TexasMelody
54 Austin, TX
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My self-summary
Promise to update this soon! It was old, time to update.

Latest interests: juicing, yoga, healthy eating, reorganizing all my stuff and throwing out lots!!
What I’m doing with my life
Enjoying it! I've had a lot of ups and downs, and learned from them. I'm in a good place and looking to make things even better. That's where YOU come in.
I’m really good at
Talking, writing, laughing, learning.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't have a clue. You tell me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Finally started this part:

Music: Don’t even know where to start! In no particular order and what comes up today: WIlco, the Clash, Death Cab for Cutie, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Pink, Adele, Fitz and the Tantrums, David Grissom, Joe Ely, My Chemical Romance, the Pogues, John Hiatt, Elton John, Augie March, Babybird, the Psychedelic Furs, Daniel Johnston, Coldplay, the Neville Brothers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, the xx, Frank Turner, the Naked and Famous, Sarah Jaffe, Placebo, Oasis, Guy Forsyth, Bill Carter, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, Alejandro Escovedo, Eurythmics, Azure Ray, Bat for Lashes, Band of Horses, the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Marley, Florence and the Machine….that’s enough for now. I studied music for 12 years, don’t get to play much these days – I need to get my 100 year old piano tuned and dusted off. Unfortunately it lives in the garage, as it’s too big to fit anywhere else. Thank god it has a metal soundboard in this heat.

Movies: this one is hard because I love so many. Again, no particular order and what comes to mind at first: Fifth Element, the first 3 Star Wars (see Patton Oswalt’s rant about killing George Lucas), the first Matrix, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, anything made by Tim Burton with Johnny, Midnight in Paris, Drive, Blue Valentine, the Guard, Serenity (Browncoats forever!), Moon, Slumdog, Mr and Mrs Smith, Clueless, the Graduate, To Kill a Mockingbird, All About Eve, Psycho, Big Lebowski, Chinatown, Get Him to the Greek, Inglorious Basterds, The Usual Suspects, A Single Man, the King’s Speech, Tree of Life, War Games, Winter’s Bone – and more. Anything with a good story well told is a plus! Screenwriting is a passion.

Food: I’m both a gourmet and a gourmand. Fine dining or chili dogs and everything in between. Faves are Thai, Tex-Mex, Greek, Indian, Chinese, upscale comfort food (love Max’s Wine Dive and Bess). I like to cook and experiment, and love to learn about food and cooking from TV, online or YOU! I cut out sugar, artificial sweeteners, and gluten in February, and overall I do eat pretty healthy. Every now and then I let myself have "forbidden fruit" as being overly restrictive is no fun.

Books later….
The six things I could never do without
Family/friends, cat, wine, books, music, movies.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of reality
On a typical Friday night I am
Either tired and at home relaxing with some wine, or downtown to see friends and hear music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing comes to mind at the moment....
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