plains_drifter
42 Lawrence, KS
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My self-summary
I shall not ramble as I am not a fan of meaningless banter (brevity is the soul of wit). Nonetheless, I do like a well-spun yarn from time to time.

I abhor all things "sloth" but also believe in the beauty of leisure (there is a huge difference). I wouldn't call myself a music snob, but I know what I like and I'll defend it to the end. Louis Armstrong said, “There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind" and I would have to concur.

After doing serial monogamy for half my life, I've found that some form of consensual non-monogamy works best for me. I'm not gonna try and put a round peg and a square hole. A partnership could eventually turn into a monogamish one, but I'm not in the hunt for "the one". Sapiosexual.

I have an identical twin brother and occasionally am able to access wonder twin powers....activate.

I am me, myself, and I
What I’m doing with my life
I recently have rejoined the rest of the world after 3 years of limited functionality due to a struggle with Chronic Lyme Disease. Recently turned a corner, although I still have some ways to go. My illness still provides challenges, but I'm no longer the sick mess I was. Must be 420 friendly -- it's my medicine.

I've primarily worked as a field botanist with an emphasis on the conservation of plants and their habitats. I also have a deep interest in ethnobotany, as it was the focus of my academic life (did my master's work in indigenous communities in Michoacan, Mexico).

I've played music part-time for a big part of my life. Now, I focus on the accordion and think that this often maligned instrument is making a bold comeback.

I ran NCAA cross country and middle distance track & field once upon a time. My masochistic tendencies have mellowed since then.
I’m really good at
Critical thinking. Scrabble and Boggle. Popping bubble wrap. Playing accordion. Identifying wild plants. Playing devil's advocate. Exposing double standards and hypocrisies (in myself and others).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Fly-Truffler, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds, Pharmako/Poeia, Plant Powers, Poisons, and Herbcraft , Decomposition: A Music Manifesto, Wisdom Sits in Places, How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, How Music Works (David Byrne)

Movies: The Last Picture Show, Best in Show (Everything Christopher Guest), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dead Man, Blue in the Face, Blazing Saddles, Wings of Desire, Coen Bros, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog, that great locally made indie film that you haven't discovered yet.

Music: Townes Van Zandt, Neko Case, Gillian Welch, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Robert Zimmerman, Taraf de Haidouks, The Magnetic Fields, John Zorn, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Tom Zé, Doc Watson, Tin Hat, Django Reinhardt,
The six things I could never do without
1) musical instruments that like to misbehave
2) wild spaces and places
3) unicorns and care bears
4) humor in all of its diverse and perverse glory
5) good.......live.......music
6) a campfire and a can of beans
I spend a lot of time thinking about
who is "the man" and why is he keeping me down?
On a typical Friday night I am
typically being typical.....and predictable.
You should message me if
you think that being coy and passive is lame. Worse case scenario -- I'm that townie that tells tall tales at the end of the bar.
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