Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Me in a nutshell? Well, In primary school I used to sneak
thumbtacks (aka pushpins) into the chairs of the boys I liked.
You'll be glad to hear that eventually getting caught + detention
cured me of that stage and these days, I'm a tad more subtle but
still love a bit of mischief.
I s'ppose I have a "follow the beat of your own drum" life
philosophy. This June, I returned from living in Algeria for a
year. I'm an ethnomusicologist (music anthropology). The last ten
years, I've been working and living in North and West Africa, doing
what I love most: learning music of other cultures (particularly
the Sahara Desert region), traveling, and writing. Before that all
started, I worked in multimedia as a music editor and
Despite (or maybe because of ) being in the world of academia now,
I keep playfulness and humor at the center of my life, including
regular mischief and harmless pranks (thank you, Trigger Happy TV
for the inspiration).
I'm quite young for my age (I really am 40); I'm an active and
energetic kid at heart. The outdoors have been a big part of my
life, having grown up near the mountains. I've spent many a year
backpacking, mountaineering/climbing, and some sea kayaking for
kicks. While I love being physically active, getting dirty in the
outdoors, I very much enjoy nights on the town, a date for the
"theeatah,"darling, live music, etc.. In other words, I'm not
IronWoman. I'm also sensitive and cuddly and try to be available to
others, making time to relax, ponder life, be creative, have
genuine connections with people, and enjoy a 12-year old single
malt curled up on the sofa.
My weakness? I have a strange and unexplainable love for submarine
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
As mentioned above, following the beat of my own drum, which is
sometimes easier said than done.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding humor in most situations, seeing the big picture, making
connections between distant ideas and thinking in poetic metaphors,
transcribing and learning music by ear, writing, thinking and
acting creatively, seeing the "undercurrents" or subtleties in
situations, analyzing, listening, empathizing, teaching. Admitting
when I'm wrong or have made a mistake.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Most commonly my "expressive face" which I suppose means I'd be a
lousy poker player.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Here's a sampling that might be telling: Monty Python, Mongrels,
The Office (both UK and US), The Daily Show, Curb Your
Enthusiasm/Larry David, Zoolander, Waking Ned Devine, Office Space,
The Three Amigos (possibly my favorite movie) and similar kinds of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Nature, love, humor, learning, quiet time, music.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Culture, what makes people tick, communication, meaning in life,
traveling, music, my next trip abroad.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Looking for live music to watch or play along with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That thing about the thumbtacks. :)
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