We're so new to Portland - been here only a month, and I'm eager to explore every which way. What a great place - I feel like I've come home, and it was unexpected. We had lived for a year in rinky dink Reno, NV because my son had been accepted into this school for the profoundly gifted located on the UNR campus, but he didn't like the school, and since it was the only impetus for our move to Reno, I put on my thinking cap as to where to move. I came up with this international baccalaureate program for the highly gifted in this public school in Bellevue, WA. We took the long drive there and didn't like the sterile affluent community, and so on the way home I said let's check out Portland as we looked at several graphic overlapping bridges, my son was annoyed because he'd had it with travel and eager to get home, but I said we're right here - just for about an hour. We drove in and I parked and got out and Wow! I had such a positive vibe - here was a city with beautiful architecture, lush green parks, fun designed shops, many people who looked so cool, a very appealing place and it felt like me. Pretty recently I'd read a superb book "Who's Your City?" by Richard Florida, which was so helpful, and I felt like I'd stumbled into my city - my son was irritated when I said we have to stay a while (we checked into a motel and stayed for 24 hours) and then poked around. I went home and did my research and then while my son was in a summer program at UC Berkley, came up for 12 days and found our new home, cool deal.
I have an Airbnb
Movies: Picnic (my favorite movie of all time - forever!), Chariots of Fire, Good Will Hunting, Philadelphia, American Beauty, Inside Man, The Devil Wears Prada, Juno, Wallace and Gromit, The Artist, Silver Linings Playbook, The Imitation Game, Far From the Madding Crowd (2015). Favorite Director: Martin Scorsese, also love Jonathan Demme and Spike Lee.
Music: Aaron Copland (my favorite composer), Maurice Ravel (also my favorite composer), Johannes Brahms, Max Richter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Bb0k9HgQxc, Helen Jane Long https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VE6Y6rKifE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfNhZwyQQEk, 2Cellos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzmSKFlbHg, the exceptional and enlightened band: Flobots, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxCkNsBSooo, Wax Taylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h4OhSjPVKo, John Newman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfihYWRWRTQ, Claude Debussy, Antonín Dvorak, Philip Glass, Edith Piaf, George Handel, Enya, Bruce Springstein, Laura Nyro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve6PSCUOYvE , Zoe Keating https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMaYImGedfg ,Linkin Park, Eminem, Rachel Portman, Julia Kent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DlwyFpc-t0, Ludovico Einaudi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIprTEhr9lE, Hans Zimmer, many movie soundtracks such as the one in Inside Man (I'm very eclectic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_lvpjyRbik&list=PL3DD02CBF3B0DDDCE.
I'm a foodie, love gourmet buffets, if stuck on island and could have only 1 food: ice-cream
My animal companions
My rich spectrum of feelings
A sense of wonder, possibilities and learning things
My senses and all the arts and savoring delicious food
and Trader Joes
It's not private at all but within this space I'll add that I'm an INFP. http://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts?language=en