Erudite (sometimes seemingly so circumloquacious) so-and-so (no stranger to sibilants) seeks post-structuralist feminist Abigail Adams, who neither demures from applying Jane Jacobs's analysis to the suburban milieu nor fails to hear in modern environmental discourse the very scientism Rachel Carson warned against. Ideally, will understand Heidegger (or has a profound desire to do so), appreciate Ursula K. LeGuin, have a familiarity with Deborah Tannen.
(Alternatively, I'd swoon for a cross between Sydney Ellen Wade and Lorelai Gilmore.)
The capacity to find the terrible beauty in the cacophonic complexity of "Dressed in Your Pajamas in the Grand Salon" is a plus.
Spiritually bound to neither cynicism nor teleology, she will know the source of the aphorism "The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there."--and be prepared to put that principle into practice.
Simplicity is a mirage, and I have no interest in drinking sand. Those who conflate complexity with complication, best choose elsewhere.
"Many sentences contained in that [section] were of a very dangerous length and were performed by highly trained vocal practitioners. On no account should inexperienced life forms attempt to imitate them without proper medical, jaw, and lung supervision." - D. Adams
I am affectionate, spiritual, and intense
Essentially, living the life of a pedestrian philosopher (see next section). Brownie points if you can name who it is that identifies himself as a "street philosopher".
Every so often, I walk anywhere from 20-40 miles in a stretch, just because I can.
I've been accused of writing well, and of have received endorsements of my singing voice.
I quickly become the favorite back and tummy scratcher of every household dog or cat that happens to make my acquaintance.
When visiting with friends, I can often be found doing the dishes, despite attempts to shoo me away from the sink. Weird, huh?
Although I have not been blessed with any children of my own, on more than one occasion I've been told that I could easily be mistaken for an experienced parent, given the way I naturally comport myself in relation to children.
Carrying an invisible soapbox with me wherever I may tread.
[Update: Just the other day a young woman on the subway platform informed me (quite spontaneously) that I have beautiful eyes. I can't say that this sample of one is definitive, however.]
(B) Stand and Deliver, Spirited Away, The American President, The Neverending Story, The Dark Crystal
(C) thunderstorms and the patter of rain; Sara Bareilles, Polly Scattergood, Akron/Family, Kristen Chenoweth, The Thermals, Ani DeFranco, ☞ my last.fm charts ☜ -- ♬ Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know ♬, Loreena McKennitt, Perla Batalla, Jerry Jeff Walker, Stereo De Luxe, Joseph Lo Duca, Murray Gold, Broadway, 10fm, Toxic Audio.
(D) I grew up eating at five-and-dime lunch counters; fancy isn't my style. Thai, Cajun, vegetarian; tapioca, peanut butter, dried fruits, fruit leather, root beer, ginger snaps, rice pudding, raspberry-cranberry juice, grilled cheese sandwiches, cashews, pears, salads sans dressing, the end slices from loaves of bread, the crust cut from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches; uncooked vegetables; Chick-fil-A (sadly, none in NYC). Do not consume: caffeine (except as it occurs in chocolate), tea, soup, gravies, or pasta.
(E) Television: Glee; ☞ my hulu history ☜; anything by David E. Kelley or Joss Whedon; the Doctor Who franchise; Gilmore Girls; The West Wing, Fairly Oddparents; back in the day, I was a big EastEnders fan. My best friend from high school and I recently spent several hours researching the WCAU-TV 1980 show, StarStuff--ah, reminiscence for the era of locally-produced programming!
(F) Podcasts: ☞ my recent listening ☜; sampling: This Week in Science, Common Sense with Dan Carlin, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, To the Contrary, WNYC's Soundcheck, NYT The Ethicist, SCOTUScast, 60 Second Science, Indiefeed.
Okay, that's more than one thing.
...you are not intimidated by my self-summary and/or don't take it overly seriously.
...you're looking for someone to have long wandering philosophical conversations with while taking long wandering exploratory walks.
...you have an abiding appreciation of how common sense isn't.
...you suspect you might, just possibly, be the person who will inspire me.
...you are looking for new and interesting folks to hang out with while studying your academic topic of choice.
...ideally, coffee is not one of the six things you could never do without.
...you have been following the recipe for evaluating 4w5.
If you've read this far, here's you're reward: Ode of a Romantic Poem