I'm a person who gets a kick out of change. I get excited about almost anything, from an item of food that I'm eating to an amazing sight to behold...the mundane to the insane! There is nothing that I love more than landing in a country that I've never been to and fumbling my way on public transport to my ultimate destination.
I also really appreciate creativity in people, and dabble with making and playing my own music and writing projects. I occasionally perform music at venues with a friend of mine. I am a left-leaning person and struggle with right-leaning beliefs that are self-focused rather than community-focused. I'm working hard to acknowledge that Republicans are people too but it is an uphill battle! My weaknesses are travel, rich and creamy food, and my potty mouth.
What I'm seeking in a person is someone who is spontaneous and unafraid of adventures or changes to routines. I value people, conversation, connections, and experiences considerably more than what someone owns. I also admire people who take risks in their lives, stick to their goals, and don't give up. And, I like to be around someone who can trash talk with the best of 'em!
I like travel that's cruisy and travel that's more extreme. I've camped in the Nevada desert, hiked the Inca Trail, swum with dolphins in NZ. I want more!
I participated in NaNoWriMo last year and it kicked my ass!
Anything by Iris Murdoch, Reinaldo Arenas, Jane Austen, Bill Bryson, Pema Chodron, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I love love loved "The Elegance of the Hedghog" by Muriel Barbery and enjoy New Zealand author, Rachael King's books. The book "The Emperor of all Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee was riveting and deserved the Pulitzer.
Anna Karenina, The Reader, Lost in Translation, Kurosawa films, Wes Anderson films, the list goes on....
Elliott Smith, NZ music (including The Ruby Suns, Bachelorette, Cassette, Phoenix Foundation, Lawrence Arabia, Connan Mockasin), Battles, Dirty Projectors, Joni Mitchell, Style Council, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Serge Gainsbourg, Debussy, Charlie Mingus, The Breeders, LCD Soundsystem, Studio One recordings from Jamaica, Aphex Twin, Public Enemy, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits,...
Pretty much anything...
Oh...and the environment. I worry about how we are killing this earth. I'm a little bit obsessive about NOT using plastic bags. I have been known to take plastic deli containers home to clean and then get the deli to reuse them for my food.
Also I might be found hanging out with friends, seeing a movie, going for a drink, or staying in to read a good book.