I find myself shifting from very pragmatic, organized alignment fundamentals and biomechanics at work, to emotional, freeflowing and sometimes aggressive dance in my free time.
I'm inspired by the older Chinese lady holding onto a stop sign to do her stretches.
I began meditating and have been slowly grounding through that and finding a lot of comfort and satisfaction in that quiet, still place. I see it as similar to dance, there is a simultaneous letting go and focus.
I would enjoy meeting a single dad who can relate to me as a parent. I'm also open to just going out and having fun with someone kind and easy going.
Music: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Santi Gold, The Memories, Shannon and the Clams, Hunks and His Punx, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Kermit Ruffins, Fela Kuti, MGMT, Passion Pit, Sleater Kinney, Daft Punk, Mike Snow.
Like revisiting old favorites PJ Harvey, Bjork, My Bloody Valentine, Meredith Monk, Tom Petty, Sheila Chandra, John Zorn, Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Portis Head, Police. Skatalites, Neil Young, Booker T., Grateful Dead, English Beat, One of the best shows I saw was Public Enemy and Sonic Youth playing at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, go figure. Oh I saw the Knitters there too, reminisce...I also like Jazz, classical, experimental noise, too much to list! Like walking to The Chapel in my neighborhood, Brick and Mortar, New Parish and Leo's (love the wood paneling).
Movies: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, all Hiyao Miyazake Films, Monty Python, Wes Anderson, Sophia Coppola, Coen Brothers, Grind House, Party Girl, Young Adult,Dead Ringers. I like movies at the Embarcadero. Don't seem to have time to watch tv but I enjoyed Arrested Development, Raising Hope, Dailey Show, Louis Ck. I like checking out City Arts and Lectures, Commonwealth Club, and listening to KQED upon waking.
It's amazing how many cool things, people, venues we have here, hooray.
Also, If you are on the pulse of interesting offbeat movies I would love to be taken to some.
Food: I like almost all good food (opinion) as long as it tastes good (opinion) and doesn't have knuckles or sinew... I worked in the restaurant business for a bit and I really like not paying for food. Ah, those days are over. I have been vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian. I admire those who are able to put their politics where their mouth is and still get proper nutrition. For me, I just seem to need to eat the meat. Though I don't take a Portlandia approach to chicken, I try to be mindful of what I'm eating without being elitist or forgetting the inherent privilege that comes with being so choosy and spending so much. I am humble and grateful I can choose.
Believing things work out for a reason
How to feel less rushed in a rushed city.
Growing as a teacher, remembering my clients are my teachers.
Remembering my kids are my teachers.
What's going on sociopolitically and my impact, voice. What I'm teaching my kids and how they can resist reductionism and fear for possibilities, responsibility and empathy.
Like smart, complex women.
Are a feminist.
Have an artist's soul, silly outlook and a social conscience.
Are self directed, successful and kind.