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seekslaurapalmer

34 M San Francisco, CA

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Atheism
Sign
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Rather not say
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, Japanese (Poorly), Russian (Poorly)

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My self-summary
the usual east coast, prius driving, music/film/pizza/bagel snob, and non-believing jew with a New Yorker collection that occupies too much space.

having worked on a PhD for over six years, i'm happy to be finished and living here. being surrounded by fog and decent coffee is special.

i have a strong fondness for the eccentrics out there. if that's you, don't be shy and write me.
What I’m doing with my life
scientist by day
being nostalgic for pre-disney 1980s nyc
trying not to kill the plants
films at the castro, bampfa, and oddball cinema
lectures at the jccsf
in a sisyphean hell of brushing away dog hair
experimenting with sounds, loops, drones, and field recordings.
collecting and listening to vinyl records
finding gems at antique shops and estate sales
believer of minimalism (disregard the previous two statements)
I’m really good at
making mix tapes for you
traveling without an itinerary
fixing and assembling things
developing new gazpacho concoctions
reciting lines from woody allen films
deseeding pomegranates
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books:
Les Chants de Maldoror, People's History, Nausea, The Stranger, No Exit, The Chomsky Reader, Johnny Got His Gun, Notes from Underground, All Men Are Mortal, Woman in the Dunes, The Iron Heel, No Longer Human

music:
experimental, krautrock, no wave, post-punk, yé-yé, 20th century minimalist, gamelan, throat singing, and other drone-heavy and distorted tunes
examples:
Current 93, Les Rallizes Dénudés, Suicide, Glenn Branca, Faust, Neu!, Fugs, Flower Travellin' Band, Fursaxa, Ash Ra Tempel, Sun Ra, Comus, Fela Kuti, Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle, CAN, Galaxie 500, Wipers, Sun City Girls, Pharoah Sanders, La Monte Young, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Brigitte Fontaine, Nurse with Wound, Fushitsusha, Keiji Haino, Alice Coltrane, Moondog, Coil, Swans, Half Japanese, Träd Gräs & Stenar, finnish folk, Bobby Vinton, Little Peggy March, Tuxedomoon
my last.fm page

radio:
Radiolab, This American Life, Hearing Voices, Democracy Now, The Moth, and WFMU

film:
Fanny and Alexander, Seventh Seal, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Vivre sa vie, Wings of Desire, 400 blows, 2001 : A Space Odyssey, Rashomon, Love and Death, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Mystery Train, Dead Man, The Holy Mountain, Stalker, Au Hasard Balthazar, La Planete Sauvage, Lucifer Rising, Scorpion Rising, Medea, Scenes from a Marriage, Breaking the Waves, Wicker Man

film directors:
Bergman, Jodorowsky, Allen, Ozu, Teshigahara, Kaurismäki, Pasolini, Jarmusch, Satyajit Ray, Tarkovsky, Ichikawa, Wenders, Akerman, Herzog, Kenneth Anger

tv:
i don't follow tv, but here are some classics: Cosmos (original), Fishing with John, Louis Theroux, Peep Show, Twin Peaks, and old Dick Cavett episodes

food:
high quality matcha, neapolitan pizza, ny pizza and bagels, pomegranates, avocado, borscht, locally grown foods, and grandma's matzo ball soup.

characters:
aleister crowley, genesis p-orridge, yukio mishima, lydia lunch
The six things I could never do without
in no particular order:

1) the joy of putting a record on
2) (damn fine) coffee
3) films
4) bicycles
5) cameras
6) mossy forests
I spend a lot of time thinking about
being born in the wrong half of the 20th century

plan (a): finding an academic gig
plan (b): finding land to raise chickens, goats, and an alpaca (or two).
plan (c): move to scandinavia
plan (d): open up a cat cafe if (a)-(c) are a no-go

lamenting the disappearance of old cinemas

appreciating anything handmade (and non-sweatshop) for our consumption-based society
On a typical Friday night I am
some combination of the following:

working on a paper/journal submission
drinking coffee
camping somewhere
seeing a film
listening to records
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i value some semblance of privacy, but here are some safe ones:

i got kicked out of hebrew school
diet drinks weird me out
a prairie home companion is a guilty pleasure
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–38
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
any of the below apply to you:
- you have a passion for something. it's doesn't matter on what
- you want to fight over which sections of the sunday nyt to read
- you daydream about living in the pacific nw and building a secret fort in the woods. portland, seattle, or vancouver areas in particular.
- sister ray is your favorite velvet underground song
- you are part of the cult of jodorowsky
- you want to debate Annie Hall vs Manhattan
- you have an eye for danish modern furniture
- you don't believe in narcissistic bathroom selfies
- you use oxford commas
- burning man is not a major part of your life
- "work hard, play hard" is not in your vocabulary

joking aside, if any of the these sound fun, contact me:
- japanese gardens and other botanical gardens
- picnics at the park
- farmers market explorations
- exploring various trails
- road trips
- getting dressed up and attending the SF opera and symphony
- multi-day biking trip
- dog walks
- listening to records

i try to respond to messages, just write more than "hi", "hello", or "sup yo."