I'm a hedgehog with foxy ambitions.
I paint when I get the chance (never enough), take photos
regularly, and find inspiration in as many places as I can. I'm a
bibliophile and it's an advanced case. I'm athletic because it
enriches my life- I'm training to swim a mile for women with cancer
this fall. I am a bay area native and a globe trotter. I am deeply
empathetic, thoughtful, and caring with a very upbeat nature.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a bookseller, so I'm so very lucky to have a gratifying job
that nourishes my heart and enriches my community. Its a perfect
fit for an English literature major. I'm also almost done with a
I’m really good at
Having a kind heart and open mind to the world around me and
especially for those I love. Reading and having critical opinions
about words and images, facts and ideas-sometimes in writing,
sometimes just saying it out loud. Finding beauty in strange places
(and in traditional ones too).
The first things people usually notice about me
People comment on my eyes the most. They're green and one of my
eyes is mostly green the other eye is green with lots of brown
spots. I think its called a heterochromia iridum but I'm not sure
because its, well, spotty.
Probably that I'm making a funny face about something. I'm very
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have too many favorite books. Seriously. I'll list a top 5. 1.
The Faerie Queene, 2."Their Eyes Were Watching God," 3. "Jane
Eyre," 4. "Where the Wild Things Are" and 5."The Complete Poems of
Emily Dickson." Hugely important in my life for separate reasons
and all beloved.
Movies, I am always behind on. I love Hitchcock films. I love films
by Jean Pierre Jeunet. Anything with Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant,
Gergory Peck, or Jimmy Stewart. Mel Brooks movies, cult classics
like "The Princess Bride" and "Harold and Maude." Thoughtful,
artful movies and occasionally comic book movies (I saw The
TV- I don't watch a lot. I like Sherlock, True Blood, Firefly, and
Music- I like indie and bluegrass music mostly. I listen to the
jazz station and love it. I like samba too.
Food- yes please.
The six things I could never do without
I am going to define things as not people..which I could never do
1. Something to read. Preferably a novel or a book of poems but
I'll take a magazine, a comic book, a blog, a tattoo, a bit of a
thought scrawled on the side of a bus seat. Oh words, how I love
2. Tea and coffee. All the people (who are not things!) know that I
am a partial zombie until I get some and I relish both for taste
and for the leisure of drinking them.
3. Paper, paint, and brush. No these are not three separate things
because they'd be useless if not paired together. A space to
4. Transportation of the shoe, bike, car, bus, plane, or train
variety. "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild
air" or so says Emerson, and you have to get out there somehow...
even if it's just walking out your door.
5. My music players. I'm attached enough to my ipod that I often
bring it to bed. I don't know how people survive Christmas without
a portable music player.
6. Pets...especially dogs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Boy, this is hard to answer. Everything? What I heard on NPR or
KPFA this morning. A book I'm reading. How absolutely gorgeous it
is outside. A travel I went on or one I'm planning. How to make a
glorious pie out of blueberries. Queer theory and Abe Lincoln and
the twisted legal world. I read a lot, I think a lot, and I often
have something to say.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a friend's house, watching a movie with a glass of wine. I'm a
bit of a homebody and I am okay with it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like the way gasoline smells and I'm allergic to raw onions and
garlic. I really can't sing. I hate it when things are misspelled
to look cute ( here's looking at you Kwikmart). I don't like bacon
or potato chips and I could do without avocado, all of which
apparently is really odd.
You should message me if
If you're funny and creative and upbeat. If you're a reader and a
thinker with an open mind. If you are thoughtful and kind and are
willing to go on adventures.