I'm shamelessly optimistic and in the right company, quirky, weird, and proud of it. I'm very open-minded and liberal when it comes to politics and certain social issues, but I can be awfully stubborn about particular things. In fact, I'm frustratingly oblique. The best way to motivate me to do something — anything, in fact— is to tell me I can't do it. I'll not only fight tooth and nail to convince you otherwise, I'll ridicule the whole escapade. Schooling? Oh, yes, I graduated from UBC in 2003 with my BFA (Hons.) in art history. Such a useful, practical degree, don't you think?
I can be equal parts intellectual and troglodytic, sometimes at the same time. Shakesperian fart jokes? Hi-LAR-i-ous!!
i'm patriotic. I have the Canadian coat of arms tattooed on my shoulder, I love the drama of federal politics, I stand for the anthem when watching a hockey game, some of my personal heroes are Prime Ministers, and I read copies of the latest issue of Hansard while sitting on the loo. On that note, if you're unsure of the words to all four english verses to the anthem, or you have no idea what Hansard's is, just move along. Politics is a huge part of my life and is just about all I discuss, so just nod and smile and move along. But if you want to snuggle as we watch CPAC together and tell me why the bill just debated will never pass vote, I'll basically want to take you to the bedroom RIGHT. NOW.
I'm fascinated by the human narrative -- there's nothing that grabs my attention and gets me interested quite like a good story about the human condition and spirit. Something evocative or intellectually stimulating.
I've been called big-hearted. I'd like to think this is true -- feeling passionate about social causes and issues and acting on that passion is something that comes naturally to me.