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spiresandmasts

34 F Seattle, WA

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English, Spanish (Okay), Japanese (Okay), Turkish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Moved to Seattle from Brooklyn in August 2011

I'm interested in so many things and try to do a lot at once so I've ended up a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. One thing that I do focus on is taking care of the people who are important to me.

I like to hike, climb, cook, play capoeira, row, build things, make art, and go exploring. I also like to read and learn new things and am planning on taking book-binding eventually. I am interested in folklore and storytelling and have been doing design and construction work for puppeteers and experimental theater troupes in the city. I've lived and worked in a bunch of different places and while I like all of the activity of the city, I sometimes miss living a couple of blocks from gorges and waterfalls..
What I’m doing with my life
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Finished grad school and started work as an elementary school ESL teacher. In a past life I did social science research relating to art and community/economic development but found it frustrating to spend so much time in front of a computer. So I decided that I could be of more use as a happy teacher than an unhappy policy maker. Tutored for a while at a women's shelter where my friend works and got back into theatrical design after I'd been in NYC for a bit. It's been great to get to build things without filling up my apartment and to hang out with so many interesting people.

Spent some time last year hanging out at a blacksmith shop, learning how to make things out of metal. Got a bunch of scrapes and blisters, but still have all of my fingers, so I figure I'm doing all right.

Thinking about going back to school for a PhD in Refugee/Forced Migration Studies.
I’m really good at
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Making chocolate chip cookies and apple crisp and hot cocoa. Building fires. Fixing things mechanical.

Used to be good at motivating people to play vampire tag and kisswink, but I haven't found a good playground for that hereabouts...

Making people feel welcome.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - Trout Fishing in America, Beloved, Gravity's Rainbow, No Logo (and other things by Naomi Klein), You Are Not A Gadget (and other things by Jaron Lanier), Uprooting Racism (and other things by Paul Kivel), Alice in Wonderland, The Master And Margarita, Housekeeping, Gilead, The Epileptic Bicycle, Exile and Kingdom, Cannery Row, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Dance Dance Dance, Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer, Name of the Rose, Moomin, The Cinnamon Shops, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Book of Disquiet, Blood Meridian, Moby Dick, Transmet, Bone, American Splendor, Bloom County, The Cyberiad, Ondaatje, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Whitman, Blake, Bukowski, Yukio Mishima, Leslie Marmon Silko, Edgar Oliver

Music - Irish punk, Irish trad, swing jazz, the Clash, the Ramones, the X-Ray Spex, the Velvet Underground, 13th Floor Elevators, the Incredible String Band, Townes Van Zandt, Mountain Goats, Morgan O'kane, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Manu Chao, Goran Bregovic, things collected by Lomax, Asch, and Harry Smith, Balkan brass bands, rockabilly, traditional/folk music made for dancing and celebrations, sea chanties, ska, anything that makes me want to dance. Stumblebum Brass Band. Friend recently recommended Joseph Spence. Amazing singer/guitarist from the Bahamas. His voice is probably my favorite... Oh, and Elizabeth LaPrelle. Her voice is amazing as well. And Big Dipper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIhf8InaOr4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zYllEeGPQQ&feature=plcp
And Mykki Blanco:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sokeAMDm7mk
And Azis:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7OBEKla_0s

Movies - Wild Zero, My Beautiful Laundrette, Nosferatu, Delicatessen, The Saddest Music In The World, Together, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, La Jetee, Stalker, My Dinner with Andre, The Gleaners and I, They Might Be Giants, Sukiyaki Western Django, The Happiness of the Katakuris, Sweet and Lowdown, Annie Hall, A Serious Man, Paco and the Magical Book, Touch of Sin, Dr. Strangelove, Black Cat/White Cat, Underground, Repo Man, Seven Samurai, Tampopo, The Point, shorts by the Brothers Quay, Russian stop-motion animation, animation by Len Lye, pretty much anything that Jim Henson was involved with. Buster Keaton, Jack Smith, Kenneth Anger. De Düva (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3803584387889303730#).

Saw Pina when it was at Cinerama. Completely amazing. Usually not a fan of 3D, but definitely worked in this film.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Could live without some of these, but definitely prefer not to...

1. contact with the people I care about

2. new ideas/challenges to explore

3. people to collaborate with in pushing boundaries/questioning norms

4. the ability to walk/bike or otherwise travel to interesting places

5. good beer/tomatoes/red wine/cappuccino/cheese/saag paneer

6. artists/academics/activists
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 30–39
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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You've got a question 'bout something I've written or have something interesting to share.

Also, it's a lot easier for me to respond to messages if you ask me a question so that I have something to write back about.