UPDATE: A couple years ago I created a new profile, but for some reason have recently received a flurry of interest in this long-neglected one. I am now single. Everything else is pretty much the same. Except my hair, which is now long and blue. And my body, which is stronger and more flexible from several more years of pole training.
Actually, pretty much nothing is the same lol. I did manage to put some current pics up. ("Current" to me = right now-to-twelve-months-back.) Will be back soon to update the rest. ("Soon" to me = anywhere from the next future moment, to about twelve months forward.)
I'm good at writing and editing other people's writing. I can read any author and get the "feel" of their style and write something as if I was them and you wouldn't know the difference. (None of my time is spent doing that these days.) My own style is pretty unique as well. Right now I'm e-publishing my first novel. I don't know if I'll write another but I finished this one and I'm happy with it and excited to share it. It's called "Fringes" and is available at smashwords.com and Amazon.
I've played classical piano since I was six but after I learned my favorite Chopin piece- the Fantasie Impromptu that anyone who's ever heard the built-in keyboard demo songs at Guitar Center will recognize- I stopped focusing on dead composers' music and started writing and singing my own. Don't know where that's going but I'm having fun. I do still play the occasional nocturne or etude from time to time.
Sometimes I paint though I don't consider myself "a painter". I had a few pieces up in the LA Municipal Art Show at Barnsdall last August, and more recently at The Brewery Artwalk. I paint spines.
I'm a raw vegan chef but not because I went to culinary school. When I got into raw foods ten years ago, there were maybe two raw culinary schools in the country and nothing close to me. I ordered recipe books online, made some things, they tasted good, so I started selling them in health food stores and that's how I'm able to spend my days dancing, writing, singing, and painting now, instead of going to some 9-5 situation. I cannot imagine answering to anyone but myself.
What I truly excel at though is enjoying life. I love that it's noon on Thursday right now and I have no one to see but whoever I feel like seeing, no where to go but wherever I feel like going, nothing to do but whatever I feel like doing. I haven't used an alarm clock in over a decade. Also, I don't own a television.
UPDATE: My blue hair...
But not to worry- no birds were sacrificed for my fabulous do- I know the names of the parakeets whose feathers went into my hair accessories and their feathers were lovingly collected from the floor of the house they freely fly about, over a period of weeks as they naturally molted.
...Can't say the same about the cows whose skin became my leather boots but hey, I do my best.
Last movie I saw was "Pina" which I loved. Love 3-D movies in general. Avatar was spectacular. Before that was Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (European version, which I much preferred to the American). Prefer the more unique and creative stories/plotlines/approaches of European movies to Hollywood blockbusters in general, though reading subtitles after 11pm can put me to sleep, so if it's later in the evening, best if I only attempt movies in languages I speak.
Going to Lucent Dossier this weekend (seen them many times at festivals and love them). I always go to Cirque Berzerk when they're in town. Girl Next Door is fun. Love all the vertical arts shows- pole, tissu/silks, hoop, Cirque du Soleil's edgier shows...
Last thing I listened to on Spotify was Lullaby Renditions of Bjork. Listening to my Combustible Edison station on Pandora right now. Some of my other stations are Groove Armada, Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Trentemoller, Tricky, Psygone, OceanLab, CocoRosie, India Chill...I AM FUCKING OBSESSED WITH KALYA SCINTILLA
Last place I ate out was Cafe Gratitude. Before that, Figaro Cafe in Los Feliz- awesome deal on carafes plus they let you sit there for hours, like you're at a real French cafe in...France ;) If it weren't for cheese I could easily be vegan. On my own I eat mostly raw, mostly vegan, but when I go out I enjoy Italian, Mexican, Brazilian, Indian, Thai- it's always easy for me to find veggie options.
My hair girl...
UPDATE: And yet...I HAVE done without my hair girl! For four years now! I suppose this calls for some reassessing..... You never know what you can do without...until you do...
Clearly, I could never do without ellipses.