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slowwgraffiti

23 F Orlando, FL

I’m looking for

  • Everybody
  • Ages 23–40
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
Native American, Hispanic / Latin, White
Height
5′ 2″ (1.58m)
Body Type
Used up
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Desperately
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Gemini, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Politics / Government
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Actually human spaghetti, not yr whimsy goddess.

I'm Patricia. I'm a sucker for ephemeral pop music, freshly pressed garments, subtle shoulder pads, and women writers of color. I like dancing to Motown hits, morning sunlight on bare legs through open blinds, eating everything, exploring, and maybe you. Sexist jagbags need not apply, not that they'll listen to me anyway. I'll be the Joe Fox to your Kathleen Kelly.

Also, queerness > bisexuality, re: my own sexuality.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
What follows is a litany of gerunds that may or may not clarify anything pertinent about what I actually spend my time doing.

That is, writing, reading, learning, trying to self-actualize in a manner that would allow me to answer the question "What do you do?" without having to think about it so much, eschewing the affectations that come with being learned in critical theory and the humanities in favor of being a Person in the World, probably killing my liver, taking naps in inappropriate places, doing as many Florida things as possible, including but not limited to periodic trips to the springs and/or the beach, substituting Larabars for real meals, leering at mid-century modern furniture on Craigslist, posting Mariah Carey videos on Facebook, and other things that are equally boring (????).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
cooking, baking, talking to strangers, being absolutely direct in my language, crackin' wise, singing to folks in the car, making mix CDs and thoughtful gifts, being clumsy and generally embarrassing myself constantly, memorizing random facts, losing one half of every set of earrings I own, being late to everything all the time (Saint Patricia, Our Lady of Perpetual Tardiness), handy lady tasks, and ball busting. I'm also always prepared for last-minute nature hangs, which is a very important skill to have, in my opinion.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
It's rather exhausting to try to suppose anything at all about other people's intentions or perceptions and I'm no longer in a place where I want to pretend to know, but I'm certain I have a very firm handshake and that's probably enough.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
None of these lists are exhaustive, but maybe they are. I don't know. I clearly have trouble playing favorites. That probably says more about me than any of these lists will.

Books: Middlesex, White Noise, Delta of Venus, Breakfast of Champions, Fun Home, Blue Nights, The Easter Parade, Blankets, The History of Sexuality: Volume One, Bastard Out of Carolina, Antigone, Goethe's Faust, Woman, Native, Other, Being There, Strike Sparks, The Best American Erotic Poems: 1800s to the Present, The Zigzag Way, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Pleasure of Cooking for One, A Light in the Attic, 15 Views of Orlando. All things bell hooks, Flannery O'Connor, Michael Cunningham, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cixous. Currently reading Jitterbug Perfume (Tom Robbins), Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy), and Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson).

Movies (short list): Kicking and Screaming (1995), Adaptation, Enter the Void, Wizards, Blue Velvet, Duck Soup, Eastern Promises, Don't Look Now, Deconstructing Harry, Love and Death, Amarcord, Double Indemnity, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Weekend, Rosemary's Baby, Boyz N the Hood, Rashomon, Spice World, the Evil Dead trilogy, Fargo, Last Tango in Paris, Coffee and Cigarettes, Arsenic and Old Lace, It Happened One Night, Clerks, The Graduate, Mulholland Drive, Bringing Up Baby, Sabrina, Paris When It Sizzles, Taxi Driver, Cinema Paradiso, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Manhattan, Sleeper, Bananas, Funny Girl, Harold and Maude, A Very Long Engagement, Suspiria, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Notorious, Rear Window, An American in Paris, Roman Holiday, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket, Being John Malkovich, The Omen, Reality Bites, You've Got Mail, Leaving Las Vegas, Goodfellas, The Departed, Clue, Frost/Nixon, Little Children, The Bodyguard, Boogie Nights, The Last Days of Disco, The Goonies, Wayne's World, Frances Ha, Shut Up and Play the Hits, Singles, Beetlejuice, Addams Family Values, Heathers, Serial Mom, Dogfight, Mystic Pizza, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, A Fish Called Wanda, Blue is the Warmest Color, Obvious Child, Wetlands, Nymphomaniac, Flawless, A Late Quartet, Inside Llewyn Davis, High Society, The Last Waltz, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, Short Cuts. Too many, and I've tried to limit this list because it's becoming obnoxiously lengthy. I've been on a 90s film kick for a while now, so if you have any particularly outlandish suggestions in that vein, feel free to send them over.

TV: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Orange is the New Black, The League, Lost, Bored to Death, Game of Thrones, Felicity, Freaks and Geeks, The Golden Girls, Parks and Rec, Twin Peaks, Big Love, Veep, Bob's Burgers, House of Cards. When I was in college, I wrote a ten page paper for my Advanced Feminist Theories class which was at the time hastily titled "Skyler White, Queen of My Heart," if that gives you an idea of how much I love Breaking Bad, and I am unashamed to say that Felicity helped me through one of the most traumatic periods of my adult life, so here we are, I guess.

Music (short list): Elliott Smith, Belle and Sebastian, Carissa's Wierd, Built to Spill, Simon & Garfunkel, Nina Simone, Archers of Loaf, The Mountain Goats, The Weakerthans, Pedro the Lion, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Arthur Russell, Kath Bloom, Julia Holter, Low, Mount Eerie, The Microphones, M. Ward, Mirah, Joni Mitchell, Laura Stevenson and the Cans, Elvis Costello, Prince, ABBA, Sparklehorse, KMD, Hüsker Dü, Pavement, The Replacements, Neil Young, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Pulp, Belly, Lush, Slint, Codeine, Can, Judee Sill, Joanna Newsom, The Postmarks, Anaïs Mitchell, Television, Sleater-Kinney, Talulah Gosh, Antony & the Johnsons, John Cale, Hop Along, Sam Cooke, Grace Jones, Funkadelic, PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, Marissa Nadler, Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Rainer Maria, Prince, Portishead, The Promise Ring, De La Soul, Black Sheep, Guided by Voices, Kurt Vile, Yo La Tengo, Angel Olsen, Asobi Seksu, Devendra Banhart, Rilo Kiley, Cat Power, Vivian Girls, Julie Doiron, The Get Up Kids, The Modern Lovers, The B-52s, Blondie, Liz Phair, The Magnetic Fields, Tom Waits, Martha Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Fleetwood Mac, J. Mascis, Grimes, Waxahatchee, Mount Moriah, LCD Soundsystem, FKA twigs, Mazzy Star, Dolly Parton, Chet Baker, Chelsea Wolfe, Swans, Grass Widow, Grouper, Smog, Deerhoof, Kirsty MacColl, Mary Lou Lord, Jack Rose, Harold Budd, Sinead O'Connor, Townes Van Zandt, Patsy Cline, Kitty Wells, Billy Bragg, The Big Pink, Drop Nineteens, The Breeders, Ariel Pink, Chad VanGaalen, Erykah Badu, The Cure, Aphex Twin, David Lang, Savages, How to Dress Well, Class Actress, Gang Gang Dance, Mekons, The Field Mice, Joanna Gruesome, Twin Shadow, Psychic TV, Dusty Springfield, Bronski Beat, Erasure, Baths, Sky Ferreira, Deafheaven, Oneohtrix Point Never, Laurel Halo, Wet, Perfume Genius, Linda Perhacs, Moonface, Boards of Canada, Twin Peaks, Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Mark Kozelek, Sharon Van Etten, Make Up, Nat Baldwin, Emmylou Harris, Dionne Warwick, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Jenny Hval, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Larkin Grimm, Kyle Hall, Paleo, Spokane, Morphine, Laura Nyro, Lucrecia Dalt, Imperial Teen, Fatima Al Qadiri, The Stone Roses, Ceremony.

Food: I would challenge you to name a food and see if I don't like it. I will try basically anything, but I subsist mostly on smoked salmon, full-fat Greek yogurt, grapefruit and berries, and all of the green things. I'm passionate about food above most things and eat like someone twice my size. I make excellent spaghetti alla puttanesca, ratatouille, salmon en papillote, a million different hot and cold salads, chili, and potato leek soup, among other things. I prefer cooking for people without dietary restrictions, but I'm quite flexible. I love tamales and mustard above all things. Few things are more romantic to me than the words "Grrrl, I wanna buy you an empanada." And hot wings, DUH.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My asceticism increases week to week. I'm not sure I have six things anymore.

- Reliable Internet access.
- Cheese and good loaf of bread, refreshed once a week.
- A good book to stave off vestigial social anxiety.
- Mementos of my dead grandmother, the maudlin soul I am.

Consumption and more consumption. Oh well, okay.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Institutional -isms, micro-aggressions, funeral arrangements, what I'm having for dinner, why my tastes make me seem like a junior at Evergreen State in the late 90s, how much I wish a lounge singer would romance me with Roy Orbison covers, and other things that make no sense. I'm honestly fairly work-obsessed and I dedicate a huge percentage of my mental energies towards figuring out how to be a better organizer and build community more effectively and all that boring leftist garbage. It's annoying how much I talk about it, oops, not really sorry.

"It takes guts to be gentle and kind."
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working late, always working late, but weekend nights are for sitting on my roof drinking beer and looking for bats above the trees, starting and maybe finishing craft projects, quiet reading, loud music listening, and partaking in anything at all. There is no "typical."
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been told I suffer from "paralysis by analysis," so take that as you will.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
"That would be a good thing for them to cut into my tombstone: 'Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgement.'" - Dorothy Parker

That's pretty much how I feel about OkCupid, no caveats, but maybe you'll be able to catch my attention by striking the delicate balance between being not-pretentious//self-important//affected and not-boring. We can talk about music or where you buy your favorite breakfast sandwich or really anything at all. Go deep and maybe something fruitful will be yielded. At the very least, it will still be better than having my social worth vis-à-vis my appearance affirmed for the millionth time in the most redundant fashion possible.

Word of advice: Nearly all messages I receive that consist of a single phrase and appear to be copied/pasted ("What's up?" etc.) and those utilizing emoticons are promptly deleted because 1) it doesn't give me much to work with, nor does it inspire confidence about the quality of forthcoming conversations, 2) it's a good barometer of whether or not a person actually read my profile or just looked at the pictures, and 3) using an emoticon in the process of flirting is cheap and tired. Unless you're being facetious, this [";)"] is not the way to use a semicolon. I'm not going to waste my time or yours because we wouldn't get along anyway. As a side note, I'm a fan of trial-by-fire social interactions, so I probably come off a lot more militant and intent on polarizing you than I actually am. Or maybe I really am this much of an asshole!

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