Anything can be an adventure if framed the right way. I'm always
looking for new adventures, even ones that are seemingly small.
Moving to Ithaca has been one of those adventures and it's ongoing
every day--from deer in my backyard to hidden waterfalls.
Sometimes, I can appear serious and introspective, but I thrive on
the energy of others and have a silly side. I like bringing friends
together and can find any occasion to celebrate. I've been known to
host thematic dinner parties and "creativity parties." I enjoy a
glass of wine or a beer in the evening just as much as I enjoy a
cup of tea.
I love books, to a fault, perhaps. And, I have a vintage library
card catalog sitting in the corner of my living room...remember
I have pretty diverse interests and am generally laid back. I will
try most things once and I like seeing/doing/experiencing new
What I’m doing with my life
I fill my days with books on education and equality and my evenings
with home repairs!
I’m really good at
Traveling the world (been to all 7 continents and 44 states)
Having all kinds of different friends
The first things people usually notice about me
I asked my friends and they agreed: my sense of humor (quirky?) and
my laugh ("unique"?), that I listen closely to others and that I
have a strong sense of curiosity.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors. Jitterbug Perfume is
one of my favorite books by Tom Robbins. Right now, I'm also stuck
on young adult lit and the Divergent trilogy, waiting for the final
book to come out.
I *love* the Matrix Triology, I can admit it. My most favorite
recent movie is Cloud Atlas. I will watch most movies if invited
and prefer movies that really make me laugh or really make me
think. If I'm in a mood for subtitles, I like Pedro Almodovar and
Wang Kar Wai.
I like most foods as long as they're not made of meat, but if you
like meat that's okay too.
I just got cable TV for the first time in a decade. There's a lot
of good, bad TV. I like watching shows that teach you how to do
something or bad crime dramas that you don't have to watch
regularly to know what's going on. If given the choice, I'd rather
be spending time with people doing something active than watching
The six things I could never do without
1. My friends and family
2. Good food
3. My passport
4. Sunshine (and at least occassional warm weather)
5. Zumba! (or yoga or some other kind of fitness daily)
6. 8 hours of sleep
7. Diverse people in my life
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I wish I had a limitless capacity for eating delicious food
without negative repercussions
ways to convince my friends to be more environmentally
conscious--they don't always agree with my methods
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends...going to a play, movie, concert, trying a new
restaurant, having people over for dinner, games...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Not sure if this is private, but maybe embarrassing--I didn't learn
how to swim until I was 25. I had swimming class in high school but
was tracked into the group who would never learn how to swim (sad,
I know). I just splashed around in the pool while other people
actually swam. I decided to take a class at the Y because I went
snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef and had to use one of those
foam noodles so as not to drown. I love snorkeling and just
couldn't face another trip with a foam noodle.
You should message me if
you have something interesting to say, which I think most people
do. And, since I just moved to Ithaca, I'd love advice on what do,