Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a recovering gypsy, working on staying still.
I seem to be endlessly in school. But I love it, so that's
I've never been one for monogamy, and happily find myself in an
open relationship with the fabulous padraigmac
I've worked & traveled my way around the world, but I am always
happy to come back to coastal BC.
I am here, there, and everywhere
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
writing and drawing and scheming. School.
Exploring and figuring out how to make a living doing the things I
love to do. Finding a good work/life balance (so trite, but very
true). Trying to become a better person, a better artist, a better
and more conscientious citizen of the world... (part of me can't
believe i just typed that... in fact that entire paragraph almost
makes me want to vomit at myself). School.
making stuff. experimenting. gardening. School.
buying shoes and dresses I can't afford. School.
selling things I don't need to pay for the shoes I can't
Oh, and.... Going to school. Have you ever thought about what a
strange word that is? School. Strange.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
listening to and understanding marine weather forecasts, taking
pretty photographs, taking not-so-pretty, but starkly interesting
and dramatic photographs, trying to telemark, trying to surf, and
procrastinating. Vegan baking (even though i'm not vegan).
non-vegan baking. cooking. setting up tarps. taking down tarps.
laughing at myself. always keeping myself (and usually others
around me) entertained. Explaining how tides and currents work.
Making musical instruments out of bull kelp. keeping people happy
in torrential downpours while huddling under a tarp. soldering.
writing in abbreviated, non-capitalized sentences. And essays. I
sure can write me a mean essay.
The first things people usually notice about me
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allegedly I have beautiful eyes, a lovely smile, and fabulous
or that my hands are often covered in india ink
or that if i'm wearing heels, odds are i'm taller than you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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these lists are impossible! these things are constantly changing as
i get exposed to new things- but here's an attempt....
Louis de Bernieres. Ann-Marie MacDonald. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Tom Robbins- although not as much anymore. Neil Gaiman. Opening Up
has recently replaced The Ethical Slut on the bookshelf. Chomsky.
Dyer. The Walrus is usually a good read. The economist if I feel
like i need to catch up on worldly matters. (print media is
important to me). I haven't been recreationally reading a lot
lately, mostly due to school reading, which is enjoyable but in a
different way. School readin' right now mostly consists of: Butler,
Rogoff, Trinh Min-ha, Deleuze, Spivak, etc etc etc. Right now i'm
taking a (manditory) first year english course that I've somehow
avoided thus far in my 6 year post-secondary career, so i'm reading
lots of poetry. I haven't read any poetry in about 12 years- so
it's kind of refreshing.
motorcycle diaries (just can't get rid of that schoolgirl crush on
Che). city of god. amelie. Also anything by Wes Anderson, or Bill
Murray's more recent stuff especially Broken Flowers. I heart
Huckabees. Amoros Perros, Babel. Dimache a Kigali- because it made
me cry for half an hour. Big Fish. Coffee and Cigarettes.
Documentaries in general. Little Miss Sunshine. Crash. Most things
by Guy Richie (but definitely not all..). Anything with Dame Judi
Dench (how can you not love her? She's a Dame!). Coco avant Chanel.
Pan's Labyrinth. Vicky Christina Barcelona. Soderbergs Che biopic.
I just watched Out of Africa, and now want to travel back in time
due to my crush on 1985 Robert Redford. Helvetica.
my musical taste is too eclectic to get into- but if you've never
heard of Ali Farka Toure, Talib Kweli, or Corb Lund you should go
look them up. Lately while working in the studio its been an odd
mix of mostly conscientious rap and the Cure.
Simon Starling, Egon Schiele, Robert Rauschenberg, Bill Reid, Rene
Lalique, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Brian Jungen, Gijs Bakker, E.J.
Hughes, Gerd Rothman, Nick Bantock, Heidi Schwegler.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
hmmm... I don't know about never do without- that's a bit extreme.
However to quote Maria: These are a few of my favourite
Coffee in the mornings (and the rest of the day too...)
Friends & love
Hijinxs (both of the outdoors & urban types)
Some form of creative expression
Intellectually stimulating conversation
Rodger (my bicycle)
Bacon (i used to be vegetarian... bacon was my downfall)
(i know thats more than 6.. really I could, and have, done without
most if not all of these things for varying amounts of time... but
my life is better with them- and that's what the question is all
about really, isn't it?)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
the epic never-ending battle of unicorn vs narwhal.
My next, most beautiful tattoo. How I would draw something I happen
to be observing. Who would win in a fight between a great white
shark and a polar bear. Music. Art. People I love. What I should do
when I finish school. If I should keep going to school. How fucking
amazingly lucky I am to have electricity, running water, an
education, health care, a computer, and a roof over my head (and
how ironic it is that i seem to dislike my government a lot more
than people I've met in other countries who don't have these
how many great artists were driven to great heights by accidentally
ingesting lead based paint, or other poisonous material that
happened to be laying around in their studio.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I own a 3-piece matched luggage set. It's not like dior or
something ridiculous like that, and in fact i got it (all three
pieces) at a thrift store in Trail, BC for $10. It's from the 70's
(like my camera), in mint condition, and makes me very happy.
You should message me if
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you are a girl interested in dating me and my boyfriend.
you are a girl/guy interested in dating me.
you can spell entire words and form complete sentences. Although a
lack of capitalization doesn't seem to bother me. Strange.
you're down with non-monogamy. I ain't no one trick pony.
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