balsamic_yams
32 Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Born and raised in Seattle, I work in the public schools, and mostly love it here in the PNW. I'm progressive, feminist, intellectual, emotional, artistic, and I believe in environmental stewardship and civic duty. I'm an only child and an aspiring "renaissance man." Sometimes I feel startling similarities with the life of Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm, but aspire to be more like Dale Cooper. Jewish blood and Nordic features.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to learn SPANISH. I'm just doing Duolingo but would love to hear recommendations if anyone has them! Partially motivated by a certain election and purported wall, but also just wanting to connect with new people, travel, and better serve ELL/immigrant families in my current job. Planning for travel this summer to Spain or S America.

Trying to have fun, and not be too serious- I'm a School Psychologist, and I enjoy my work and the many roles I play at my schools. My work life can be rigid, so I strive for spontaneity, creativity, and exploration in my free time.

Mindfullness and yoga practice have been new foci for me in the last year or so (or, more accurately, a re-focus). I try to walk places, make things myself, and avoid online shopping.

I love the arts, mostly visual stuff, but always open to performance, film, etc. Frequent visitor to the Frye, the Henry, and the SAM. I've been developing my own art practice and started taking classes about a year ago; currently figure drawing at Gage.

I love to read, mostly literature, poetry, and criticism, but sometimes I get drawn to science and psychology. Fitness and exercise are really important to me, but I don't spend a lot of time at the gym. I'd describe myself as an introvert who likes social time too, so I get out often and have close friends, but need my down time to recharge.
I’m really good at
Being a third wheel
Making to-do lists
Getting distracted, and going on tangents
Pretending to pay attention to people when I'm not
The first things people usually notice about me
Goofy smile and a gray patch of hair that I've had since age 13
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Milan Kundera
Shakespeare
Kafka
TJ Clark
Wallace Stephens
William Carlos Williams

Tarantino
Wes Anderson- fav is GBH
David Lynch- rewatching Twin Peaks recently!
Kubrick
I'll watch a lot of bad movies too, and usually enjoy them, especially rom-coms

Broad City, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, GOT, The Americans, Stranger Things

Frank Ocean, Dave B, James Blake
Shabazz Palaces and THEEsatisfaction
Arthur Russell and MF Doom
Tom Waits and Cat Stevens
Sun Ra and Pat Martino
Flying Lotus, Jel, and Daedelus
Erykah Badu and Talking Heads
The six things I could never do without
Books
Coffee
Sex
Music
Art
Good food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
imagination
radical behaviorism
deliberate desire
stars and space
Food
All the crap in my apartment
social propriety
On a typical Friday night I am
My job is rewarding but can also be stressful, so depending on my week sometimes Friday nights are at home for Netflix in sweats, or at Banya 5 in the sauna. I love to go out, dancing at Lofi or Chop Suey are favs, and I enjoy cooking a big meal for friends too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I will cry during most movies at some point, I'm just a sucker for it- even Marvel super hero movies can get me.
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