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My self-summary
Been awhile since I updated this, and DAMN does some of it need updating! Until that happens, consider this a warning that some of the information here may or may not be accurate anymore.

Journalist, music nut, guitarist... I'm fairly broadminded, and I think my interests and career pursuits reflect that.

I enjoy learning about people and places I am not familiar with, and would like to find someone who has a similar interest in expanding her horizons. I tend to find that my interests and general outlook make me fairly unique, and thus I am not necessarily expecting our interests/ preferences to be a complete overlap. I am more interested in the two of us being able to accept and enjoy each other for who/ what we are.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently out of work while recovering from some medical issues. Before that, though, I worked as a newspaper reporter, and I will likely return to this line of work when I am well again.

Outside of work, music is a big part of my life. I am currently working on getting a new band project together. (Probably just for recording and maybe the occasional gig for now, given the aforementioned medical issues.) I also participate in blues jams and similar events as often as I can.
I’m really good at
-Helping to work out compromises and/ or creative solutions to problems or disagreements.
-Noticing poor spelling or grammar, and correcting it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think this varies. After meeting me, however, many people have asked if I work in radio or something (which I did in college, and almost did professionally), saying that they think I have a good radio voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Radio Waves: Life and Revolution on the FM Dial, The Black Cauldron, Look Me in the Eye, The Ranks of Jody Brae (recent novel by a local author). Just finished reading 1984.

Movies: This is an area of weakness, as far as cultural exposure goes. However, favorites include Space Balls, This is Spinal Tap, the original three Star Wars movies, Ghostbusters, most Monty Python stuff and Office Space.

TV: I hardly watch any, but I sometimes catch a bit of Last Week With John Oliver on YouTube.

Music: I absolutely love listening to music, playing it and/ or seeing live performances, and am constantly checking out artists and genres/ sub-genres new to me. Favorites are too numerous to list, but include Porcupine Tree, UFO, Thin Lizzy, the Dictators, lots of obscure old metal, various jazz and blues stuff, Celtic music, and I've loved Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" since I was a little kid. Oh, and I think many of us can agree: never trust anyone who hates Queen.

Stuff I've been listening to lately: the new Chelsea Wolfe, In Solitude, Steven Wilson, Opeth and anything involving Anneke van Giersbergen. Local favorites include Protean Collective and Bent Knee.

Food: Lots, but especially Italian, Indian cuisine, Mexican and Chinese.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
-A well-functioning mind
-A guitar (or three!)
-People who aren't shallow, judgmental ignoramuses

(I don't like having a total of six things to pick. I feel like it will somehow either end up revealing too much about me, or not enough of any substance.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to do with the rest of my life, and specifically what I can do to support myself financially, fulfill myself creatively and help make the world a better place... perhaps all at once. Always nice to dream, isn't it?
On a typical Friday night I am
This varies. It could be almost anything, including nothing. However, live music is always a favorite pastime, so anything involving that is especially interesting to me. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and socializing, although I am not much of a drinker. However, I can be just as happy spending a relaxing night at home, depending on my mood and what there is to do.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
has probably already been listed above. (The most private thing I am willing to admit on a public web site, anyway...)
You should message me if
-You are one of those people who manages to be more sophisticated and informed than most (i.e., what the stereotypical hipster likes to think they are) without being smug about it.
-anything you have read above appeals to you.
-you like traveling, exploring, going to concerts, and generally having fun while expanding your horizons.
-you can appreciate someone who is unique or different from the norm for who they are, and would like the same in return.
Non-smokers strongly preferred, by the way.
The two of us