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My self-summary
I'm originally from the East Coast, but have lived in this part of the world since high school. I've mostly lost the accent but, after a visit to family, I can easily start dropping my R's and talking about how wicked pissa everyone is.

I've been in San Francisco for more than 20 years, and have lived in the same neighborhood all that time. I love that SF is a city with all the cool, interesting, exasperating city stuff; and that I get to live in a place where the grocer says "Good morning, Evie" to me every day, and the boys (that is, the grown up men) gather most days in front of the cafe to gossip and talk sports and politics (and usually let me join them).

I've worked for myself since 2000, and love the not having a boss thing. My work is not particularly glamourous--I do accounting for nonprofits and small business--but it does suit me, even if I hate to admit it; and I feel very lucky that I actually enjoy working with nearly everyone I work closely with.*

*A friend recently told me that the rule about not ending a sentence with a preposition has been rescinded. I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea, but I'm working on it--as you can see.
What I’m doing with my life
I am learning to play the tambourine. A little loudly, apparently.
I’m really good at
math. Unlike Skipper. Do you know about Barbie's little sister Skipper? Years ago, the makers of Barbie dolls (Mattel?) created a little sister for Barbie. Her name was Skipper and, when you pulled the string at the back of her head, she would say things--among them, "Math is hard!". Poor Skipper didn't last long for this world.

And deflecting.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm gonna say my hair, because there's a lot of it (I swear by the country girl motto "the bigger the hair, the closer to God"). Also, my father's nose (of course, if you never met my father, you wouldn't know it was his).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some music I really like: Lyle Lovett, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, The Reverend Al Green, James Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Blossom Dearie, Etta James, Mahalia Jackson, Prince.

I love most Robert Altman movies ("Nashville" is, I think, tremendously beautiful). Most special effects and fantasies (of the Lord of the Rings/Harry Potter variety) are wasted on me (or maybe I just haven't learned to appreciate them). I really like being manipulated by movies: I like getting sucked in, either visually or emotionally or both; and I almost never figure out who done it (I love the surprise).

I read more fiction than non (although currently reading "The Nine"--about the The Supremes); lately, more magazines than books (damned Netflix and its ability to serve up hours of quality distraction).
Six things I could never do without
Kind and forgiving friends
The ability to leave the city and walk around where it's green and quiet
Time to myself
Long, sweet kisses
A really good bra
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whether the stuff that I think I should watch is higher up on my Netflix list than the stuff I really want to watch.
On a typical Friday night I am
often interested in going to my local bar to meet friends and drink one really good, fairly dry martini.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a very good cook (although I'd love lo learn) and I'm not cool (having figured out, years ago, that it's way more fun to dance and look like a dork than sit in the chair).
You should message me if
You like big, busty brunettes and think I might like your kinda thing.
The two of us