I've been in the Bay Area for ten years, having lived in Europe for a long time before that. I'm a varied mixture of American, Irish, and European.
I'm a writer and software engineer with a lot of intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in political questions. I love games of most kinds, from board games to pool to tennis. I'm committed to honesty and take an existentialist view on personal responsibility. I care deeply about my friends and look for deep bonds with kindred spirits.
I'm also a terrible smartass, opinionated, stubborn, can be overly blunt, and can take things more seriously than I should. And I'm not really deep-down convinced that those things are flaws...
I am open-minded, analytical, and wry
Movies: Blade Runner, Young Frankenstein, Goodfellas, Brick, Inland Empire, Godfather 1&2, Dr. Strangelove, The Usual Suspects, Hana-Bi, The Terminator, and Alien are what spring to mind.
Music: my tastes tend to vary, recently I've been listening to Underworld, Jenny Owen Youngs, The Sisters of Mercy, The Kleptones, Leftfield, and the KLF.
Food: Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese. Also lots of others, and I like to explore new restaurants, good food being a major advantage possessed by the Bay Area.
Physical: books, bicycles, computers, music, exercise, sneakers.
1. I've been on public access television.
2. I've worn a costume that made people do triple-takes in the Castro. On Halloween.
3. Passion, desire, and sex are all very important to me, and each is insufficiently present in my life right now.
(Note: I don't do IM on this site; to me IM is for communicating with people I already know, and with those people I use the various major IM services.)