In the third week of October, 1979, two of the most important things in hip-hop history happened within days of one another: "Rapper's Delight" was released to an unsuspecting public... and so was I!
Things I care about other than hip-hop include: progressive political ideals such as feminism, digging through dusty crates of vinyl for good music and breaks, trying to understand art, throwing myself into films, books and that rarest of birds: the good TV show; roughhousing with my friends' little girls, giving constructive criticism to pets, making out, thinking hard about body image and food issues, catching up on the good music I missed when I only listened to rap for twenty years, being there for my little sisters, never getting bit by a shark, being really kind to people (even jerks but that's harder), saving the world and looking good doing it.
I'm in a serious relationship, but we're not monogamous and that's how we like it. I'm interested in making friends; I am also interested in making out with my friends. I mean it's pretty fun. But "boundaries" is my middle name; don't worry that I'm not going to be fun to be friends with if we DON'T want to make out.
(Boundaries is not my real middle name; that is a rhetorical device.)