I'm highly educated (with a couple of advanced degrees), very well read, not arrogant. NPR junkie. My brain is washed by the liberal media. Stephen Colbert = pretty hot. Also Jon Stewart. I enjoy watching the Republicans blundering through the primary elections .
I have a passion for live music and try to stay tuned into new indie rock, and world literature (hello Salman Rushdie and Penelope Lively, many others).
Une orange sur la table
Ta robe sur le tapis
Et toi dans mon lit
Doux présent du présent
Fraîcheur de la nuit
Chaleur de ma vie.
I'd love to meet a guy who enjoys the red popsicles, willing to leave the orange and grape ones for me. Someone whose happiness I can contribute to. I'm a gifted cook who also enjoys working in the yard--my garden kicks ass! I read everything--novels and blogs. Informed about global and domestic events, and wanting to interact with like-minded souls. Working to become more directly involved in effecting change. I love my work, but have a tendency to work too many hours, especially during specific times of the year. I'm obsessive about recycling, and want to know if you are, too!
I take energy from and feel at home in big cities. I can find my way in any city on earth, rarely losing my orientation. Try me, if you don't believe it. I do well in the wilderness because I have tons of endurance.
I play golf and have to say my tee shots have vastly improved after playing so much last summer. I'm really knowledgeable about modern and renaissance art, world literature, dogs, and botany. When I travel, I much prefer the less-frequented tourist sights--as often as I've traveled to San Francisco, I've never had a need to see Fisherman's Wharf or Ghirardelli Square. But I did find the house on Russian Hill Kerouac rented while writing On The Road.
Considerate = tactful, sharing
Playful = active and happy, wanting to laugh with others
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The Moor's Last Sigh, Sharp Objects, All The Pretty Horses and the others from Border Trilogy, Short stories by AS Byatt and Alice Munro
Booker Prize winners: Alice Munro, Penelope Lively, Ian McEwan, AS Byatt, Barbara Pym, Nobel prize winners: JM Coetzee, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer--congrats to AMunro on her recent and long-deserved Nobel for Literature!; Pulitzer Prize winners: Junot Diaz, Larry McMurtry, Jonathan Franzen, and Michael Chabon. Also some lite lit:Tales of the City, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, PD James, Ruth Rendell, early Stephan King; National Book Award Winners: The Border Trilogy, the old stuff by John McPhee
Old and new rock and indie: Magnetic Fields, Bright Eyes, Laura Viers, Lumineers, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, the Kinks, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elvis Costello. And yes, the Grateful Dead. Lucinda Williams is an old love--have enjoyed multiple live performances.
To eat? Anything spicy or crunchy: Been eating more Indian lately and hoping to increase my prowess in this culinary arena. Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese. Vietnamese spring rolls are now part of my culinary skills set. Veggies, yum and fruit! No soda, little meat, virtually nothing packaged or processed. Important exception: ice cream!
I'm single so my friends are my family
literature explains and interprets my life experience
my work gives me the opportunity to contribute to the lives of others
internet access hooks me up with the hoomans
music and art
my dogs and all our animal friends (math fail-- that's 7)
showers and hot water, clean sheets!
my next vaca
my 'to do' list!?!