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i'm new to philadelphia & looking to make some new friends who
enjoy doing things besides going out to bars.
i like having conversations about substantial [& fascinating!]
things & experiencing beautiful forms of art, life, adventures,
et cetera. but i'm new to the city & not entirely sure
where to find such things in these here environs.
i'm afraid i am not looking for sex or romance.
What I’m doing with my life
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just started my own business! having a grand ol' time trying to
balance my work life with some more personal time.
(i've never been adept at moderation.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cleaning, organising, doing graphic design, painting, being an ace
massage therapist, thoroughly enjoying bookstores as a hobby,
watching excellent movies, listening to intriguing
conversations/soliloquys & offering an extraordinarily
well-adjusted perspective, aaand...being a complete shut-in (i have
to make a very conscious & active effort to not be a modern-day
emily dickinson. i am largely unsuccessful at this endeavor.)
among other things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
i speak very, very quietly.
what I wish they knew simultaneously: that me
being shy has absolutely NOTHING to do with my self-esteem. i'm
introspective, dammit...not ashamed! make the
(if my hair isn't pinned up, though, that usually takes the cake.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Steve Erickson
, James Joyce
, Michael Ondaatje
, Emily Dickinson
, Anaïs Nin
, Jorge Luis
. as for
nonfiction, i prefer to read about research from cognitive
or stuff involving myth
ological theory &/or Jung
anything by Ingmar Bergman
, Luis Buñuel
, Akira Kurosawa
, Woody Allen
, & others...i'll
watch anything that's in the Criterion Collection
American Film Archives
at least once. favorite films include Wings of Desire
. i watch the 1931 Threepenny Opera
Shows, in absolutely no order whatsoever:
Community, Parks & Recreation, Northern Exposure
in the Hall
, 30 Rock, Louie
, The Colbert Report, The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart, that neat recent British revamping of
the Sherlock Holmes series, & anything written by Aaron
homepage...i love TEDtalks.
going through a big spinach and kale phase
right now. avocados are wonderful. i like to make green
smoothies...i have narcolepsy
. long story short, the
only way for me to eat food during the day without falling asleep
is via smoothie.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(in no particular order.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
integrity, accuracy, precision, consilience
; the nexus between
emotional experience & physical well-being; nature versus
nurture; the ability & morality of promise-making; the value of
being an introvert
in a society largely
designed for extroverts.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
either having a quiet evening at home with my lovely...or venturing
or just curling up in bed with my cat + book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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i not only dropped out of high school, but college too! long story.
You should message me if
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you honestly & truly would like to make a new friend. (i
am very happily committed in a 3-year long term relationship with
my special someone—i have absolutely no romantic aspirations.) i
would just like to make some of my own friends in Philly.
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