Humor is a must. I love to laugh, and have a sense of humor-- occasionally sarcastic, sometimes sardonic, off color (or dark), often misunderstood sort of way. So maybe, really, I'm just funny to myself.
I’m a Gemini, so I use my hands for a lot- I love to write, and feel I communicate better in that form than in the spoken word. I write poetry, and am tinkering with short stories, and flash fiction; thinking to possibly weave several different pieces into something larger. Any kind of writing floats my boat. So, I’m a chatty texter.
I have an advanced degree but have abandoned academia in favor of a life-long passion for makeup and skin, and art. But I still love words, word games and language. In another life, I would have studied linguistic anthropology. To that, I have nerd-like tendencies. I love science, all things fuzzy, furry, or feathery, rocks, plants, and stars. But I am equally at home and in love with the more esoteric fringey “sciences.” Energy (Chi), chakras, astrology (yes, I count it as a fringey science), and our place in all this chaos. Generally speaking, I am continually fascinated and falling in love with existence and learning everything possible in this life. I’m totally fascinated with this reality and our place in it.
Real numbers scare me. Theoretical numbers thrill me; and even though I had to post my legal age, I don't feel it. I think time is relative. So I don't claim that perimeter. This makes me late, often. I apologize in advance.
Definitely a girlie-girl. I love makeup, and fashion, and jewelry, and shoes, flowers, frilly and girly things. But I also adore digging in the dirt, and stomping around in the woods, and abandoned places, looking for adventure.
I am looking for someone who will walk beside me, occasionally taking the lead, sometimes pushing me ahead, while taking turns leaning on each other when necessary, or just desired. I’m old enough to have been raised in the “he should call you” days, but young enough to pick the damn phone up myself. I’m at once, both southern good-girl and punk-rock wild-child. I try to live genuinely. No pretense or supposition of what I am “supposed” to do. I see life with no rules (guidelines yes, rules no), and want to live it. I have some defiance issues, but am good natured enough to get over it when necessary.
My one true dream, has always been to travel. It is the one constant lust I was born with that stays with me. I have been fortunate to see a large swath of the US; been to Belize; Caymans; Mexico, but have never had the means to go as far abroad as I feel compelled to. Part of this was a life I chose to live in for the better part of 20 years. But I’m out of that now, and looking to spread my wings again. If you asked me to run off to Bhutan, Bali, or Bombay tomorrow, I probably would.
Books: The Alchemist, Jitterbug Perfume, The Mermaid Chair, The Awakening, Animal Farm, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Little Prince, The Secret Life of Bee’s, Anthem, Fahrenheit 451, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Gashlycrumb Tines, To Kill a Mockingbird,
Tele: The Big Bang Theory, Dr. Who, American Horror Story (this season especially), Absolutely Fabulous, Monty Python, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Arrested Development (not as much the new season),Walking Dead, Spaced, Supernatural, Top Gear (BBC), StarTrek, 30 Rock, Girls, New Girl…
Music: David Bowie, Bjork, The Clash, The Pogues, Lenny Kravitz, The Breeders, Daft Punk (despite their being the ultimate earworm), Depeche Mode, Steam Powered Giraffe, Alicia Keys, Bikini Kill, Mozart, Eve’s Plum, Res, New Order, Missing Person, Edith Piaf, Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, India Arie, Jewel, Foster the People, Justin Timberlake (what of it?!) The Lumineers, Jewel, Nick Cave, Vivaldi, Wild Feathers, Metric, Miike Snow, Sleater-Kinney, Mumford and Sons, Muse, The Cure, The Flaming Lips, The Naked and Famous, Neon Trees, Feetwood Mac, Foster the People, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Florence and the Machine, Of Monsters and Men, Sugarcubes, Gogol Bordello, PJ Harvey, Paramore, Patti Smith, The Eurythmics, Patti Griffin, Devo, The Police, Queen, Spinerette, The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Sublime, Blondie, Television, Billie Holiday, X, The xx…I have to stop...but I want to add Modest Mouse, not just because I like their music but because, good lord, that is the cutest name for a band ever!
1- My son (and my family, most of the time)
2- Critters (I have two kitties)
3- Music, Art, Poetry, Reading (they are interrelated, thus don't count as separate things..)
4- Making stuff
5- Sunshine and Rainstorms ("Nature as a whole" sounds trite)
I use one of those online Scrabble word generators. BUT!!! I only use the word if it’s one that I really should know (I have a MA in applied linguistics, I know a lot of words). If I wouldn’t know the word, I choose another, even if the points are less. Does that make me a bad person?
Oh, and I will, on occasion, sneak a peek at a Christmas present . :\
(Whew! I am so glad to confess that!)