Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hello, I'm back. It's been awhile!
There's a dichotomous element of my personality that I find hard to
match. It has something to do with a quality of
irreverence/rock-and-roll/childlike-wonder/hedonism paired with a
quality of having-shit-together. Very playful and very serious, by
turns. I'd like to encounter more people who possess similar
degrees of these opposing inclinations.
I don't have a favorite animal, but I sure do like sea otters'
ability to build giant rafts of themselves and their loved ones
tied together with seaweed. And I like telling stories. My three
favorite first-person stories involve a copperhead, a supernatural
thing, and a magical evening when I once put out a cigarette in a
woman's designer purse that I thought was an art deco
Other things I love. Roads -- country roads and city roads --
woods, mountains, bodies of water and my home. My home, and the
desire to just drive. I've loved every home in which I've ever
lived, even those that were not in nice places or easy times.
What I’m doing with my life
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Cooking late dinners, listening to buses and birds. Writing and
working. Learning, a lot, always.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Talking, listening, understanding. Shaking my tail in various
genres (currently I enjoy salsa dancing). Getting into humorously
strange situations . . . learning and not learning from my
mistakes. Making fried okra. Sensuality in general.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Hopefully not some kind of scene I'm causing!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Very eclectic. I'm talking fresh brie and cheap beer, bluegrass and
rap. . . the gamut.
I have an MFA in poetry, so most of my favorite reads are sadly
known only to others who have an MFA in poetry. My favorite poem is
"Sensationalism" by Larry Levis. Other favorite reads include
Speak, Memory (autobiography of Vladmir Nabokov), The Autobiography
of Red (novel in verse by Anne Carson) and Sylvester and the Magic
Pebble by William Steig.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Very important things include a bedroom window and comfortable
shoes. And here's an interesting observation I've just made: the
two spices I go through fastest are nutmeg and Old Bay. That's
probably unusual; I reckon for most people it's oregano, curry or
cumin -- maybe cinnamon for the big french toast eaters out there
-- and perhaps Old Bay. But I go through nutmeg like nobody's
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm as green as the next guy, but I hate riding bikes. It scares me
a lot and hurts my bum. When it comes to moving my unenclosed body
through space, dancing is a great speed for me. (I also prefer the
rush I get from my own heart on cross country skis in deep wooded
silence to the rush of the slopes). All that said, I will and do
both bike and alpine ski under very certain conditions, and in
support of a great adventure with an awesome person (like my son).
(But even he can't get me on a roller coaster).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You are my heart's champion. Or, you think we can have a good time.
Or you want to know some good uses for nutmeg . . . clearly, I have
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