I stand on painted tape
It tells me where I'm going
And where to throw my cape
Vice Pricipal and violin teacher by day, opera singer and whiskey drinker by night. The teachers at school call me "The Benevolent Overlord", my musical colleagues call me "La Bestia", my friends call me Racky.
The people I love always come first in my life, and if I know anything about myself it's that I'm a damn good friend. I'm loyal like a bulldog.
I dream big, live passionately, and am chronically curious. I'm told I have a dominant presence- whatever that means. I value my capacity for empathy, and my ability to laugh heartily at myself above all my other traits.
I like my coffee black
My whiskey neat
My beer crafty
And my men clever
I have a knack for parallel parking in absurdly tight spots.
Out-decibeling a brass section. If you're impressed by that you may be too nerdy to date me.
So I'm guessing it's that.
Books: Steinbeck, Huxley, Hesse, Bellow, Dante Alighieri, Shakespeare, Austen, Sedaris, Téa Obreht, Gregory David Roberts, Allende, Eugenides, Shel Silverstein, Federico García Lorca
TV: Peaky Blinders, House of Cards, Louis CK, Chewing Gum, Narcos- and more. I desperately miss Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report. Love me some Anthony Bourdain.
Music: From Shostakovich, Beethoven, Bach, and Mahler, to Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Thelonious Monk, and then to The Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. I love the really good stuff. I'm a musician. I could talk about this all day.
Food: Is it spicy? Can I make it spicy? How spicy can I make it? Put a runny egg on just about anything and I'm a happy lady. I worked in the alcohol industry briefly, and am a bit of a wine and beer geek. Not a snob, just a geek.
Movies: This is always hard for me to pare down. love the classics like Casablanca and Rebel Without a Cause. I could make a longer list- but aren't we both exhausted now?
Did you even read all that?! Jesus, I hope not.
The Music I love
Great Food and Drink
NPR- yep. As white as I wanna be.
Airplanes and current passport
My sense of humor
I think that was technically 8 things. Oh well.
•Things that were misnamed: hemorrhoids should be called assteroids (with two s's instead of one). Pregnant women should be called body builders. Bedrooms should be called restrooms. A group of squid should be called a squad.
•How to be a better musician, teacher, friend, family member, and human being.
•You think you can make me ugly laugh-the kind where wheezing is involved.
•You're a liberal. Social Democrat of the Bernie Sanders variety strongly preferred. Libertarians need not apply. You must be a voting, conscientious, decently political liberal. Otherwise it just ain't gunna work out-trust me.
•You enjoy a day at the museum, and a night at the symphony or opera.
•Your profile does not include a mirror selfie of any kind. Half-naked mirror selfies are a particular no. If your profile contains all or mostly selfies: in your car, at the gym, some unflattering angle on your bed- we're not a pair.
•You belive that dogs are superior to cats, baseball is superior to football, and Andrea Bocelli and "the phantom of the opera" have about as much to do with opera as "Christian Science" has to do with Einstein and Hawking.