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My self-summary
born at an early age, i couldn't feed or take care of myself for the first few years of my life. i sometimes wonder how much has changed.

i'm a dreamer, and typographic designer, but i also love art, photography, contemporary science, writing, acting and eclectic music.
i'm socially chameleonic.
i love conversations, and understanding people by how they articulate their views and opinions.
some days i wish i didn't believe in god.
some days i wish i did.
i think overall, i'm a disorganised perfectionist and a shy extrovert.

(if you dislike the lack of caps, think of it as a house style of calm)

...nei, jeg snakker bare litt norsk.
beklager min norske kjære.
jeg elsker deg, og jeg savner deg hele tiden

I am intelligent, inventive, and insightful
What I’m doing with my life
currently lead designer for a newspaper.

i live a cerebral, wistfully ambivalent and compassionate existence, doing what i can to connect with and help my friends, while working towards the universal human goal of an easy life.

in the past i've been a meteorologist and a writer, but now i've finally morphed into a typographic designer, after finishing an MA in Book Design.
between you and me, i'd love to get into design teaching - probably at first year Uni level - after a little experience in the industry.
I’m really good at
let see if i can do this bit without sounding like a twat...

i enjoy graphic design, which you have to do to be good at it.
i enjoy discussions, developing ideas, and solving problems.
i've been told i'm good at listening and giving good advice.
i love whistling.
i used to be a good puppeteer, and i'm good at doing accents.
in my distant youth i had a brief, but thoroughly successful, cleptomaniacal phase, which i have since grown out of.
i also enjoy writing and directing plays, but for my sins i havn't done that in a couple of years now, from too much work. i'm quite a good actor, but i do take a long time to learn lines.
i really love playing acoustic guitar; i'm many hours of dedication away from where i'd like to be with it- need to learn better picking.
i love singing too, chorally (bass) or while playing ma geetar, or cooking, or working, and especially while walking at night, if i'm not whistling.
The first things people usually notice about me
telepathy would make this easier.
maybe, that i'm blonde, open or intelligent, but i guess my eyes and smile and hopefully my sense of humour.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
as far as books, i'm more thinly read than i'd like, except for graphic novels, and random science and design books, but i do want to get back into reading books in a big way, so i'm open to any recommendations. Some authors i admire are Allan Moore (Watchmen), Stephen Fry, Tolkein, Orwell, Ian McEwan, Charlie Brooker, anything by David W Maurer, and ANYTHING by the graphic artist, Chris Ware. Also, any book by the company Pentagram, the Times Dictionary of quotations, and finally Ebenezer Cobham Brewer's 'Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.'

hmmm, movies. i do love movies.
i cant be exhaustive, but i'll have a go:
12 Angry Men, 28 Days Later, Adaptation, Afro Samurai, American Psycho, Amelie, Anchorman, Appleseed, Almost Famous, Back to the Future, Batman (only keaton and bale), Bladerunner, The Boondock Saints, Catch me if you can, Cadillac Records, Children of Men, most Cohen Bros films, Citizen Kane, Critters, A Clockwork Orange, Crash, The Craft, Cube, Da Vinci Code, the Dark Crystal, Day after Tomorrow, Deathproof, Dog Soldiers, Donnie Darko, Enter the Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ferris Beulers Day Off, Fifth Element, Fight Club, Ghost in the Shell 1 2, Ghostbusters, Gladiator, Goonies, Green Mile, Gremlins, Groundhog Day, Hot Fuzz, Human Traffic, Identity, Interview with a Vampire, Jaws, Kill Bills, Labyrinth, Leon, Lock Stock, Lord of the Rings, Lost in Translation, Matrix, Napoleon Dynamite, The Network, Oceans 11 12 13, One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest, Orgasmo, Pirates of the Caribbean, Psycho, Pulp fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Run Lola Run, Serenity, Secretary, Shaun of the Dead, Short Circuit, Silence of the lambs, Sister Act, Spiderman 1 2 NOT 3, True Romance, Terminator 1 2 NOT 3 or 4, Tron, Unbreakable, Underworld, the Usual Suspects, Withnail and I, X-men 1 2 and even 3.

TV is a little more selective:
House, Dexter, Spaced, Hustle, True Blood, Brass Eye, Robot Chicken, QI, the Real Hustle, Sliders, Dark Place, Family Guy, Mission Impossible (tos), Who's Line is it Anyway, anything with Charlie Brooker
sci-fi: Firefly, Battlestar, Star Wars, most Star Trek.
Anime series: Cowboy Bebop, Hellsing, Trigun, anything Studio Ghibli

music is a big one, as i like anything which takes talent and skill to make, but here's most of it:
ash (early), bill bailey, jeff beck, the black keys, blur, bob dylan, bootie usa mashups, jeff buckley, CAKE, cardigans, chicane, coldplay (early), damien rice, david bowie, david gray, david holmes, debussy, electric light orchestra, eva cassidy, faithless, fleetwood mac, flight of the conchords, gipsy kings, goldie lookin chain, gustav holst, hundred reasons, hybrid, incubus, jimi henrix, john mayer, joshua radin, lalo schifrin, lemon jelly, ludovico einaudi, massive attack, muse, metronomy, muddy waters, ocean colour scene, pearl jam, portishead,propellerheads, prodigy, radiohead, Pulp, the rolling stones, sasha, the section quartet, system of a down, ben taylor, james taylor, turin brakes, weezer.

as far as food, i love italian, and i'm a fish and chips connoisseur, but i'm willing to try anything. i love poloni sausage, and pan-fried sweet shallots. not keen on mushrooms or extremely hot stuff, and i like my dishes to have meat in, though i can easily add meat later.

drink isn't on the list but it should be.
i love ice cold flat cream soda, but also perrys and ciders, good wine, and a mix of neat archers and passoa on the rocks, with a hammock.
Six things I could never do without
...are actually seven:
my mind
close friends
eye contact
my mactop
teh interwebs
ma geetaw
and a warm bed.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
many things.
what i should be doing, or what i might be late for or might have forgotten.
i occupy my mind with imaginings- how things will be, could be, or should be, and why. mostly i just like to give my mind something to do. i'm what they call an information quidnunc. Strange things never happen to me, but strange things do happen to people who say that.
...the rest of my mind and time is dedicated happily to min kjære.

"Its those who are overlooked by the folk around them you want to watch. They see more than they tell, and they think more than they talk." -Tamora Pierce, 'Tricksters Choice'
On a typical Friday night I am
happy its the weekend, and everyone is free from their jobs.
Fabric's always good on a friday, but so is gigging, or enjoying time with wine, films and friends.
i don't go out and get leathered very often, as its expensive and eventually painful. but i can certainly do merry.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
lightning turns me on.
You should message me if
you wonder who i am
want to share ideas, and/or talk codshit,
or if you know what a quidnunc is.
The two of us