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Degrees of Imperfection

A nice guy, but...
27 May
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For my sins I am a highway engineer, designing and supervising the construction of roads. I'm involved from the pre-planning stages, so any of that "raping the countryside" talk is likely to get you short shrift around these parts! I'm currently nearing the end of a year in Ireland, and am about to embark on a second. I'm here partly for the craic, but also because after years of exporting talent abroad there is suddenly a demand for workers in Ireland. So here I am for the forseeable future.

When I'm not doing that sort of thing, I attempt playing the guitar and the bass, and have played in "an awful band" with some friends from school. I still maintain that bassists shouldn't be made to play guitar solos, but they just wouldn't listen to me... I also dabble in cricket (off-spin-bowler-cum-lower-middle-order-batsman), football (anywhere past the half-way line and I'll get a nosebleed), ultimate frisbee ("you can't want me to run for that; oh you do? 'kinell!") and squash ("hah, take that...what? you can't do that! bugger!").
balti, banter, bass guitars, beer, beth orton, bill bailey, bill bryson, bill hicks, blackadder, blue stilton, books, cake for lily, cakes, camping, cats, charles dickens, charlie kaufman films, cheddar cheese, cheese, cheesecake, civil engineering, classic novels, close friends, cohen brothers films, computers, cooking, creamy lancashire cheese, cricket, crushes, csi, curry, discworld, douglas adams, drinking, drinking alone, driving, driving at night, driving fast, dvds, england, father ted, films, fleetwood mac, foo fighters, football, garfield, george orwell, graham greene, greene king, guinness, guitars, hating gratuitous public affection, heavy metal, hi-fi equipment, hiking, hugs, inspector morse, ireland, jasper fforde, jimi hendrix, lake district, lancashire, lancashire ccc, liverpool, liverpool fc, lord of the rings, loud music, lying in, maps, marmite, masturbation, metal, metallica, monty python, more cakes, mountains, music, neil gaiman, nine inch nails, north wales, not being skint, one day maybe, panoramic views, pearl jam, pubs, qotsa, r.e.m., reading, real ale, red hot chili peppers, red wine, rem, roads, robert rankin, rock music, roman roads, ross noble, rugby, sarcasm, scrubs, self deprecation, sex, sheryl crow, sighing, slacking off, sleep, spinal tap, stand-up comedy, star wars, stephen fry, system of a down, tea, terminally single, terry pratchett, the diet starts tomorrow, the far side, the simpsons, tinkering with computers, tiramisu, top gear, ultimate frisbee, unrequited affections, walking, wirral


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