Honestly, how do people put stuff here? Hobbies? Whatever I'm interested in doing at the time. Goals/Aspirations? Boil it right down, and what anyone wants is to be happy, have friends and to do things one loves. Music tastes? Eclectic. Very Eclectic.
Nerd? Geek? Quiet Introvert Science type person, likes to figure out how things work, pretty good at fixing things too. I can cook too, and very well I should add.
I'm just a guy. I think I'm probably slightly boring, but I try to be good.
I'm going back to school (at UVic), to be a Science Teacher, so I'm in a transition/moment of flux, career-wise.
and a wee bit of copy & paste;
Sometimes I tend towards introspection (yes, I have some Introvert like characteristics) and shyness. Maybe I'll just notice people and wonder, wouldn't it be nice to have some reason to talk to them. I usually need some kind of kick in the ass to act.
I'm me. I don't try to be anyone else. I'm smart, considerate, kind, honest & authentic. I am nerdy, insightful, occasionally goofy, and full of trivia :p
Last time I tried a myers-briggs test I was INTP, if you care (it's a pseudo science anyhow) :) .
shamelessly copied from someone else's fine profile:
- I don't have a "type"...very often what we think we want and what actually makes us happy are not one and the same.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to be the best person I can. I'm currently experiencing a career changing series of events. Periods of working hard punctuated with sessions of enjoyable free time & indolence. Really, I'm going back to school (UVic) to be a Science Teacher. I studied Physics & Astronomy, and I used to work in a Physics department.
Working. Tidying up after people. Trying to be good at something or other, once in a while. Trying to find someone to share with. Keeping an eye (or ear) out for beauty.
Trying to style my hair like Tintin's. Being Uncle when the nephews are around.
I’m really good at
Useless trivia, and not so useless trivia. Oh wait, I mentioned that already. Finding stuff. Finding "shiny" stuff. Finding information.
I think I'm pretty good at making pies (especially ones where you can pick up the slice), and making something delicious from what's left in the fridge (well, my fridge). I'm good at finding the mosquito (no, it's good at finding me). I'm pretty good at knowing what I can fix, and when it's time to hire a professional.
I'm not good at finding enough time to read.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall. Handsome? Usually standing slightly in the way?
Please don't mind the moustache too much, sometimes I decide to have one, sometimes I don't. I can't do the beard thing anymore.
A friend says I look like a mashup of Keanu Reeves & Mads Mikkelsen (I think I have a touch of Liam Neeson too).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ones with plot, and cleverness, and exciting tales. Tending towards murder mysteries, science/speculative fiction, occasional classic fantasy. Non-fiction reading material includes science & history. Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, *William Gibson*, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Asimov, Heinlein, Good ol' Tolkien, C.S.Lewis, Arthur Ransome, John Buchan, Ian Rankin, Len Deighton, some Elmore Leonard. Olivers Sacks, Niall Ferguson & Jared Diamond non-fictions. Need to read more Vonnegut. Read too much PK****(please don't gift me any PK****. Actually trying to read some Non-fiction Borges right now, with breaks to read David Sedaris, unless I give up and find a good mystery or Lovecraft. That's barely a dent in the authors/books. My "to read" pile is totteringly large.
Movies: Good intelligent ones, or sometimes ones where too much money was spent on special effects (at least once a year). Though silly ones that don't insult your brain (too much) are fun too. Will add more here too.
Television & Television like programming: Will add more here too. Murdoch Mysteries, Doctor Who, Foyle's War, Sherlock, Endeavour, Jeeves & Wooster, The IT Crowd, Black Books, and Knowledge Network & PBS are great (when I can find the time). Actually watching TV on TV can drive me nuts sometimes, I've probably developed a visceral aversion to advertisments.
Music tastes: eclectic to be sure (sorry if that's not helping) with a little bit of almost everything. Old, new, weird, mainstream, offbeat. Jazz; Miles Davis, Coltrane, Brubeck. Blues, folk & bluegrass, especially Smithsonian Folkways recordings. Classical too, and good ol' Rock & Roll. I've got a rather thin skin with respect to the Beatles, I can't take too much of them anymore. I haven't yet figured out why Led Zeppelin sounds best in a car. Very much a Tom Waits fan. I'm being spoilt by late evening CBC radio programming. So many more music & musicians to mention, aargh.