I just noticed the "Personality" section here lists my strongest attribute as "more suave," which is the funniest thing I've heard in a long, long time. Let's get together so I can prove just how wrong that is.
I'm a happy, kind, authentic, big-hearted, and vaguely witty person. I've moved to the Seattle area after living in Brooklyn for 7 years. I'm glad to be in a place that doesn't occasionally get to 119 degrees in the summer (true story), but I'm still trying to fall in love with the area. Maybe you can give me some reasons?
I enjoy baking, indulging my love of strange bits of history, old New England coastal towns, proofreading (yes, really), vintage tin litho toys, learning a little bit of everything, soul music, willows that weep into the water, the ballet, and wandering around aimlessly, open to the unexpected.
I am torn between my deep love of the city and my inescapable desire to move somewhere rustic, slower, and very, very old.
I'd just skip over all this if I were you...
Books: Middlesex, everything by Yeats, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frank O’Hara (“Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern..."), Everything Is Illuminated, Sophie's Choice, Malcolm Gladwell, Chekhov, John Irving, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty. And David Sedaris, because I'm trying to believe there are worse things than books that can be purchased at the grocery store.
Movies: I'm the only female on the planet who doesn't like rom-coms or chick flicks. I live a very lonely life in that regard. I do like: Metropolis, Eternal Sunshine, High Noon, Silence of the Lambs, Lolita, The Pianist, Almost Famous, Big, Rear Window, In America, Dances With Wolves, Se7en, Mean Girls (almost a chick flick, I guess), L.A. Confidential, Modern Times, Remember the Titans, Rudy, Field of Dreams, He Got Game, the Sandlot, Love and Basketball, and Hoop Dreams. I hate sports, but love sports movies.
TV: Community, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Jonathan Strange, The Knick, Moone Boy, Freaks & Geeks, Luther, Broadchurch, Endeavour, Happy Endings, IT Crowd, Motive, The Americans, Parks & Rec, Downton Abbey, Humans, Sherlock, Homeland, Good Wife, Arrested Development, Workaholics, 30 Rock, The Soup, and Boomtown. I obviously watch a lot more TV than movies, but it seems like that's pretty normal these days.
Music: Thomas Dybdahl, Alabama Shakes, Bon Iver, Florence & the Machine, Macklemore, MGMT, Mojave 3, Otis Redding, The Isley Brothers, Death Cab for Cutie, Ray Lamontagne, Amos Lee, Matthew Good, The Roots, Lucy Pearl, Raphael Saadiq, Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison, Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke.
That said, I really love:
Autumn, the sound of cicadas, kombucha, falafel, soup, and my phone - but mostly because I get lost a lot. If I didn't have an unlimited plan, 3/4 of my bill would be for GPS usage.