Lord almighty, right out of the gate?
I am a great girl with whom to chat, drink, discuss a book, or get
into some mischief. I moved to Portland to attend law school so I
don't really know which end is up. I love going to do specific
things in the city (see a show, see some dance, look at art, eat at
a foodie thing), but I also love putzing around and not doing much
of anything. If there is a dog in the vicinity I will pet it. If I
run into someone I know I will always say hi...here's the taking
the girl out of ohio but not vice versa line. If I am near a
favorite bar after 4 pm then I am most likely in it. And I read a
lot...the old gray lady, novels, histories.
What I’m doing with my life
Law school stuff, walking or playing with my dog (pit bulls need a
lot of attention!), reading good books, writing good sentences,
drinking something brewed in Oregon, seeing friends, making and
drinking coffee, cooking a meal for friends, exploring new things,
sleeping in the sun, trying to be a decent person.
I’m really good at
Cooking, needlepoint, making friends, sitting authoritatively at a
bar, getting to the front of an audience (but not in an asshole
way...I bide my time), singing along with songs I know, rubbing my
dog's belly, drunk dancing like a maniac, and generally keeping my
The first things people usually notice about me
My many laughs; all of them genuine, most of them startling
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really like the russians, as far as authors go. Crime and
Punishment, or Master and Margarita, wins for favorite book. I
recently finished the Tin Drum (Gunter Grass) and it was fabulous,
though a bit grotesque in parts. Other favorites include
Steppenwolf, The Magic Mountain, anything by Michael Pollan, Bend
Sinister, The Broom of the System, The World in the Evening, Chrome
Yellow. Jonathan Lethem can do wrong, D.F.W. was the only celebrity
death that really got me choked up, and i'm just getting into
Pynchon and his severely whacked out head, which i already
I'm not "into" movies really, but I love M.A.S.H. I love
documentaries about people who are not "normal", i.e. people with
extreme mental disease, people with drug addictions, people who are
morbidly obese, people who are incarcerated, etc. I don't know why
I find this often sad and disadvantaged fringe interesting, but I
If I had any of the recordings from the Jazz at Lincoln center
shows I've seen, that would probably be my favorite music. Lately
I've been listening to Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper's, also Roxy
Music, Ladytron, X, Midlake, The Big Sleep, Yeasayer, Leonard
Cohen, The French Kicks, The Dance Party, Blur...blah blah blah.
I'll listen to anything live if the performers are good.
I love a fried egg from the farmer's market, really good pizza or
sourdough bread, shitty take out sushi late at night, pickled
ginger, a perfectly vinagretted salad, very garlicky tomato soup,
and a thick cup of coffee. Pretty much any thoughtful food is good.
and grape nuts. who thought those up and is he/she yet sainted?
The six things I could never do without
My dog, books, alone time, a best friend, coffee, in season fruit
and veg, sex.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I've just read, what someone just said to me, anything having
to do with sustainable agriculture, how much I love/miss Brooklyn,
dinner. and puppies, especially those with short legs. I heart
awkward dogs that would never survive in the wild despite "owning"
a dog that would fully be able to support herself in a zombie
On a typical Friday night I am
Often, in bed ridiculously early...sleep is fun for busy 30
somethings! Or out exploring my new-ish city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really enjoy coca-cola BECAUSE of the high fructose corn syrup.
it's the draw.
You should message me if
You live in Portland, are very liberal, and you like talking about
the stuff of life. Or the lack of substantive life.