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My self-summary
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I am an intense, passionate, determined, artistic type. A fine artist with a graphic arts sensibility, who dreams of working on a commercial fishing vessel, or a job working with a vandercook printing press. I am a logical dreamer.

I am not afraid getting my hands dirty, which might include various types of art: from the fine/creative arts to the martial/healing arts. I have studied/study brazilian jiu-jitsu, capoeira, yoga, and massage therapy. Currently I train CrossFit, which means getting my ass handed to me, but enjoying the process nonetheless. It is a most beneficial ass kicking.
In the creative arts I particularly enjoy printmaking: reduction relief is my favorite. I draw, do ceramics, paint, and do mostly anything, but I am getting better at photography. I am perfectly at home getting fancy and going to a live theater performance, and ripping a squid in half.

I might be giving myself more credit for things, but, at times mentally hitting myself because I am not brave enough.

I find myself listening more than speaking, while I might let other have the limelight, I certainly don't like being left in the dust.

I am a social being who understands the value of not always being social, a guess you could call me a social introvert. If I take the time to extend my energy towards a person or a thing, I hope that thought and energy gets reciprocated. I am not the type who needs to be attached to someone else's hip all the time. I do appreciate connection, interaction, understanding, and humanity.

My friends say I am more of a hobbit than an elf.
What I’m doing with my life
Surviving, trying not to dwell on every little thing. Training, which involves blood, sweat and tears. Doing art. Trying to stay busy. Dreaming. I am an optimistic realist trying not to become a pessimist.

Currently experiencing a reading hiatus. Any good book recommendations?
I’m really good at
-having my own opinion

And shoulder massages. "Who heals the healer?"
The first things people usually notice about me
My interesting jewelry, also my eyes.

I am an intense individual, by which I mean, I am passionate about the things that mean something to me. I am not the run of the mill "girly girl." though I am feminine. I like to smile and laugh. I am shy and outgoing, outgoing and shy. I am quiet and thoughtful, also outspoken when necessary. I guess that would mean, I am reserved when I first meet people, but will open up. I am a participant. I am an avid learner, I am always curious, I want to know more, and explore. Did I mention, outgoing and shy? I tend to be cautious/shy of people when I first meet them, but, become one of my circle of friends, I will fiercely, honorably welcome you. I am down to earth, with my feet on the ground, but with my thoughts reaching beyond the stars.

"There is no such thing as weird human being. It's just that some people require more understanding than others." --Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Lord of the Rings, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, The Odyssey... the Dresden Files, the End of the Line.

Music: Rush(ah yes, I am a girl who likes Rush, amazingly enough,) Phish, Mike Patton, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Ween, Pink Floyd, Primus, Michael Hedges, Jason Mraz, the Melvins, Tool, Tribalistas, Caetano Veloso, Olodum, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley, the Grateful Dead, Daft Punk.

Movies: Lord of the Rings, The Freshman, a Fish Called Wanda, 300, the new version of the 3:10 to Yuma, Coming to America, The Dark Crystal, Legend, The Golden Child, Die Hard, Harold and Maude, The Secret of Kells, An Everlasting Piece, City of God, There Will Be Blood.

TV shows: Survivor, Deadliest Catch, Game of Thrones, the Misfits.

foods: Thai, sushi, brazilian, chinese, italian, american, I am willing to try something at least once.
Six things I could never do without
being social/interaction/being with people/connection-humanity
the arts/sciences--learning
a comfy bed (got to have a creature comfort)
a barbell
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Trying to figure out where I fit in life, haven't figured out my niche, land or sea.... so.... I think about life, the universe and everything. ("thanks for all the fish.") My friends, the places around me, art ideas. Angles of architecture, textures, how light plays with dark. What is, what will be, what could be. The ocean, and the stars. Trying to get a job back on a commercial fishing vessel, a charter vessel, or something on the water... My crazy idea doesn't seem like it is ready to rest yet, but, it is still proving a difficult door to open. Figuring out why sometimes I feel like a living oxymoron. (why people "favorite" people, and not talk to them?) Who am I? What do you want? What drives people? What draws people together-whether be it in a friendship or relationship. Connections, how to move beyond the superficial. A strong warm embrace.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am spending time with my non-blood family, sharing our week of stories, trials and triumphs around a dinner table basking in the glow of two candles. Never a quiet moment, but, a full moment.

Hanging out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dream of the cold salt spray and waves, and box jumps.
You should message me if
You have the mind to. If you don't mind being around a quirky artist. If you don't mind a girl with calluses on her palms. You don't mind a strong girl who isn't a stick.

Coffee or tea sounds appealing.
Any music or book recommendations...
If at least you want to expand your circle of friends. It would be kind of nice to have new people to hang out with, don't you think?

Because curiosity did not kill the cat.

If... the cake is a lie.
The two of us