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My self-summary
Of my top five favorite words, you'd find that meaning and sound appeal to me equally. The one that tops my list is "eclectic." I like what it means. I like the way it kind of dances on the tongue. My favorite classroom game as a kid was "Fruit Basket Upset." I like a variety of stuff, quirky stuff, but mostly stuff takes on a very special meaning if it has a story attached, for that's what I truly like best, a good story..... it's what history, community, family and culture is all about.
Another one is "Epiphany." I like its meaning and the "fffff" sound, because it sounds like and feels like the wind. It puts me in mind of the Chapter of Acts' Upper Room, where the Spirit comes in like a Mighty Rushing Wind. Whether one calls it epiphany or inspiration, it is the breath of life.... it invigorates my soul..... Though I may not be of a religious bent, I do recognize that humans are as much spiritual beings as they are physical, mental and emotional.
In our American culture, we often identify ourselves to others by what we "do." I am right-brain dominate, so the "creative" dictates how I spend the majority of my time.
Yet, most of us ignore, don't even explore who we are.... from inside. You know, our value system, our history, our relationships and all the other things that are abstract. We identify ourselves by the tangible. For me, the Glass is NEITHER Half Full or Half Empty. It is ALL THE WAY FULL..... It is half full of the tangible (Liquid) and half full of the intangible (Air). Just as Life. Culture, Relationships, and Emotions are intangible, they're what define us as individuals and as a culture. And they are the first things that we refuse to acknowledge, that we deny are real..... yet they are HALF THE GLASS.
Humans just make no sense.
How's your glass? Do you keep it in the fridge or prefer it at room temperature?
What I’m doing with my life
What am I doing with my life? My dad asks me this all the time. I suppose many parents measure their children's success and their own success (in child-rearing) based on accomplishment and acquisitions. I'm quite happy, most of the time. I think that is the true mark of success. I have all the STUFF that I think I need. I never have enough friends... that is a very good feeling, not a frustration. What I do contributes to my happiness and personal satisfaction. I know it is the American Way to strive for some measure of success.... I think, I'm okay with all the "trappings" of success (debt is one). There has to be a very significant reason that they call it that, ya think?
I’m really good at
Listening, and arguing. I like to argue with someone (playing the "Devils Advocate," as it were), just to find out how convinced they are of their own argument, their own opinion.
I'm also good at hugging... none of those "little old lady" hugs with the little baby pats on the back. Uh-uh, no sirree-bob, I say, "Put a little muscle in it."
I've been told that I am a good kisser, too. All I know is that I enjoy doing it. It's very hard to practice alone, and not nearly as much fun.
I'm a good cook. I don't use recipes. I kind of "play by ear." I guess you would say that I am kind of a jazzy, bluesy, improvisational cook.
I'm a good storyteller, as well. I was born to it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My long hair and my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Harold and Maude, Adam's Rib, Mars Attacks, Anything Roger Corman, Movies where things blow up, but not necessarily decapitated heads fly through the air. Not inappropriate blood and gore. It should ad to the story... further the story or plot.
I find that musicals are generally lacking of any credibility. But I have to say that I really enjoyed Sarafina, The Jersey Boys and Little Shop of Horrors.
Six things I could never do without
There aren't any. I adapt. There are plenty of things that any given time in my life, I would rather not forgo, but I can't say that I would give my life up for anyone "thing." Sorry to blow your hard- thought question, okcupid.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
problem solving..... giving gifts, creating stuff, writing and righting wrongs.
On a typical Friday night I am
I am kicked back, reading or vegging-out on a movie where things are blowing up... preferably.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I go commando from time to time.
You should message me if
You are unattached (I've been on the receiving end of infidelity. Seen it. Felt it. It's no good, it's no good, it's no good, Baby, it's no good).
You have a wry, corny, and/or slapstick sense of humor and a real appreciation of the absurdities of Life.
You are as young if not younger than I, in body, soul and/or spirit.
OLD people are a real drag. Wrinkled people are a kick in the butt.
The two of us