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Fire-inthe-Shade

37 M Tampa, FL

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:15am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Other
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
"We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find
someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
(usually attributed to) Dr. Seuss

I'm a librarian. I do story time for a living. It's pretty great.

I'm also a co-organizer for Tampa Free Skool and an organizer of Tampa Zine Fest (for which we just won a Creative Loafing "Best of the Bay" award). I'm currently working to put together an independent public zine library. I enjoy being a part of things that make this town a more interesting place to live.

I'm into arty little DIY projects, like linocut block prints and pinhole cameras. I helped start a local makerspace because the idea interests me, but I happily passed that off to others when real engineers became involved.

I'm fostering a kitten, and it seems like half of my life has turned into me saying "oh my god, kitty, what are you doing?"

This is the kitten, reconnoitering for a a sneak attack, the little devil.

UPDATE: the kitten was adopted, but I'm keeping the picture because it is amazing and I miss her.
What I’m doing with my life
You know what's great? Awkward kissing. Like, you're eating some Pringles and then you accidentally motorboat someone in the mouth, and then you just trip and fall into the open laundry dryer. That's happened to all of us right?

You know what I'm talking about.
I’m really good at
I'm kind of a dilettante, but I do think I can make an interesting piece of art every now and then. I'd like to try my hand at assemblage sculpture sometime.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair is kind of hard to miss.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Master and Margarita, Labyrinths, 100 Years of Solitude, Cat's Cradle, Valis, Breaking Open the Head, Dune, Persepolis, zines and indie comic books. Also, I know and like a lot of children's and YA lit, that being my job. I especially enjoy picture books, a format that, like zines and comics, lends itself to a huge range of artistic expression. If you're interested (and I can't imagine that you are, considering that you are a grown ass woman), I love picture books.

Movies: Battle of Algiers, Crumb, Pan's Labyrinth, Annie Hall, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Wings of Desire, Harold and Maude, Being There, In the Mood for Love, The Dreamers.

TV: Deadwood, Freaks & Geeks, Portlandia, Carnivale, The State, Buffy, Mad Men, Party Down, Flight of the Conchords.

Music: Savages, The Kills, The Raveonettes, Joy Division, New Order, Woven Hand, King Khan, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, Sleepy Vikings, Talking Heads, Saul Williams, The Black Angels, BRMC, PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Ornette Coleman, Metric, The Clash, Dr. Octagon, The New Pornographers, Jose Gonzalez, The Knife, Grimes, The Black Keys, Dirty Ghosts, Death From Above 1979, Titus Andronicus, Art Brut, Max Richter, I Break Horses, Phantogram, Kurt Vile.

Food: I put together a Culinary Adventure Club, so anything new, exciting and different.

I'm always open to suggestions.
The six things I could never do without
Learning new things and being with interesting, good people. Otherwise, there is nothing I couldn't do without. I'd like to do with less. This is my idea of verging on freedom:

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.”
― Sylvia Plath
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to convert the classes I help organize into library programs. For instance, I recently put together an experimental noise music program for elementary age kids.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once participated in an indigenous Amazonian religious ritual in which I was burned, and the poisonous secretion of a tree frog was rubbed into the burn by a shaman.

When I worked at Barnes & Noble, the manager threw me in the cafe alone without any training on a day when there was a staffing pinch. I then immediately proceeded to accidentally feed a customer a shellacked display pretzel.

Also, it was never my intention to be a youth librarian. I wanted to be an academic, but I love my job nonetheless.

I silently teared up during the library's teen anime club when we were watching Spirited Away.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
OKCupid is kind of awful and alienating for nearly everyone involved. Women are bombarded with hundreds if not thousands of mostly idiotic and often grotesquely sexist messages through which they must sift, and guys need to in turn send soooo many messages if they have any hope of what is essentially a numbers game working for them. And god help you if your personality falls outside of the usual bell curve in a smaller town; your solid matches are whittled down to like 5 people. It's kind of a horror show of loathing and despair.

Which is all to say: let's party!

...and by party, I mean "make jokes and pass out in front of the TV like old people."