I'm looking for more fun, more adventure, more intellectual challenge, more things to share!
I love the outdoors, especially biking, hiking, and organic gardening. Haven't been camping or scuba diving in way too long. I adore fine dining, at home and out on the town, and I love to go dancing. I'm a great cook and a big fan of elaborate cocktails.
I'm a spiritual seeker, but not religious in any traditional sense, although I consider myself a Thelemite. I believe in Good Orderly Direction. I'm a truth and beauty fan, and I see a lot of truth and beauty in many different places.
My current project is to figure out how to travel. I know lots of people do it all the time, and I don't know why I let money get in my way of seeing the world.
I love books a little too much.
I have been known to enjoy a very nice cigar or a pipe. Most of my life I've averaged a limit of about two alcoholic drinks... beer, wine, cocktails, depending on the occasion. I grow my own hops, and brew all kinds of tasty things; beer, cider, kombucha, mead, wine....
Punctuation and grammar are important to me. I try not to be intolerant of styles which differ from my own, but I might call you on egregious errors. I use words like egregious in sentences, and then feel silly about it. I will be both irritated and impressed if you catch me in a grammar error.
I am bright, voluptuary, and maybe.
Urban permaculture design.
Saving the planet, one energy bill at a time. Ask me about Green Source from Portland General Electric!
Hope to soon be fundraising for Portland Opera.
Excavating my home from the avalanche of stuff I've collected.
Starting projects and running out of steam.
My rack. :)
My high-energy bubbly attitude.
Funny how over the years, some thing change, some things stay the same. Need to edit this some more.
I'm usually reading several books and tend to pick up the closest ones, although the Science/Fantasy stuff tends to pull me in. Authors I've read and enjoyed the largest number of books from include Tom Robbins, Anne McCaffrey, Ursula LeGuin, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, David Brooks, David Eddings, L.E. Modesitt, Michael Chrichton, Robert Heinlein, Daniel Quinn's Ishmael.
I found the movie Idiocracy to be terrifying.
I enjoyed Vicky Christina Barcelona for the glimpses of Spain, but I don't remember what it was about any more. I liked it enough to put it in my profile after I watched it, though.
Long time favorites: Princess Bride, LadyHawke, Labyrinthe, What the Bleep Do We Know?, American Beauty, Juno, Serenity, Run Lola Run, most of Kevin Smith's movies, most anything by the Coen Brothers. Office Space is probably my all time favorite movie.
I'm fond of documentaries. I love the fact that at 3 in the morning, I can pick from thousands of movies and TV shows that I can watch instantly.
On the subject of shows, I just sent this to someone, wanted to share it, and then realized that the Journal section is gone. Sad...
A big thank you goes out to ZenTrixter for the best series of concerts I've ever been to.
Saw Sisters of Mercy a couple years ago at... I think it was the Roseland... downtown, on Burnside, used to be called Starry Night.... Don't remember who opened for them.... Anyway, I'd wanted to see them forEVER, I was perfectly intoxiKated, up against the barrier at the front of the stage, and it was fabulous... Andrew Eldritch (who started out delicious and has aged like a fine Scotch) got down on one knee in front of me and sang the beginning of "Dominion" while staring directly into my eyes.... Yes, he was wearing sunglasses, and yes, I'm still pretty sure. :)
Later on during the same show, the guitarist broke a string, it fell on the stage side of the barrier, and I managed to snag it with my scarf. One of the security guys tried to take it AND my awesome scarf, but he relented. Pretty sure I still have the string somewhere, although it's not in the spot I last remember having it. Sad Face. Now I'm afraid to recycle this one, which I'm pretty sure is one I broke last month, trying to get my acoustic in tune.... :p
That was a summer of great concerts; had an even better moment seeing Peter Murphy (I'll be surprised if you know who he is without looking him up, but if you do you should write to me!) at the Aladdin that same summer. ZenTrixter picked a red rose from a restaurant bush on the way over. I chided him a little for it. He gave me the rose, and told me to give it to Peter. There was no barrier, and he was standing at the edge of the stage; I could have touched him, but couldn't quite bring myself to do it.... I gave him the rose, and he tucked the stem into his pants. The next song he did was a cover of NIN's "Hurt," and he gestured with his arm so that it made the rose petals fall like drops of blood from a vein.
The best part about that night was hearing people talk about it as we left the theater. I love that something my partner and I did, made other people happy.
OK, returning from that little trip down Memory Lane to my Goth Girl roots....
Took up playing guitar in June of 2011. So far I can play the rhythm part to "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls and I can pick out the melody of "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven which may be my all time favorite piece of music.
Love and Rockets and all things Daniel Ash; Sisters of Mercy, Tori Amos, The Cure, Oasis, Bush, Thievery Corp, Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Doors, classical music that is not opera, Luscious Jackson, Liz Phair, Dar Williams, trancy ambient stuff, classical guitar, especially Spanish guitar. I'll listen to and appreciate pretty much any music. Even rap and country, although that's kinda stretching it....
Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Greek, French, Italian. Meat, less dairy. I love food.
I've only been playing guitar since June 2011, but I can't seem to be in a room with one, without wanting to pick it up. I wouldn't die if it was surgically removed, but it would feel like an amputation. :p
Playing my guitar, trying to figure out how the sounds correspond to the music theory I read about on the train.
Attending the Rosehip Revue, a local burlesque event.
Out somewhere with fabulous cocktails and even better company. At home on the computer. In with a sweetheart. I don't know if there really is a typical night any more.
That said... polyamory is complicated, and I've been perfectly happy being in love and NOT dating. I've also been perfectly happy being single, although my Multiple Partner Syndrome and relationships which have lasted many years have certainly made that less frequent. Seems like every time I'm all excited about being single, I meet somebody amazing....
I'm ashamed that I don't always live up to my goals. That's about the most private thing I can think of.
I'm an open book, but you might need to learn to read between the eyes. My thoughts are slippery like shiny fish, but I can't always pin the butterflies down in patterns that make sense to somebody else.
Someone recently sent an introductory message consisting of simply, "DTF?" When I responded simply, "Gosh, thanks, that was classy," he made fun of me, and for some reason, I found that I actually cared....