biking, painting inside the lines (literally), not painting inside the lines (figuratively), darts, cooking on a campfire, remembering song lyrics, staying up late.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eye color.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
I usually read nonfiction... I'm looking to change that
TV:
Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, Boss, Downton Abbey, Bored to Death, Damages, Arrested Development, The Larry Sanders Show, Dexter, Boss, Rubicon, ....

I also love British comedy shows: The Office, Peep Show, Little Britain, That Mitchell and Webb Look...

Music:
Folk, Traditional Celtic, Country, Blues and bluegrass mainly these days: Townes Van Zandt, Patsy Cline, Ricky Skaggs, The Dubliners, Teada, Bob Dylan, Justin Townes Earle, Planxty, Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Flatt and Scruggs, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Levon Helm, Loudon Wainright III, The Pogues, Ryans Fancy,...

East coast Canadian rock bands: Sloan, The Super Friendz, Thrush Hermit, The Flashing Lights, Joel Plaskett, The Inbreds, Al Tuck,...

Others: Nick Lowe, David Bowie, The Smiths, Morrissey, Tom Petty, Elton John, Ron Sexsmith, Radiohead, Sam Cooke, The Shins, She and Him, The Strokes, The Talking Heads, Built to Spill, Van Morrison... (this list is all over the place)

I'm a massive Elvis Costello Fan.

Food:
Ethnic foods with some spice usually (Indian, Ethiopian, Carribbean,...). Pho and sushi (not usually at the same time).
The six things I could never do without
my musical instruments
internet
headphones
friends
bike
stand up
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to cook for dinner, what I'm doing on the weekend, new songs to learn.
On a typical Friday night I am
Crying and browsing ok cupid, ha ha
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I want to be a stand up comedian but I think I'd be terrible.
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