So many facets, so many shades, so many layers. I've a multitude of interests and desires. I'm extremely curious about all things. If I've never tried it chances are I'm willing to just to see. I'm a vegetarian, artist, adventurer, traveler, child and old soul. A lover of art, languages, music, passion, astrology, literature, sci-fi, comics, meditation, yoga, and generally being active physically and mentally. I've a passion for history, especially American (at one point I thought I'd become a history teacher) but lately have developed an interest for eastern countries history as well. I'm can be serious, snarky, a real smart ass yet still sincere and some who first meet me find me terribly serious at time which again cracks me up. I quote lines from tv shows and movies that people often have never heard or have no clue what I'm talking about. I like old tv theme songs and detest modern commercials but love some from the 70's and 80's (anyone ever see David Naughton from American Werewolf In London doing the Dr. Pepper commercial?) People often think I'm at least 10 years older than I am with the references I make and have always gotten along well with people older than me even when I was little.
10 years ago I moved to Seattle from DC with my cat, a suitcase, $11 and a set of crutches after feeling a deep need inside to come here. It's been an amazing journey to come to this peaceful place in which I know reside physically and spiritually. I've gone through many shifts since moving here. Back in DC I loved going out to bars, dancing and partying. Here I find myself more interested in spending time with people one on one, having conversations, sharing a good meal, watching a movie, going for a walk or to a museum.
I've always felt an unquenchable thirst for knowledge which has led to me spending a lot of my time educating myself on things I don't know and refreshing knowledge of things past and/or just cracking out on Wikipedia:-) In addition I have a small group of friends scattered all over who are beyond family for me which I spend a lot of time keeping in touch with and sharing this magical journey.
Making random 70's-90's TV references that leave others stone faced and the crickets chirping unless I'm around someone extra cool or older than me.
Listening. From the time I was small people have told me I should be a therapist because of how well I listen and do not judge people harshly, rather let them be themselves.
Writing. I've been published overseas and in the states as well. I Love playing with language and exploring nuances behind it all. I'm constantly asking questions about the universe around me but also fascinated by why people say what they say when they do. I sound pretty anal and analytical which I am at times and others I'm very laid back and go with the flow. I'm also pretty good at working under pressure which helps me in my job and probably comes from my somewhat colorful/interesting upbringing. People also say I'm funny too. The day I met one of my best friends he told me he almost never laughs out loud. Almost seven years later I've never heard someone laugh so much. Some of my friends say my family stories and the way I relay them remind them of David Sedaris. Who knows.....I crack myself up but not because I think I'm funny of that makes any sense. I'm also REALLY good at multi tasking and take it to new levels in each of my jobs every day surprising myself more and more. I also find I'm good at taking care of people for it truly is people who are one of my passions in the long run.
Then there's astrology but that's another conversation:-)
I gave up wheat and dairy and am feeling great so most of the below may need a slight modification eventually.:)
Vegetarian/Vegan food; Vegan brownies; raw nuts; Indian and Thai food in general; sushi. American is usually at the bottom of my list but every now and then I like a veggie burger and fries or some sweet potatoes (it's the southerner in me). I'm usually craving savory first but still love the sweet.
I'm watching a lot of documentaries lately, particularly on American history. I discovered this French director whose films are quirky sometimes but I enjoy a lot.
9 to 5; 28 Days Later; A Single Man; American Beauty; American Werewolf In London; Angels in America; A Perfect Murder; Beautiful Thing; Brain Doners; Charlie's Angels; Come Undone; Crimes and Misdemenors; Donnie Darko; Easy Rider; Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind; Family Guy: Blue Harvest; Far From Heaven; Fantastic Four; Fried Green Tomatoes; Gattaca; Gettysburg; Get Real; Gone With the Wind; Great Expectations; Heaven; I Confess; Igby Goes Down; JFK; LadyBugs; Lady and the Tramp; Latter Days; Kill Bill; Maleficient; Manhattan Murder Mystery; MASH; Meet Joe Black; Minority Report; Moulan Rouge; Nico and Dani; Nixon; North by Northwest; One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; Party Monster; Poison; Pulp Fiction; Rear Window; Rebecca; RENT; Rope Road to Perdition; Run Lola Run; Shortbus; Spaceballs; STAR TREK: I-XI; Stand By Me; Steel Magnolias; Superman; Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut; Superman Returns; Sweet November; Sweet Home Alabama; The Usual Suspects; The 10 Commandments; The Bourne Identity; The Chipmunk Adventure; The Color Purple; The Doors; The Hobbit; The Hours; The King and I; The Little Mermaid; The Mission; The Phantom of the Opera; The Sound of Music; To Kill a Mockingbird; V for Vendetta; Vertigo and so many more.
30 Rock; Ab Fab; Any Day Now; Babylon 5; Bates Motel; Batman: The Animated Series; Battlestar Galactica; Count Dukula; Danger Mouse, Degrassi: The Next Generation; Desperate Housewives ; Dirt; Dragnet; Family Guy; Frasier; Gummie Bears; He-Man; House of Cards (Makes me miss DC!); Inspector Gadget; Justice League; Kyle XY; Lost; Lost; Mad Men; MASH; Muppet Babies; Penny Dreadful; Project Runway; Roseanne; Smallville; Snorks; Seinfeld; Sex and the City; She-Ra; Six Feet Under; All the STAR TREK Series (Own them all); Strangers With Candy; The Event; The Golden Girls; The L Word; The Mary Tyler Moore Show; The Office; The Simpsons (Old School when it was funny); The X-Files, Thundercats; Top Chef; V (both the original and canceled series); Weeds; West Wing; Wonder Woman; X-Men Cartoon from the 90s
Bringers of the Dawn; Catcher in the Rye; Earth; Family of Light; Federation; Linda Goodman's Star Signs; Gooberz; Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart; Lord of the Flies; Of Mice and Men; The Alchemist; The Hours; The Men From The Boys; To Kill a Mockingbird; Tuesdays With Morie
2. Human Interaction
3. Connections with Good Friends/People
5. Play & Fun
6. My Cat Isys
Oh and if you love Sci-Fi (especially Star Trek) and cartoons/comics you should definitely message me:)