Silly and serious are equally important to me.
I am a local artist and an RN. I have lived in Asheville for 8 years.
I travel back and forth to Charleston a good bit to see my family.
Instagram = zigzagsoul
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Painting portfolio site www.zigzagsoul.com
San Diego>Charleston, SC>Southwest>Asheville
"Joseph Campbell and The Rolling Stones
Couldn't give me a myth
So I had to write my own..."
-Father John Misty
My friend opened a new restaurant a few blocks from my house, and I painted the design work on the exterior and the interior. It was the first time I painted an entire custom menu on walls. Tedious, but exciting. (And now I have limitless taco credit at ZIA, which is awesome).
Making amazing banana bread.
Movies: Anything by Pedro Almodovar or Wes Anderson. "Goodwill Hunting", "Like Water for Chocolate", "Bubba Ho-tep", "Heat", "Neverending Story", "Big Fish", "Amelie", "Antonia's Line", "Cinema Paradiso", "Chocolat", "Run Lola Run", "Sleepwalk With Me", "True Grit", "Elizabethtown", "Stranger than Fiction", "The Secret", "The Motorcycle Diaries", "Darjeeling Express", "Moonrise Kingdom", and so many more movies, but I have never had cable and do not watch TV as I can not stand commercials. I use Netflix or my local Movie Store Orbit most of the time.
My music tastes are vast and eclectic. I love live music and finding new music to enjoy, but I am not a snob or overly picky about it... bang on a tin can, and I will be happy: Cat Power, Gillian Welch, Arcade Fire, Yeasayers, Animal Collective, Father John Misty, Damien Rice, Grizzley Bear, Panda Bear, Warpaint, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, My Morning Jacket, Barry White, MGMT, Joan as Police Woman, Outkast, The XX, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Yo La Tengo, The Cure, The Knife, Bjork, Broken Social Scene, Broken Bells, Daft Punk, Kayne West, Local Natives, Neko Case, She & Him, Death Cab for Cutie, Lana del Rey, Fruit Bats, Motown, PJ Harvey, Shovels and Rope, Iron & Wine, Beirut, Jose Gonzalez, Chad Vangaalen, Miles Davis, The Shins, Nina Simone, M83, The Budos Band, Tennis, Neutral Milk Hotel, Wolf Parade, Explosions in the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Feist, Santigold, Leonard Cohen, Built to Spill, Battles, Dirty Projectors, The National, Gnarls Barkley, Ali Farka Toure, Modest Mouse, Feist, The War on Drugs, Andrew Bird, Phoenix, Kovacs and the Polar Bear, Blackalicious, Toro Y Moi, The Decemberists, Spoon, Major Lazer, Divine Fits, The Postal Service, Sade, Bon Iver, The Flaming Lips, Delta Spirit, My Morning Jacket, Kid Cudi, The Tallest Man on Earth, Beach House, Kurt Vile, Band of Horses, Johnny Cash, and on and on and on... there are over 14,000 songs on my Ipod alone from CDs I have purchased over the years, not illegal downloads...
I love food in general (with a focus on healthy whole foods), and non-American cuisines in particular. I have been a vegan and vegetarian in the past, but consider myself more of a "meat minimalist "now (a few times a week). Ethiopian, Mexican, Thai, and Indian are some of my favorite food styles. I love artisan teas, craft brews, and wine, but coffee is too jangling for my nervous system (though I Love the smell). Dark chocolate (with expresso beans) and natural almond butter.
You are tired of OKCupid and want to find someone to hang out with in real life...
I always enjoy making new friends in Asheville, so I am happy to catch up for a brew or the like and share Asheville stories and connections. Or a hike or mountain biking adventure. Or a walk around downtown or West Asheville. I am open to any activities or adventures you may recommend as well.
You want to trade skills... for example, I would be happy to share my knowledge of painting with someone who can help me learn Spanish....