No, she shakes her head with some frustration, "No, no, not bicycle." And she continues, "You. You are not an icicle." I say, "An icicle?" And she says, "Not an icicle...Nice"
So, who knows, exactly what she meant. But, I kind of like being called "not an icicle" and as I was searching for a nom de guerre for this sight I figured that might work.
Don't get too impressed. Nom de guerre, may be the only French I know.
I do know some Spanish. Spent some time, many years ago, in Mexico and Guatemala, so I can understand a bit, but really have lost so much.
So, this whole self summary thing is awkward. I'm kind of nice, warm-hearted (thus "not an icicle"). I like to listen to people tell stories. I can spin a yarn, but very happy to hear someone else's tales.
I am open to anything, curious. I am "comfortable in my own skin" (whatever that means), can laugh at myself and with you. What pushes my buttons is arrogance and a sense that one is more deserving.
I work at a college helping to run things and do some teaching. I mentioned biking and that's something that I love doing around the city. No spandex for me, though, just as a commuter.
I have dogs..two of them. They are good buddies of mine and early in the morning we are often out, these days way before the sun is up, playing outside.
And I'm very blessed to have two amazing daughters. So much to say about them, but that would be for later, I think.
Reading (a bit too much of the Times and magazines these days, not enough fiction), cooking (always fun if I'm not rushed and I can sizzle a pan), bikram yoga, seeing music are all things I "do."
I spent a lot of my life working on pushing for smarter policies around a whole range of issues, from access to health care to reproductive rights to more funding for a range of programs like child care, mental health services and more. So, if Mitt was your guy, I ain't interested.
Oh, and explore this amazing city. I grew up in Brooklyn, spent a good amount of time outta here, but have been back for years and absolutely find New York to be a magical place.
That's me. In a nutshell.