1. What are you reading? What do you like about it? What book(s) have you read that you’d want to read again? Why?
2. What is your favorite adjective?
3. What is your favorite piece of common sense?
Ok, summary stuff:
I grew up in Minneapolis. I moved back here after stints in NYC, Prague, Madrid, and various points in between. This is my home, but I do love to travel.
I am particularly fond of live music, candles that don't smell like food, movies, being awed, adult beverages on outdoor patios, food, lakes, fire pits and camp fires, tents and canoes, museums, "up north," festivals, art fairs, puzzles and games, horses, gardens, sunglasses, scarves, blankets, classes, people watching, bikes, hikes, books.
I'm funny, open-minded, intelligent, thoughtful, hard-working, confident, loyal, and independent. I can be outspoken, opinionated, and a tad feisty, but in a MN nice kind of way. And I’m modest, I swear. Bragging is hard…
Turning corners into angles of change and transformation and using words to wash away confusion.
Teaching myself and young people about words and stories. Keeps my mind agile, my heart young, and my soul wise.
Raising a cat.
And then they notice the prison tats...kidding ;-)
Movies: I prefer them to be smart, interesting, and well-done. But I'm not gonna lie: there are some dumbass, pointless, crap movies out there that I count among my faves. Well, that's not totally true. The dumbass and pointless movies I like are generally well-done, too.
Shows: Breaking Bad, The Wire, Mad Men, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, American Crime, Arrested Development, Dexter, Orange is the New Black, etc.
Music: I HATE reggae. I love anything by Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Broken Social Scene, and John Legend. Recently been listening to Myth, Shooting John, First Aid Kit, Dawes, James Blake, Alabama Shakes, Frank Ocean, Maklemore, Mumford, The National, etc. I am a sucker for 90's music. I had a thing for Dave Matthews in high school/college and can still enjoy his early stuff. I also still listen to The Cranberries and I am very loyal to local music.
Food: I'm not too picky, but no olives.
6. Comfy mattress
Humor and wit (not a big fan of sarcasm)
Tolerance (i.e. if you call people gay as an insult, please stay away from me)
OR if you just wanna hang out with coffee. Or beer. Or wine. Maybe a walk or something...