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My self-summary
I woke I laughed I practiced I scheduled I pondered "What Would Twain Do?" I learned I loved I slept

...a day in the life.

For variant spicing, I've added sex, eating, vibrating air, falling with style and languishing in "esprit d'escalier".

On a haphazard yet enthusiastic note... I indulge in baking, sketching, painting (watercolors), photography, cob-building, weaving, writing. Burgeoning endeavors include flamenco guitar and french foil fencing.

I also claim the identities of Pagan, Polyamorous, and "Whimsi-Sexual" and NSPP.

Laughter is divine. Clutching at Drama and playing the Victim is quite the opposite.

Poop happens then you laugh, cry, rage, or even be stoic... then you figure out what to do to solve the issue, or at least learn from it. Stagnation = Death.

I love brilliant, witty, confident people of all stripes. Education is neither required for this nor prohibits this. If something or someone looks shiny, take a bite!"A cauliflower is just a cabbage with an education" - Twain.

I am passionate, cheeky, and a plot device
What I’m doing with my life
**As of December, 2011: I'm studying Flamenco guitar and loving it. Ye gods, I think I finally found an instrument I want to devote myself to properly!

Currently I'm enjoying the novelty of having a gig in the profession for which I'm trained! Taxonomy at Amazon is rather labyrinthine and I'm hoping that the day I meet the minotaur is the day I brought home-made biscuits and mulled rosemary cider to share. Bonus points if you didn't think I stuffed animals for their lobby art... extra bonus points and a fresh-baked cookie however, if you envisioned me stuffing hierarchical names and RT's into an ascii-art Penguin. :)

My time is also invested in building outdoor cob ovens, recreational terraforming, learning how yoga is like a slower form of Kung-Fu on acid, and working on my skills in weather prediction (this year continues to be a serous challenge round).

Ah... and RPG's and board games.

Finished grad school Spring of 2007 and at graduation managed to apply temporary Librarian Tattoos (All Hail Archie McPhee's!) to nearly every peer, some profs and even the Dean Emeritus. MWahahahaa! Many thanks to my partner for support, I only hope her "half a Master's Degree" is decent compensation. :)

I'm trained in the ancient Librarian arts and consider myself bound to them culturally. Yet it's dead-Librarian boots in Seattle and Social Justice organizations can only barely pay a living wage. Hence my sniffing around Redmond and corp America as a taxonomy analyst. Granted, this officially means I sold my soul but I got a phenomenal roi and am passing the surfeit on to loan payments, local dance and circus groups ( On The Boards and Circus Contraption ), and supporting my second favorite podcast: Decoder Ring Theatre in Toronto.

As well, I occasionally help with construction/remodeling, dabble in martial arts, yearn to find a softball/baseball league and watch movies of all flavors. I'm also a sound-wrangler and dogs-body for the Superhero Timid Pirate Podcast at http://cobaltcity.libsyn.com/ ... and I sing to the wind to pay for my crossings on the Puget Sound.
I’m really good at
Talking myself into and out of trouble.. mostly through absurdity.

Letting my mirror neurons teach me what I've never formally learned before... Gluten Free Baking... building a Cob house for the first time... Coaxing myths into the every day and wondering at the incontinent-kitten mind that spawned them... Being a cheerleader sans pom-poms... ellipses... optimism, sarcasm, 3am conversation, and reveling in the scent of sun-drenched skin.

oh, and penguin maracas.
The first things people usually notice about me
My laughter coupled with enthusiastic hands and face while talking.

I'm enough Italian that if my hands were tied I'd be mute.

I'm enough Irish that I can talk to anyone (provided the Italian is free).

I'm enough Scots that I'll eat damn near anything on a dare (c'mon, how do you think haggis really got started, if not on a dare?).

Beyond that I've often been complemented on my expressive dancing and bizarre sense of wit. "You're scary... but in a good way" has been tossed at me many times.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(a) (1 - Fiction) "Last Call" by Tim Powers, "Perdido Street Station" and "The Scar" by China Mieville, Dictionaries the OED in particular, anything by Charles de Lint or Neil Gaiman, "Snowcrash" by Neal Stephenson, The Last Herald Mage series by Mercedes Lackey, Harry Potter series (on tape with Jim Dale), Kabuki series (graphic novel) by David Mack, most anything by Alan Moore, "Cobalt City Blues" by Nathan Crowder.

(a) (2 - NonFic) "Theories of Information Behavior" edited by Karen Fisher, "Cognitive Work Analysis" by Vicente, "When They Severed Earth from Sky" by Barber&Barber, "Evolutionary Witchcraft" by T. Thorn Coyle, "Moneyball" by Lewis, and my beloved Oxford English Dictionary.

(b) TED Talks!, Batman: The Dark Knight, The Quiet American, Indiana Jones Trilogy + 1, Intacto, Bladerunner (with the voice-over damnit!), Princess Bride, Am�lie, La Femme Nikita, Orlando, Anything by Peter Greenaway, The Matrix, Like Water for Chocolate, Lord of the Rings, Pan's Labyrinth, City of Lost Children, Serenity, Hero, Rumble in the Bronx, Snatch, Fight Club (best date flick EVER), Crash.

(c) hoo boy... not much I don't like... but my favorites lie in movie soundtracks, world music, traditional Celtic, several flavors of Techno, 80's, taiko Drums and stand-up comedy.

(d) Home-grown fruit, Unagi sushi with plenty o' wasabi, Burrito-cart Tex-mex, and Palet
Six things I could never do without
Travel, Passion, Wit, Laughter, Stories, untamed Water

Conversely, six things the Universe would be blissfull with less of...

Drama, Whinging, Tim Eyman, Identity wars, SR 520 traffic jams, "silent" bank alarms that make my ears bleed
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How myth and reality are inextricably linked through language and the context of the human mind. Concurrent with myth lies the mounting world crisis of identity and the impact that people's fears are having on politics and economy and any development of a global philosophy.

...and how to touch people in a myriad of moments.
On a typical Friday night I am
Currently I spin the Wheel o' Matic:
Listening to podcasts while stuck on a bus in traffic, Bemoaning the state of Men's Fashion in the States, applying Info Behaviour theories to NPR articles, kissing, nibbling on wormholes, sleeping, sex, and dreaming about homework-past and the crows that helped.

You know, that sort of thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
*Paraphrasing from Bull Durham*...

Well, I believe in the soul, the *Plinth*, the *LoL Cat* , the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, *hand puppets*, good scotch, that the novels of *John Gray* are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe *Nyarlothotep* acts alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and *Reality Television* . I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents *Solstice* morning rather than *Solstice* Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.

Oddly enough, I used to read lots and lots and lots... sci-fi/fantasy, horror, spirituality, travel, myth, anthropology, information systems, and history. Yet, ironically, my degree in Library and Info Science nearly killed my biblophilia. It's growing back but it's slow going. For fertilizer, I'm using graphic novels, cob-building manuals, and novels written by friends such as Timid Pirate.
You should message me if
...you like parachuting a la Dali ...the hand cream told you to do it ...you're Jonesing hard for a spaghetti layer in your next Milky Way bar ...your outermost electron shell will bleed in a minor key if you don't tell someone who just might understand!

...or heck, you thought it just might be fun.
The two of us